Marriage is ‘not for governments to define’

 

From Christian Today

Christians should speak up for the uniqueness of marriage, says the head of the Christian Medical Fellowship.

Dr Peter Saunders commended the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, for taking a strong lead in advocating marriage.

Dr Sentamu told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme this week that while he would “not diminish” same-sex households, marriage remains the “bedrock of society”.

Marriage has hit the headlines in recent months as Westminster and Scotland seek opinion on plans to change the legal definition to include same-sex couples.

The Scottish Government’s consultation came to a close last month and a similar consultation is to be launched by Westminster in February.

Churches and Christian organisations in Scotland campaigned fiercely against the proposals and it is expected that the Westminster consultation will prompt a similar effort.

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