15th May 2014
UK: Council apologises for ordering churches to perform same-sex weddings 5
2:03 PM — Essex County Council has apologised for incorrectly telling churches they had to be licensed to perform same-sex marriages.
14th May 2014
Spokesman: Archbishop of Canterbury does not endorse same-sex marriage 22
12:10 PM — A spokesman for the Archbishop of Canterbury has claimed he was not endorsing same-sex marriage when he labelled it 'great' in a Pink News interview.
13th May 2014
Exclusive: Archbishop of Canterbury: It’s ‘great’ that equal marriage is the law of the land 76
10:16 PM — In an exclusive interview with PinkNews, the Archbishop of Canterbury has said it’s “great” that same-sex couples in England and Wales can now marry and that it’s “right and proper, it’s the law of the land.”
12th May 2014
Archbishop of Canterbury: ‘Anti-gay bullying is always unacceptable and totally wrong’ 41
4:56 PM — Justin Welby says he is committed to tackling homophobic bullying but admits the Church of England “has to learn” from its historical hostility towards same-sex relationships.
Archbishop of Canterbury to unveil anti-homophobia initiative for Church of England schools 30
11:51 AM — The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby is set to announce anti-homophobia measures to be implemented in Church of England schools.
27th April 2014
Rowan Williams: People still say I let them down on gay rights, but an Archbishop can’t be a campaigner 26
4:51 PM — Former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams has said that people are still upset he didn't push the gay rights agenda more than he did.
UK: African bishops ‘deeply troubled’ by lack of action over gay clergy marrying 22
12:22 PM — A group of African bishops have said they are 'deeply troubled' by the lack of action against clergy flouting the ban on same-sex marriage.
13th April 2014
Church of England faces ‘crisis’ as first priest defies teachings to marry gay partner 43
1:04 PM — The first Church of England priest has broken ranks to marry his same-sex partner as a senior member warns of "crisis" if such clergy members are not "disciplined".
4th April 2014
Archbishop of Canterbury defends Anglican position on gays from Ann Widdecombe attack 21
5:33 PM — The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has defended the Church of England's position on gay relationships from an attack by former MP Ann Widdecombe, saying the issue is "complex" and that "people can't help being gay".
Archbishop of Canterbury: Africans could be killed if the Church of England backs same-sex marriage 60
1:38 PM — The Archbishop of Canterbury has spoken out about the Church of England's perceived reluctance to support same-sex relationships, saying that African Anglicans could be attacked or killed as a result.
28th March 2014
UK: Bishop of Salisbury backs same-sex weddings 8
9:37 PM — The Bishop of Salisbury has today given his backing to same-sex marriages.
27th March 2014
Archbishop of Canterbury: Church’s resistance to same-sex marriage is over 29
9:02 PM — The Archbishop of Canterbury has signalled the end of the church's resistance to same-sex marriage.
Labour MP Ben Bradshaw: I want to know will the Church sack a priest for marrying a gay partner? 5
11:34 AM — Labour MP Ben Bradshaw has thrown down the gauntlet to the Church of England, saying it should confirm whether it would defrock a priest for marrying a same-sex partner.
26th March 2014
London vicar: Gay couples have ‘perverted love’ and blessing them is ‘disrespectful to God’ 81
4:26 PM — A London vicar has slammed clergy for blessing gay couples, saying doing so is “disrespectful” to the Church of England, “unfaithful to Christ” and “ultimately confusing”.
12th March 2014
Comment: The Church of England must stop its persecution of gay priests 8
3:49 PM — The Chair of LGBT+ Liberal Democrats, Ed Fordham, writes for PinkNews.co.uk on his dismay at the latest attempts by the Church of England to suppress equality among its own ranks.
3rd March 2014
London: Gay vicar vows to defy Church marriage ban and marry partner 5
5:35 PM — A north London vicar vows to marry his partner of 14 years despite the risk that he could be thrown out of the Church of England.
20th February 2014
London: Church parish to protest at ‘harmful’ gay blessing ban 4
11:42 AM — A vicar in north London is challenging the Church of England’s decision to ban clergy from blessing same-sex couples.
17th February 2014
How can the Church of England be ‘welcoming’ when it bans priests from marrying gay people? 14
12:20 PM — A Church of England decision to reiterate its ban on clergy from marrying same-sex couples has angered LGBT Christian campaigners.
15th February 2014
Church of England to offer gay marriage prayers but gay clergy banned from marrying 89
10:48 AM — The Church of England has issued new guidance which allows clergy members to offer post-wedding prayers to gay couples, but bans them from performing same-sex weddings.
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.