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Tuesday, 23 April 2019 23:13

A campaign asks the Church of England to allow same-sex wedding celebrations

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In the United Kingdom, a new campaign asks the Church of England to allow wedding celebrations between same-sex people within the Church.

The Campaign for Equal Marriage in the Church of England was launched on April 12. It asks that the blessings of LGBT unions be possible within the Church, which would also allow openly gay vicars to marry.

“Marriage ‘enriches society and strengthens community’, as the Church of England wedding service says, and the Church should be open to all loving couples who want to make that commitment, regardless of their sexuality,” said Reverend Canon Rosie Harper, a member of the church’s General Synod. “I welcome this campaign and look for the day when I can welcome gay and lesbian couples to my church for their wedding day.”

Beyond the Church of England’s policy, there is also the Marriage Act of the country that explicitly prohibits same-sex weddings within the Church of England and the Church of Wales. If the campaign bears fruit, then the Act will have to be amended too.

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