Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Catholic Churches can not be used for civil partnerships

This post at Catholic Voices argues that regulations that have been proposed to allow religious premises to be used for civil partnerships will have no force with regard to Catholic Churches.

The same post also gives a caution with regard to the possible consequences should same sex marriages be subsequently allowed in law. In that eventuality, it is not at all clear that safeguards for religious communities that do not wish to celebrate civil partnershps will equally apply with regard to same sex marriages.

1 comment:

Frederick Oakeley said...

We must make sure that the regulations could not apply to churches that do not accept same-sex unions. However, we ought to remember that the divorced do not have a right to insist on remarriage in Church nor does any other couple who do qualify under Church law. The precedents seem entirely favourable.