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In the Pipeline…

Greetings.

All being well, we will be conducting an interview with Professor Sue Golding from the University of Greenwich tomorrow or Tuesday to get an insight into how same-sex marriages are approached (and how they’re generally received by the public) in the UK and the US. Sue is originally from New York but has lived in London since 1997 so we’re hopeful that we can tap into her vast knowledge and experience on the subject.

We also hope to complete some other interviews with academics as well as gathering a general consensus from the people of London on the issue of same-sex marriages. Live in South-east London? You might see us around some time.

We ambitiously contacted Peter Tatchell to see whether we could interview him, but, unfortunately (and perhaps as to be expected), we have not heard back yet. Let’s hope he’ll be getting back to us soon!

Stay tuned for some pictures and ‘behind the scenes’ footage of us conducting the interviews. They’ll be appearing on the site soon.

Until next time…

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Changes in UK law will see same-sex couples given the right have their civil ceremonies in religious buildings.

The change only requires the law to be altered to ensure that it complies with section 202 of the Equality Act and churches cannot be forced to comply.

Gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell spoke of his delight at the change.

“Allowing civil partnership ceremonies to have a religious content and to be held in places of worship is a significant advance for gay and religious freedom,” he said.

“It was petty and authoritarian to ban faith organisations like the Quakers from holding civil partnership ceremonies, when they clearly expressed a wish to do so.

“The old restrictions forced religious bodies to discriminate against same-sex couples, even when they didn’t want to.”


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