Category - marriage

  • 3 May 2013

    I blogged earlier this week about statements from the socially conservative lobby group Christian Concern ahead of the local elections. They encouraged people to vote for candidates opposed to same-sex marriage.

  • 1 May 2013

    The “Christian Right” in Britain – inasmuch as it exists – is not like the Christian Right in the US. Over there, conservatism on issues such as marriage and abortion seems to go hand in hand with right-wing views on economics and foreign policy. Over here, we have conservative Christian lobby groups with a far more narrow focus. Organisations such as the Christian Institute, Christian Concern/Christian Legal Centre and so-called Anglican Mainstream focus largely on attacking LGBT rights. They also speak out against abortion, Islam and the supposed marginalisation of Christians in Britain.

  • 20 Mar 2013
  • 15 Feb 2013

    Valentine's Day has become a commercial jamboree that all-too-easily encrusts human affections in money-making and mawkishness.

  • 6 Feb 2013

    A range of Christian groups have joined with others in welcoming a vote in Parliament to legalise same-sex marriage in England and Wales.

  • 30 Jan 2013

    Christians who support marriage equality will pray for all committed, loving relationships on Sunday, two days before Parliament votes on same-sex marriage.

  • 25 Jan 2013

    The UK government's culture secretary, Maria Miller, gave a rather faltering performance on BBC Radio 4's flagship 'Today' programme this morning, answering questions -- or, rather, trying to avoid them -- about the Marriage (Same-Sex Couples) Bill.

  • 30 Dec 2012

    It’s been a good Christmas for opponents of marriage equality. They managed to make headlines on both Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

  • 18 Dec 2012

    I am disappointed to see that a same-sex couple in Essex say that they plan to sue the government over the ban on same-sex weddings taking place within the Church of England.

  • 12 Dec 2012

    The government's proposals for same-sex marriage have revealed them to be clueless about religion, contemptuous of civil rights and bizarrely ignorant about the history, culture and politics of Wales. There is a serious possibility of these proposals failing to pass through Parliament. We must step up the campaign for civil rights, not assume they have been won.