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All articles & reviews tagged with same-sex-marriage

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October 2021
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Church in Wales allows same-sex blessing services

The Church in Wales has overwhelmingly voted in favour of allowing same-sex marriages to be blessed in church services. The bishops passed the bill unanimously, the clergy by 28 to 12 with two abstentions, and the laity by 49 to 10 with one abstention. It allows same-sex couples who are already legally married or…

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August 2021
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Methodist church drifts ‘away from Scripture’ and allows same-sex marriage

The Methodist Church has become the largest denomination in Britain to abandon the biblical definition of marriage and permit same-sex unions. The Methodist Conference voted to redefine marriage, with 254 in favour and only 46 against. It also voted to allow cohabitation. Speaking against the resolution on homosexual marriage, lay representative Sandra Hayward said…

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July 2021
News > International

Finland: Prosecution of Christian MP is an ‘act of oppression’

Law professors from Harvard, Yale, Princeton, and other respected institutions are calling on the US to intervene in the prosecution of a Finnish MP over her views on marriage and sexuality. As previously reported in ET, Päivi Räsänen is facing up to six years in prison for ‘inciting hatred’ after expressing biblical views on…

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March 2021
News > International

Cayman Islands: British barrister under fire for defending government over gay marriage

A leading female barrister, Dinah Rose QC, has come under fire for defending the government of the Cayman Islands in a case over same-sex marriage. Rose, who is also president of Magdalen College, Oxford, has been subjected to concerted abuse on and off social media from activists who are putting pressure on her to…

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September 2020
News > Society

NI churches faced ‘deregistration’ warning over same-sex marriage

Churches in Northern Ireland received a letter from the General Register Office, warning them they face ‘deregistration’ unless they complete a form saying whether or not they will perform same-sex weddings. Deregistration would strip churches of the right to conduct weddings. The letter has since been recalled following pressure from The Christian Institute. Officials…

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May 2020
News > Religious liberty > Society

Hotel shuts down ‘marriage matters’ event, church minister to take action

The Christian Institute has put its legal support behind a church minister punished by a Belfast hotel for his biblical beliefs about marriage. In October 2019, Revd Harry Coulter was forced to stop an event in support of traditional marriage at the Balmoral Hotel in Belfast. The ‘Marriage Matters’ event, which was addressing the…

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January 2020
News > Ethics

Lack of protection for Christians who believe in biblical marriage

The Northern Ireland Office (NIO) has failed to recognise serious concerns about freedom of expression regarding the introduction of same-sex marriage, the Christian Institute (CI) has warned. According to Simon Calvert, deputy director for public affairs at the CI, the NIO was warned of possible legal action over the lack of protections for churches…

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