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1

In what year did homosexual sex have the same age of consent as heterosexual sex which meant they wee treated the same under the law

2000

2

What could gay couples do from 2004 onward which gave them the same rights as married couples

Have a civil partnership

3

What did it become illegal to do in 2007

Discriminate against someone because of their sexual orientation

4

What are gay couples allowed to do since 2014

Be married, but places of worship can opt out if they wish

5

What percentage of the UK population would describe themselves as homosexual

1.5%

6

What is the Roman Catholic view of homosexuality

- homosexual inclination is not a sin but homosexual acts are sinful
- "they are contrary to natural law since they close the sexual act to the gift of life"
- they are condemned in the bible in five places
- homosexual persons are called to chastity and the church should support them in this
- the CCC opposes homophobic opinions

7

What is the Evangelical Protestant view of homosexuality

- being homosexuality is a sin because it says so in the bible
- "you shall not lie with a make as with a woman" Leviticus 18:22
- being homosexual is a sinful choice and no Christian should be homosexual
- often publicly protest gay rights laws and even argue homosexuality can be cured or healed

8

What is the Liberal Protestant view of homosexuality

- life long monogamous homosexual relations are morally acceptable
- some churches perform gay marriages e.g Quakers
- Church of England priests can be homosexual but are expected to remain celibate
- bible passages that condemn homosexuality are outdated and reflect old Jewish culture rather than the will of God
- Jesus never spoke about homosexuality

9

When was homosexuality legalised in adults over 21

1967