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.
21st January 2014
Bishop: Marriage is between a man and a woman but there’s no place for homophobia 26
3:48 PM — The next Bishop of Exeter says there is “no place for homophobia” in the Church of England, whilst restating its position against equal marriage.
2nd January 2014
Vicar tells Church of England to ‘Keep calm and support equal marriage’ 9
11:04 AM — A north London vicar has condemned the Church of England for its “unacceptable” opposition to equal marriage by using an iconic slogan.
9th December 2013
Times claims Church of England ‘on the brink of appointing its first openly gay bishop’ 27
11:13 AM — The Church of England is on the brink of appointing its first openly gay bishop, according to The Times.
4th December 2013
Trans Christians express disappointment over Church report and reiterate calls for inclusion 8
12:06 PM — A Christian trans group has described the publication of last week’s Pilling Report as having “very little to say about transgender people” in the Church of England.
28th November 2013
Poll finds that Church of England sexuality report is ‘out of touch with Anglicans’ 6
2:56 PM — As a report on human sexuality is published recommending that the Church of England should offer blessings to same-sex married couples and tackle homophobia, polls suggest that even the report is out of touch with Anglicans, a majority of whom now support same-sex marriage.
Church of England report on sexuality recognises tension on gays in church but urges for understanding 14
12:49 PM — Today the Church of England published a report on "human sexuality" which notes a tension between the church and contemporary culture, but which recommends that same-sex marriages and civil partnerships should be blessed, and that homophobia should be tackled across the church.
Church of England recommended to hold same-sex couple blessings 11
11:32 AM — The Church of England has been recommended to perform blessings for same-sex couples as soon as they have had a civil partnership or marriage.
19th November 2013
Church of England working with Stonewall to combat homophobic bullying 25
1:59 PM — The Church of England has announced it will work with Stonewall to tackle homophobic bullying in its schools.