British House of Lords Gives Initial Approval To Same-Sex Marriage Bill

By: Tuesday June 4, 2013 1:51 pm

Following two days of second reading debate involving over 90 speakers, the British House of Lords has voted to move the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill to the next stage of consideration, the committee stage. The bill, which would legalize marriage for same-sex couples in England and Wales, was passed overwhelmingly by the House of [...]

Ninety Lords A-Leaping

By: Monday June 3, 2013 9:02 am

Today promises a marathon debate in the British House of Lords, as 94 Lords have signed up to speak on the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill during the Second Reading debate. The bill, which would legalize marriage for same-sex couples in England and Wales, was overwhelmingly passed by the House of Commons on March 21st on [...]

House of Commons Gives Final Approval To Same-Sex Marriage Bill

By: Tuesday May 21, 2013 2:15 pm

Today the British House of Commons gave for a second time its overwhelming approval to the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill, voting 366 to 161 at the bill’s third reading.  In February, the same body overwhelmingly approved the bill by a vote of 400 to 175 at its second reading. The bill, which would legalize [...]

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 [...]

British Anti-Gay Christians Preparing to Disobey Jesus

By: Sunday May 12, 2013 12:25 pm

The British House of Commons is scheduled to give the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill its third reading on May 20 and 21. The bill, which would legalize marriage for same-sex couples in England and Wales, was overwhelmingly approved by the House of Commons in February on a Second Reading vote of 400 to 175.  The [...]

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 [...]

Queen Elizabeth to Sign Commonwealth Charter Promoting Gay Rights And Gender Equality

By: Saturday March 9, 2013 7:47 pm

Monday, on live television, Queen Elizabeth will sign a new Commonwealth Charter “designed to stamp out discrimination against homosexual people and promote the ‘empowerment’ of women – a key part of a new drive to boost human rights and living standards across the Commonwealth,” the Daily Mail reports. Insiders say her decision to highlight the [...]

British Catholic MPs Voted Overwhelmingly for the Equal Marriage Bill

By: Monday February 11, 2013 2:46 pm

Like so many Roman Catholic voters, parliamentarians, legislators and governors have done around the world, Britain’s Roman Catholic Members of Parliament voted overwhelmingly last week in support of the UK Equal Marriage bill. “Among the Catholic MPs who cast ballots in the landmark February [5] vote, 47 favored the government’s proposal, and only 28 opposed [...]

Marriage Equality Opponents Have the Whole Polygamy Thing Backwards

By: Sunday February 10, 2013 5:40 pm

Coalition for Marriage, the UK version of National Organization for Marriage, posted a video last week claiming that passage of the UK equal marriage bill will lead to the legalization of polygamous marriages in England and Wales. On Feb. 5 the House of Commons overwhelmingly approved the equal marriage bill by a vote of 400 to [...]

UK Coalition for Marriage Puts NOM-Style Spin on Its Marriage Vote Defeat

By: Wednesday February 6, 2013 10:16 am

Yesterday the UK’s House of Commons overwhelmingly approved the equal marriage bill by a vote of 400 to 175. A full 70% of MPs, more than a supermajority, voted for civil equality. How does the UK’s anti-gay Coalition for Marriage respond to their sound defeat? “I am pleased that we achieved a very strong ‘no’ [...]

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