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C. of E. Bishops challenged re Church Rules on Marriage

More about historical error in the House of Bishops statement Following the publication here of Linda Woodhead’s article titled An error in the House of Bishops Guidance on Same Sex Marriage some further discussion continued at Law and Religion UK where Frank Cranmer wrote An error in the … Continue reading

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LGB&TI Anglican Coalition Response to the House of Bishops

Sunday, 16 February 2014 Press Release The LGB&TI Anglican Coalition is appalled by the House of Bishops’ recently-issued Pastoral Guidance on Same Sex Marriage, especially in the light of the Archbishop of Canterbury’s presidential address in which it was stated that differing … Continue reading

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Legal Memorandum on Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill

Session 2012-13 Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill Memorandum submitted by Lord Pannick QC (MB 01) Note to the Public Bill Committee 1 There is no basis for the concerns expressed by some MPs during the Second Reading Debate in the … Continue reading

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Dean Jeffrey John Addresses Parliamentary Commision on S/S Marriage Bill

http://t.co/ssv8VoAN The above link enables bloggers who want to to look in on Thursday’s (February 14th 2013) meeting of the Parliamentary Commission’s meeting with outside observers who want to make a submission on the subject of Same-Sex Marriage and the … Continue reading

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Church of England Official Stance on Same-Sex Marriage

Fittall: gay marriage ‘not on horizon’ by Ed Thornton (Church Times) – Posted: 15 Feb 2013 @ 12:16 Any prospect of the Church of England’s allowing clergy to solemnise same-sex marriages is “nowhere on the horizon”, the Secretary General of the General Synod, … Continue reading

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Government responses to Legal Opinion on Same-Sex Marriage

Government responds to earlier legal opinion on same-sex marriage Earlier in the year, opponents of the government’s plans to introduce same-sex marriage published selective extracts of a legal opinion written by Aidan O’Neill QC. The summary of this document can be found here. … Continue reading

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Testimony of a Supporter for the Marriage Equality Bill

By this time, it is well-known that the Bill to legalise Same Sex-Marriage (in the Marriage Equality Bill in the British Parliament) has been passed by the House of Commons – on its Second reading. No doubt there will be … Continue reading

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Gay Marriage – MPs First Vote in February 2013

The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill will be debated in Parliament on Tuesday 5 February, BBC NEWS Report 24 January 2013 Last updated at 16:12 GMT The bill will include a “quadruple lock” to protect religious freedom, the government says Related Stories … Continue reading

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English Parliament – ‘Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill’

Thursday, 24 January 2013 Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill Hansard reports: Bill Presented Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Presentation and First Reading (Standing Order No. 57) Secretary Maria Miller, supported by the Prime Minister, the Deputy Prime Minister, Mr Chancellor of … Continue reading

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Stephen Fry (& others) on Same-Sex Marriage

  Stephen Fry launches attack on critics of gay marriage by claiming 260 species of animal are gay but only humans are homophobic The popular broadcaster also said the Olympic and Paralympic games showed that Britain is an open and … Continue reading

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