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Women bishops to get EDM bolster

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SENIOR MPs have threatened to remove the Church’s exemption from equality laws if the General Synod does not vote in favour of women bishops.

The former Labour minister Frank Field MP has tabled an Early Day Motion (EDM) welcoming the legislation currently being con­sidered by dioceses, and noting that it is likely to come before the General Synod in July 2012.

The EDM “calls on Her Majesty’s Government to remove any exemp­tions pertaining to gender under ...

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