Law and religion round-up – 29th January

The Church of England and same-sex relationships

On Tuesday, the Second Church Estates Commissioner answered an Urgent Question in the Commons from Ben Bradshaw (Lab, Exeter) on the outcome of the meeting of Church of England bishops on equal marriage in the Church of England. He began as follows:

“Last Friday, the bishops of the Church of England published a pastoral letter and draft resources that will enable same-sex couples to come to a Church of England church to give thanks for their civil marriage or civil partnership, and to have a service in which there would be prayers of dedication, thanksgiving and blessing for the couple. Continue reading