5th June 2013
Russia: Parliament could move to ban foreign same-sex adoption in a month 3
1:56 AM — The Russian State Duma, the lower chamber of the Russian Parliament, could move to approve an amendment which would ban the adoption of Russian children by foreign same-sex couples, by early July.
Lord Carlile: Marriages like my daughter and her partner will ‘reinvigorate and strengthen marriage’ 6
1:36 AM — Liberal Democrat peer Lord Carlile of Berriew, spoke during the debate around the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill today, speaking passionately of his daughter and her female partner, and the "stability and certainty" they have offered each other's children.
Baroness Jenkin: ‘Times have changed and my family would have been ashamed if I opposed equal marriage’ 21
12:36 AM — During the debate around equal marriage in the House of Lords, before peers voted in favour of the bill for England and Wales, Conservative Peer Baroness Jenkin gaven an impassioned speech saying she may not have voted for the bill in the past, but noted the importance of changing times, and changing attitudes.