Promoting services of Thanksgiving & Eucharists for LGBTQ couples in the Church of England

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The Rt Revd Steven Cottrell, bishop diocesan of the Diocese of Chelmsford, Province of Canterbury in the Church of England has called for the CoE to offer services of Thanksgiving and Eucharists to celebrate the civil marriages of LGBTQ folks in England.

WA State Supreme Court unanimously rules against florist who refused flowers for same-sex wedding

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The court ruled that the Washington Law Against Discrimination as applied in this case did not violate any First Amendment rights, guaranteed by the US Constitution. That the law is a neutral, generally applicable law that serves the WA State government’s compelling interest in eradicating discrimination in public accommodations.

The current three indigenous bishops of the Anglican Church of Canada issue a statement on same-sex marriage

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The three indigenous bishops of the Anglican Church of Canada have issued a statement expressing disagreement with the decision of this past summer’s General Synod to alter the marriage canon to allow same-sex marriage. They also criticised the process by which the motion to alter the marriage canon came about.

Anglican in Copenhagen marries in the Church of Denmark

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Nigel Rowley, an Anglican, married his Danish betrothed, Mikel Lindbæk, in the Lutheran cathedral church of Copenhagen, the Church of Our Lady. The Bishop of Copenhagen, the Rt Revd Peter Skov-Jakobsen, solemnized the marriage. The Church of England does not allow same-sex marriages, so Nigel chose to marry in the Church of Denmark.

VP Biden officiating at same sex civil marriage riles Roman Catholic prelates

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Monday, 1 AUG, Vice President Joe Biden officiated at a civil marriage for two men. The Vice President & Dr Biden hosted the wedding in their government provided Washington DC residence at the U.S. Naval Observatory. A few days after the Vice President officiated at the wedding, three US bishops wrote a blog piece condemning his action.