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 cardinal's attack on gay, lesbian and transgendered people appears to have caused friction at the top of the Roman Catholic Church, with the Vatican taking the unusual step of formally distancing itself from his more extreme comments.
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.
A former soldier who fled the US army following homophobic persecution is appealing for asylum in Canada. Bethany Smith says she received death threats and was repeatedly assaulted after other soldiers discovered her sexuality.
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.