Posts Tagged ‘ same-sex marriage ’

I won’t change my eye colour or my sexuality!

May 14th, 2014 | By | Category: Current Affairs

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?

Lesbian couple marry in UK’s first same-sex church wedding

Apr 23rd, 2014 | By | Category: Current Affairs

A lesbian Christian couple from Bournemouth have made history by becoming the first same-sex couple to have a church wedding in the UK.

Latest poll shows support for same-sex marriage increasing

Apr 8th, 2014 | By | Category: Current Affairs

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.

National Organisation for Marriage co-founder says same-sex marriage is inevitable

Mar 26th, 2014 | By | Category: Current Affairs

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.

Lesbian couple take on Michigan’s gay marriage ban

Mar 4th, 2014 | By | Category: Current Affairs

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.

Wedding dross

Feb 24th, 2014 | By | Category: This and That

“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.

Irish President is an ally

Feb 21st, 2014 | By | Category: Current Affairs

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.

Scotland approves gay marriage

Feb 5th, 2014 | By | Category: Current Affairs

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.

US Federal Government rules against marriage bans in Utah and Oklahoma

Jan 15th, 2014 | By | Category: Current Affairs

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.

I do, or I would if I could

Jan 10th, 2014 | By | Category: This and That

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.

Illinois passes same-sex marriage into law

Nov 22nd, 2013 | By | Category: Current Affairs

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.

Hawaii skips the queue and beats Illinois to 15th place

Nov 14th, 2013 | By | Category: Current Affairs

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.

FG Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Oct 30th, 2013 | By | Category: Current Affairs

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?

Civil Success

Oct 1st, 2013 | By | Category: Current Affairs

Over two thousand people have entered civil partnership since they first became available in April 2011 up to the end of June 2013.

Nun Defies Vatican to Support Same Sex Marriage

Sep 23rd, 2013 | By | Category: Books, Current Affairs, Featured

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.

Marriage referendum at #ccven

Sep 6th, 2013 | By | Category: Current Affairs

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.

Marriage Equality Needs You!

Aug 26th, 2013 | By | Category: Current Affairs

We are almost there but Marriage Equality is still not a reality in Ireland. In order to have a referendum sooner rather than later we need to keep reminding our TDs that we are here and Ireland is ready

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