Marriage Equality

The New Hibernia

Grainne Gillis | Posted 26.05.2015 | 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 21.05.2015 | 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.

What Gay Marriage Advocates Aren't Telling You

Jessica Shortall | Posted 25.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jessica Shortall

You know all those same-sex marriage advocates who keep saying that marriage equality is not going to have any impact on "traditional" marriage? The message is always the same: our quest for marriage doesn't have anything to do with your marriages, and it won't change a thing for you. They're wrong.

Gig Review: Brandi Carlile at the Union Chapel, February 2015

Aurora Percannella | Posted 18.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Aurora Percannella

The social depth of her performance can't go unnoticed as she makes multiple references to marriage equality and the need to tackle hate crimes against the LGBT community. A happily married lesbian mother herself, Carlile makes good use of her stage voice to raise awareness for these issues, creating an intimate climate of acceptance for her LGBT fans.

Has Feminism Gone Too Far? Or Will We No Longer Have a Place For Mothers in Society?

Olga Levancuka | Posted 23.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Olga Levancuka

Feminism and the fight for women's equality rights has never backfired as much as during the last decade. Where men demand from women to be what they want, i.e. equal. And rightly so.

Women and Whaling: Scientifically Women Should be Mothers First, and Career Should Come Third (After Their Husband)

Olga Levancuka | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Olga Levancuka

They don't blatantly say women should stay at home. Well they do, or to be precise they did, but since it was all too obvious, the public reaction forced them to become craftier at their messages. And, rather scientifically, as in whaling, the politicians turned toward actions and away from words.

We Need Pride

Eve Hartley | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Eve Hartley

I'm tired of students and young people as a collective being constantly ignored or patronised by the state... people forget that if you constantly damage the spirit of a generation and illegitimatise our opinions, it will demolish the hope and drive of those who not only have the potential to make huge positive impact in the UK, but worldwide.

Gay Marriage and Equal Rights: What's Love Got To Do With It?

Kat Hind | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Kat Hind

Every day heterosexual couples get married for reasons other than this societal concept of love. They marry because she's having a baby, or his parents are nice and rich, or simply because it's the done thing! ... If you truly believe in equal rights, same-sex couples should be allowed to be married and miserable too.

Which LGBT Tourists Most Want to Travel to Pride Events? (The Answer Might Surprise You.)

Ian Johnson | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ian Johnson

'Gay Pride' events have become big business, especially for tourism marketing offices who increasingly promote them to shine a spotlight on their destination in a competitive LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) tourism market...

How Women Are Still Being Defined Relative to Men

Adele Wilde-Blavatsky | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Adele Wilde-Blavatsky

Isn't it time all such outdated, patriarchal traditions and dress that perpetuate and promote the idea that women are the property of their fathers or husbands; or defined in terms of their marital status, be banned everywhere?

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...

Denying LGBT People Equal Rights? Don't Expect Them to Visit on Vacation

Ian Johnson | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ian Johnson

When asked to what extent can the legal situation for local LGBT people affect where respondents decide to go to spend their vacation, 38% - that is almost four in every 10 US respondents - say that local laws affect their destination travel plans "to a great extent".

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.

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

Shaun Dellenty | Posted 01.06.2014 | 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 27.05.2014 | 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).