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Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Wait for the rumpus to begin as we move towards gay partnership ceremonies in churches

Looks like we’re in for a bit of a rumpus in religious circles from next month, then, as it becomes law for same-sex partnership ceremonies to be held in religious premises.

Putting aside why people would want to do it in church, we have to accept that a lot of people do, and it’s been unfair hitherto that they can’t.

Liberal religious groups such as Quakers and some Jews are cool with this; the Church of England, though, is likely to get vapours about it and go into a screaming, hissy fit.

The fact is, no church organisation will be forced to host gay ceremonies. But you can bet your bottom that this won’t stop all the kicking and shouting and throwing of toys out of the pram.

Should be fun.


Anonymous said...

I suppose you do have Catholic churches in the UK. I wonder how that's going to go over.

Diesel B said...

The new law seems fair and balanced - liberal religious groups who want to host gay ceremonies will be able to do, those that are illiberal won't have to. But it's a sideshow for any rational, freethinking gay person, for whom any religion is a problematic nonsense.