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 [...]

Roman Catholic Hierarchy Tacitly Admits That They’re Losing The Marriage Debate

By: Monday March 25, 2013 2:33 pm

Controversy has arisen over whether Pope Francis advocated for a civil unions law in Argentina in 2010 while he served as Archbishop of Buenos Aires.  The New York Times and CNN quote sources saying that he did, while a source quoted by Catholic News Agency refutes those claims. If then-Archbishop Bergoglio didn’t advocate for civil [...]

British House of Commons Overwhelmingly Approves Equal Marriage Bill

By: Tuesday February 5, 2013 2:15 pm

After almost six hours of debate during which over 70 Members of Parliament aired their views, the British House of Commons approved the Equal Marriage bill by a vote of 400 to 175. The bill, introduced by PM David Cameron, divided the ruling Conservative Party but passed with strong support from Labour Party and Liberal [...]

UK’s Equal Civil Marriage Consultation Has Been Launched

By: Thursday March 15, 2012 7:27 pm

As anticipated the United Kingdom’s Government Equalities Office has launched an equal civil marriage consultation. The purpose of the 3-month long consultation is to seek the views of the public in England and Wales “on how we can remove the ban on same-sex couples having a civil marriage in a way that works for everyone. [...]

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