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Several religious groups have expressed support for same-sex marriage, saying that church leaders who oppose it do not speak for them.
The Movement for Reform Judaism have declared their support for same-sex marriage. They are the largest British faith group so far to back the move.
Following the re-introduction in Uganda of a bill that would harshly punish homosexuality, human rights activists, including some church leaders, are opposing it.
Anglicans have staged an 'Act of Witness' at the Church of England General Synod to highlight the important role of many hundreds of LGB&T clergy.
The LGB&T Anglican Coalition has spoken strongly against racist abuse directed to Dr John Sentamu, while disagreeing with his opposition to same-sex marriage.
Christians, humanists and others have criticised attempts to promote "therapy" aimed at "healing" people of an attraction to members of their own sex.
The saga of Bishop Wallace Benn and the pro-rape booklet goes on and on. Having first withdrawn his endorsement of the booklet, then apologised, he has now offered what appears to be an attempt at an explanation.
The Archbishop of York made the front page of the Daily Telegraph yesterday by saying that David Cameron would be acting "like a dictator" if he introduced legislation to recognise same-sex marriage.
Hundreds of events to mark Holocaust Memorial Day took place as part of the worldwide commemoration on Friday 27 January, with more this weekend.