Tag Archives: Marriage

Civil partnership reform “inevitable”

Reform of civil partnerships is inevitable according to the archietect of the same-sex marriage bill.  In an interview this weekend former MP Lynne Featherstone says of civil partnership reform: It’s an inevitability, as it leaves an inequality that is not sustainable. It would be wonderful if the government would just do it. They’ve already had a review and a consultation, […]

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Court of Appeal kicks Civil Partnerships down the road

The Court of Appeal today rejected a case arguing for the introduction of mixed-sex civil partnerships. Charles Keidan and Rebecca Steinfeld brought the case arguing that they were being discriminated against on the grounds of sex, as a same-sex couple would be allowed the choice of marriage or civil partnership. A previous court ruling allowed that civil partnerships should remain […]

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Australia Drops Marriage Referendum

The Australian Parliament has blocked moves for a Republic of Ireland-style marriage referendum in the country. As we reported two months ago, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull had sought to use a referendum to neutralise the issue rather than face a battle inside his right-wing party. It’s a risky move – it’s the same trick David Cameron used to put the […]

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Marriage: and now Gibraltar

Gibraltar has become the latest place to legalise same-sex marriage. The British territory on the tip of Spain passed the measure unanimously, and rejected a proposal to allow registrars to opt-out of conducting same-sex marriages. While Scotland, Wales, England and the Isle of Man all allow same-sex marriage it remains blocked in Northern Ireland by the DUP’s constitutional veto.

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