The Church of England is ready to approve the appointment of openly gay bishops, providing that they are celibate.
Britain's established church was to publish its legal advice on the issue yesterday in an attempt to clarify its policy following years of controversy and debate.
The document, Choosing Bishops - The Equality Act 2010, summarises the points that those involved in the nomination process ''need to keep in mind'' when considering candidates in order to avoid breaking the law.
It states there is no bar to the promotion of gay clergy to a bishopric as long as they are not sexually active and never have been while in the priesthood.
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