– Ben Summerskill, chief executive of gay rights organisation Stonewall
At a time when 50,000 families in Britain are homeless and a billion people across the world live on less than a dollar a day. It's extraordinary that Archbishops are worrying about the family arrangements of a few thousands gay people. We assume that Roman Catholic congregations will take as much notice of the instruction to marginalise gay people's relationships as they do of the regular instruction they receive not to use birth control.
A letter from two senior archbishops will be read in 2,500 parish churches today arguing against a move to legalise same-sex marriage.