Move to get CofE Synod to vote on support for same sex marriage

Jan 23, 2023 by

from Religion Media Centre:

LGBT campaigner Jayne Ozanne has told The Times that she is intending to introduce an amendment at the next General Synod meeting, asking for a vote on whether Synod supports same-sex marriage. It follows the publication of bishops’ proposals which continue to ban same sex marriage, but allow blessings instead, partly based on the judgment that there is not the necessary two thirds majority in favour of a change to marriage doctrine. Campaigners suggest that an amendment to a motion would require only a simple majority, not a two thirds majority. The  amendment would bring forward immediate legislation to provide for equal marriage in church, allowing priests to conduct same-sex weddings if their beliefs permit them. Kaya Burgess article in The Times here

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