In its official response to the government consultation on equal marriage, the office of the Chief Rabbi has submitted that Jewish Law prohibited ‘the practice of homosexuality,’ and argues against all same-sex unions, both civil partnerships and marriage.
The consultation, which closed last Thursday, was aimed at soliciting responses from people in England and Wales as to how (rather than whether) to implement equal marriage for gay couples, and also asked if religious ceremonies for gay couples must continue to be disallowed.
While conservative religious groups, especially the Catholic Church, and the Church of England, have expressed strong opposition to the move, liberal religious factions, such as Reform Judaism, the Unitarians and the Quakers, in addition to dissenting voices from the Church of England, have argued strongly both for equal civil marriage and for the right to hold religious ceremonies for gay couples.
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