Tag: Baroness

New Amendments on Equality Bill

Simon Sarmiento at Thinking Anglicans has highlighted a new amendment to the Equality Bill which will be presented at the Third Reading in the Lords. This amendment just tidies up the law as regards registering a religious premises. Nothing in

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Lord Alli’s Amendment on Civil Partnerships in Religious Buildings

This is the text of the new amendment to be moved by Lord Alli. Having been tied up for the past 48 hours, I’ll leave comment until tomorrow. Before Clause 201 LORD ALLI BARONESS BUTLER-SLOSS BARONESS CAMPBELL OF SURBITON 53*

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Summary of today in the Lords

CCFON have the news. Three amendments tabled by Baroness O’Cathain were passed by the House of Lords tonight. The first amendment was voted through 216 votes to 178, the second was conceded by the Government and the third was voted

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Gender Recognition, Marriage Solemnisation and the Equality Bill

In case you missed it, the Government yesterday accepted an amendment that protects clergy from being sued for discrimination for refusing to marry a couple if they believe one of the spouses has had a gender transition. The text of

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Catching Up

Thankfully for those of who have been out of the country for the past fortnight, Graeme Archer has all the news. 1. Gordon Brown is still Prime Minister. We know this because he wrote an  article for The Times yesterday

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