In England this week, on 20 November 2012, a coalition of fundamentalists in the Church of England managed to defeat church legislation which would have allowed for women bishops.
Note that the Church of England, though an Anglican church, is separate from all other Anglican churches. Its legislation does not affect the Anglican church in America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, etc, which have had women bishops for some time now.
A big step forward came outside the Church this week, when on the same day, in Washington,
White House officials welcomed more than two dozen transgender and
allied activists and organizations to mark the Transgender Day of