It is a story that was never going to end well for anybody, and as the case of the Christian guest house owners who refused a room to a gay couple stumbles towards an inevitably sad conclusion in the Supreme Court we can only regret that it ever happened.
Presidents and Prime Ministers are ensnared in it, social media hotly debate it – the nature of marriage, its sanctity and openness to gay couples is a topic that isn’t going to go away. Are we about to break marriage, or make it?
The UK Government is consulting on whether to allow churches to host civil same-sex partnership ceremonies. Is this a good solution?
A church that doesn’t ordain gay people and won’t carry out same-sex weddings votes to treat the gay partners of deceased clergy as if they had been married. Confused? You should be!