Friday 31 July 2009
The Quakers - The Religious Society of Friends - in the UK will now treat gay and lesbian couples in marriage ceremonies like they do heterosexuals. Say congratulations to that, and the State's compromise with Churches - to keep the ceremonies secular - is now blown open. Churches and religious gatherings can, of course, do what they like with no status in law, but this clashes with law. Until sorted out, presumably most couples so inclined will get a Civil Partnership and then go to the Quakers for marriage.