Anglican Church to discuss same sex marriage

Same sex marriages are to be discussed by the Anglican Church, after a motion was passed at its synod in Fiji on Wednesday.

About 160 church members are attending the meeting, where the Reverend Glynn Cardy put forward a motion asking the church to have a conversation about the nature of marriage, and how it might respond to the request for same sex marriages.

Archbishop David Moxon says the motion will give the church a chance to think, discuss and listen.

He says the research done on the topic will be reported back to the next synod, which is scheduled for 2014 in Paihia.

Listen to more on Morning Report ( 2 min 49 sec )

Next story in National: Port Timaru to lose all container work