Boles to implement gay marriage law

Jul 15, 2014 by

From Mailonline: Responsibility for implementing gay marriage legislation has been given to Nick Boles rather than the newly promoted equalities minister Nicky Morgan who opposed the historic change. Nicky Morgan was promoted to the Cabinet as Education Secretary and added responsibility for equalities to her previous brief as minister for women. But David Cameron said Mr Boles would be responsible for implementing the same sex marriage legislation, which Mrs Morgan voted against on the basis...

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UK Cabinet Reshuffle: Cameron culls gay marriage opponents, axes male ministers

Jul 15, 2014 by

by Andre Walker, Breitbart: British Prime Minister David Cameron has targeted opponents of his flagship ‘Same Sex Marriage’ legislation, as well as reducing the number of men in the British cabinet in tonight’s long-awaited UK Cabinet reshuffle. The move has seen older, middle class minsters dumped in an unprecedented cull, with the only two Secretaries of State who voted against gay marriage – Owen Paterson and David Jones – being sacked. Cameron is embarking on his final...

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Local Conservative associations warn Cameron of ‘mass exodus’ of members

Jul 12, 2014 by

By Rowena Mason, Guardian: Tory activists say disquiet over issues such as HS2 and same-sex marriage have led to membership falling by 10%. Local Conservative chiefs have issued a series of warnings to David Cameron about declining membership in some areas before next year’s election, with “lethargic and depressed” supporters, a continuing “mass exodus” over gay marriage, and the loss of 170 members in the prime minister’s own constituency. Tory sources...

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Chaplain accuses Church of England of homophobia

Jul 9, 2014 by

by Haroon Siddique, Guardian: The first British clergyman to enter a gay marriage has accused the Church of England of homophobia and said that he is considering legal action after it blocked his attempt to take up a new post in a move he says is intended to stop others following in his footsteps. Canon Jeremy Pemberton, a hospital chaplain in Lincoln, married his partner Laurence Cunnington in April in defiance of guidance from Church of England bishops that it was at variance with Anglican...

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United Reformed Church fails to agree on gay weddings

Jul 7, 2014 by

From BBC News: The United Reformed Church has failed to reach agreement on becoming the largest Church in the UK to hold same-sex weddings. Its General Assembly, which met in Cardiff, failed to persuade some delegates to drop their opposition to proposals on same-sex marriage. General secretary the Rev John Proctor said a “clear majority” was in favour, but the Church needed “full consensus”. The Church allows civil partnership ceremonies within its buildings. But...

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United Reformed Church in gay weddings decision

Jul 6, 2014 by

From BBC News: The United Reformed Church could become the first mainstream church in the UK to hold same-sex weddings. It already allows civil partnership ceremonies within its buildings. Now its general assembly, being held in Cardiff, is trying to persuade delegates blocking proposals on same-sex marriages to drop their opposition. Gay marriage became legal in England and Wales earlier this year but religious organisations have to “opt in” to offering weddings. The Church of...

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