Category - same-sex marriage

  • March 3, 2010

    In a dramatic development, the House of Lords has voted to allow the use of religious premises and religious language in same-sex partnerships. Peers voted in favour of the proposal by 93 votes to 21, despite government opposition.

  • January 19, 2010

    Australian Quakers have agreed to lobby their government for a change in the law so that same-sex couples can marry on an equal basis to mixed-sex couples. The news follows a similar decision by British Quakers last year.

  • November 9, 2009

    US Episcopal Bishop Stephen T. Lane of the Diocese of Maine has said he joins the "many Episcopalians [who] are deeply grieved" by Maine voters' rejection of that state's same-gender marriage law last week.

  • October 23, 2009

    In what is being seen as a landmark decision, the Church of Sweden has formally agreed to recognise same-sex marriages and conduct gay weddings and blessings, becoming the first major church to do so.

  • October 5, 2009

    Britain's national Quaker Week has got underway. This is the Quakers' first major outreach event since they hit the headlines by deciding to carry out same-sex marriages on the same basis as opposite-sex ones.

  • June 16, 2006