11th November 2014
Gay marriage is a ‘Trojan horse’ for confusion, says Catholic cardinal 127
2:40 PM — The head of the Italian Bishops Conference has attacked same-sex marriages and civil unions branding them “irresponsible”.
18th October 2014
Catholic Church scraps plans to ‘welcome homosexuals’ 231
7:30 PM — The Catholic Church has rejected proposals to relax opposition to same-sex couples.
15th October 2014
Comment: Ignore the PR, the Catholic Church continues with its grotesque homophobia 59
2:58 PM — Suggestions the Catholic Church has this week changed its position on homosexuality are wide off the mark, writes National Secular Society President Terry Sanderson.
14th October 2014
Gay relationships are not ‘positive’, warn Catholic bishops 85
6:22 PM — Catholic bishops in Rome have moved to quash speculation of a dramatic new approach to viewing gay relationships.
5th October 2014
Pope opens Catholic meeting expected to reaffirm opposition to homosexuality 35
1:16 PM — The Pope has opened a meeting of over 200 Catholic bishops, which is expected to reaffirm the church's teachings on homosexuality.
300 clergy sign letter urging gay bishops to come out 27
11:56 AM — Nearly 300 Anglican clergy have signed an open letter urging bishops in the closet to reveal their sexuality.
3rd October 2014
Peter Tatchell warns bishops ‘time is running out’ to avoid being outed 69
12:07 PM — Peter Tatchell has repeated his threat to out Church of England bishops, warning them that "time is running out" to accept same-sex marriage.
19th September 2014
Married gay vicar: Church of England’s same-sex weddings conversations are ‘pointless’ 11
1:49 PM — A London vicar who defied the ban on gay clergy marrying has branded the Church's current round of discussions about same-sex marriage "pointless".
17th September 2014
Archbishop of Canterbury adviser warns Bishops ‘decisions have to be made’ on same-sex weddings 14
3:32 PM — An adviser to the Archbishop of Canterbury has warned Bishops that "decisions will have to be made" on the Church's approach to same-sex marriage.
14th July 2014
UK: Church of England votes to allow women Bishops, but still no gay Bishops 9
5:51 PM — The Church of England had voted to allow women bishops, though there are still no openly gay bishops in the UK.
30th April 2014
Vatican: Catholic bishops will meet to discuss same-sex unions in October 45
10:35 PM — Catholic bishops will hold an 'extraordinary meeting' to discuss same-sex unions later this year, though a change in policy is unlikely.
28th January 2014
Church of England: Bishops unable to reach consensus on gay blessings 10
1:29 PM — The bishops of the Church of England have deferred any decision on allowing blessings for same-sex marriages until next month.
14th June 2013
Church of England to ask gay clergy about their sex life as part of bishop selection process 34
7:20 PM — Candidates being considered to become Anglican bishops will reportedly be asked about their sex life in the wake of last December’s vote by the House of Bishops to allow priests in same-sex unions to be considered for the post of bishop – providing they claim to be celibate.
26th April 2013
Caribbean: Anglican bishops warn against equal marriage and ‘redefining’ human sexuality 29
2:52 PM — Anglican leaders meeting on the Caribbean island of Barbados have warned against efforts to bring equal marriage to the region.
Northern Ireland: Catholic bishops lobby assembly members ahead of equal marriage debate 20
10:48 AM — Catholic bishops in Northern Ireland are writing to assembly members urging them to vote against a motion which would legalise equal marriage.
2nd April 2013
Irish Catholic bishop: ‘Attempts to equate same-sex unions with marriage will always fail’ 41
11:38 AM — An Irish bishop says same-sex relationships can never be seen as “equal” to heterosexual relationships.
7th January 2013
Primate of Kenya warns Church of England against ordaining gay bishops 32
11:11 AM — The Primate of Kenya has condemned the Church of England for dropping its prohibition on gay clergy becoming bishops, providing they are in celibate or in celibate civil partnerships.