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New Equal Campaign poster: Equal Marriage Vows 4 July 2019 by Æqualitas Our 'marriage vows' tea towels have been extremely popular, so we have produced a poster with a similar design, adapted for A4 paper (or A3 etc) and in three colours. The poster, with the Campaign name and logo, shows part of the marriage vows from the Common Worship marriage service –… ... Read more
The Equal Campaign tea towels have arrived! 21 June 2019 by Æqualitas The Campaign for Equal Marriage in the Church of England has produced some great cotton tea towels displaying part of the marriage vows from the Common Worship marriage service, together with the Campaign logo and website address. They are now available to buy from our website store (click here), so… ... Read more
Ecuador legalizes same-sex marriage 13 June 2019 by Égalité Gay Times has reported on the latest country to legalize same-sex marriage. Ecuador’s highest court has ruled in favour of same-sex marriage. On Wednesday 12 June, the Constitutional Court in capital city Quito voted five-to-four to introduce marriage equality for LGBTQ people in the small South American nation, following in… ... Read more
Botswana decriminalizes homosexuality. 12 June 2019 by Égalité Around the world there are many places where to be gay is illegal, but the number has just reduced by one (there are still 71 places where being gay is criminalised).  Botswana's High Court has just struck down colonial era legislation ( 10th June 2019).  This victory for justice and… ... Read more
Nigerian Anglican Church continues its persecution of gay clergy 22 May 2019 by Égalité Various news sites are reporting that four more priests in the Anglican Church of Nigeria have been dismissed for 'homosexual practices'. Their dismissal and defrocking follows similar actions against two other priests less than two weeks ago. News of the action has been reported by the Episcopal Café and others. The… ... Read more
Via Media publishes theological articles on marriage and human sexuality 21 May 2019 by Égalité The Ozanne Foundation is publishing a series of 10 articles on key issues. Many of us have been looking for easily accessible and readable articles on the theology of human sexuality, and the biblical case for inclusion.  Via Media News is starting a series of 10 articles on key issues,… ... Read more
Taiwan legalizes the marriage of same-sex couples 18 May 2019 by Æqualitas On 17 May 2019 the Taiwanese parliament (legislative assembly) passed an Act to legalize marriage between two people of the same sex – the first country in Asia to do so. The Act comes into force on 24 May, just in time to comply with a deadline set by the… ... Read more
Send us your badge photographs 8 May 2019 by Égalité Campaign badges are selling like hotcakes, so if you have not got yours yet get your order in now.  And do send us photographs of where yours is seen. ... Read more
The Rebel Priest ‘Gay people in the Church are not going to go away’ 8 May 2019 by Égalité Fr Andrew was interviewed by the Guardian recently about his new post at Lady Margaret Hall in Oxford, the work of the Campaign and the challenges to the Church of England in its current attitudes to gay people and our relationships. You can read the article here and the full… ... Read more
A prayer of Jim Cotter, 1942 – 16 April 2014 16 April 2019 by Égalité With thanks to Tracey Byrne for reminding us of this lovely prayer.  On his Year's Mind, may Jim rest in peace and rise in glory. A Prayer Restore the years, O God, that we have lost, that the locusts have eaten. Give to us the future we thought we should… ... Read more