Thursday, 13 July 2006

synod press coverage last items

The Times mentioned the final day of synod in Ruth Gledhill’s story about Ndungane’s letter: Church must keep to ‘middle ground’.

Jonathan Petre in the Telegraph was able to report Give married couples an even break on benefits, says Synod. This pleased the writers of leader columns there: The Synod’s solid sense.

Posted by Simon Sarmiento on Thursday, 13 July 2006 at 9:37am BST | TrackBack
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... although, of course, the legislation would have to incorporate civil partnerships, as the Conservative leader David Cameron noted in his recent speech on the matter.

Personally, I think its the usual 'family values' nonsense. What shoukd trigger assistance is not marriage but cohabitation and care of children. Children of cohabitees should not be discriminated against. Cohabitees and married couples are not treated differently accprding to the benefits system.

Yet again, the church interferes where it isn't wanted - when will it learn that it is nothing more than a largely irrelevant, backward-looking pressure group, and should be treated as such in these matters?

Posted by: Merseymike on Thursday, 13 July 2006 at 11:05am BST

I don't understand why legislation for marriage and gay partnerships have to be the same... Why is the UK government unthinkingly wedded to enforcing legal equality between two relationships that are not the same ?!

Posted by: Dave on Sunday, 16 July 2006 at 3:38pm BST
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