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Church of England drops opposition to gay bishops
The Church of England has dropped its prohibition on gay clergy in civil partnerships becoming bishops.
In an announcement from the Church’s House of Bishops, the Church says it would allow gay clergy to become bishops if they promise to be celibate. Conservative evangelical Anglicans say they will fiercely resist the development, BBC News reports.

Church of England drops opposition to gay bishops

The Church of England has dropped its prohibition on gay clergy in civil partnerships becoming bishops.

In an announcement from the Church’s House of Bishops, the Church says it would allow gay clergy to become bishops if they promise to be celibate. Conservative evangelical Anglicans say they will fiercely resist the development, BBC News reports.

Church of England vote rejects women bishops

BBC: The general synod of the Church of England has voted against appointing women as bishops. The vote arrived at the end of a day of debate between supporters and opponents, and a 12-year legislative process.

Had the move been backed, the proposed legislation would have gone through UK’s Parliament before receiving royal assent.