equal marriage

  • 23 Jan 2014

    A special adviser on media and publicity to Nigeria’s president is trying to justify a brutally oppressive new law by claiming that it reflects national and religious values. Meanwhile signatures are being gathered for a petition asking the archbishops of Canterbury and York to speak out against this law. Overseas faith leaders may need to choose their words carefully if they are to be most effective.

  • 21 Nov 2013
  • 21 Nov 2013

    A senior Scottish Episcopalian has welcomed the overwhelming Scottish parliament vote for marriage equality, while the Church of Scotland rejects its premise.

  • 21 Nov 2013

    Quakers in Britain have warmly welcomed the overwhelming support given yesterday (20 November) by MSPs to the Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill.

  • 20 Nov 2013

    This evening the Scottish Parliament passed the first reading of the Marriage Equality Bill by 98 votes to 15, with five abstentions.

  • 8 Nov 2013

    The Quaker Lesbian and Gay Fellowship has been named Community Group of the Year by Stonewall supporters for their long-standing commitment to equality.

  • 11 Sep 2013

    Quakers in Britain are marking the 50th anniversary of a publication seen as one of the most forthright reports on sex and morals ever published by a religious body.

  • 15 Jul 2013

    Quakers in Britain have greeted with joy the Lords’ overwhelming support for the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill at Third Reading.

  • 14 Jun 2013

    As a law to allow equal marriage in England and Wales reaches committee stage in the House of Lords, those most strongly opposed are still trying to weaken or block it. Despite large majorities for the Marriage (Same Sex) Couples Bill in the Lords and earlier House of Commons, some peers have put forward amendments which would delay or undermine marriage equality.

  • 6 Jun 2013

    Church of England bishops have given up trying to block equal marriage in England and Wales. Though several spoke and voted against the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill in the House of Lords, this bid was heavily defeated. Many church members, including some bishops, support marriage equality, though others are strongly opposed.