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Gay couple to sue church over gay marriage opt-out - VoxClamantis - 08-02-2013


And so it begins... From the Christian Institute:



Gay couple to sue church over gay marriage opt-out
Thu, 1 Aug 2013


Wealthy gay dad, Barrie Drewitt-Barlow, says he and his civil partner Tony will go to court to force churches to host gay weddings.

He told the Essex Chronicle that he will take legal action because “I am still not getting what I want”.

Vox Wrote:Doesn't he sound like a spoiled brat?

A Government Bill legalising gay marriage passed Parliament recently but it included measures to protect churches from being forced to perform same-sex weddings.


Challenge

Mr Drewitt-Barlow said: “The only way forward for us now is to make a challenge in the courts against the church.

“It is a shame that we are forced to take Christians into a court to get them to recognise us.”

He added: “It upsets me because I want it so much – a big lavish ceremony, the whole works, I just don’t think it is going to happen straight away.

“As much as people are saying this is a good thing I am still not getting what I want.”


Lobby

The gay couple shot to fame in 1999 when they became the first British same-sex couple to be named on their children’s birth certificates.

They entered a civil partnership in 2006, and Barrie Drewitt-Barlow has reportedly donated around £500,000 to groups lobbying for same-sex marriage.

Last year the Church of England warned that the Government’s plans to redefine marriage could trigger legal problems and end the 500-year link between church and state.


‘Problematic’

In January this year a leading lawyer cautioned that the plans left the Church of England open to legal challenge.

The Prime Minister was sent a copy of the legal opinion by Lord Carey, a former Archbishop of Canterbury.

In June 2012 Crispin Blunt MP, who was then a Justice Minister, admitted that the Government’s plans could lead to legal issues.

He said the Government is “seeking to protect, indeed, proscribe religious organisations from offering gay marriage”, but he continued: “That may be problematic legally”.





Re: Gay couple to sue church over gay marriage opt-out - MorganHiver - 08-02-2013

I was talking to a priest about this. I find it absolutely ridiculous that these men care more about a "big lavish ceremony" rather than religion and GOD. He made no mention of his faith or anything. This is why it won't happen "STRAIGHT away". Also, let's say this small percentage of the population somehow manages to force all private religious establishments to perform these *marriages*...no way would they be seen valid in the eyes of the Lord or even according to the doctrines of the other religions of the world that view SSA as a sin.

Another thing that perplexes me is that if a Catholic priest (some prots too) is able to refuse a man and women from being marriage within the church, why are they not allowed to deny SSA *couples* as well? I know people that were not allowed to marry within the church until they completed a year long marriage course. One couple lived together and already had 3 kids and the priest told them that he would not marry them until they lived under two different roofs and completed the course.

If SSA people win this lawsuit, will straight couples be able to sue as well? How about bisexuals that want to marry both male and female to satisfy their orientation?


Re: Gay couple to sue church over gay marriage opt-out - symphony8 - 08-03-2013

(08-02-2013, 06:19 AM)Vox Clamantis Wrote: ...

He told the Essex Chronicle that he will take legal action because “I am still not getting what I want”.

...

“It upsets me because I want it so much – a big lavish ceremony, the whole works, I just don’t think it is going to happen straight away.

“As much as people are saying this is a good thing I am still not getting what I want.”

...

Narcissus reborn, and the rallying cry of the homosexual 'movement' since its inception.


Re: Gay couple to sue church over gay marriage opt-out - In nomine Patris - 08-03-2013

They need to sue Jesus, since He is the author of any law prohibiting gay marriage, they could point out He is intolerant, homophobic and outdated. And would the bible be allowed as evidence?


Re: Gay couple to sue church over gay marriage opt-out - salus - 08-03-2013

Madness like this in the past were dealt with in mental state hospitals


Re: Gay couple to sue church over gay marriage opt-out - dark lancer - 08-03-2013

Now there's an ad here on FE to "celebrate LGBT pride."

Can we argue a slippery slope yet?  It's becoming quite apparent.


Re: Gay couple to sue church over gay marriage opt-out - Remegius - 08-08-2013

Has the Pope Francis and homosexuals thread (who am I to judge?) been stopped?, as I can't locate it. It had some bearing on this issue so readers should access it.


Re: Gay couple to sue church over gay marriage opt-out - 2Vermont - 08-08-2013

(08-08-2013, 12:57 PM)Remegius Wrote: Has the Pope Francis and homosexuals thread (who am I to judge?) been stopped?, as I can't locate it. It had some bearing on this issue so readers should access it.
It's on the second page Remegius.