civil partnership

Archbishop Nichols's position on civil partnerships is consistent with church teaching

(By Greg Daly)

Last month a Catholic journalist argued that remarks on civil partnerships made by the Archbishop of Westminster, Vincent Nichols,  were at odds with the both the Vatican and previous comments by the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales.

Government bid to host gay partner ceremonies in churches will 'restrict religious freedom'

The Government will on Monday announce that henceforth churches and other places of worship will be allowed to host civil partnership ceremonies. The change to the equality bill, known as the Alli amendment, was passed in March 2010, and comes into effect on Monday without a debate or vote in the Commons.

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