Tag: Marriage Law

Misrepresenting Same-sex Marriage

I do the snark, Andrew Goddard does the substance. The Bishop of Salisbury’s decision to abandon the commitment made to his diocese last year to support “marriage as it is currently understood” and to break the collegiality of the House

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A Question for the Lawyers

Here’s a question for the legal ones amongst you. Let’s say we get gender-neutral marriage. Will the wife of a woman who gives birth be allowed to register the birth of her wife’s child? If so, does that implicitly mean

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C4M – 10 Reasons – Number 2

Here’s Myth number 2. Myth 2 Marriage has always evolved Marriage between a man and a woman is not a recent social invention. Everyone knows that marriage predates law, nation and church. It goes back to the dawn of time. Yes, matrimonial law

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Neil Addison on Marriage and European Law

Really interesting opinion lining up with what the Church of England is saying. What the Government assurance is ignoring is the fact that, in law, there is no difference between “Civil” as opposed to “Religious” marriage both are in law

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The Government Consultation

Do you know what is most disappointing about the Government consultation on Gender Neutral Marriage? The lack of any actual consultation. The online form is full of “Yes / No” questions which cry out for a chance for the responder

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Questions for the Same-Sex Marriage Debate

It strikes me that a number of questions need to be engaged with by those who advocate changing the definition of marriage in this country, so I want to start a list of issues that should be addressed. Feel free

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