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Christian Concern and Law Society reach agreement over marriage conference cancellation

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Issued on behalf of Christian Concern
Press Statement
For Immediate Release
21 June 2013

Christian Concern and Law Society reach agreement over marriage conference cancellation

Following a mediation on Wednesday (19 June) Christian Concern and the Law Society have agreed upon the following joint statement:

• Christian Concern and the Law Society are pleased to announce that agreement has been reached in relation to the cancellation of the conference on marriage dated 23 May 2012.

• Both parties uphold the right and freedoms of other members of society based on the principles of a democratic society and debate, which respects the dignity and rights and freedoms of others.

• To this end, the Law Society has announced it will organise a full debate on the issue of same sex marriage in which a number of eminent speakers will attend, including a speaker from Christian Concern.

• Both parties respect the fact that views exist in society of those who believe that marriage is between a man and a woman to the exclusion of all others, and those who believe that marriage should be between two adults regardless of their gender.

• The Law Society, without endorsing the views of Christian Concern, acknowledges that those views, which Christian Concern bases on Biblical principles, are sincerely held and that Christian Concern is entitled to hold and express those views.

• The Law Society welcomes bookings from Christian Concern in the future.

ENDS.

Notes for Editors:
As is normal in a Mediation process, neither Christian Concern nor the Law Society will be adding anything to this statement, or giving interviews. We look forward to working with the Law Society in connection with a forthcoming debate.

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