Category - marriage

  • 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    The Bishop of London, Richard Chartres, has suspended ("withdrawn from public ministry" in church speak) the Bishop of Willesden, Pete Broadbent, over remarks he made on Facebook about the engagement of Kate Middleton and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.

  • November 16, 2010

    Since yesterday morning, the media have been preoccupied with one particular family event. So in case you haven't been able to hear anything else, here is some news from yesterday which you may have missed.

  • November 16, 2010

    As news of a royal engagement was announced, a gay couple were refused permission to marry after they declined the option of a civil partnership.

  • November 2, 2010

    A register office has refused a Christian minister permission for a same-sex marriage,
    triggering the first steps in legal action over marriage equality.

  • October 27, 2010

    The Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement has given firm backing to a new campaign that plans legal action to secure recognition of same-sex marriage in the UK.

  • October 26, 2010

    Eight couples are planning to launch a court case against the ban on same-sex marriage. They also want mixed-sex couples to be allowed civil partnerships.

  • August 22, 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.

  • July 22, 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.

  • July 20, 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.

  • July 20, 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.