Responding to the UK government’s repeated commitment to same-sex marriage and the newly launched consultation, to which Ekklesia will contribute, associte director Symon Hill commented:.
“Same-sex civil marriage would a significant step forward. But religious same-sex couples will continue to face discrimination.
"Meanwhile, different religious groups have different rights with regard to performing marriages.
"We need a thorough overhaul of marriage law to reflect the diversity of beliefs and relationships in a plural society.
"This would allow people to enjoy a personal, social and – if important to them – religious ceremony, with legal registration being a separate process.”
* See Ekklesia's paper, 'What Future For Marriage?', seeting out the theological and practical case for change - http://tinyurl.com/rpq9a