(Telegraph) Church of England set to bury Synod Same Sex Union debate

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Officials have quietly shelved a debate on the possibility of registering civil partnerships in Anglican churches for the first time, ahead of a five-day meeting of the Synod which begins in York on Friday.

The motion had been tabled almost 18 months ago and has the backing of almost 120 members.

A separate motion reaffirming the traditional “doctrine of Christian marriage” has also been postponed until another session to allow more time for arguments over women bishops.

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