Archive for the 'civil partnerships' Category

New Push for LGB and T equality will allow civil partnerships in religious buildings – Home Office

“As part of its commitment to advancing equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGB and T) people, the government will today announce that religious buildings will be allowed to host civil partnership registrations.”

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Home Office, 17th February 2011

Source: www.homeoffice.gov.uk

Gay marriages and heterosexual civil partnerships may soon be welcomed – The Guardian

“Gay and lesbian couples could soon win the right to marry, and straight couples be given the right to form civil partnerships.
The equalities minister, Lynne Featherstone, has disclosed that the government intends to consult over how marriage laws in England and Wales can be further reformed, despite strong opposition from some religious groups.”

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The Guardian, 17th February 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

European court urged to end UK marriage ‘apartheid’ – The Guardian

“Campaigners launch legal challenge in attempt to change legislation that prevents gay couples from getting married.”

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The Guardian, 19th December 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Heterosexual couple make second attempt for civil partnership – The Guardian

“A heterosexual couple will request a civil partnership – available only to same-sex couples in the UK – at a register office in London tomorrow, to take a stand against a system which they say ‘segregates couples according to their sexuality’.”

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The Guardian, 8th November 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Lesbian couple vow to take battle for same-sex marriage to court – Daily Telegraph

“A lesbian couple have pledged to go to court in an attempt to overturn the ban on same-sex marriages after a register office refused to grant them a civil licence.”

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd November 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Couples bid to overturn gay marriage law – The Guardian

“Peter Tatchell plans legal challenge in campaign by gay and mixed-sex couples calling for the same type of union.”

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The Guardian, 24th October 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Court rules UK child maintenance laws discriminated against same-sex couples – The Guardian

“The European Court of Human Rights has declared that rules on child maintenance prior to introduction of the Civil Partnership Act discriminated against those in same-sex relationships.”

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The Guardian, 30th September 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

‘Gay couples will get equal right to marry’ – Daily Telegraph

“The Coalition will give homosexual couples the same legal rights to marriage as heterosexuals, a senior Liberal Democrat has said.”

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Daily Telegraph, 19th July 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Government insists vicars will not be sued for refusing ‘gay marriages’ in churches – Daily Telegraph

“Ministers have assured clergy that they will not face legal action if they refuse to carry out new ‘gay weddings’ in churches.”

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Daily Telegraph, 24th March 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Christian registrar denied leave to appeal gay wedding refusal – Daily Telegraph

“A Christian registrar who lost her job after she refused to carry out civil partnership ceremonies has been refused permission to appeal to the Supreme Court.”

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Daily Telegraph, 9th March 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Gay weddings to be allowed in church – The Independent

“Gay men and women will finally be allowed to marry in churches after the House of Lords dramatically voted in favour of lifting the ban on religious premises holding same-sex partnerships.”

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The Independent, 3rd March 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Peers vote to allow homosexuals to marry in church – Daily Telegraph

“Homosexuals may be allowed to hold civil partnership ceremonies in churches after the House of Lords voted in favour of scrapping a ban on same-sex religious unions.”

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd March 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Church of England General Synod extends pension rights for gay partners – The Guardian

“The Church of England may not allow its clergy to have their civil ­partnerships blessed in church but it voted tonight to allow the survivors of same-sex ­partnerships the same pension rights as other spouses. The church’s General Synod, meeting in London, voted in favour of what supporters of the move described as ­big-heartedness at odds with the church’s public reputation for homophobia in its wrangles over gay clergy.”

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The Guardian, 11th February 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Same sex couples names to appear on birth certificates – Daily Telegraph

“New rules allowing same-sex couples undergoing fertility treatment to name both partners on the child’s birth certificate came into force on Monday.”

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Daily Telegraph, 6th April 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

UK challenged the right to civil partnerships of gay couples abroad – The Guardian

“The government attempted to prevent same-sex couples in other countries from gaining the right to enter into civil partnerships, the Guardian has learned.”

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The Guardian, 9th December 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

How do gay couples divorce? – BBC News

“Comedian Matt Lucas and his partner Kevin McGree are splitting up, in what has been described as the first “gay divorce”. So what’s different about the break-up of a civil partnership?”

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BBC News Magazine, 24th October 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Civil partner of Lucas set for £1m payout after split – The Independent

“Britain’s first celebrity gay divorce was cleared by the courts yesterday when the comedian Matt Lucas was granted a legal separation from his partner in a case reported to be worth £15m.”

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The Independent, 23rd October 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Spouses and civil partners to receive more when partner dies without leaving a will – Ministry of Justice

“Married couples and civil partners whose spouse or civil partner dies without leaving a will are to benefit from an increase in the statutory legacy under proposals published by the government today.”

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Ministry of Justice, 28th August 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Payouts to same-sex partners of police officers killed on duty – Daily Telegraph

“The same-sex partners of police officers killed in the line of duty will get compensation payouts in an overhaul of the current system.”

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Daily Telegraph, 24th August 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Paying to be discriminated against – The Guardian

“The decision in favour of a registrar who refused to deal with gay couples sets a hugely dangerous precedent.”

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The Guardian, 11th July 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Registrar wins same-sex tribunal – BBC News

“A marriage registrar was bullied for refusing to conduct same-sex ceremonies, a tribunal has ruled.”

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BBC News, 10th July 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Despite recent controversy, civil partnerships have been a huge success – The Independent

“Last month, a civil registrar who refuses to officiate at partnerships between same-sex couples, claiming it is ‘sinful’ and against her religion, brought a legal case that could have implications for ceremonies nationwide. ‘As a matter of religious conscience,’ Lillian Ladele said she couldn’t perform civil partnerships for gay couples and has accused North London’s Islington council of religious discrimination and victimisation because it asked her to continue performing them despite her views.”

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The Independent, 19th June 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Registrar sues for right not to marry gays – Daily Telegraph

“A registrar is taking her employer to a tribunal this week to determine whether she can refuse to officiate at homosexual ‘weddings’ because of her religious beliefs.”

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Daily Telegraph, 18th May 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Forms pose discrimination risk, civil partners warned – The Guardian

“Gay and lesbian people who enter into civil partnerships are at risk of ‘forced outing’ through everyday activities such as taking out a bank loan, according to a report to be published tomorrow.”

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The Guardian, 4th December 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

School cannot sack head in ‘gay marriage’ – Daily Telegraph

“Lawyers have told the Roman Catholic Church that it cannot sack a Catholic headmaster who has entered a civil partnership with a male teacher.”

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Daily Telegraph, 13th August 2007

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Woman sentenced over bigamous same-sex partnership – The Guardian

“A mother of five who admitted entering into a civil partnership with another woman while still married was today given a suspended prison sentence.”

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The Guardian, 6th August 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk


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