Gay marriage in Welsh churches? Welsh bishops say it is ‘unjust’ not to provide for same-sex couples

Sep 13, 2018 by

by David Williamson, Walesonline:

The Bishops of the Church in Wales say it is “unsustainable and unjust” not to make formal provisions for people who are in committed same-gender relationships.

Members of the church’s governing body will today vote in a private ballot to say whether or not they agree that new arrangements are needed.

This could pave the way for future legislation to open the door to gay marriage in the Church in Wales.

Last year Scottish Anglicans voted to allow gay couples to marry in church however the move would not take effect until after 2021.

A similar vote in Wales in 2016 was in favour of allowing gay marriage in Church but was said to be too narrow to consider change.

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Read also: Church to explore formal provision for same-sex couples, Church in Wales website

 

 

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