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Mpho Tutu: LGBTI call for equal rights in Anglican Church won't abate

The Anglican Church rejected a motion to offer “prayers of blessing” to people in same-sex civil unions.

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu and his daughter Revered Canon Mpho Tutu van Furth attend a ceremony in which they were awarded honorary senior fellowships by Regent's University London in Cape Town on 3 May 2016. Picture: Aletta Harrison/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Reverend Canon Mpho Tutu-van Furth says the call from LGBTI members to have equal rights in the Anglican Church will not abate.

Tutu van Furth says she's disappointed over a decision made by the Anglican Church of Southern Africa's Provincial Synod to reject a motion to offer "prayers of blessing" to people in same-sex civil unions.

Tutu van Furth, who was forced to give up her priesthood after marrying a woman last year, says she's still hopeful.

"It is a course of love and justice. It will come up again and again until love and justice prevail."