The Bishop of Leicester has tabled (in his name or together with others) the following amendments to the Same-Sex Marriage Bill. Insert the following new Clause— “Conscientious objection (1)   Subject to subsections (2) and (3), no registrar shall be under any …

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The ruling in the case of Core Issues Trust versus Transport for London (TfL) is now available. A Quick summary of the main points the judge made. TfL acted far to quickly in banning Core Issues’ advert. In the internal …

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The appeal in this case is out. The Bulls (quite rightly) lost when the court ruled very clearly that since Hall and Preddy were in a Civil Partnership, to not treat them the same way as a married couple was …

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This originally in the Sunday Times (behind a pay-wall) and now in the Mail on Sunday. A controversial gay dean has threatened to take the Church of  England to court after he was blocked from becoming a bishop. The Very …

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That title is a formal way of asking whether the legal opinion that was offered by Church House as part of the discernment process for the appointment of a new Bishop of Southwark was unfair. A large amount of comment …

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Well not technically in the print edition, but I was commissioned to do a column for the Comment is Free Belief section on, what else, gay bishops. Enjoy! The Church of England is in a mess and most of us …

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