Category - civil partnerships

  • 22 Sep 2010

    The Liberal Democrat conference has overwhelmingly backed a resolution calling for marriage equality, irrespective of sexual or gender orientation.

  • 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.

  • 28 Jul 2010

    UK Equalities Minister, Lynne Featherstone has been urged to initiate a government review and public consultation on the ban on gay civil marriage.

  • 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”.

  • 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.

  • 18 Apr 2010

    The Labour Party has been criticised by equality campaigners after launching an LGBT Manifesto that fails to commit the party to legal equality for same-sex marriages.

  • 18 Apr 2010

    The English Democrats' candidate in Chippenham, Jon Maguire, has claimed that to vote for his party is to vote “with God”.

  • 7 Apr 2010

    Quakers in Britain are among those who have welcomed the successful passage of the Equality Bill through its final House of Commons stages on 6 April 2010.

  • 6 Apr 2010

    Tory Phillip Hammond (NB not George Osborne) has just been on BBC News 24 skating around questions regarding the Tory promise to "recognise marriage in the tax system". They will soon announce what form it will take. But it is clear the Conservatives are going to encounter some significant problems between the moral appeal of the policy to their natural constituency on the one hand, and the social justice appeal by which they have sold it, on the other. They are caught between a rock and a hard place, and their love affair with the policy may soon be "on the rocks" as a result.

  • 15 Mar 2010

    Marriage in the Church of England is fast becoming a joke, suggests parish priest Kevin Scully. The current confusion between its social, state and civic meanings and its religious and spiritual ones is eroding its Christian significance, he suggests. A better way is needed.