Tag: Religious Organisations

Same-Sex Marriage affecting Other-Sex Marriage

An interesting comment in the previous thread looking at these issues from the experience of South Africa which has had a unified marriage law for quite a few years. First our context. Gay marriage was legalised in South Africa through

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Official Government Statement on Civil Partnerships

Here it is. NEW PUSH FOR LGB AND T EQUALITY WILL ALLOW CIVIL PARTNERSHIPS IN RELIGIOUS BUILDINGS As part of its commitment to advancing equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGB and T) people, the government will today announce

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Lord Alli’s Amendment Passes

Thinking Anglicans have a number of links, the best of which are the reports from the Times, The House of Lords voted to lift the ban on civil partnership ceremonies in churches and other religious premises last night. Peers voted

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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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Church of England Officially Opposes the Equality Bill

Something of this kind has been hinted at over the past few weeks, but now it’s official. A statement issued on behalf of the Rt Revd Michael Scott-Joynt, Bishop of Winchester, the Rt Revd Michael Langrish, Bishop of Exeter and

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