marriage equality

  • February 15, 2013

    Valentine's Day has become a commercial jamboree that all-too-easily encrusts human affections in money-making and mawkishness.

  • February 5, 2013

    Predictions that the new Archbishop of Canterbury would make a dramatic attack on the government over its marriage bill have proved wide of the mark.

  • February 5, 2013

    In the run-up to a parliamentary debate on 5 February 2013, the thinktank ResPublica has published a paper opposing equal marriage. The authors, Roger Scruton and Phillip Blond, both well-known in Conservative circles, appear to argue that allowing same-sex as well as opposite-sex couples to marry undermines Western civilisation, says Ekklesia associate Savitri Hensman. The paper makes some interesting points, but its case is ultimately flawed and unreliable on practical, theological, historical and legal grounds.

  • January 25, 2013

    The UK government's culture secretary, Maria Miller, gave a rather faltering performance on BBC Radio 4's flagship 'Today' programme this morning, answering questions -- or, rather, trying to avoid them -- about the Marriage (Same-Sex Couples) Bill.

  • December 27, 2012

    Vitriolic attacks on marriage equality in Christmas sermons by senior Catholic figures in England and Wales have been criticised as unfair and inaccurate.

  • December 23, 2012

    The LGBT Anglican Coalition has welcomed the UK government equal marriage proposals, but criticised the Church of England's exclusion from them.

  • December 15, 2012

    The invisibility and silence on the trans aspect of the government's equal marriage proposals highlights the reductionist arguments of some of the pressure groups and the way that the debate is more complex than they wish to acknowledge, says Sally Rush. This silence is symptomatic of the everyday marginalisation, invisibility and misunderstanding trans people face within the media and wider society. It needs to be broken, just as the discrimination currently enshrined in law needs to be removed.

  • December 12, 2012

    The government’s commitment to allow most religious organisations to conduct same-sex marriages - but not the Church of England and the Church in Wales - is a disappointing fudge that perpetuates inequality.

  • August 29, 2012

    A New Zealand church is making a public statement in support of marriage equality by putting up a billboard featuring two women on top of a wedding cake.

  • February 9, 2012

    The LGB&T Anglican Coalition has spoken strongly against racist abuse directed to Dr John Sentamu, while disagreeing with his opposition to same-sex marriage.