SEC approval of same-sex marriage; reaction in Anglican churches

Results of vote approving same-sex marriage; reactions of GAFCON, Anglican Communion and Church of England

This afternoon, the Scottish Episcopal Church discussed the final reading of a proposed alteration to the Church’s Canon on Marriage which would remove the doctrinal clause which states that marriage is between a man and a woman. At shortly later than the expected time, the results of the voting on the first two substantive motions for a second reading were announced. Continue reading

Another registration case: National Turkish Union v Bulgaria

In National Turkish Union v Bulgaria [2017] ECHR (No. 4776/08) [French only], the National Turkish Union and its founder and president, Menderes Mehmet Kungyun, complained successfully that the Bulgarian authorities’ refusal to register the Union was a breach of Article 11 ECHR.

Background

In 2006 Mr Kungyun announced his intention to form an association dedicated to promoting the rights of the Muslim minority in Bulgaria. Following his announcement, several hostile press articles criticised the Union’s aims, claiming variously that Mr Kungyun wanted to create an ethnic Turkish party and that he was receiving funding from secret services abroad.
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