New poll shows more Anglicans back same-sex marriage

Anglican churchgoers who support same-sex marriage outnumber those opposed to it for the first time, according to a new poll.

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The YouGov survey suggested 45% of Church of England followers felt same-sex marriage was right, against 37% who believed it wrong.

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Jayne Ozanne, a leading gay evangelical Anglican and member of the General Synod, the Church of England’s ruling body, said the results showed the Church of England was “out of step” with its members.

The Church’s official position is that marriage is between a man and a woman and earlier this month the US Episcopal branch of the Anglican Communion was sanctioned by the faith’s leaders over its stance on the issue.


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