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.
Human rights campaigners in Zimbabwe believe they have a 50:50 chance of seeing the rights of gay, lesbian and bisexual people protected in the country's new constitution. This would overturn existing Zimbabwean law.
The Quakers have become the first major denomination in Britain to endorse same-sex marriage, putting themselves in conflict with the law. Their example is an inspiration to people in other denominations struggling for equality.
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.