Equal Marriage

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 Davidson | Posted 22.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Shoshana Davidson

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 G Tatchell | Posted 17.05.2014 | UK Politics
Peter G 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.

'A Great Day For Norman Tebbit And His Son'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.07.2013 | UK

The path to legalising gay marriage has been littered with obstacles, not least some frenzied columns on how it would lead to fathers to marrying thei...

Gay Marriage Is Now Legal In England And Wales

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 16.09.2013 | UK Politics

Gay marriage is now legal in England and Wales after the government's Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill was granted Royal Assent on Wednesday afternoon...

Ned Simons

Gay Marriage Bill Expected To Become Law By The End Of The Week

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 18.07.2013 | UK Politics

The government's gay marriage Bill is expected to become law by the end of this week, after the legislation cleared the House of Lords on Monday after...

#Equal: The Love That Dare Not Speak Its Name

Ezra Tafari Rose | Posted 30.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ezra Tafari Rose

The bullet that assassinated Harvey Milk; the ligature that loosed us of Justin Fashanu; the odium that obliterated Matthew Shepard; the rising gay teen suicide rate that claimed Clementi and Rodemeyer and thousands more throughout schools across the globe, and now DOMA and Prop8, are things that should have broken us and yet they have saved us by forcing us hidden homos into an ostensible openness.

Civil Partnerships For Heterosexual Couples In Scotland

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.06.2013 | UK Politics

Straight couples will be allowed to have civil partnerships in Scotland, the SNP government in Edinburgh is set to announce. Next week the Scottish...

Being Anti-Gay Marriage Does Not Make You a Bigot

Harry Cooper | Posted 17.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Harry Cooper

I find the notion of forcing a group of people to accept a view they do not agree with a horrifying one. I do not believe a church should be forced to marry people they do not want to, even if its policy may seem old-fashioned or bigoted. That change in stance has to come from within the church itself, otherwise it is a disturbing expression of totalitarianism.

Gays Against Gay Marriage

B.J. Epstein | Posted 12.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
B.J. Epstein

Gays who are against gay marriage might seem like an innocuous group, but in fact they could do damage to the general fight for equal citizenship. If they don't want to get married, that's absolutely fine, but they shouldn't argue against or stand in the way of gay-marriage-supporting gays.

Undemocratic, Old-Fashioned and Yet Still This Institution Limps On?

Will Young | Posted 07.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Will Young

The House of Lords debated the government bill on gay marriage and came out with an overwhelming majority. Brilliant. Well done men in robes and we all go home? Not quite. As I listened to Lord Dear spew out his old-fashioned views on what marriage is. I thought to myself... why is this person having any say on and a potential threat to legislation? My annoyance with Lord Dear's statements is that they represent an archaic notion of the sanctity of marriage that is delusional at best and at worst misleading and fuel for the fire of homophobic rhetoric.