Comments: More from Mike Higton on Marriage and Gender

Mike Higton makes an important point. The failure of 'Men and women in marriage' to address concerns about gender inequality is particularly disappointing given that, as I noted in my own response, 'Responding to domestic abuse:
Guidelines for those with pastoral responsibilities' was produced by the Archbishops’ Council in 2006. This warned that 'Over the centuries questionable
assumptions about the relation between men and women, which were supposed to reflect the will of God, have influenced the Church’s interpretation of the Bible, its moral teaching and pastoral practice' and discusses this in some detail.

Posted by Savi Hensman at Saturday, 22 March 2014 at 9:21am GMT

Totally agree with Mike Higton - and indeed I have been saying for a long time to anybody who would listen that the whole question of the freedom of women to act as autonomous people and the true equals of men is at root the same issue as the marriage of same sex partners.

Posted by Rosemary Hannah at Sunday, 23 March 2014 at 3:54pm GMT
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