Keep civil partnerships, Church of England urges Government

May 18, 2018 by

by Alex Williams, Premier: Ministers are being urged by the Church of England (CofE) not to abolish civil partnerships for same-sex couples. The Church says that some people – including Christians identifying as gay, bisexual or lesbian – would prefer the arrangement over marriage....

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Private Members’ Motions – Liturgies for same-sex couples

Mar 12, 2018 by

from Thinking Anglicans: The Church of England publishes the texts of motions proposed by individual members of General Synod here: Private Members’ Motions. The page is updated from time to time, most recently two days ago. There has been this one addition since last month’s meeting of General...

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We need incentives to beef up marriage, not water it down

Feb 5, 2018 by

by Ann Farmer, TCW: Marriage looks set for its ‘biggest shake-up in 200 years’ as the Government launches a review into giving heterosexual couples the right to enter civil partnerships. Other changes would include entering the name and occupation of the bride’s mother on the marriage certificate,...

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Christian marriage group respond to civil partnerships for heterosexual couples proposal

Feb 4, 2018 by

by Cara Bentley, Premier:  In a series of big changes to marriage law, opposite sex couples could be allowed civil partnerships and mothers’ names will now be added to birth certificates. Although the latter of those proposals has been widely commended, Coalition for Marriage Chairman, Colin Hart...

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Biggest marriage shake-up in 200 years as heterosexual couples set to be granted civil partnerships

Feb 3, 2018 by

by Christopher Hope, Telegraph: Heterosexual couples will be given the right to enter civil partnerships after the Government ushered in the biggest shake up of marriage laws since the 1800s. In a move that was derided as introducing “marriage-lite”, the Home Office said it would review the...

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MP bids to end ‘unfair’ civil partnership inequality

Feb 2, 2018 by

from BBC News: A Tory MP has launched a bid to allow heterosexual couples in England and Wales to form civil partnerships in the same way as gay couples. Tim Loughton said it was “not fair” that opposite sex couples have “the single option of marriage”. He also called for...

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