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The church's ruling general assembly voted to allow congregations to admit gay ministers but only if they specifically elect to do so, in a radical departure from more than 450 years of orthodoxy set in train by the protestant reformer John Knox.
Gay marriage bill returns to Commons The bill is set to be debated over two days Plans to legalise same-sex marriage in England and Wales return to the Commons later, amid continuing opposition from some Conservative activists and MPs. The Marriage
Tory activists attack David Cameron on gay marriage The bill is due to be debated for two days from Monday David Cameron's support for gay marriage has made winning the general election "virtually impossible", Conservative activists have said...They
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has abandoned his support for allowing heterosexual couples to enter into civil partnerships under pressure from the church hierarchy. His climbdown will be welcomed by the Government as it looks to finally
The French leader, François Hollande, has marked a regulation authorising same-sex couples to wed and take up young kids, after months of road protests, political slanging matches and a increase in homophobic attacks.
France became the 14th country to legalise same-sex marriage on Saturday after President Francois Hollande signed the measure into law following months of bitter political debate and protests...Netherlands: On April 1, 2001 the Netherlands became the
Philip Hammond was one of four cabinet ministers not to vote in favour of gay marriage (he abstained along with Attorney General Dominic Grieve; Environment Secretary Owen Paterson and Welsh Secretary David Jones voted against) and the Defence
Suggested Topics Campaigners who say that heterosexuals should have the same rights as gays to enter into civil partnerships accused the Government of introducing a spoiling tactic' to try to block or delay the reform. The Culture, Media and Sports
While same-sex couples across the country fight for the right to marry, others are fighting for the right to divorce. A patchwork of state marriage laws and the federal Defense of Marriage Act has made the process of unraveling a relationship