Phi Wire Hand Picked Politics - Live

  • Janan Ganesh | Cameron caves to reality on immigration

    • source icon
    • 12:53
  • Janan Ganesh | Cameron caves in to reality

    • source icon
    • 12:34
  • Sunder Katwala | Parties need joint ‘British position’ to reform EU free movement

    • source icon
    • 12:18
  • Ryan Shorthouse | Welfare reform should recognisecontributions and support families

    • source icon
    • 12:15
  • LabourList | Diane Abbott expected to announce she will run to be London Mayor

    • source icon
    • 12:10
  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

Story Tracker

Select Story:

Cleric hits out over marriage ban

Cleric hits out over marriage ban

A leading cleric has hit out at the Government after it emerged the Church of England and Church in Wales were not consulted over being banned from performing same-sex weddings.

The Archbishop of Wales, Dr Barry Morgan, said: "I think it really curtails our freedom as a Church to do what we think might be right and to regard the marriage of gays as a criminal act; that doesn't help anybody, it certainly doesn't help the church, or gay people either."

The Church of England was not consulted over proposals to make it illegal for them to perform equal marriages, its lead spokesperson in the House of Lords has said.

The Right Rev Tim Stevens expressed "complete shock" at the Government's plan, which would make the Church of England and the Church in Wales the only religious organisations legally blocked from conducting the ceremonies.

Green Box: Cleric hits out over marriage banClick to open

+ Expand all - Collapse all

Recommended External Links

Full access for £22 a month...

PoliticsHome PRO Find out more