Category - same-sex marriage

  • March 4, 2010

    A range of campaigning groups and faith-based organisations have expressed their support for a decision to allow the use of religious premises and religious language in same-sex partnership ceremonies.

  • March 4, 2010

    Several members of the House of Lords were probably already in bed by the time their colleagues voted last night to allow the use of religious elements in same-sex civil partnerships. But those of us who have long waited for this vote were wide awake.

  • 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