The Pink Triangle Trust

News Release – 12 June 2012

Gay Humanists Rubbish Attack on Same-Sex Marriage

Kenilworth, 12 June 2012 — The UK gay humanist charity the Pink Triangle Trust (PTT) has rubbished the latest attack on same-sex marriage by the Church of England in its submission to the Government’s consultation on this issue.

Commenting on this, the PTT’s secretary, George Broadhead, said: “This is part and parcel of the Church’s longstanding Bible-based hostility to gay rights. It is fatuous to claim that the Church or its places of worship will be badly affected by this progressive legislation since it concerns only civil marriages in register offices. Moreover, as the courts are well aware of the distinction between civil and religious institutions, it is equally fatuous to claim that these marriages will result in legal challenges that will force any church to marry same-sex couples.

“As usual, the Church is out of touch with public opinion which, as polls show, is overwhelmingly in favour of same-sex marriage. No wonder the Church’s members are deserting the pews in droves.”

Further information from George Broadhead on 01926 858450.
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