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You Think Pope Benedict Is Happy About The U.K.’s Attempt To Let Gays Upgrade To Religious Marriage?

That there’s even a law stipulating whether ceremonies for gay unions can be held in a church boggles the mind, but the U.K. plans to reverse the ban on same-sex nuptials taking place in Jesus’ temples with new legislation introduced this week, effectively stripping away gay couples’ restriction on incorporating god or whatever in their civil partnerships. Oh, and the gays will also be eligible for actual marriages, under the reforms proposed by equality minister Lynne Featherstone, though it’s not like the Church of England or Roman Catholic Church are about to open their doors to The Gays. After all, we’re talking about something Pope Benedict XVI believes to be the “most insidious and dangerous challenges that today confront the common good.” So go find a Quaker church, yo.

By:           JD
On:           Feb 14, 2011
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  • 4 Comments
    • glasshouses
      glasshouses

      “So go find a Quaker *church*, yo.”

      Queerty, I think that you mean “Meetinghouse” or “Meeting,” yo.
      And yes, definitely do.

      Feb 14, 2011 at 9:46 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • robert in NYC
      robert in NYC

      Queerty, the information you provide is incorrect. Equalities minister, Lynne Featherstone, a Liberal Democrat in the Coalition Conservative government of Prime Minister David Cameron, in addition to announcing a law to permit a religious element for civil partnerships but will also announce a proposal to to lift the ban on same-sex civil marriage for gays. This is HUGE!

      Feb 14, 2011 at 1:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • robert in NYC
      robert in NYC

      Queerty, the information you provide is incorrect. Equalities minister, Lynne Featherstone, a Liberal Democrat in the Coalition Conservative government of Prime Minister David Cameron, in addition to announcing a law to permit a religious element for civil partnerships she will also announce a proposal to lift the ban on same-sex civil marriage for gays. This is HUGE!

      Feb 14, 2011 at 1:52 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Schteve
      Schteve

      Yeah, allowing same-sex couples to have a civil partnership in a church is a lot different than allowing same-sex couples to have a civil marriage. They’re still two distinct things.

      Feb 14, 2011 at 4:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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