11 February 2010

equal benefits passed by general synod today

That this Synod request the Archbishops’ Council and the Church of England Pensions Board to bring forward changes to the rules governing the clergy pension scheme in order to go beyond the requirements of the Civil Partnership Act 2004 and provide for pension benefits to be paid to the surviving civil partners of deceased clergy on the same basis as they are currently paid to surviving spouses

In the context of the AC-NA resolution discussed below, this is particularly interesting. The prospect of AC-NA actually applying to be in fellowship with a Church of England that is moving this close to marital equivalence for lesbian and gay clerics is hard to visualize.


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Christal said...


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