What are the issues behind women bishops vote?

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Tears and jubilation greeted the general synod's vote to allow women bishops

The Church of England on Monday is expected to adopt legislation allowing women to become bishops, bringing to a head decades of wrangling over the issue.

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Then Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams said the Church had "lost a measure of credibility" after the November 2012 rejection
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Some evangelicals are convinced the Bible teaches that male headship is what God wills, both in individual families, and in the family of the Church, but others disagree
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Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has said there is a "change of mood" in the Church on the issue which makes him very optimistic
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Pat Storey is the first woman Anglican bishop in the UK and Ireland. There are between 20 and 30 active Anglican women bishops in the world
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The Archbishop of Canterbury performed the marriage service of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in 2011
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It is not only some men who are opposed to female bishops - more than 2,000 women from within the Church of England signed a petition against them