Tag: Partnership Act

C4M – 10 Reasons – Number 3

Here’s Myth Three. Myth 3 It’s all about equality Same-sex couples already have equality. All the legal rights of marriage are already available to same-sex couples through civil partnerships. Equality doesn’t mean bland uniformity or state-imposed sameness. If the Government genuinely wants to pursue equality, why

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Richard Coles on Gay Marriage

The Reverend Richard Coles (who we interviewed over at the Twurch last year) has written an opinion piece for the Independent responding to Cardinal O’Brien’s “rant” (come on, let’s be honest folks) in the Telegraph on Sunday. It’s an interesting

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Civil Partnerships and the Proposed Changes

I’ve been asked by an Anglican organisation to provide a summary of the proposed changes in the law and their possible implications. Here’s what I’ve produced, but if you have any suggestions please let me know. Civil Partnerships and the

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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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Church of England Responds to Lord Alli

There is an official response from the Church of England to Lord Alli’s amendment on Civil Partnerships. Nothing that hasn’t been said before. Key points regarding Lord Alli’s amendment to the Equality Bill: the legislation has not yet completed its

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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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