11th December 2014
Pope Francis: Parents must support gay children 88
6:00 PM — Pope Francis says the Catholic Church must help parents to stand by their gay children – but that same-sex marriage “never crossed the minds” of bishops when they gathered at the Vatican in October.
Scotland’s Episcopal Church tells clergy: Don’t be tempted to marry gays 8
3:24 PM — Scotland’s Episcopal Church is reiterating its warning to clergy not to marry same-sex couples as equal marriage comes into force in the country at the end of this month.
27th November 2014
Senior Tory claims gay clergy will ‘weaken’ Church of Scotland 15
5:57 PM — A senior Tory MSP has claimed allowing congregations the discretion to appoint ministers in same-sex relationships “ultimately” weakens the Church of Scotland.
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.
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.
30th January 2014
Archbishops of Canterbury and York urge Nigeria and Uganda to drop anti-gay laws 29
10:59 AM — The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have written to the presidents of Nigeria and Uganda in protest at the countries anti-gay laws.
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.
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.
1st November 2013
Vatican launches Catholic survey on gay relationships, equal marriage and other social issues 15
12:26 PM — The Vatican is conducting a worldwide survey on how Catholics interpret social issues such as same-sex marriage, gay relationships and birth control.
17th October 2013
New Zealand: Tribunal allows church to prevent gay man from becoming priest 13
6:03 PM — A tribunal in New Zealand has ruled in favour of a church that refused to allow a gay man to become a priest.
15th October 2013
Former Archbishop of Canterbury: The Church of England has been ‘appallingly violent’ towards gays 33
11:39 AM — The former Archbishop of Canterbury has accused the Church of England of an "appallingly violent" attitude towards gay people.
4th October 2013
Ministry of Justice to provide guidance on allowing gay weddings in shared churches 5
12:15 PM — As part of implementing the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act, Justice Minister Lord McNally has announced a consultation on same-sex marriages taking place inside religious buildings owned by more than one faith group.
30th September 2013
Scottish Archbishop: Catholics may need ‘two weddings’ as a result of equal marriage plans 37
1:26 PM — The Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh says the introduction of equal marriage in Scotland may mean Catholics will have to exchange their vows twice.
30th August 2013
Archbishop of Wales backs Cardiff Mardi Gras and says Church needs to support LGBT people 17
4:52 PM — The Archbishop of Wales has issued a message of support for this weekend's Cardiff Mardi Gras and at the same time admits the Anglican Church has not always treated LGBT people "with the respect they deserve."
28th August 2013
Archbishop of Canterbury: ‘My stance against equal marriage can be seen as wicked’ 47
4:35 PM — The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has said that his stance against same-sex marriage could be seen as "wicked".
20th August 2013
Essex gay dads say local church supports them in gay wedding legal fight 105
6:03 PM — A gay couple in Essex have launched a legal challenge to the Church of England’s ban on same-sex marriage and say they have the support of their local parish.
15th August 2013
Rowan Williams: My gay friends think I let them down as Archbishop of Canterbury 79
4:47 PM — The former Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams admits he regularly questioned whether he had let gay and lesbian people down during his time in post.
31st July 2013
Archbishop of New York: Pope Francis remains opposed to gay relationships 26
11:41 AM — The Archbishop of New York, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, says Pope Francis remains opposed to same-sex relationships.
30th July 2013
Comment: What shall we say to the homophobic preacher? 93
1:52 PM — Writing for PinkNews.co.uk, Adrian Tippetts says sceptical thinking is the only protection against theocracy, even if our religious allies may be offended by that discourse,
18th July 2013
Unitarians celebrate the signing into law of equal marriage for England and Wales 2
1:09 PM — The Chief Officer of the General Assembly of Unitarian and Free Christian Churches has described the signing into law of equal marriage for England and Wales as a "remarkable step".