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  • 16th April 2012

    Higher fees ‘prohibiting civil partnership ceremonies in religious buildings’ 76

    The costs of applying to hold civil partnerships may be too much for smaller denominations

    3:05 PM — The fees religious premises must pay before they can hold civil partnerships have been called 'prohibitive', with churches, synagogues and mosques required to pay ten times more to host gay civil partnership ceremonies than they do to host straight weddings.

  • 23rd February 2010

    Bishops call for gay civil partnerships in church 43

    Senior and retired clergy said faiths should be allowed to hold the ceremonies

    10:38 AM — Senior clergy in the Church of England called today to lift the ban on gay couples having civil partnerships in church. They said that it was inconsistent and discriminatory to ban gay couples having their ceremonies in churches willing to accommodate them.

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