Church of England ‘threatens to obstruct democracy’ with equal marriage opposition says NSS

A legal opinion commissioned by the National Secular Society (NSS) from barrister and UCL law lecturer Dr Ronan McCrea  says the Church of England’s response to the government’s public consultation says the Church’s failure to distinguish between social, religious and legal institutions of marriage “confuses the issues”. The opinion says: “Since the introduction of civil […]

Brussels says churches must lift ban on employing homosexuals

Thanks are due to the National Secular Society and the European Commission for ensuring that the British Government redrafts the controversial exemptions in the anti-discrimination laws that allow church bodies to refuse to employ lesbian and gay people. The European Commission sent a reasoned opinion to the United Kingdom on Friday for incorrectly implementing EU […]