Bishops support partnership bill by defeating Lord’s “wrecking” amendment

Although there wasn’t a vote (division) in the Lords for the final acceptance of the Civil Partnership legislation, there was for the (so called) ‘wrecking’ amendment which may have made it completely unworkable.

The bishops who voted for the amendment to include siblings, family members and long-term carers were the Bishops of:

Chester, the Rt Revd Peter Forster
Southwell, the Rt Revd George Cassidy

The bishops who voted against the ‘wrecking’ amendment and supported the bill giving rights to lesbian and gay partners were the Bishops of:

Chelmsford, the Rt Revd John Gladwin
Manchester, the Rt Revd Nigel McCullock
Norwich, the Rt Revd Graham James
Oxford, the Rt Revd Richard Harries
Peterborough, the Rt Revd Ian Cundy
St Albans, the Rt Revd Christopher Herbert
St Edmundsbury & Ipswich, the Rt Revd Richard Lewis
Truro, the Rt Revd Bill Ind

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