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Civil partnerships, the clergy, and the episcopate; and gay marriage

From Canon Michael Ainsworth

Sir, - The Revd Paul Burr ( Letters, 11 January), commenting on the 2005 Bishops' statement on civil partnerships, says: "To persist in pretending civil partnership does not ordinarily imply a sexual relationship is perverse. Are the Bishops intent on finding the same ambiguity in gay marriage?"

Although the Church and its leaders are unfairly accused of prurience over what same-sex couples do in bed (or wherever), in legal terms there ...

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