CA Sussex holds gay marriage debate in Brighton

On Friday 21st June approximately 200 people turned out to participate in a debate on gay marriage at St Mary’s Church in St James Street Brighton.  The event was organised by Changing Attitude Sussex. The principal speaker in favour of Same Sex Marriage was Simon Kirby, Member of Parliament for the constituency of Brighton Kemptown  […]

Latest news on the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill

The Bill has been carried over to the 2013-14 session. The Bill is due to have its report stage and third reading on 20 and 21 May 2013. The Government Bill was presented to Parliament on 24 January 2013. It completed its committee stage on 12 March 2013 and had its second reading debate on […]

Archbishop of Canterbury claims to support strengthening gay relationships but not equal marriage

Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, was interviewed on LBC 97.3 by Iain Dale who who is in a civil partnership and supports same-sex marriage. Ian asked the Archbishop: “You said once that you’re always averse to the language of exclusion and what we’re called to do is love in the same way as Jesus Christ […]

Questions about gay marriage the Church of England needs to consider

There are questions for the Church of England which needs to be asked – questions which the House of Bishops and the authorities at Church House do not seem to be considering. In two years time there will be married gay couples in church (some of whom will have converted their civil partnership to a […]

The Bishop of Buckingham records an Out4Marriage video

The Bishop of Buckingham, Alan Wilson, has recorded a video for the Out4Marriage campaign, released yesterday. The Evening Standard carried a report yesterday, saying that the “married father of five, caused a row in the Church” by urging leaders to “get our head around blessing gay people’s relationships”. In the section of the video reported […]

Winchelsea and the Clergy Discipline Measure investigation of Bishop Wallace Benn

The Bishop of Lewes, Wallace Benn

The BBC has now published a report about David Page, Fr Howard Cocks and David’s lack of a PTO although he has been preaching and taking services at St Thomas the Martyr in Winchelsea, as reported on Wednesday by Changing Attitude. The Diocese of Chichester said that Mr Page had been ministering even though he […]

Church of England publishes initial response to Government consultation on same-sex marriage

The Church of England/Archbishops’ Council will study the Government’s consultation on whether to redefine marriage to accommodate those of the same sex and respond in detail in due course. The following summary of the Church of England’s position has been posted at “The Church of England is committed to the traditional understanding of the […]

The Times interview with the Dean of St Albans

On Tuesday 13 March The Times published an interview with the Dean of St Albans, Dr Jeffrey John. Below is the full text of the Jeffrey’s answers to Ruth Gledhill’s questions. 1. Do you agree with what David Ison said about gay marriage? Yes, and I admire him for saying it. 2. What are your views […]

Embrace gay marriage, says David Ison, new dean of St Paul’s

The new dean of St Paul’s Cathedral has called on the Church of England to embrace gay marriage. The Very Rev Dr David Ison, who was appointed by the Queen this week, said the church should welcome gay people wanting to take on the virtues of marriage, such as faithfulness. “We need to take seriously […]

Changing Attitude Scotland submission to the Scottish Government’s Consultation on Civil Partnership and Same-Sex Marriage

The following comments form part of the Changing Attitude Scotland submission to the Scottish Government’s Consultation on Civil Partnership and Same-Sex Marriage We are aware of the disappointing response made by the Faith and Order Board of the Scottish Episcopal Church to this consultation. We believe that response to be an inadequate one in that […]