(Guardian) Archbishop of Canterbury: Same Sex marriage bill will undermine family life

Posted by Kendall Harmon

The archbishop made clear he shared [Lord] Dear's concerns about the bill. Welby told peers the bill had created confusion, adding: "Marriage is abolished, redefined and recreated – being different and unequal for different categories. The new marriage of the bill is an awkward shape with same gender and different gender categories scrunched into it – neither fitting well.

"The concept of marriage as a normative place for procreation is lost. The idea of marriage as covenant is diminished. The family in its normal sense predating the state and as our base community of society is weakened.

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