73 articles found
5 December 2011
Call for congregations to reject Church ban as religious civil partnerships come into effect
Peter Tatchell has called on priests and congregations to reject the Church of England's ban on civil partnerships in their churches, as new regulations allowing come into effect today.
The Marriages and Civil Partnerships (Approved Premises) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 come into force today, and lift the ban on places of religious worship holding civil partnership ceremonies.
17 November 2011
Gay and human rights champion Peter Tatchell awarded honorary doctorate
London's South Bank University has awarded an honorary doctorate of laws to the human and gay rights campaigner and regular PinkNews.co.uk columnist Peter Tatchell.
3 November 2011
Religious civil partnerships won’t solve “blanket ban inequality”
Announcement is welcomed by some, but warnings follow that not allowing religious gay marriages is still an "infringement of religious freedom".
19 September 2011
Peter Tatchell: The equal marriage consultation is not good enough
Gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell says the consultation on marriage equality is not good enough - and not even necessary.
3 August 2011
Tory MP Chloe Smith supports gay marriage
Conservative MP Chloe Smith says she supports the campaign for marriage equality.
14 July 2011
Sign the petition for UK marriage equality
Gay rights campaigners have launched a petition to call for gay marriages and straight civil partnerships in the UK.
5 July 2011
Peter Tatchell: ‘David Cameron should come out in support of gay marriage’
Peter Tatchell says same-sex marriage "reeks of assimilationism" - but prime minister David Cameron should support it.
25 April 2011
Giant card and demonstration call on Prince William and Kate Middleton to support gay marriage
Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell and the Equal Love campaign have presented Prince William and Kate Middleton a wedding card that calls for their support for gay marriage.
21 April 2011
Interview: Peter Tatchell on a lifetime of campaigning
Peter Tachell is a name synonymous with the struggle for gay rights.
21 April 2011
Gay marriage rally at Buckingham Palace
Gay rights campaigners are to hold a rally outside Buckingham Palace on Monday to call for the right to marry.
20 March 2011
Speech: British Home secretary promises progress on full gay marriage equality
In her first major speech on LGBT rights, the home secretary and minister for equality, Theresa May, has promised action on full gay marriage equality.
4 March 2011
Support for gay marriage now ‘evenly divided’ in the US
Support for gay marriage is on the rise, with the American public now "evenly divided" on the issue, according to a new poll by the Pew Research Center.
13 February 2011
British government reportedly set to introduce full gay marriage equality
The government is expected to announce full marriage equality for gays and lesbians under reforms to marriage laws to be announced later this week.
31 January 2011
Q&A: The Equal Love campaign’s legal case
This week, four gay and four straight couples will file a challenge at the European Court of Human Rights against the UK's ban on gay marriage and straight civil partnerships.
31 January 2011
UK gay marriage challenge goes to European Court
A challenge against the UK's bans on gay marriage and straight civil partnerships will be filed at the European Court of Human Rights this week.
28 January 2011
French court says no to gay marriage
France's constitutional court upheld the ban on gay marriage today after a challenge from a lesbian couple.
23 December 2010
Lib Dem MP Steve Gilbert calls for progress on gay marriage
Liberal Democrat MP Steve Gilbert has called for progress on UK marriage equality, saying he hopes legislation can be introduced by 2015.
21 December 2010
Updated: British couples launch legal challenge against marriage laws
Eight British couples - four gay and four straight - will launch a legal bid today to win the right to gay marriage and straight civil partnerships.
15 December 2010
Legal challenge to begin as final couple are refused civil partnership
Gay rights campaigners are preparing to launch legal action after the last of eight couples to challenge the UK's marriage laws were turned away from a registry office today.
13 December 2010
Equal Love campaign: Final couple challenge marriage laws
The last couple to challenge the UK's marriage laws under the Equal Love campaign will do so tomorrow.