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  • 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.

  • 27 Jul 2009

    Britain's Quakers formally began their discussions on same-sex partnerships at their Yearly Meeting yesterday. They are considering whether to carry out commitment ceremonies for same-sex couples on the same basis as heterosexual weddings.

  • 24 Jul 2009

    Around 1,600 Quakers will gather in York tomorrow for their week-long annual conference. The event is likely to be dominated by a decision on whether to carry out same-sex commitment ceremonies on the same basis as heterosexual weddings.

  • 17 Jul 2009

    Bishops in the US Episcopal Church have voted by a majority of more than three to one to take steps towards formally allowing blessings for same-sex partnerships. They will prepare resources before making a decision in three years time.

  • 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.

  • 12 Jul 2009

    A House of Lords vote against the government's proposals on “homophobic hatred” has provoked mixed reactions, with both Christian and secular activists on each side.

  • 10 Jul 2009

    Twelve years ago, I raised my hand in a church meeting to give my approval to a vote opposing the ordination of “practising homosexuals” as ministers.

  • 7 Jul 2009

    Michael Nazir-Ali, the Anglican Bishop of Rochester, is facing strong criticism from both Christian and secular quarters after calling on gay and lesbian people to “repent” of their sexuality.

  • 4 Jul 2009

    Christian groups have turned out in strength at today's Pride festival in London, affirming their support for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. A much smaller number of Christians turned up to protest against the event.