Thursday 15th Mar 2012: The lifestyle guide for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans community in Stockport. Under the Rainbow keeps you updated with everything going on in the borough and beyond. Listen for details of local groups, unmissable gigs, the latest news and have a laugh with our quiz. Also this week – tonight we’re talking about civil partnerships and gay marriage.
Same-sex Civil Partnerships have been law since 2004, but its only very recently been possible to hold them in religious buildings.
Manchester’s Unitarian Church has become one of the first places in the country to have a licence to perform a Civil Partnership Ceremony.
Reverend Jane Barraclough told Under the Rainbow about it.
Many of the big religions are often seen as not being very gay friendly. However, Unitarianism is a religion which readily accepts homosexuals. The Reverend Jeff Gould speaks to Under the Rainbow tonight, and he explains more about the religion and their view of homosexuality.