Tag: Same Sex Couples

Understanding the Bishops

There’s been a lot of nonsense written about what the statement from the Bishop of Leicester following the Second Reading in the Lords of the Same-Sex Marriage Bill actually means, chiefly down to the spin that the Telegraph put on

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The Mess the Government is In

Charles Moore in the Telegraph nails it. Such lobbyists naturally believed that all you had to do to allow gay marriage was to extend to same-sex couples exactly the same law as applied to existing, heterosexual marriages. Too late, they

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Gay Marriage – ComRes Polls

This weekend ComRes published a whole raft of polls on the Gay Marriage issue. There are polls on general party support, ethnic minorities, general public opinion, teachers and sexual orientation minorities. Some observations. The LGB survey is fascinating simply on

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Church of England Response to Same-Sex Marriage Bill

In the name of the Bishop of Leicester, the House of Bishops has responded. I am grateful to the Secretary of State and her officials for the constructive way in which they have consulted with the Church on the issue

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Same-Sex Marriage

I’m not going to rehash all the arguments you’ve heard over the last 24 hours. Instead, let me simply ask some pertinent questions. Will churches be allowed to turn away same-sex married couples from marriage enrichment courses? Will the Church

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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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