Conservative politician Andrea Leadsom who previously opposed same-sex marriages and said it would have been better to keep civil partnerships instead, now congratulates Australia with legalizing same-sex marriages and believes that the ruling should be applied in churches as well. Ms Leadsom, now a Cabinet minister and the Leader of the House of Commons, being asked about whether religion and homosexuality could be combined, answered that she would be happy to see it. In general the church did not accept same-sex marriages as marriages, but now the policy is changing. For example, the Church of England is considering to bless same-sex unions. And Ms Leadsom says she is ready for such changes, adding that she is proud to be British, the citizen of the countryt that treats people equally, whether they are gay or straight, and this is how it should be.