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.
In 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.