Resources about Equal Marriage


The books listed below are specifically about equal marriage. They are in alphabetical order of title. Click on the book titles for full details of each book. A much larger curated list of affirming books that have been found helpful by LGBTQIA+ Christians and their allies can be found here: Recommended Books.

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More Perfect Union

by Alan Wilson

Suitable for: all Christians, especially Anglicans

Alan Wilson, Bishop of Buckingham, analyses the arguments for and against the marriage of same-sex couples in the Church and concludes unequivocally that the Church of England should accept and celebrate equal marriage.

Suitable for: all Christians, especially Anglicans

Essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the theology of same-sex relationships in a Christian context. Dr Jeffrey John was Dean of St Albans until 2021.

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Reasonable and Holy

by Tobias Stanislas Haller

Suitable for: theologically literate Christians, especially Anglicans

Reasonable and Holy presents a calm, reasoned argument for why same-sexuality is part of God’s creation and takes nothing away from opposite-sex couples and institutions. It shows how the marriage of same-sex couples fits well within the Christian understanding of marriage when examined in the light of Scripture, tradition and reason.

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Thinking Again About Marriage

by John Bradbury, Susannah Cornwall (editors)

Suitable for: academics

This book is about the theology of marriage in general, but it assumes equal marriage throughout and deal with the issues this involves. It is therefore included in this list.

What is involved in the practice of thinking theologically about marriage? Key writers and thinkers offer an informed, considered and constructive guide to a number of central questions. Reflecting a broad theological and eccesiological spectrum within the Christian tradition, Thinking Again About Marriage offers a vital resource for critical thinking and reflective practice.

Suitable for: all Christians, especially Anglicans

In her new book, Clare Herbert is trying to push the Church of England’s all-too-familiar conversation on same-sex relationships into new territory. Instead of setting the authority of particular biblical texts against the integrity of personal experience, the author wants the Church to look at the unique experience of same-sex couples through the lens of ‘queer theology’. She wants to square the unproductive circle of current debates.


The videos listed below are specifically about equal marriage.

Charlie Bell interviewed on The God Cast with Fr Alex Frost 19 June 2023 Fr Alex Frost is the Vicar of St Matthew The Apostle with Holy Trinity (St Matthew's for short), Burnley, an active and inclusive church. Fr Alex is also a prolific podcaster as host of 'The God Cast', interviewing all sorts of people "from bishops to nuns, comedians to celebrities, footballers to… ... Read more
Same-sex Marriage Forced this Priest to Quit 29 March 2023 Recently Channel 4 has created a series of short video documentaries under the title of 'Love Against The Odds'. Overcoming prejudice, trauma, struggles and misunderstanding, these relationships show that even when the odds are stacked against them, love can conquer all. The documentaries are available on YouTube at In… ... Read more
General Synod – watch the best speeches 15 February 2023 Here are some of the best speeches at General Synod last week by progressive and inclusive speakers. They are all about 3 minutes long, as that was the limit throughout the debate. Enjoy! If you think we have missed out a good inclusive speech, which might well have happened inadvertently,… ... Read more
Hereford Diocese Inclusive Church Forum make a video to guide the bishops towards equal marriage 17 December 2022 In September 2022, with the publication of the results of the Living in Love and Faith consultation, LLF entered its final phase, 'Discernment and Decision'. On 12–14 December 2022 the College of Bishops had the second of its series of meetings to discuss the way forward for the Church; at… ... Read more
Christians Grace and Jess are engaged to be married … 29 April 2022 This is an excellent BBC programme about a young gay Christian couple, Grace and Jess, who are shortly to be married. Here's the BBC description: "Christians Grace and Jess are engaged to be married and are about to move into their first home together: a canal boat. Saying goodbye to… ... Read more
It’s time for Equal Marriage 26 April 2022 This short video, produced in April 2022, is our 'creative response' to the Church of England's 'Living in Love and Faith' project; we are submitting it to the LLF 'Next Steps' group to help guide the bishops as they consider the way forward for the Church. Please feel free to… ... Read more


Danny Beard on Same Sex Love & Marriage – Love and God 19 June 2023 by Æqualitas Quick link to audio – well worth listening to! Danny Beard is a British drag performer and singer who won the 2022 season of 'RuPaul's Drag Race UK'. This 14-minute podcast is the second episode of a four-part series published on BBC Sounds. In this episode, entitled 'Love and God',… ... Read more
Sunday radio comes up trumps 23 January 2023 by Æqualitas Quick link to audio – well worth listening to! Three Counties Radio (known as 3CR) is a BBC local radio station covering Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire. On Sunday mornings it has a three-hour programme similar to the Radio 4 Sunday programme, hosted by Nighat Arif. This Sunday's show (22 January… ... Read more