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Church of Ireland House of Bishops on same sex marriage referendum

 The Church of Ireland House of Bishops commenting on the 'yes' result in the Republic of Ireland's Same-Sex Marriage referendum, have underlined the traditional and biblical view of marriage, forbidding same-sex marriages to take place in C of I churches.

In their statement  they clearly say that 'the Church of Ireland...defines marriage as between a man and a woman and the result of this referendum does not alter this.'

Given that the Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross, Paul Colton, and the Bishop of Cashel and Ossory, Michael Burrows, have advocated a 'yes' vote in the Referendum, the statement is probably not as unanimous as it appears.  

Most likely, the division will become more apparent as these bishops continue to advocate LGBT views in the Church of Ireland.

25th May 2015

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