Mary Douglas Glasspool (when her appointment is confirmed and she is consecrated) and Eva Brunne will face challenges as bishops, says Savi Hensman. But they will also be a liberation for Anglicanism and for a truer biblical understanding of sexuality.
A heterosexual couple are planning legal action after their application for a civil partnership was rejected this morning. They say that both civil marriage and civil partnership should be options for any couple, whether same-sex or mixed-sex.
Opposition is growing to the “Anti-Homosexuality Bill” recently proposed in Uganda. An increasing number of Christians are condemning the Bill but the Archbishop of Canterbury is facing criticism for not speaking out on the issue.
The Ugandan Anglican Church says that it has no "official position" on the Anti-Homosexuality Bill proposed in the country's Parliament. However, the Church's secretary has said that the death penalty clause should be removed.
In the latest challenge to what many see as unfair marriage laws, a straight couple are attempting to register for a civil partnership. They say that a choice of marriage or civil partnership should be open to all couples, regardless of sexuality.
Christian leaders around the world, particularly in the Anglican Communion, are being urged to condemn proposed legislation in Uganda which would introduce the death penalty for certain consensual homosexual acts.
Retired Bishop Peter Selby, says anti-gay sentiment should not set the tone of Anglican debate and that the Archbishop of Canterbury should speak up for more than just holding church institutions together.