Some food for thought from a homesteading Quaker in the beautiful town of Hay-on-Wye on the border between Wales and England.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Equality ~ Quakers in Britain, Liberal Judaism and Unitarians
"Current law provides for opposite-sex couples to marry in either a religious or civil ceremony as they choose. But for same-sex couples there is no such choice: civil partnership ceremonies cannot use religious language or take place in religious buildings. We are writing on behalf of Quakers in Britain, Liberal Judaism and Unitarians to express our strong support for an amendment to the equality bill to be introduced by Waheed Alli in the Lords tomorrow that would end this prohibition. The amendment deserves to succeed on the grounds of both equality and religious liberty. We urge all members of the House of Lords to support it."
Gillian Ashmore Religious Society of Friends (Quakers),
Rev Jeffrey Lane Gould General Assembly of Unitarian and Free Christian Churches,
Rabbis Aaron Goldstein and Shulamit Ambalu Rabbinic Conference, Liberal Judaism