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”.