Category - marriage

  • 22 Aug 2010

    Pressure is growing for same-sex couples to be given full equality in marriage law after 98 per cent of LGBT people polled said civil partnerships don't go far enough.

  • 22 Jul 2010

    A senior church figure and a cross-party political coalition is recommending a legal change in Scotland to give same-sex couples full marriage rights.

  • 20 Jul 2010

    It's easy to get the impression that, when it comes to questions of sexuality, Christians are split into two embittered factions who fight each other with no hope of dialogue or progress.

  • 20 Jul 2010

    Peter Tatchell is to receive an honorary doctorate from Sussex University in recognition of 43 years of campaigning for human rights. Best known for his campaigns for gay rights and for his attempted arrest of Robert Mugabe, he said he was initially hesitant about the honour but has chosen to accept.

  • 15 Jul 2010

    Equality campaigners in Argentina are celebrating after the country's Senate voted to give legal recognition to same-sex marriage. Same-sex couples will also be allowed to adopt children.

  • 4 Jul 2010

    Over a hundred Christians were greeted with cheers and applause yesterday as they joined the Pride festival in London wearing T-shirts declaring “Christian and Proud”.

  • 25 Jun 2010

    The Church of England is reported to be about to propose a change in its rules that will allow priests who are divorced to become bishops. Journalists looking for negative reactions to this news have not found them hard to find.

  • 6 May 2010

    For the first time in a British general election, significant numbers of voters will today have the opportunity to support candidates from parties described specifically as “Christian”. Symon Hill hopes that very few of them will choose to do so.

  • 5 May 2010

    The role of religion in the general election is far from straightforward. Politicians and the media need to recognise the diversity of religious engagement with politics on a much wider range of issues than they sometimes seem to notice.

  • 27 Apr 2010

    The Westminster Declaration, a statement drawn up by conservative Christian groups ahead of the election, has been criticised by the former chair of Christians in Politics.