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News coverage on equal marriages

Here’s a taste of  this week’s media coverage on equal marriage, quoting Quakers, in date order.

For background read:
http://www.quaker.org.uk/news/quakers-renew-call-equal-marriage
and
http://www.quaker.org.uk/news/news-release-quakers-welcome-deputy-prime-minister-s-support-gay-marriage

04 July 2012

BBC R4 Today programme 7.12am interviewed Recording Clerk Paul Parker on Quaker support for equal marriage, before we attended a meeting on this, hosted by Yvette Cooper, Shadow Home Secretary and Minister for Women and Equalities. Listen again here http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/b006qj9z/console at 1.14 to 1.19

Premier Christian Radio recorded an interview with Paul Parker, to use in hourly bulletins.

BBC online 04 July 2012
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-18702646

http://www.politicshome.com/uk/article/57015/cooper_allow_religious_same_sex_marriages.html

Pink News 04 July 2012
http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2012/07/04/shadow-home-secretary-meets-with-liberal-faith-groups-on-equal-marriage/

Independent 04 July 2012
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/religious-figures-meet-at-conference-to-back-plans-to-legalise-civil-gay-marriage-7906904.html 

Independent comment 04 July 2012
http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/leading-articles/leading-article-nothing-but-hyperbole-on-samesex-marriage-7844862.html

Independent 04 July 2012
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/clegg-we-will-defy-antigay-marriage-rebellion-6291120.html?printService=print

Evening Standard 04 July 2012 Faith leaders unite in support of same-sex weddings in churches (link broken)

05 July 2012

Evening Standard
http://www.standard.co.uk/news/politics/nick-clegg-gay-couples-should-have-the-right-to-marry-in-church-7917329.html
and http://www.standard.co.uk/comment/we-should-allow-gay-weddings-in-church-7915437.html

http://unitarianchiefofficer.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/religion-same-sex-marriage-and-politics.html

The Independent online
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/nick-clegg-backs-gay-church-weddings-7917564.html

http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2012/07/05/evening-standard-backs-religious-marriage-rights-for-gay-couples/

On Top magazine
http://www.ontopmag.com/article.aspx?id=12309&MediaType=1&Category=24

Daily Telegraph online
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/9379483/Nick-Clegg-backs-gay-marriage-in-churches-in-break-with-David-Cameron-pledge.html

06 July 2012

Ekklesia
http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/node/16810

Daily Mail
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2169539/Clegg-backs-gay-weddings-churches-risks-angering-Tories-religious-leaders.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

politics.co.uk
http://www.politics.co.uk/news/2012/07/05/clegg-joins-campaign-for-gay-marriage-in-church

and many websites including Thinking Anglicans http://www.thinkinganglicans.org.uk