Is it fair to say that Irish people have not yet caught up with the front runners in the race for marriage equality? Are we, as a nation, still afraid of change or are we hoarse from screaming Gay Marriage Now to politicians who aren’t listening?
Posts Tagged ‘ same-sex marriage ’
A lesbian Christian couple from Bournemouth have made history by becoming the first same-sex couple to have a church wedding in the UK.
The Irish Times have published figures from the latest poll on same sex marriage in Ireland. Whilst encouraging they do show us that more work needs to be done if we are to secure a yes vote in next year’s referendum.
The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) is an American non-profit political organization which was established to work against legalisation of same-sex marriage in the United States.
Plaintiffs April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse are on a mission to overturn a Michigan law which outlaws same-sex marriage and prevents unmarried couples from adopting jointly.
A recent Red C poll found that 76% of Irish people support same-sex marriage. It also found that
59% do not consider ‘being against same-sex marriage’ homophobic – and herein lies the crux of
something highly unsettling and problematic.
“Congratulations! I’m So happy for you! Which one of you will wear the dress?” those cringe-worthy words many butches will be met with upon announcing their engagement.
Our President is at it again. Not only showing publicly what an ally he is to our community but asking others to stand with us too.
As of last night, the 4th of February the Scottish Parliament passed the Marriage and Civil Partnership Bill by 105 votes to 18. This big step for equal rights means that Scotland is the 17th country in the world to legalise same-sex marriage and the 11th in Europe.
The Federal Government of the United States has confirmed it will recognise the 1000+ newly married same sex couples in Utah, despite the fact that Utah has announced it will not recognise those couples.
Sadie is getting married, well she hopes she is. Planning a wedding is stressful enough without worrying about the voting tendencies of an entire country.
The 21st state to join the United States of America and birthplace of president Barack Obama will become the 16th state to legalise same sex marriage in the USA.
Yesterday the Hawaii Senate passed a bill allowing same sex marriage within the state. Though the bill passed reasonably comfortably through the Senate, and the House, there was a lot of hard fighting over the usual ‘exemptions on moral grounds’ for religious organisations and, eventually, including ‘for-profit’ organisations who will be allowed ‘opt out’ of same-sex weddings without being charged with discrimination.
Tomorrow the government will have to respond to the constitutional convention’s recommendation to have a referendum on same sex marriage in Ireland. What will the Taoiseach do? Accept the findings but avoid giving us a date or stand up for our civil rights?
Over two thousand people have entered civil partnership since they first became available in April 2011 up to the end of June 2013.
Sisters are doing it for themselves – thinking that is. Six years after the publishing of her book, Sister Margaret Farley is having to defend her opinions after the Catholic church’s watchdog group condemned it.
Enda Kenny is coming under more and more pressure to make a statement regarding his support or lack thereof for a swift referendum on same sex marriage in Ireland.