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.
3rd July 2014
Priest calls on Church of England to marry gay couples 11
11:58 AM — A priest in Worcester has questioned why the Church of England opposes same-sex marriage and says "nothing short of equality is equality."
29th June 2014
Sir Elton John: Government ‘messed up’ civil partnership conversion 16
12:51 PM — Sir Elton John has lambasted the government for "messing up" the conversion of civil partnerships into marriages.
28th June 2014
Archbishop of Canterbury once joked that evangelicals are ‘homophobic versions of the Taliban’ 31
7:15 PM — The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby once joked that evangelical Christians are like "homophobic European versions of the Taliban", it has emerged today.
25th June 2014
UK: London vicar ‘fully expects’ to be punished for marrying same-sex partner 11
4:16 PM — A London vicar who married his same-sex partner last week says he "fully expects" action to be taken against him for doing so.
Church of England denies ‘blacklisting’ clergy who marry same-sex partners 6
12:55 PM — The Church of England has denied that it is keeping a secret blacklist of clergy who have married their same-sex partners.
24th June 2014
Former Archbishop of Canterbury: The state rushed into ‘redefining’ marriage 72
11:10 AM — Lord Williams says he has "no problem" with legal parity for same-sex couples, but claims the state rushed into "redefining" marriage.
22nd June 2014
London: Gay vicar defies Church to marry same-sex partner 19
1:55 PM — A popular London vicar has married his same-sex partner, in defiance of the Church of England's gay marriage ban.
UK: First gay clergy to marry ‘fired’ by Bishop 24
11:52 AM — The first gay clergy to marry in the UK has had his permission to operate revoked by a Bishop.
12th June 2014
Bishop of Bath: ‘Marriage has always been reserved for husband and wife’ 34
4:21 PM — The new Bishop of Bath and Wells has restated his opposition to equal marriage.
8th June 2014
UK: Newly-appointed Bishop of Bath condemns same-sex marriage 69
7:37 PM — The new Bishop of Bath and Wells has condemned same-sex marriage, less than 24 hours after being appointed.
7th June 2014
UK: Transgender vicar made Minor Canon of Manchester Cathedral 6
6:35 PM — A transgender vicar has been honoured with the title of Minor Canon of Manchester Cathedral.
3rd June 2014
BNP furious after Church of England bans clergy from having party membership 59
3:59 PM — The BNP has accused the Church of England of abandoning biblical teachings by accepting gay clergy – in response to a clerical ban on belonging to the BNP.
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.