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06 December 2005

  • 6th December 2005

    Terminally ill man and partner become first to have a gay wedding ceremony 1

    The waiting period is scrapped if doctors say that one partner has a terminal illness and are unlikely to recover

    12:00 AM — A terminally ill man and his partner have become the first gay couple to become civil partners following Monday's introduction of the Civil Partnership Act.The Act normally requires a 15-day waiting period between the application for a partnership and the ceremony. However, the waiting period is scrapped if doctors say that one partner has a terminal illness and are unlikely to recover.

  • New Tory leader, David Cameron must keep to his promises on gay issues 27

    PinkNews.co.uk hopes that David Cameron lives up to his promises

    12:00 AM — David Cameron, the first party leader to be born since the decriminalisation of homosexuality has been elected. He must now prove that he can change the way that the Conservative Party relates to the gay community.Earlier this year, this website endorsed David Cameron as the candidate most likely to change the Conservative Party treats gay issues and move the party away from its homophobic past.

  • Green Party calls for more awareness of gay benefits changes

    The Green Party's Nigel Tart called for a grace period before benefits are changed

    12:00 AM — The Green Party today urged for greater awareness of the changes in the benefits system that the Civil Partnerships Act has brought in.Following yesterday's introduction of the Civil Partnership Act, most cohabiting same-sex couples that claim state benefits will experience a reduction in the amount of money they receive.

  • Robbie Williams receives damages over claims he is secretly gay 8

    Mr William's barrister, Tom Shields QC, told the court that the singer “is not, and has never been, homosexual”

    12:00 AM — Pop star, Robbie Williams has accepted substantial libel damages from the publishers of the People Newspaper and the publishers of the Daily Star over claims that he is secretly gay.The claims that we made in the People newspaper, Star and Hot Stars Magazine in 2004 claimed that the former Take That star had engaged in casual gay sex.Mr William's barrister, Tom Shields QC, told the court that the singer "is not, and has never been, homosexual."

  • Belgium’s Parliament backs gay adoption

    The law will grant gay couples in Belgium the same rights as heterosexual couples

    12:00 AM — Belgian MPs have backed plans to allow adoption by gay couples, just two years after legalizing same-sex marriage.The lower house of Belgium's parliament voted 77-62 in favor of the measure, which must also pass the upper house. If fully approved, Belgium will become the third country in the EU, after Sweden and Spain, to allow same-sex adoption.

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