'Equal Love' Campaign Falls at European Hurdle

The Equal Love campaign is today formally closing its 2011 application to the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), which sought to secure full equality in UK civil marriage and civil partnership law. This follows the decision of the European Court that the application was “inadmissible” and subsequent fruitless attempts by campaigners to challenge this […]

Australia high court overturns ACT gay marriage law

Australia high court overturns ACT gay marriage law – Australia’s High Court has overturned legislation allowing gay marriage in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). The ACT parliament passed a bill in October making the territory the first part of Australia to legalise same-sex weddings.

Miller to Consider Straight Civil partnerships

Civil partnerships could be expanded to included heterosexual couples under government plans revealed last night, after culture secretary Maria Miller conceded a “review” into the future of the unions. However some MPs fear the amendment tabled at the last minute to the same sex marriage bill is actually designed to kick the issue into the long grass. […]

New Zealand Passes Same Sex Marriage Bill

New Zealand’s same-sex marriage legislation has gone through its final stage and the forward thinking nation will now be the 13th state in the world to recognise same sex marriage and the first in the pacific Asia region. Sadly, Australian PM Julia Gillard wasted no time in asserting that NZ’s nextdoor neighbour would not be […]

Independent Comes Out in Favour of Same Sex Marriage

The Independent has launched a campaign and petition in favour of legalising same sex marriage today, September the 20th. Launching the Equal Voices petition on the website, the campaign states 3 principles: The EQUAL PARTNERS manifesto will aim to achieve the following; 1.     Civil marriages should be extended to homosexual couples. 2.     Religious institutions should be free […]

Survey Shows Massive Support for Same Sex Marriage

A survey of the general population held in July this year reveals that 84% of people want same sex marriage and that 92% think religious institutions should carry them out if that’s what their denomination wishes. Only 22% of respondents, however, perceived marriage as a religious institution. Details of the Equal Marriage Survey, carried out […]