New Zealand: New Anglican Archbishop – OK For Church and State to Disagree on Marriage Equality

Written by scott on March 24th, 2013

Anglican Archbishop Philip Richardson - New ZealandThe new Anglican Archbishop in New Zealand, Philip Richardson, is taking a hands-off approach to the whole gay marriage thing. Gay Star News reports:

The newly elected Anglican Archbishop of New Zealand says that it is too early to say what official stance his church will have on same-sex marriage – but he personally believes that governments have the right to decide whether same-sex couples should be allowed to enter into civil marriages.

What a refreshing attitude to hear from a church leader. We’ve been saying for years, maybe decades, that what we want is the right to civil marriage – and the rights and responsibilities that come with it.

If churches want to marry gay and lesbian couples, let them. But why would anyone want to get married in a place that they’re not welcomed?

Let’s hope this kind of thinking spreads.

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