4th April 2014
Archbishop of Canterbury defends Anglican position on gays from Ann Widdecombe attack 20
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 59
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.
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.
12th February 2014
Archbishop of Canterbury: Church of England not blessing gay marriages may be seen as ‘akin to racism’ 84
1:57 PM — The Archbishop of Canterbury has warned the Church of England that refusing to allow blessings for gay married couples could be seen as 'akin to racism'.
3rd February 2014
Head of Ugandan Church rebukes UK Archbishops by saying: ‘Homosexuality incompatible with Scripture’ 26
12:03 PM — The head of the Anglican Church in Uganda has criticised the Archbishops of Canterbury and York after they warned against victimising gay citizens.
30th January 2014
African traditionalist group rejects ‘troubling’ Archbishops’ request for anti-gay laws to be dropped 9
6:44 PM — An African traditionalist group has rejected calls from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York to scrap anti-gay laws in Uganda and Nigeria.
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.
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.
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".
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.
30th July 2013
Archbishop of Canterbury: ‘Popular opinion on equal marriage is not a case for changing obedience to God’ 55
1:42 PM — Speaking at a Christian conference, the Archbishop of Canterbury has said that popular opinion on equal marriage is "not a case for changing obedience to God".
23rd July 2013
Archbishop of Kenya warns Justin Welby against supporting civil partnerships 34
1:28 PM — The Archbishop of Kenya has criticised the Archbishops of Canterbury and York because he feels they are softening their position on same-sex civil partnerships.
5th July 2013
Archbishop of Canterbury: Church opposition to equal marriage was ‘overwhelmed’ by equality supporters 74
7:16 PM — Making his first speech to the General Synod of the Church of England as the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has admitted that the Church of England's opposition to equal marriage was "utterly overwhelmed" by those who support equality for same-sex couples.
11th June 2013
Archbishop of Canterbury to meet with Pope Francis 29
7:11 PM — United in their opposition towards equal marriage, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, will meet Pope Francis for the first time later this week.
6th June 2013
Priest causes row by calling Justin Welby a ‘wanker’ on Facebook for equal marriage opposition 56
5:42 PM — An argument has erupted among clergy members in the Church of England, after a priest wrote on Facebook that Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, was a "wanker" for continually opposing the Government's attempts to legalise equal marriage.
5th June 2013
Chief Rabbi abstains in House of Lords equal marriage vote 27
2:16 PM — The Chief Rabbi, Lord Jonathan Sacks, abstained in last night’s House of Lords vote of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill.
3rd June 2013
Over eight thousand LobbyALord messages sent to peers to support equal marriage 9
6:21 PM — Using the new site from Out4Marriage, to enable members of the public to LobbyALord to support equal marriage during the current equal marriage debate, over 8,000 messages have been sent to peers.
Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby: I support equality but cannot vote for the equal marriage bill 21
5:35 PM — The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has spoken during the debate on the Marriage (same sex couples) Bill, to say that, despite personally supporting equality, and saying he regretted the church's treatment of LGBT people, he would not support it.
2nd June 2013
Archbishop of Canterbury to call for amendments to equal marriage bill 76
5:26 PM — In the upcoming vote on equal marriage legislation in the House of Lords, the Archbishop of Canterbury will call for concessions to be made for teachers and faith schools, as the Church of England has reportedly "resigned" itself to same-sex marriage becoming law.
30th May 2013
Bishop of Salisbury: Opponents of equal marriage similar to supporters of ‘slavery and apartheid’ 29
11:29 AM — The Bishop of Salisbury has likened opponents of equal marriage to Christians who used the Bible to justify slavery and apartheid