Equal marriage bill overwhelmingly passes Stage 1 Debate in Scottish Parliament – The Scottish Parliament this evening (Novembber 20th) passed its equal marriage bill through the first stage of debate with a large majority.
Scotland prepares for historic parliamentary vote on equal marriage – The Scottish Parliament will hold a crucial debate and vote on Scotland’s equal marriage legislation today. The Stage One vote on the country’s same-sex marriage bill is in many respects the most important vote because it will reveal for the first time whether a majority of MSPs supporting introducing equal marriage, or whether they will reject the bill.
Secretary of State John Kerry committed his administration to the ditching of the Defence of marriage Act in the USA and added that the laws on visas for the US would be changed to consider same sex married couples on the same grounds as opposite-sex married couples. Senator Kerry made the announcement in the US […]
An amendment to the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill which would have “protected” teachers from being forced to “endorse” equal marriage, has been defeated in a vote in the House of Lords. Amendment 46 was defeated in a vote at Report stage of the House of Lords by 163 to 32, as the debate around […]
There will be a rally in favour of same sex marriage outside the House of Lords from 6pm, as peers vote on the same-sex marriage bill. The Christian fundamentalists will be there. Campaigners are asked to meet outside the The Lords is bracing itself for a second day debating same-sex marriage. Sixty four had spoken […]
Trans campaigners feel let down by Government and LGB campaigners alike over the Same Sex Marriage Bill debate. Although the House of Commons passed the Bill on Tuesday it failed to accept the principle of compensating the victims of stolen marriages – where couples were forced to divorce if either husband or wife wanted their […]