British House of Commons Amends Same-Sex Marriage Bill

By: Monday May 20, 2013 5:33 pm

Today the House of Commons considered several amendments to the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill during the Report Stage of the legislation. The bill would legalize marriage for same-sex couples in England and Wales. Amendments intended to weaken the bill were rejected by wide margins, including an amendment (New Clause 3) that would have allowed [...]

UK’s Conservative-Led Government Begins the Marriage Equality Legislative Process

By: Sunday March 11, 2012 12:42 pm

The government of the United Kingdom, currently led by a Conservative/Liberal Democrat coalition, is expected to begin the process of removing the ban on civil marriage for same-sex couples this week. The process begins when the Government Equalities Office officially launches a 12-week public consultation process. Barred from civil marriage law in the UK, same-sex [...]

Ireland gets Civil Partnerships

By: Saturday December 25, 2010 2:40 am

Great news from Ireland’s Gay and Lesbian Equality Network: The Minister for Justice and Law Reform Dermot Ahern TD today signed the Commencement Orders for the Civil Partnership and Certain Rights of Cohabitants Act 2010. Speaking at the signing of the Commencement Orders, Kieran Rose, chair of GLEN said that “with this signing, the Minister [...]

The Roman Catholic Church indulges in moral relativism on civil unions

By: Thursday December 2, 2010 4:40 pm

The opposition of the Roman Catholic Church’s hierarchy to marriage equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people is legendary.  Not only does the Catholic Church lobby for anti-equality constitutional amendments and against marriage equality laws, it has been known to fundraise for those efforts and circulate referendum petitions during Holy Mass while the [...]

Church of England bishops give o.k. to church blessings of gay and lesbian unions

By: Monday February 22, 2010 9:33 pm

What happens when Church of England bishops hold unelected seats in the House of Lords?  Not surprisingly, they get criticized when they are seen to be protecting the interests of the Church over the interests of the country.  This is what has happened during the ongoing debate over the Equality Bill.  The Equality Bill is [...]

Ukraine refuses to let Elton John adopt, proving that domestic partnerships are NOT marriage

By: Tuesday September 15, 2009 11:00 am

Washington’s anti-domestic partnership activists insist that “there is no legal difference between marriage and domestic partnerships” (Gary Randall, 9/14/09).  They are wrong.  Domestic partnerships are not equal to marriage, and here’s proof. (emphasis added) Ukraine: Elton John Ineligible To Adopt Baby Elton John won’t be able to adopt a 14-month-old HIV-positive child from Ukraine because [...]

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