Report on consultation with PCN members over the Government’s proposals on gay marriage

This report, prepared by the PCN chair, John Churcher, details the responses of PCN members to a questionnaire on same-sex marriages.

‚ÄčIn April and May 2012, PCN Britain asked its members whether they wished the organisation to make representations to the government on its proposals for same-sex marriage.  The questionnaire asked members to indicate their view not only on civil same-sex marriages but also on the possibility of church ceremonies.  There was also a question about the extension of the principle of Civil Partnerships to opposite-sex unions.  Members overwhelming wished PCN to make representations and overwhelmingly supported the notion of same-sex marriage and the option for church ceremonies.  The findings were conveyed to the Home Office in June 2012.

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