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 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’ [...]

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 [...]

Why Has The Oxford Union Invited Hatemonger Scott Lively To A Gay-Rights Debate? (Updated)

By: Wednesday January 16, 2013 12:10 am

The Oxford Union, the world-renowned British debating society which largely draws its membership from Oxford University, has invited Scott Lively to participate in a gay rights debate on Thursday, Jan. 17. Scott Lively is described on the debate’s information page as a “US Attorney, author & campaigner” — a deceptively innocuous description for a man [...]

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 [...]

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