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Senior bishops call on Lords to retain gay employment exemptions

A statement from three senior bishops calls on peers today to retain and even widen religious exemptions on employing gay people.

The statement, issued on behalf of the Bishop of Winchester Michael Scott-Joynt, the Bishop of Exeter Michael Langrish and the Bishop of Chester Peter Forster, said that churches had to be able to "appoint and employ people consistently with their guiding doctrine and ethos".

Currently, churches may discriminate when hiring gay people.

Provisions in the Equality Bill, which is passing through the House of Lords, will require that churches may only discriminate in terms of sexual orientation when hiring those who will teach doctrine or lead worship.

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January 26, 2010

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