Marriage Equality

Human Rights Are Inalienable; Not Subject To The Mood Of The Public

Stephen Donnan | Posted 08.09.2017 | UK
Stephen Donnan

I sincerely hope that, if not quashed by legal action, the Australian postal vote gives the Government a clear indication that Australians want marriage equality enacted immediately and it isn't delayed further.

The F Word: Why It's (More Than) Ok To Be A Feminist

Celine Bell | Posted 29.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Celine Bell

Twice over the summer, two awesome, ambitious and strong women have said to me, "I'm not a feminist, but..." They didn't get to finish their sentences (sorry guys) because I immediately leapt on them. My husband did his best eye-roll - he's heard it all before - as I explained, slightly hysterically, that feminism just means equality.

If We're Striving For Equality, Shouldn't Men Wear Engagement Rings Too?

Alexandra Johnson | Posted 11.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Alexandra Johnson

When my now husband dropped down onto bended knee on that cold, crisp morning three years ago, I thought my heart would burst with happiness. I had been offering up not so subtle hints for a while that I was done with waiting around

Post-Election Blues? Why We Are Right To Be Concerned About LGBT Equality In The Coming Months

Steve Wardlaw | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK
Steve Wardlaw

In a strong democracy (and let's not forget that we live in a strong democracy), this continued focus on equality will pay off provided that, as a community backed by its supporters, we make sure that issues around LGBT rights, womens reproductive rights, and issues that we would otherwise take for granted in the rest of the UK are not lost in the storm of an approaching Brexit.

How To Be A Good Wife - 17 Ways To Guarantee A Happy Hubby

Keelie Briggs | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK Comedy
Keelie Briggs

You want to be a good wife, right? Whether you're engaged, newly married or you have been married for many years, it's not too late to brush up your ...

Gender Pay Gap Law Is A Long Time Coming

Hannah Cottam | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK
Hannah Cottam

New laws that force employers to reveal the gender pay gap in their workforce are a welcome change that will do more to reduce inequality in wages bet...

Why Do LGBT+ Lib Dems Get Cross When I Say We "Achieved Equal Marriage"?

Jennie Rigg | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK Politics
Jennie Rigg

Please, please, please, for the love of Cthulhu, if you are a Lib Dem, stop saying we achieved equal marriage. We achieved same sex marriage. There's still a way to go before it's equal. Our leader gets this. Please get it too.

Beauty, Beasts And Glitter Pens?

Andrew Spearman | Posted 28.03.2017 | UK Entertainment
Andrew Spearman

People underestimate both their children's intelligence and ability to identify love in its various forms but also their acceptance of various family models. If it is so easy for a child to accept then I wonder again if these countries are protecting the adults, rather the children.

Three Years On From Its Introduction, Why Hasn't Equal Marriage Produced Equality?

Steve Wardlaw | Posted 27.03.2017 | UK
Steve Wardlaw

We need to continue to strive for full equality, not just within the guidelines of the law, but in everyday life. We shouldn't stop until the whole wedding experience is built to celebrate diversity, so that everyone has a truly wonderful and memorable day.

Why I'll Sacrifice My Place In The UK For Hope, Progress And Equality For All In Northern Ireland

Jamie Baird | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Jamie Baird

The ballot boxes are empty, the votes have been counted and our voices have been heard. Young voters have weakened the DUP's version of unionism to create one of a different kind. For a union of love, communities and social progress. And that's the future we need in Northern Ireland.

Civil Partnership, Civil Wedding, Marriage: Many Words But One And The Same Meaning?

Mary Banham-Hall | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Mary Banham-Hall

I think people will always want what they can't have - it is part of the human condition. What we could and should have done a few years ago is avoid all this with the simple expedient of the following law:

Orlando: Love HAS to Win

Ryan James Lock | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK
Ryan James Lock

The world changed this weekend, not just for the gay community but for humanity as a whole. 50 people were murdered for simply being who they are.

