Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Queen petitioned by Church
Jan 2, 2007

A group of Christian lawyers plan to ask Britain's Queen Elizabeth to intervene in the introduction of new gay rights laws.

The Christian Concern for Our Nation are to petition the queen, as head of the Church of England, asking her to state their case that the proposed Sexual Orientation Regulations discriminate against Christians to Britain's Prime Minister Tony Blair.

The laws, which are scheduled to come into force in April, are being introduced to attempt to prevent discrimination against homosexual people.

However, the Church of England has indicated that priests could be sued for refusing to bless same-sex civil partnerships under the new regulations.
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