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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8 Responses to Quakers Welcome Government Move On Civil Partnerships

  1. Anonymous February 18, 2011 at 5:38 pm #

    I love oatmeal…… lots of fiber!

  2. GoodDoktorBad February 18, 2011 at 1:38 pm #

    I love oatmeal…… lots of fiber!

    • justagirl February 18, 2011 at 3:41 pm #

      is it made with real quakers?

      • GoodDoktorBad February 18, 2011 at 8:58 pm #

        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 February 19, 2011 at 11:08 am #

          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

  3. justagirl February 18, 2011 at 7:41 pm #

    is it made with real quakers?

  4. Anonymous February 19, 2011 at 12:58 am #

    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……..

  5. justagirl February 19, 2011 at 3:08 pm #

    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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