C4M’s analysis of manifestos: the ‘quadlock’ protections

Dec 9, 2019 by

from Coalition for Marriage:

Dear marriage supporter,

This is the last of our emails highlighting party promises around marriage.

The Liberal Democrats have committed to “enabling the Church of England and Church in Wales to conduct same-sex marriages”.

This inevitably means disrupting the ‘quadlock’ of protections created by the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 to stop clergy being compelled to carry out gay weddings.

Part of the quadlock specifically excludes Anglican churches from conducting same-sex marriages. It also makes clear that the legal duty on Anglican clergy to conduct marriages where one party lives in the parish does not apply to same-sex couples.

The other elements of the quadlock:

Read here


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