A range of campaigning groups and faith-based organisations have expressed their support for a decision to allow the use of religious premises and religious language in same-sex partnership ceremonies.
The Stonewall riots in June 1969 in New York helped to transform society in the USA and beyond, says Savi Hensman. The General Convention of the Episcopal Church in July 2009 is far more sedate, but the issues facing Christians of all traditions are profound.
An Anglican bishop will be expected to take equal opportunities training and faces costs of some £50,000 after a tribunal awarded a gay youth worker £47,000 compensation after ruling that he had been discriminated against.
The Anglican Bishop of Hereford, who lost a controversial discrimination case involving a gay church youth worker, has been given a 'bigot of the year' award by a leading lesbian and gay human rights organisation, Stonewall.
Christian and civil rights groups have expressed delight at an employment tribunal decision in favour of a gay youth worker who has won his discrimination claim against the Bishop of Hereford. There are calls for the bishop to resign.