The vote by the Church of England’s General Synod to extend pension rights beyond the legal minimum for civil partners has been welcomed by the Inclusive Church network and by campaigners working for equality.
In a speech aimed at calming the warring factions within the C of E and the worldwide Anglican Communion, Rowan Williams apologised to gay people but said that unelected bishops were right to oppose equality legislation.
All too often, ineffective or dangerous remedies no longer saleable in the West are exported to Africa, says Savi Hensman. The notion that homosexuality can be 'cured' is just one example. Christians should not be implicated in the suffering and abuse that results.
Hundreds of campaigners in the UK have resolved to work against the growth of 'conversion therapy', which aims to 'cure' people of attraction to their own sex. An undercover investigation has triggered widespread outrage at the movement’s methods.
The House of Lords is preparing to debate a proposal to allow the use of religious language and religious premises in civil partnerships between same-sex couples. The proposal has been welcomed by a number of faith groups.
Australian Quakers have agreed to lobby their government for a change in the law so that same-sex couples can marry on an equal basis to mixed-sex couples. The news follows a similar decision by British Quakers last year.