Anglican marriage changes: why asking wife to 'submit' over 'obey' is a dangerous development

Galloway, Kathrine (2012) Anglican marriage changes: why asking wife to 'submit' over 'obey' is a dangerous development. Women's Agenda, 27 August 2012.

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[Extract] The Anglican church in the diocese of Sydney is changing the wording of its marriage service to provide, optionally for couples who choose it, for the wife to submit to the husband. This replaces the old vow for the woman to 'obey' – made optional in the Anglican rite in 1928.

It is not my place to critique religious rites so long as they occur within a church context between consenting adults. However the Marriage Act 1961(Cth) provides that those who are recognised ministers of religion of a recognised denomination, are empowered to solemnise marriages under the Act.

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