Muslim religious leaders are urging people in their community not to vote for any candidate who supports same-sex marriage in the upcoming council election.

The Council of Glasgow Imams issued a "resolution opposing same-sex marriage" at the city's Central Mosque on Wednesday, which said the proposed legislation was an "attack" on their faith and fundamental beliefs.

They said the "main purpose of marriage is, of course, the procreation of children" and that because gay couples have been "accommodated" through the legalisation of civil partnerships, there is "no need for such unions to be blessed as marriages by faith institutions".

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