Tag: Same Sex Marriages

CDM or EJM?

This morning the Guardian Komment Macht Frei published a piece by Giles Fraser quoting Bishop Alan Wilson on whether clergy can be charged under the Clergy Discipline Measure for entering a same-sex marriage. Its Section 7 lays down that matters

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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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Fast-track to Polygamy?

Here’s an interesting idea. Wait until you see who wrote it. So there’s one aspect of the pro-gay-marriage brief that deserves a mental asterisk. A second argument that has always been a bit weak has been the attempt to minimise

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Same-Sex Marriage and Clergy

Here’s the big unanswered question for the House of Bishops – will they permit clergy to enter same-sex marriages? As was pointed out in a comment on yesterday’s post, the new law seems to suggest that the Church of England can if

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Gay Marriage and the Effect on Heterosexual Marriage

Some fascinating figures from Spain where gay marriage has been legal since 2005, from the latest Affinity bulletin. The table shows the number of same-sex and other sex marriages from 2000 onwards. 2005 was the year that gay marriage was

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The Perfect Couple?

A fascinating piece on the Leadership Journal website. I’m probably violating numerous copyright laws by reproducing most of it, but it’s highly pertinent to the discussions we have here. Recently, a young couple started coming to our church. They’re very

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