United Kingdom: Church of England Decision Damaged Its Standing With Parliament on Marriage Equality Issue

Written by scott on November 23rd, 2012

United Kingdom: Church of England Decision Damaged Its Standing With Parliament on Marriage Equality IssueParliament is now less likely to listen to the Church of England on same sex marriage following its failure to pass legislation approving women bishops, church insiders and MPs have warned.

Number 10 had been bracing itself for a showdown with the religious right and Tory back benchers over its commitment to grant equal marriage rights to gay men and women. But some have warned that the church’s credibility to speak about equality issues has now been fatally undermined by its failure earlier this week to embrace female headship.

The warnings came amid growing signs that David Cameron wants to fast track gay marriage legislation and put it before Parliament as early as the New Year. Previously the government had only committed itself to introducing legislation before the next General Election in 2015.

Authored By Jerome Taylor – See the Full Story at The Independent

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