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Ireland acts on Anglican Covenant

Yesterday the Church of Ireland voted to “subscribe” to the Anglican Covenant. Earlier this week, as already noted, the Province of South East Asia acceded to the Covenant. Both seem to be taking to the Covenant on their on terms.

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Breaking: no vote on anti-gay bill

From Twitter:

wthrockmorton (@wthrockmorton)

5/13/11 10:16 AM It is official: Uganda’s Parliament has adjourned with no action on AHB. Check link for updates #uganda

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Ugandan bill retains death penalty

The Ugandan parliament’s Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee has regrettably recommended passage of the proposed Anti-Homosexuality Bill, including retaining the death penalty for “aggravated homosexuality,” Human Rights Watch says. The committee’s report recommends amendments deleting some provisions but adding criminal penalties for “conduct[ing] a marriage ceremony between persons of the same sex.”

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