The police have been called in after racist abuse was sent to the Archbishop of York following comments he made opposing gay marriage.
Dr John Sentamu said in the Daily Telegraph that marriage must remain between a man and a woman.
The archbishop's office said he had received a "small number of abusive and threatening emails of a racist nature" and had reported them to police.
... [The bishop's] interview prompted a demonstration by more than 50 supporters of gay marriage outside York Minster.
The University of York's Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) group, which organised the demonstration, said Dr Sentamu was opposing equality.