Category - marriage

  • 9 Oct 2009

    Not for the first time, the Daily Mail has got rather confused about Christian values.

  • 4 Aug 2009

    The religion and society think-tank Ekklesia is proposing a new legal framework which can accommodate same-sex marriage ceremonies carried out by religious bodies.

  • 2 Aug 2009
  • 31 Jul 2009

    The Quakers have become the first major denomination in Britain to endorse same-sex marriage, putting themselves in conflict with the law. Their example is an inspiration to people in other denominations struggling for equality.

  • 31 Jul 2009

    Emotions ran high in York this morning as Quakers agreed to carry out same-sex marriages on the same basis as marriages for opposite-sex couples. The decision came after an intense week of debate and reflection at British Quakers' Yearly Meeting.

  • 31 Jul 2009

    Britain's Quakers appear to be on the brink of a decision to put same-sex and heterosexual marriage on an equal footing. This morning will see the final stage of their discussions on the issue at their Yearly Meeting in York.

  • 26 Jul 2009

    Keen to combat the overall decline both in church weddings and its own cultural influence as an institution, the Church of England is re-emphasising its more relaxed wedding guidelines.

  • 21 Jul 2009

    Some hardline pressure groups within the church are sucking mar­riage into a narrow religious ghetto, associating it with suburban 1950s curtain-twitching, thus making it even less popular than it is now, says Giles Fraser.

  • 16 Jul 2009

    In a historic and controversial move, the Episcopal Church in the USA, part of the worldwide Anglican Communion, has voted to remove the bar on priests in monogamous same-sex relationships from becoming bishops.

  • 11 Apr 2009

    United Church of Christ leaders in the USA have hailed a unanimous decision by the Iowa Supreme Court to reject the state's ban on same-gender marriage as unconstitutional