Of these, were conversions from existing civil partnerships and were new marriages. Download as PDF Printable version. Chris Smith elected as first openly gay MP. Topics Equal marriage.
They also requested that a reason be provided if an amendment could not be considered. James Pratt and John Smith executed. Gay male. George Bernard Shaw, one of Ireland's most celebrated writers. Civil partnerships for same-sex couples have been legal since However, with no Assembly in place for more than two years in Northern Ireland, backbench members of the British Labour party argued that the two issues can no longer be ignored.
Joking apart: the three British jurisdictions would do well to warn same-sex couples in writing who are not both British citizens that their marriage may not be recognised in their country of citizenship — and to keep a signed copy of that warning, in the hope that those concerned will take it seriously.
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Equality Act European Union. Please try again, the name must be unique Only letters and numbers accepted. Retrieved 16 July The leaders of the Catholic Church in England and Wales have been vocal in opposition, urging both parishioners and schools within its care to sign a petition against the government plans.
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