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Trans people and the Church of England: disadvantage and microaggressions (2017)
Journal Article
Clucas, R. (2017). Trans people and the Church of England: disadvantage and microaggressions. Modern believing, 58(4), (321-342). doi:10.3828/mb.2017.22. ISSN 1353-1425

In this article, I discuss the situation of trans people within the Church of England. I outline instances of legal and institutional discrimination in the following situations: the Equality Act 2010 in the context of employment, promotion and traini... Read More

Sexual orientation change efforts, conservative christianity and resistance to sexual justice (2017)
Journal Article
Clucas, R. (2017). Sexual orientation change efforts, conservative christianity and resistance to sexual justice. Social Sciences, 6(2), (54). doi:10.3390/socsci6020054. ISSN 2076-0760

© 2017 by the authors. In this article, I situate the practice of sexual orientation conversion efforts (SOCE), sometimes known as conversion or reparative therapy, within historical, cultural, religious and political attitudes to non-heterosexuality... Read More

Women bishops : equality, rights and disarray (2013)
Journal Article
Clucas, R., & Sharpe, K. (2013). Women bishops : equality, rights and disarray. Ecclesiastical Law Journal, 15(2), (158-174). doi:10.1017/S0956618X13000185. ISSN 0956-618X

In this article we discuss the recent history of the failed draft Bishops and Priests (Consecration and Ordination of Women) Measure, situating this within the broader context of the ordination of women and debates around the Equality Act exceptions... Read More

Religion, Sexual Orientation and the Equality Act 2010: Gay Bishops in the Church of England Negotiating Rights Against Discrimination (2012)
Journal Article
Clucas, R. (2012). Religion, Sexual Orientation and the Equality Act 2010: Gay Bishops in the Church of England Negotiating Rights Against Discrimination. Sociology, 46(5), 936-950. doi:10.1177/0038038512451533

A sophisticated understanding of human rights must look at ways in which conflicts between competing rights are negotiated. This article undertakes a case study of the interrelationship of rights related to religion and sexuality in societies, in the... Read More