Nigel-Farage_22000_2608418c copyNigel Farage, the Ukip leader, has said that the traditional Christian wedding ceremony should be stripped of its legal status. Mr Farage suggested that couples who want to wed in church should have to undertake two ceremonies, one recognised by the state and one a religious ceremony. He also said he would not abolish same-sex marriage, despite having campaigned forcefully against the bill before it came into law. His call for French-style reforms of the marriage system came after similar proposals Simon Hughes, the Liberal Democrat justice minister. In an interview with PinkNews Mr Farage urged gay, lesbian and trangender people to join his party. MORE