Comments: Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill moves to House of Lords

I hope it passes the first hurdle on the 3rd, we can't assume Lord Dear's "fatal motion" will fail.

I've been told by several bishops that they intend to stop the bill at the second reading despite the convention that bills are firstly not voted on at the second reading and secondly they don't vote against a bill with such a large majority in the commons.

The eyes will be on the bishops and many will ask once again why there is a need for 26 bishops in the HoL.

Posted by Howard at Saturday, 25 May 2013 at 6:40am BST

Dear Lord, don't let Lord Dear carry the day. We will have enough of a problem with the Church of
England Bishops (en bloc?) trying to prevent anyone from accessing the privilege of legal monogamous marriage relationship - even though (the bishops) they cannot speak for the whole of society - let alone the Church of England mainstream membership.

Posted by Father Ron Smith at Tuesday, 28 May 2013 at 3:22am BST
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