Dean of St Paul’s embraces gay marriage

The new dean of St Paul’s Cathedral has come out in support of gay marriage.

In an interview with the Times. the Very Rev Dr David Ison, who was appointed this week, said “We need to take seriously people’s desire for partnership and make sure that the virtues that you see in married relationships are available to people who are gay”.

Dr Ison replaces Dr Giles Fraser, who resigned over the cathedral’s stance on the Occupy London protests. He was previously the dean of Bradford Cathedral, where he conducted ceremonies to affirm and pray for gay couples’ civil partnerships, and says he would be happy to do the same at St Pauls.