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Op-Ed: Straight talk from the Coalition for Marriage

The powerful homosexual lobby has opened a Pandora’s box with its demand that both society and the law recognise same sex marriage. Who says so? These people.

Leading atheist slams cardinal over views on same-sex marriage

George Broadhead of the UK gay humanist charity the Pink Triangle Trust (PTT) has criticised Cardinal Keith O’Brien’s condemnation of gay marriage, calling the cardinal’s pronouncement predictable and bizarre.

Appeal to William and Kate: Support marriage for gays

Prince William and Catherine Middleton can marry on April 29, but same-sex couples aren’t allowed to. This is the message from the Equal Love Campaign in the UK, who have produced a giant wedding card for the couple.

UK Home Secretary promises equal marriage for same-sex couples

Britain's Tory Home Secretary Theresa May has promised government action on legalising formal marriage for gay couples. Straight couples, she says, will also be able to choose civil partnerships.

Churches oppose bid to allow gay 'marriage' on religious premises

A move in the UK to allow same-sex couples to hold their civil-partnership ceremonies in religious premises is being opposed by the Church of England.

Couples to challenge UK twin marriage bans in European Court

Eight couples from the UK will launch a historic attempt in the European Court of Human Rights later this week to overturn the twin bans on gay civil marriages and heterosexual civil partnerships.

Ireland accepts foreign gay marriages – but as civil partnerships

Ireland is the latest country to accept gay marriages as well as civil partnerships that were conducted in other countries. But same-sex marriage will be downgraded to the status of civil partnership.

Challenge to UK twin marriage bans stalled in Human Rights court

A legal challenge by eight couples against Britain’s ban on civil partnerships for straight couples and civil marriage for gays has been stalled in the European Court of Human Rights.

Couples launch court bid to overturn UK twin marriage bans

Couples are today mounting a legal challenge in the European Court of Human Rights to get civil partnerships in Britain extended to straight couples and civil marriage available to gays.

Couples to mount European legal challenge to UK partnership laws

Eight couples from the UK will file a joint application to the European Court of Human Rights next week to try to overturn the twin bans on gay civil marriages and heterosexual civil partnerships.

Gay campaigners join fight to help straight pair get civil union

A gay campaigning group in the UK has joined the fight to get civil partnerships for straight couples. At the moment, they are available only to gay ones.

Prime minister of Iceland marries same-sex partner

Iceland’s new prime minister, Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir, has become one of the first in the country to enter into a same-sex marriage, thanks to a recent change in the law.

Irish rights groups slam Catholic bishops over civil partnerships

The Catholic Church in Ireland has come under fire from civil-rights groups and members of the Irish parliament after bishops demanded a free vote on civil partnerships.

UK Anglican bishops call for religious same-sex ceremonies

Anglican bishops have thrown their weight behind calls for same-sex partnerships to be registered and celebrated in religious premises.

Let gay marriage be religious, says UK Green Party

Britain’s Green Party has become the first and so far only political grouping to officially support an end to the ban on civil partnerships being conducted in places of worship.
 

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The Dáil (Irish parliament) chamber in Dublin  Ireland
The Dáil (Irish parliament) chamber in Dublin, Ireland
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Six of the eight couples who will file their application this week
Six of the eight couples who will file their application this week
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The Coalition for Marriage is a registered not for profit company.
The Coalition for Marriage is a registered not for profit company.

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