|A report in the UK says marriage equality legislation could be approved in coming weeks, so the issue is not left hanging.
Downing Street said originally that same sex civil marriage would be introduced at some stage before the next General Election and there was no mention of the proposed legislation in the last Queen's Speech.
But a senior source has told the Daily Mail: “The Prime Minister and the Deputy Prime Minister have agreed to get on with it.
“It was in danger of slipping beyond the General Election.
“David Cameron's view of this is ‘get it done and get it done quickly'.
“If we are going to do this it's better to make it happen rather than have it hanging.
However the government's Department for Culture, Media and Sport, which is also responsible for equality matters, has denied that any schedule for discussion of the bill has been confirmed.