Equal Marriage

Christian 'Hypocrite' Kim Davis Hoping To 'Cash In' On Her Bigotry

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK

NEW YORK -- Questions were raised on Wednesday about the religious sincerity of the Kentucky county clerk who steadfastly refuses to issue marriage li...

Why Tim Farron's Record on Gay Marriage Matters

Mark Gettleson | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK Politics
Mark Gettleson

As the frontrunner for the Liberal Democrat leadership, Tim Farron now presents himself as a changed man. He says he now regrets abstaining on equal marriage, despite not distancing himself from his amendments.... It is not enough to repent of the past when it becomes convenient to do so. The importance of a politician's record is fundamental to the democratic process. We need to understand the underlying values of each candidate, as it is these values that will later guide them in unforeseen events. It is therefore our duty not to sweep a candidate's record under the carpet or to attack those who scrutinise it.

The Far-Left Must Not Be Allowed to Politicise Identity

David Browne | Posted 03.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
David Browne

We should not simply wait for the Far-Left to marginalise themselves and tear themselves apart; so long as they continue to presumptively appropriate voices and claim to speak for others, we must continue to speak out and demonstrate that they do not.

The Radical Response to Pride in London and Equal Marriage Betrays Misguided Egocentrism

David Browne | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
David Browne

The coinciding of Pride 2015 with the landmark equal marriage ruling by the US Supreme Court is a cause of celebration for many, and quite rightly too. However, the arguments used by radical liberationists to attack Pride, and equal marriage, betray both a deeply flawed understanding of the mindset of many LGBTQ* people in the West

Marriage Equality in the USA Is Not the End of the Road

Stephen Donnan | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Politics
Stephen Donnan

Yes Friday is a good day to be gay and a good day for the American people but we cannot forget that we have a long way to go. Let's take this victory and carry on with a renewed vigour to make the rest of the world better too.

Save Ulster From Obloquy

Brian John Spencer | Posted 26.06.2015 | UK Politics
Brian John Spencer

Cartoon by Ian Knox. On May 22 2015 Ireland voted YES. Overwhelming, both as a spectacle and an act, all but one Irish county endorsed the plebiscit...

Here's EXACTLY Why Allen B West Is So Wrong

Ed O'Meara | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Comedy
Ed O'Meara

Because West doesn't believe that homosexuality is innate he can't see that it's a lot like race. Even so, he believes that cake shop owners are well within their rights to feel religiously persecuted! Religiously persecuted? Why? Do they have to live in icing ghettos or wear little cakes on their jackets to show they own cake shops?

European Court Rules Equal Love Case Inadmissible

Peter Tatchell | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK
Peter Tatchell

The Equal Love campaign has formally ceased its 2011 application to the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), which sought to secure equality in UK civil marriage and civil partnership law. This follows the decision of the European Court that the application is "inadmissible" and subsequent fruitless attempts by campaigners to challenge the ruling. This is the end of the road for our application. We can take it no further. Sincere thanks to the eight couples involved and to all our supporters who stood with us for four years.

Jessica Elgot

'I Need To Be Fully Accepted Or Not At All'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK

Throughout November, The Huffington Post UK is featuring its Beyond Belief series, chronicling the remarkable lives of Britons who've taken on...

Don't Ask This Bakery To Make A 'Gay' Bert And Ernie Cake

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK

A Belfast bakery could face court action for refusing to make a Sesame Street cake which celebrated gay marriage, because it conflicts with the owners...

Gay Marriage Is 'Inappropriate' Form Of Equality, N Irish Bishops Say

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK

Catholic bishops have demanded that politicians reject marriage equality for gay couples in Northern Ireland, as Stormont prepares to debate the motio...

This Graph Shows Britain's Astonishing Change In Attitudes To Gay Couples

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK

Britain is now a far more open and tolerant country towards homosexuality than it once was, with the proportion of Brits supporting equal marriage qua...

Why Equal Marriage Is Not the End of the Journey

Shoshana Devora | Posted 22.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Shoshana Devora

That I'm happy that there is a degree more equality since the end of March, and that I fully support gay marriage, doesn't mean though, that I endorse it. Were I ever to choose to publicly validate my love, I wouldn't choose marriage as the institution in which to do so.

'We Rejoice In Gay Marriage,' Say Bishops And Rabbis

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK

Christian and Jewish leaders have said they will "rejoice" at the introduction of gay marriage, and expressed hope that others will in time by able to...

Jessica Elgot

Next Generation Of Christians 'Will Accept Gay Marriage'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK

The next generation of Church of England clergy will accept gay relationships and equal marriage, and may even seek a reversal of the "quadruple lock"...

Whitehall To Fly Rainbow Flag To Celebrate Gay Marriage

PA | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Politics

The rainbow flag will be flown over Whitehall this weekend to mark the country's first same-sex marriage ceremonies, Nick Clegg said. Gay couples a...

Up Against the Stonewall on Equal Marriage

Peter Tatchell | Posted 17.05.2014 | UK Politics
Peter Tatchell

Former Stonewall chief Ben Summerskill has made astonishing allegations against the Liberal Democrats, claiming they never sincerely supported same-sex marriage. He suggested they acted with "cynical and opportunistic" motives. This is outrageous. I don't support the Lib Dems, but they backed equal marriage at a time when Summerskill and the gay lobby group, Stonewall, refused to do so. The Lib Dems deserve credit for their early embrace of marriage for all. Ben's petty, sectarian smears are unbecoming - and unjustified.

US State To Pass Law Allowing Discrimination Against Gays

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK

NEW YORK -- On Wednesday the Senate in Arizona passed legislation that would allow businesses and state employees to deny services to any customer bas...

Scottish Parliament Passes Gay Marriage Bill

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK

The Scottish Parliament has voted in favour of legislation that will allow same-sex couples to marry in what is being described as an "historic" vote....

David Cameron Receives Boost In Popularity Among Gay Community

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

David Cameron has received a bump in support from Britain’s gay community after pushing through legislation on equal marriage. In a poll conduct...

WATCH: Gay Couple Get Engaged In Parliament

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.10.2013 | UK Politics

After MPs and peers approved gay marriage earlier this year it seems entirely appropriate that parliament should play host to one of the first engagem...

Judging What Pope Francis Says

John Sargeant | Posted 29.09.2013 | UK Politics
John Sargeant

While the pope judges legislation to give gay people rights as the work of the evil one, I will not be joining the chorus singing his praises. Never judge Pope Francis by the headlines - the devil is in the detail...

David Cameron: 'I Want To Export Gay Marriage Abroad'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.07.2013 | UK Politics

David Cameron has said he would like to see gay marriage "exported" around the world following the passage of the historic legislation in Britain last...

Same Sex Marriage Act - Time to Separate Religion From Politics

Keith Porteous Wood | Posted 25.07.2013 | UK Politics
Keith Porteous Wood

The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill has passed with overwhelming support. It has done little more than re-brand civil partnerships, but symbolically its passing was a breath-taking moment of the zeitgeist.

Gay Marriage and Other Wins for LGBT People Here Are Making Life Worse for Gays and Lesbians in Developing Countries

Alistair Stewart | Posted 16.09.2013 | UK Politics
Alistair Stewart

Of course, no one is saying that battles for same-sex marriage shouldn't be fought in the West and victories celebrated. It would be nice though, that as we toast the successes at home, we don't forget that the struggle for equality, rights and dignity continues elsewhere, and that it is not a struggle that is apart from our own.