British Government Moves to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

, The Associated Press


The British government announced Tuesday that it will introduce a bill next year legalizing gay marriage -- but banning the Church of England from conducting same-sex ceremonies.

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  • Avon

    Funny how Quakers are mentioned - a far smaller group than liberal Jews. Just goes to show that a small group, standing up faithfully for a long time for what it believes, can accomplish a lot.

    Quakers also have different governance. A local congregation answers only to God. Thus, in many or most regions, no "majority rule" or authoritative "leaders" can override what a humble group of worshipers finds to be right. Some may never marry a same-sex couple, but others have been doing it for decades without regard for whether the resulting marriage is "legal." With the new law, all Quaker couples in England - as in nine US states - will now end up with not just a wedding but a fully equal marriage.

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