Comments: Church of Scotland defers action on clergy in same sex marriages

Dear editors,

Can we please have a thread on the Irish referendum?

Editors Reply: Yes.

Posted by John at Saturday, 23 May 2015 at 8:17pm BST

More sexual orientation apartheid from the Church of Scotland is no surprise. I suppose it is some progress because the C of E requires clergy in civil unions to pretend they are celibate. And the C of E has the quadruple lock preventing the marriage of same-sex couples in church.

Civil partnershps are a separate and unequal institution reserved for a stigmatized group, whereas civil marriage is for all couples. And they are far less likely to be recognized in another jurisdiction, putting a same-sex couple and their children at risk. Now that same-sex couples may marry in Scotland, I don't see why a same-sex couple would choose to get a civil partnership.

Having one's rights up for a vote presbytery by presbytery for a year is a cruel joke.

Gary Paul Gilbert

Posted by Gary Paul Gilbert at Monday, 25 May 2015 at 7:20pm BST
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