Marriage is ‘gold standard’ claims Culture Secretary

February 13, 2013 0 comments

Culture Secretary Maria Miller has told MPs considering the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill that marriage is an aspirational “gold standard”. Christ Bryant, the Shadow Minister for Borders and Immigration, had asked Miller, who is also the Minister for Women and Equalities, why the government is not planning to allow civil partnerships for heterosexual couples….

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French politicians approve gay marriage law

February 13, 2013 0 comments

The French National Assembly has approved a law legalising gay marriage by a majority of precisely 100. The ‘Marriage for All’ bill will now proceed to the country’s upper house, the Senate, for final approval. Commentators expect the Senate to back the bill, which could become law as soon as this summer. The bill proved…

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Tories clash over same sex marriage bill

February 13, 2013 0 comments

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Former Children’s Minister Tim Loughton has clashed with Education Secretary Michael Gove over the same sex marriage bill which recently passed its second reading in Parliament. Mr Gove was giving evidence to MPs as they began more detailed scrutiny of the bill. According to a report in The Times, Loughton, the Conservative MP for East…

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US judge approves three names on birth certificate

February 12, 2013 0 comments

A Florida judge has approved an arrangement in which a gay man who donated sperm to a lesbian couple will add his name to the child’s birth certificate. The judge, on the Miami-Dade County, said the lesbian married couple would continue to have sole parental responsibility for daughter Emma, now two years old, but the…

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