13th September 2014
Bishop ‘not optimistic’ that Church of England will resolve same-sex marriage split 41
12:59 PM — A Church of England Bishop says he is "not optimistic" that the Church will be able to reach a resolution to a divide over same-sex marriage.
11th September 2014
Church of England bishops to hold discussion on sexuality 17
8:55 AM — The Church of England's College of Bishops will meet next week to discuss sexuality, and how to allow an open conversation on the issue.
9th September 2014
First gay clergy member to marry in UK sues Church of England after sacking 41
12:04 PM — The first gay clergy to marry in the UK, who was later sacked for doing so, has begun legal proceedings against the Church of England.
8th September 2014
Gay clergy ‘depressed’ over Church of England marriage ban 30
4:50 PM — A lobbying group has warned the Church of England that a ban on gay clergy marrying is pushing them away from the church.
11th August 2014
Christian Concern: Hospital chaplain was ‘acting provocatively’ by marrying same-sex partner 54
5:18 PM — A Christian group has claimed that a gay hospital chaplain acted "provocatively and unrepentantly" by marrying his same-sex partner.
5th August 2014
Church of England claims bishop’s decision to block gay chaplain from NHS job was ‘autonomous’ 24
12:47 PM — The Church of England has claimed the decision to block a married gay chaplain from taking up a job with the NHS was taken 'autonomously' by a bishop.
4th August 2014
National Secular Society: ‘Urgent review’ needed after Church blocks gay chaplain from NHS job 10
2:39 PM — The National Secular Society has called for the government to hold an urgent review, after a gay chaplain was blocked from taking up an NHS job because he married his same-sex partner.
3rd August 2014
Bishop of Gloucester, who backed same-sex blessings, steps down for personal reasons 17
7:03 PM — The Bishop of Gloucester, who had called for the Church of England to take a more conciliatory approach to same-sex couples, has stepped down with immediate effect.
NHS withdraws job offer from married gay chaplain after Church of England punishment 36
2:28 PM — The NHS has withdrawn a job offer it made to gay chaplain Jeremy Pemberton, after the Church of England revoked his permission to officiate.
1st August 2014
Gay vicar: It would be wonderful if the government ‘talked sense’ to Church over marriage ban 14
10:58 AM — A vicar who is facing possible punishments after marrying his same-sex partner has said he would welcome intervention from the government.
31st July 2014
Survey: One in 200 UK churchgoers in same-sex relationships 26
11:54 AM — One in 200 churchgoers has entered into a formal relationship with someone of the same sex, new research shows.
30th July 2014
Ex-Tory Chair: Govt should protect gay vicars who marry from Church sacking 15
3:22 PM — Lord Fowler says the government should consider intervening to stop the Church of England sacking gay vicars who marry.
24th July 2014
Peter Tatchell: I am considering outing bishops who discipline married gay clergy 87
5:39 PM — Peter Tatchell has threatened to name prominent gay bishops, if they discipline members of the clergy who have entered into same-sex marriages.
20th July 2014
Gay vicar who defied Church to marry same-sex partner opens post office inside church 8
2:42 PM — A popular gay vicar who defied the Church of England to marry his same-sex partner has raised eyebrows again, by opening a post office in one of his churches.
16th July 2014
Vicar outed during live news discussion by Channel 5 presenter 34
4:15 PM — A popular vicar has been outed as gay by a presenter during a live discussion on 5 News.
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.
13th July 2014
Archbishop of Canterbury still ‘not convinced’ by arguments for same-sex marriage 43
6:01 PM — The Archbishop of Canterbury has rejected claims that he has personally changed his opinion on same-sex marriage, saying he is still "not convinced" by arguments for it.
Married gay canon: Church of England’s punishments are inconsistent and unfair 14
12:11 PM — The first gay clergy to marry in the UK has said that the Church's treatment of him is inconsistent and unfair.
12th July 2014
Church of England dismisses Sir Elton John’s claim that Jesus would back gay rights 52
11:35 AM — The Church of England has dismissed Sir Elton John's assertion that Jesus would have been in favor of gay rights.
9th July 2014
First gay clergy member to marry in UK considers suing Church of England after sacking 14
7:08 PM — The first gay clergy to marry in the UK, who was later sacked for doing so, has accused the Church of England of homophobia, and says he is considering legal action.