Marriage Equality

Teachers and Parents: It's Time To Teach About Same Sex Weddings!

Shaun Dellenty | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Shaun Dellenty

So in the end, common sense, lots of hard work from lots of people and the freedom to love and be loved prevailed. I can now legally wed the man I love, should I choose to. Blimey, I feel like my experience of reality just changed massively.

'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...

Hurray for World Vision! Round One to the World's Impoverished Children - Or Not?

Terry Ally | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK
Terry Ally

After fighting hard, being the trailblazer for Christian organisations rights to hire and fire on faith basis and opposing USAID's attempt - just two years ago - to "strongly encourage" faith-based contractors to stop discriminating against LGBT people in order to receive federal funding, one wonders what went wrong in the World Vision board room.

Jessica Elgot

Next Generation Of Christians 'Will Accept Gay Marriage' | 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"...

Clergy Could Be Defrocked If They Marry Gay Partner

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.02.2014 | UK

The Church of England will not allow married gay men to become vicars, however strong their calling to the church, according to new guidelines. Any...

Man On Hunger Strike For As Long As Gay Couples Can Marry

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

A man has revealed that he has been on a 12 day hunger strike and will continue to starve himself until gay couples in Utah are banned from marrying. ...

Irish Minister On Equal Marriage: 'We Have Had Enough Of This Sh**'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Ireland's prime minister Enda Kenny is at violent odds with members of his own party over a new gay marriage referendum, with one newspaper quoting a ...

The Law Shouldn't Stand in the Way of Equal Love

Kathryn Langston | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Kathryn Langston

This year saw a landmark bill legalising marriage for same-sex couples make it through Parliament. The passage of the Same Sex Couples Act was a great success for progress and equality, but in the wake of this victory we should not rest easy on our laurels.

Unequal Marriage? How the "Spousal Veto" Harms Transgender People

Richard Adams | Posted 07.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Adams

Same-sex marriage is looking increasingly likely to be a reality in England and Wales as, following a hotly contested path, the process of the Marriage (Same-Sex Couples) Bill enters its final stages. This is widely being celebrated as a victory for equality, and while its introduction is undoubtedly a positive move, the proposed legislation falls a long way short of equality for many transgender men and women.

'Missing Husband' - Binational Couple's Final Goodbye?

Jason Little | Posted 14.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jason Little

For the six years we have spoken every day. As I get home from work in the UK, David arrives at his office in LA. We get online and chat right through the day until I have to go to sleep. Sadly, this long distance communication is avoidable and our separation is down to America's divisive and immoral Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).

An Open Letter: Approve This Bill

Cerith Rhys Jones | Posted 29.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Cerith Rhys Jones

My Lords Spiritual and Temporal, In a few days, the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill will receive its second reading in the House of Lords, signalling the bill's progression through the parliamentary process. With that in mind, I have a favour to ask of you. Give it your approval.

Marriage Equality and Gay Parenting Are Great - But Now I Feel Under Pressure to Conform

The Guyliner | Posted 26.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
The Guyliner

I don't know why I don't want to get married; I just don't. Whether it's because a failed marriage sounds much more scarring than a broken relationship, or I'd die at having to bring lots of people together to homage to me, I'm not sure, but the concept has never appealed.

The 'Aggressive Homosexual Community'? More Absurd and Dangerous Rhetoric from Tories

Luke Massey | Posted 21.07.2013 | UK Politics
Luke Massey

As a former Conservative minister warns of the 'aggressive homosexual community', a savage beating of a gay couple in a South London park shows us just how much further we need to go in creating an equal and tolerant society.

Equal Marriage Will Preserve the Institution of Marriage

Maria Miller | Posted 20.07.2013 | UK Politics
Maria Miller

There is no doubt about the fundamental value that we place upon marriage and its role at the heart of our society. Marriage embodies the principles of love, loyalty and commitment - all vital components of a strong society. And it is those principles that we are championing through the Equal Marriage Bill which continues its journey through Parliament tonight.

' I do...'

A.J. Higginson | Posted 13.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
A.J. Higginson

As a little girl, I had always dreamed of a big white wedding. As an adult, it seemed out of the question. I never experienced a light-bulb moment when I decided I was gay. There are so many layers to sexuality, it took a while to peel them off one by one...

Gay Rights Do Not Threaten Christianity

Balaji Ravichandran | Posted 30.05.2013 | UK Politics
Balaji Ravichandran

Gay rights are human rights, and human rights are not the province of Christianity or any other religion for that matter. Mr Carey is suggesting that the right to marry is somehow the province of religion, not the state. That, by definition, is 'relativism,' which the former archbishop seems unwilling to recognise, despite rushing to condemn it.

Twits Of The Week

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.03.2013 | UK Comedy

As we write this, it's Maundy Thursday - the day after Sheffield Wednesday - and as it's Good Friday tomorrow, and thus a bank holiday for all of us (...

Sorry, Mr Welby, You Are Homophobic

Balaji Ravichandran | Posted 21.05.2013 | UK
Balaji Ravichandran

Were one to say "there are some black people whose intelligence I find stunning and am challenged by it," we would quickly denounce it as racist - and rightly so... Needless to repeat then his opposition to equal marriage, which alone, according to Peter Tatchell, is enough to establish Mr Welby's prejudice against gay people.

The Equal Marriage Debate is not About Redefining Anything. It's About Bigotry

John Wight | Posted 09.04.2013 | UK Politics
John Wight

No matter how you try to frame it, those who are opposed to gay or equal marriage are bigots. And just like all bigots, no matter the subject of their bigotry, they are doing their utmost to deny that they are motivated by prejudice

Equal Marriage Is a Big Boost for Transgender Couples - But We're Not There Yet

Sarah E. Brown | Posted 08.04.2013 | UK Politics
Sarah E. Brown

For the last nine years, many transgender people in the UK have faced a terrible dilemma. In 2004 the Gender Recognition Act was passed. This piece of legislation allowed transgender people rights in law to be recognised as their identified gender. This is more important than you might initially think.

'Leading From The Front' Or An 'Ugly' Blow For Cameron?

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 06.02.2013 | UK

A damaging divide in the Conservative party was the focus of most newspapers' reports as MPs voted overwhelmingly to support gay marriage - but only 1...

The Tories Rebels Vowing To Fight Gay Marriage

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.02.2013 | UK Politics

Conservative Cabinet members, junior ministers and party enforcers are among around 180 MPs poised to oppose or abstain in a vote on gay marriage. ...

Same-Sex Marriage: How Devolved Governments Can Still Freely Discriminate

Gary Spedding | Posted 27.03.2013 | UK Politics
Gary Spedding

The misuse of democratic power in order to prevent changes in legislation that would prevent existential discrimination against minorities such as LGBT is a frightening reality.

'We Want Christians To Take To The Streets'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 31.01.2013 | UK

Could 2013 be the year of Christian rage? In the wake of the European Court of Human Rights judgments, where three Christians lost appeals against...

Equal Marriage Plans Reveal Government's Deep Unease Over Gay Sex

Joe O'Donnell | Posted 27.03.2013 | UK Politics
Joe O'Donnell

Does the government think that all same sex partners' sexual morals are so louche that the idea of a monogamous relationship is alien and therefore adultery is not needed to support a divorce petition? Does the government think same sex couples' sexual appetites are so voracious that no same-sex marriage could possibly remain unconsummated?