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Archbishop of Canterbury Says Church of England Won’t Recognize Same-Sex Marriages

HeadlineJan 26, 2023

Lawmakers in the United Kingdom have strongly criticized the Church of England after the archbishop of Canterbury said bishops are set to uphold a ban on marriage equality when they meet next month to determine church policy. This month, the Church of England apologized for its past treatment of LGBTQ people and said priests will be allowed to bless civil unions of same-sex couples, even as it signaled those couples would still be barred from getting married in its churches. This is Labour Member of Parliament Chris Bryant speaking Tuesday in the House of Commons.

Chris Bryant: “I think there’s still a cruelty in what the bishops have brought forward. There’s a sort of hypocrisy. I know they’re trying to square everything off, but in the end, there’s a hypocrisy that will bless the individuals but not the relationship.”

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