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Church of England guidance for schools encourages a "loving and hospitable community [where] pupils can explore their identity without fear of harm, judgement or being ostracized." Rawpixel Ltd/Getty Images/iStockphoto hide caption

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Canterbury Cathedral, the mother church of the international Anglican Communion, stands under clouds in 2008, in Canterbury, England. A church meeting this week on the issue of same-sex marriage has resulted in a three-year sanction of the Episcopal Church, the Anglican body in America. Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images hide caption

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