Quakers make historic decision on same sex marriage

Quakers in Britain took a historic step in favour of same sex marriage at their annual assembly on friday.

The Religious Society of Friends, more commonly known as Quakers, agreed on 31 July to conduct same sex marriages in their Meeting houses and to push for these to be recognised by the state. An earlier session on the subject recorded strong support in favour of changing from the current position, with dissenting voices being heard and it was recognised that Quakers who find the decision hard should also be treated tenderly and with love.

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