The Church of England supposedly represents the people of that nation, including every man, child and woman. Well, not exactly every woman in the domain. Its House of Laity voted on the question as to whether a woman could become a bishop, we already know that women view themselves as queens, and the vote to allow female bishops lost by six. Among existing bishops, 44 voted for women to become like them, three voted against and two abstained. Among priests, 148 in favor and 45 against. And, finally, of the laity, 132 were for and 74 against.
One proposal would allow female bishops but give a local parish the right to say no and request a male bishop. That was the final compromise offer, and, of this moment, no female bishops in the church. As we sport fans always say, wait till next year.