marriage

  • 28 Jan 2010

    Last Thursday evening, I sat on a tube train, counting in my head the number of same-sex couples I know who enjoy faithful, sexually exclusive relationships.

  • 26 Jan 2010

    The government has agreed to consider measures to give legal recognition to religious same-sex partnership ceremonies, after the proposal received support in the House of Lords. No religious elements are currently allowed in civil partnerships.

  • 19 Jan 2010

    The House of Lords is preparing to debate a proposal to allow the use of religious language and religious premises in civil partnerships between same-sex couples. The proposal has been welcomed by a number of faith groups.

  • 19 Jan 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.

  • 16 Dec 2009

    The Court of Appeal has turned down an appeal by a registrar who refused to officiate at civil partnerships and have rejected her claim that she was discriminated against because of her Christian faith. This is good news for all those Christians who are fed up of seeing Christianity used as an excuse for homophobia.

  • 15 Dec 2009

    The Court of Appeal has ruled that a local authority did not abuse religious liberty when it dismissed a civil registrar for refusing to carry out civil partnerships. Lilian Ladele had argued that her rights as a Christian had been breached.

  • 10 Dec 2009

    The Evangelical Alliance Ireland has urged Christians to back the Civil Partnership Bill, which would introduce legal recognition of same-sex relationships in the Republic of Ireland.

  • 24 Nov 2009

    A heterosexual couple are planning legal action after their application for a civil partnership was rejected this morning. They say that both civil marriage and civil partnership should be options for any couple, whether same-sex or mixed-sex.

  • 12 Nov 2009

    In the latest challenge to what many see as unfair marriage laws, a straight couple are attempting to register for a civil partnership. They say that a choice of marriage or civil partnership should be open to all couples, regardless of sexuality.

  • 9 Oct 2009

    Not for the first time, the Daily Mail has got rather confused about Christian values.