The Wife's Choice

Jacqueline Koay | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jacqueline Koay

When I was young, my Ma used to tell us that she had enough love for EVERYONE. There was no need to fight for it, there was no need to 'keep accounts' and there was no need to feel the lack. She had enough for all.

I Am Married. I Am in Love. I Also Happen to Have a Learning Disability - This Shouldn't Matter

Darren Clark | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Darren Clark

As soon as I set eyes on Helen, I knew she was the one for me. I have a learning disability and never thought I could have a relationship with someone even though this was something I had always dreamed about. I was determined to make this happen.

Are We Sleepwalking Back Into the Political Closet?

Andrew Legon | Posted 21.01.2017 | UK Politics
Andrew Legon

For those who've never been involved in the struggles that led us to where we are today, it's never too late. It might not always be obvious, but to repeat what Stonewall keeps saying - because ultimately they are right - there's still work to do.

Long Overdue: Marriage Equality in Northern Ireland

Stephen Donnan | Posted 08.11.2016 | UK Politics
Stephen Donnan

If you're reading this then let me just reassure you that I am not about to rehash the countless valid, tested and proven arguments for marriage equal...

Everyone Should Be Free to Choose Between Marriage or Civil Partnership

Lauren Evans | Posted 21.10.2016 | UK
Lauren Evans

Critics argue that straight civil partnerships would undermine the value of marriage in our society. But I find this difficult to believe. Marriage is clearly the more popular choice, for both straight and gay couples. The majority of gay couples marrying in this country since it became legal converted from civil partnerships. But the key word here is choice - everyone, be they gay, straight or bisexual, should have the same freedom to choose.

Somewhere Over the Facebook - Three Cheers for the United States

Alan Grant | Posted 01.07.2016 | UK Politics
Alan Grant

I would rather have a well-meaning nation with liberal principles that sometimes go awry than those nations with no well-meaning intentions in the first place. One thing is for sure, freedom is good for LGBT people and being under the cultural influence of the US is better than the alternatives for all of our freedoms.

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

Stephen Donnan | Posted 29.06.2016 | 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.

Gender Equality is a Human Right, so Women Need More Seats in Parliament!

Frances Scott | Posted 08.06.2016 | UK Politics
Frances Scott

Recently there's been lots of discussion concerning Human Rights and who should determine our "Rights". So where do women fit into this debate? A core founding principle of The United Nations is "the equal rights of men and women". Then why is Parliament still predominantly male?

Same Sex Marriage in Ireland

James Butler | Posted 29.05.2016 | UK
James Butler

In Northern Ireland, same sex couples cannot get married. Unable to have their love for one another. This contrasts with the rest of the United Kingdom that have laws allowing Same Sex Marriage.

My Confirmation

Philip Christopher Baldwin | Posted 26.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Philip Christopher Baldwin

There is a candle there which continually burns in remembrance of them. I like to think my candle is symbolic of the everlasting flame of Christianity which burns inside me illuminating my soul. I am now ready to move onto the next chapter in my life.

The New Hibernia

Grainne Gillis | Posted 22.05.2016 | UK
Grainne Gillis

I awoke today crying. Tears of hope, tears of pride. I have 3 brothers. As a shorthand I call them the gay, the Muslim and the Republican (as in Amer...

From Disgust to Love with the Irish Marriage Equality Referendum

Dr Clara Fischer | Posted 20.05.2016 | UK Politics
Dr Clara Fischer

Irish citizens now have a chance, though, to move beyond a politics of disgust and shame toward a politics of love. I hope we will overwhelmingly do so by voting Yes on Friday.

Don't Be Fooled - The Conservatives Are Not the LGBT-Friendly Party They Would Have Us Believe

George Gillett | Posted 01.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
George Gillett

It's clear that David Cameron is not the progressive Prime Minister of LGBT equality that his supporters make him out to be. He's a shrewd politician whose noncommittal approach on gay marriage allowed him to ride a wave of popular support for LGBT equality, rather than leading it.