Quakers Welcome Government Move On Civil Partnerships

Matrimoni_gay_SpagnaVia Ekklesia:

Quakers in Britain have welcomed the government’s announcement, today, (17 February), that the celebration of civil partnerships will be allowed on some religious premises, if a faith group wishes. This was introduced as part of the Equality Act 2010, section 202.

Michael Hutchinson, Acting Recording Clerk for Quakers in Britain said: “We are delighted that the government has heard us and others. We ourselves see no distinction between heterosexual or homosexual in terms of commitment and wish to move further to allow legal marriage for same sex couples, but this is a welcome step along the way to full equality.

“We are also heartened by proposals to address calls for full equality of civil marriages and civil partnerships, as our religious experience leads us to seek a change in the law so that same sex marriages can be celebrated, witnessed and reported to the state in the same way as heterosexual marriages.”

[Continues at Ekklesia]

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  • Anonymous

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  • GoodDoktorBad

    I love oatmeal…… lots of fiber!

    • justagirl

      is it made with real quakers?

      • GoodDoktorBad

        Yes, 100% real quakers. They all live on a siesmic fault. Thus the name -and the special magical oats.

        I hear they make Lucky Charms with magical oats too……..

        • justagirl

          i been buying cheerios. they’re made with real o(s). they haven’t been doing their job though as far as cheering me up. i’m thinking i’ll go back to trix. (p.s. luchy charms is a sham). xo

  • justagirl

    is it made with real quakers?

  • Anonymous

    Yes, 100% real quakers. They all live on a siesmic fault. Thus the name -and the special magical oats.

    I hear they make Lucky Charms with magical oats too……..

  • justagirl

    i been buying cheerios. they’re made with real o(s). they haven’t been doing their job though as far as cheering me up. i’m thinking i’ll go back to trix. (p.s. luchy charms is a sham). xo

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