Government consultation on same-sex marriage

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Responding to the UK government’s repeated commitment to same-sex marriage and the newly launched consultation, to which Ekklesia will contribute, associte director Symon Hill commented:.

“Same-sex civil marriage would a significant step forward. But religious same-sex couples will continue to face discrimination.

"Meanwhile, different religious groups have different rights with regard to performing marriages.

"We need a thorough overhaul of marriage law to reflect the diversity of beliefs and relationships in a plural society.

"This would allow people to enjoy a personal, social and – if important to them – religious ceremony, with legal registration being a separate process.”

* See Ekklesia's paper, 'What Future For Marriage?', seeting out the theological and practical case for change - http://tinyurl.com/rpq9a