From THE GUARDIAN:
Gene Robinson, the openly gay bishop whose election split the Anglican church, has announced that he is divorcing his husband. Robinson, 66, who retired in 2010, made his announcement in an email to the diocese of New Hampshire and in an article for The Daily Beast. He and Mark Andrew entered a civil union in 2008 and converted it to a marriage when New Hampshire legalised the institution, in 2010.
I am disappointed in Gene Robinson. He has let us down by doing exactly what the haters said he would. That is possibly the worst possible sin a campaigner for justice can commit. However, we can't all be Louie Clay (né Crew) who I am sure I will be mentioning when the trolls begin to crow.
Susan Russell writes: "Gene Robinson has not let you down. This is not about you. It is about the sad reality that sometimes our highest and best hopes are dashed and when that happens, to deal with it with the kind of transparency and integrity Gene and Mark are dealing with this very personal tragedy is, I believe, an example to us all."
To which I reply: "I don't condemn him. But I am disappointed in him. And it is about all of us who will have to spin this one. It will not be so much of a problem in the USA where the inclusion of gay people in the Episcopal Church is pretty much a fait accompli but it is going to be a challenge for us still fighting for justice in the UK and elsewhere. I think at times like these we should be honest about the damage."