Wednesday, June 13, 2012

More Churches express opposition to gay marriage

The Roman Catholic Church and the Church in Wales have come out in opposition to the Government’s plans to legalise gay marriage.

In their submission to the public consultation on gay marriage, Catholic bishops warn that a change in the law will lead to a “radical” and “irreversible” change in social policy with consequences that beyond the control of the Government.

They raise concerns about the welfare of children, warning that redefining marriage risks a social change that focuses primarily on the needs of couples while placing the best interests of children to “one side”.

They go on to argue that the current legal definition of marriage should be retained because of the uniqueness of the institution. Read more

CofE says it cannot support gay marriage

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