This week, the Church of Scotland has been discussing a specially commissioned report on Same Sex Relationships and the Ministry at its General Assembly in Edinburgh. Alison Jasper from the University of Stirling unpacks the issues, as part of the Critical Religion series.
The Christian thinktank Ekklesia says that the new 'Equal Love Campaign', with legal challenges aimed at securing the right to same-sex marriage and heterosexual civil partnerships, highlight once more the ”long overdue” need to overhaul the system of marriage law in the UK.
Amnesty International has urged the authorities to immediately release two Malawian men who were arrested on 28 December 2009 and charged with 'unnatural practices between males and gross public indecency'.
US Episcopal Bishop Stephen T. Lane of the Diocese of Maine has said he joins the "many Episcopalians [who] are deeply grieved" by Maine voters' rejection of that state's same-gender marriage law last week.