Same-sex marriage bill introduced in House of Commons

Changing Attitude England welcomes the announcement by Andrew Lansley, the leader of the Commons, that the government’s Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill to allow same-sex marriages in England and Wales will be debated in Parliament on Tuesday 5 February. The bill will be published tomorrow, Friday 25 January, ahead of the bill’s second reading on […]

How can the Church of England publish something so offensive to her LGB&T members?

I woke this morning to the R4 Today programme’s news headlines about the Church of England’s response to the Government’s equal marriage consultation. I felt so angry. The Church has achieved another set of disastrous headlines thanks to its ill-considered submission. The Church looks like an institution in panic and crisis, terrified that the lesbian […]

Religious groups urge David Cameron to maintain equal marriage support

Quakers in Britain, Unitarians and Liberal Judaism have written to the Prime Minister urging him to see through his commitment to change marriage laws to enable gay couples to marry and asking him to allow them to perform gay weddings. The groups have written an open letter to Prime Minister David Cameron as the government’s […]

Sexuality and Spirituality Workshop with NYAWEK in Kisumu

Revd Michael Kimindu, Colin Coward, Moses Musonga (Quaker and chair of Other Sheep Afrika) and Dan Onyango outside NYAWEK's office

I have spent today at the NYAWEK (Nyanza Western Kenya LGBTI Coalition) office in Kisumu. The Coalition was formed from a number of pre-existing groups in the Western Region of Kenya which came into being as a result of sexual health and HIV awareness initiatives. NYAWEK’s office is in a building originally built as a […]

Quakers urge gay and transsexual marriage

A Quaker group has urged the government to recognise transsexual and gay marriages. Replying to a Home Office consultation paper on transsexual rights, Friends’ Transgender Fellowship (FTF) says “the law should recognise all committed relationships.” The group, which includes both practising Quakers and others who attend it occasionally, states that they still see marriage as […]