Category Archive: Gay Marriage

Sep 25

UK – Equal marriage bill for England and Wales given Royal Assent and is now law

The Queen signed the equal marriage bill into law on Wednesday The equal marriage bill for England and Wales was today given Royal Assent, and is now officially law. The Queen’s Royal Assent was granted to the bill on Wednesday at 15:06, turning it into the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act, after clearing the final stage …

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Sep 25

UK – Gay marriage set to enter law with first wedding ceremonies to take place by next summer

The Bill is now expected to receive royal assent later this week   Legislation to introduce same-sex marriage has completed its passage through the House of Commons, paving the way for the first gay weddings in England and Wales next summer. The government legislation is now due to get royal assent later this week, after …

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Sep 22

WALES/ENGLAND – Equal marriage bill passes Third Reading in House of Lords

The equal marriage bill passed its Third Reading in the House of Lords The equal marriage bill for England and Wales has passed its Third Reading in the House of Lords, following a brief and impassioned final debate. The Lords resumed at 3pm, and the debate was brief. Amendments were added to hold a review for …

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Jul 02

WALES/ENGLAND – Gay marriage: Peers urge protection from equality law

Legislation to introduce same-sex marriage has received the backing of the Commons Some peers have suggested plans to legalise same-sex marriages could allow town halls to “bully” organisations who refuse to conduct services. The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill states that no religious organisation can be compelled to marry gay couples. But crossbencher Lord Singh …

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Jun 08

WALES/ENGLAND – Peers defeat attempt to kill gay marriage bill

Campaigners for same sex marriage welcome the result after a wrecking amendment was defeated by 390 to 148 votes Supporters of equal marriage kiss outside the parliament, where peers defeated an attempt to kill gay marriage bill. Photograph: Gail-Orenstein/Demotix/Corbis Opponents of gay marriage suffered a significant setback on Tuesday night when peers from across the …

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Jun 06

WALES/ENGLAND – Archbishop of Canterbury: gay marriage bill will undermine family life

Speaking in House of Lords debate, Justin Welby says law will undermine marriage as basis for rearing children The archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, said his concerns did not stem from faith but from he believed was best for society. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA The archbishop of Canterbury has torn into the government’s gay marriage bill, …

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