Equal marriage

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Parliament’s part in the C of E’s rifts on equality for women and gay people | Letters
Letters: Westminster interference over women priests left a legacy that is still felt today, says April Alexander, while Andy Foster says equality for LGBTQ+ people in the church must become law

07, Feb, 2023 @6:05 PM

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One side of the C of E preaches LGBT+ acceptance, the other says I’m going to hell. This can’t go on | Jayne Ozanne
‘Blessing’ LGBT+ people instead of allowing equal marriage is just the latest round of Church of England can-kicking, says Jayne Ozanne, an elected member of the General Synod

Jayne Ozanne

03, Feb, 2023 @11:48 AM

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C of E bishops’ compromise on same-sex marriage will not settle painful divisions
Archbishop of Canterbury acknowledges the proposals are likely to displease both conservatives and progressives

Harriet Sherwood

18, Jan, 2023 @2:04 PM

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Church of England bishops refuse to back gay marriage
Bishops resist change that would allow clergy to marry same-sex couples but propose civil marriages can be blessed in church

Harriet Sherwood

18, Jan, 2023 @12:54 PM

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‘We’d love to be married in church’: C of E debates same-sex church weddings
Anglican bishops to discuss and vote on proposal to be put to synod in February

Harriet Sherwood

15, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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The Guardian view on LGBT+ Anglicans: finally grounds for hope? | Editorial
Editorial: A significant intervention by the bishop of Oxford points the way to overdue reform in the Church of England


07, Nov, 2022 @7:20 PM

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Five more Anglican bishops back same-sex marriages in church
Church of England bishops say clergy should be able to act according to conscience on issue that has divided Christianity

Harriet Sherwood

04, Nov, 2022 @6:44 PM

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Church of England should allow same-sex marriage, says Bishop of Oxford
Steven Croft apologises for church’s history on LGBTQ+ rights, but calls for ‘love and respect for those who take different views’

Tobi Thomas

03, Nov, 2022 @6:57 PM

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Justin Welby forced to allow Anglican bishops to reject statement on sexuality
Archbishop of Canterbury responds to outcry over declaration that marriage is ‘between a man and a woman’

Harriet Sherwood

26, Jul, 2022 @10:13 AM

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Motion to oppose same-sex marriage forces rethink of Anglican summit
Division flares in run-up to first such meeting of bishops from around world in 14 years

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

25, Jul, 2022 @6:37 PM

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Pete Buttigieg urges Republicans to back same-sex marriage bill
Senate Democrats hope at least 10 Republicans will support Respect for Marriage Act after 157 in House voted against it

Martin Pengelly in New York

24, Jul, 2022 @3:22 PM

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Church of Scotland general assembly votes to allow same-sex marriages
Ministers and deacons to be allowed to opt in to officiate at same-sex weddings, ending centuries-old ban

Severin Carrell Scotland editor

23, May, 2022 @1:16 PM

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