Category - marriage

  • February 13, 2011

    Faith groups and equality campaigners have welcomed news that the government will push ahead with plans to allow religious elements in same-sex civil partnerships.

  • January 5, 2011

    An Episcopalian bishop in the US has thanked God for the institution of marriage while officiating at the wedding of two lesbian priests in Boston.

  • January 1, 2011

    For some activists, resisting the government's cuts means abandoning other campaigns, such as the struggle for queer rights and same-sex marriage. But they are making a false distinction. Issues of marriage and sexuality are closely linked to questions of power and money.

  • December 22, 2010

    The Christian thinktank Ekklesia says that the new 'Equal Love Campaign', with legal challenges aimed at securing the right to same-sex marriage and heterosexual civil partnerships, highlight once more the ”long overdue” need to overhaul the system of marriage law in the UK.

  • December 21, 2010

    Four same-sex couples and four mixed-sex couples have begun a legal challenge to secure equal rights to marriage and civil partnership in the UK.

  • December 3, 2010

    A legal challenge over same-sex marriage has come a step closer after two men in Greenwich became the latest couple to be refused permission to marry.

  • November 30, 2010

    Migration campaigners have condemned a law that will require non-EU citizens entering the UK on spousal visas to pass an English language test.

  • November 30, 2010

    A lesbian couple say they were treated offensively when refused the right to hold a civil marriage at Petersfield Register Office in Hampshire.

  • November 23, 2010

    A heterosexual couple have been refused the right to hold a civil partnership at Bristol Register Office. They are part of the Equal Love campaign.

  • November 23, 2010

    The Bishop of London, Richard Chartres, has suspended ("withdrawn from public ministry" in church speak) the Bishop of Willesden, Pete Broadbent, over remarks he made on Facebook about the engagement of Kate Middleton and William Windsor. Whatever view you or I take of the monarchy, the Church of England or the opinions of Pete Broadbent, this news raises some worrying questions.