NEWS RELEASE: Quaker Lesbian & Gay Fellowship welcomes Commons vote on Equal Marriage
6 February 2013
The Quaker Lesbian & Gay Fellowship (QLGF) has welcomed the House of Commons vote in favour of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill last night. Rosalind Mitchell, Media Officer for QLGF, said today: “We are all very excited about this change in the law. Quakers have accepted the right of same-sex couples to a spiritual celebration of their union for nearly four years now, and it’s good to see that Parliament has listened and voted for this move towards equality.
“Quakers see God in all people, and this leads us to see all people as equal before God. When they gather together in meetings, which are welcoming and open to all, they are able to witness all committed loving relationships and celebrate them in the spirit”.
We have now launched the QLGF forums, a space for in-depth discussion of LGBT, Quaker and other issues.
You can find the forums either by pointing your browser at http://qlgf.org.uk/forums or by clicking on ‘Forums’ in the menu at the top of this page.
Welcome to the new-look website for QLGF, the Quaker Lesbian & Gay Fellowship.
We hope that this heralds a dramatic change in the way we communicate with each other. And more important, the way we keep the news up to date.
We hope we will still be able to provide a friendly (and Friendly) place where those who identify themselves as lesbian, gay, transgendered, bisexual, queer or any related word of their choosing, or just in sympathy with those who do, can come together in the Spirit for news, discussion, and perhaps even a bit of fun.
Let us know what you think, now that you are free to comment on what is posted here. What would you like to see here? What do you think would make this site better?
Me, I’m just going to lurk in the background and keep the thing running. After all, you could say I was the first Quaker Internet Service Provider, in a manner of speaking.