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Buckingham Palace consulted in debate over same-sex marriages in Westminster chapel

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  1. Christopher Hobe Morrison 10 Jun 2013, 7:30pm

    I’ll bet they are squirming over this! On the one hand they have had countless number of gays working for them, on the other hand if there is anything they hate above all it is controversy and division. I would be willing to bet that all things being equal the Queen would by happy to endorse equality if it didn’t get in the way of her duties. Her husband and son might have some problems. The grandchildren would probably be quite open-minded. Just guesses mind you!

  2. Robert in S. Kensington 10 Jun 2013, 7:48pm

    The chapel already allows a catholic mass once a month so I don’t see why this should be an issue for those who are interested in God bothering.

  3. “multi faith” Love it.

    All of them think they are the one faith and the others are all heretics. The very fact that their faith tells them that they are unique begs the question, how can you have anything multifaith?

    It would be like having a multi-tarian meal. To which veggies, meaties vegans and fruitarians are all invited. Everything made of inert edible plastic, so no one is offended. And don’t mention the gravy.

  4. GulliverUK 10 Jun 2013, 8:28pm

    All of it is the property of the state, for the people, all the people, and it should be … ofcourse it should be, multi-denomination and cater for secular couples too.

    I can’t imagine the Queen would have any issue with full equality in the use of this public resource. If someone has objections I’d like to know what they’re based on because I can’t see how there can be any valid objections.

    1. On the other hand 11 Jun 2013, 9:59am

      Yes, any MP, religious or secular, should be able to use it for weddings, cp ceremonies, whatever. It is a state asset, and a nice space, it shouldn’t be hogged by one small group.

  5. Well, as St Mary Undercroft is a Royal chapel situated within “the Royal peculiar” of Westminster Abbey, I reckon that of all the chapels in England it ought to be the first to open itself up to “peculiar” marriages between “peculiar” folk – like us!

  6. Leave it, Chris Bryant. Honour the old maxim, ‘stay out of our lives and we’ll stay out of your churches.’

    1. That There Other David 11 Jun 2013, 11:18am

      The Chapel isn’t a church, it’s a room within the Palace of Westminster. Do you not find it strange that only MPs and Lords affiliated with the Church of England or Catholic Church are allowed to use it currently? I certainly do. We the people own that space, not the CoE and certainly not The Vatican. It should be open to all comers. If the Anglican or Catholic priests who use that space disagree with what’s happening in there then they are free to leave the room.

  7. Finally of course they should be consulted and the kween personally given the prerogative of the monarch thingy that the church of england is resting on….

    play on…

  8. Also i asked the Home secretary – advisor the kween what her royal prerogative is on the matter and was told that it was being sent to another department (!) probably shoved round the tables – no ansa!! Pink news u should have ran with the story..getthem to answer

    1. i forgot – did anyone read the write upon good kween Bess ( Elizabeth 1) over the weekend in the daily mail- my comment on it was not posted, but the article made out this theory that she was a man and that Elizabeth 1 died as a child..and so her guardians had to trick Henry 8th into believing that this young boy was his child…(LOL like a bad nollywood film plot – i kid you not!) anyway when you read btween the lines youcould actually hear what was trying to be said if you know the truth about good queen bess and her lesbian live in lover also called elizabeth whom she was in long term relationship with…anyway it seems to be that they were trying to say that queen bess was not a lesbian as she was a man

  9. It would probably allow only when the first gay royal will come.

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