England & Wales set to jointly become 16th country to legalise gay marriages.

July 15, 2013 by  
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  The campaigning group Out4marriage (http://out4marriage.org/) has released a press statement on today’s historic events in Parliament. On Monday 15th July the Marriage (same-sex couples) bill completed its legislative journey through the House of Lords, and will now return to the House of Commons on Tuesday 16th July for consideration of amendments passed by the […]

Equal marriage set for historic final vote in House of Lords on Monday

July 11, 2013 by  
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Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill clears Report Stage The new Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill will now progress to its Third – and final – Reading in the House of Lords after Peers backed the proposals during tonight’s Report Stage. Despite attempts by opponents to attach ‘wrecking’ amendments to the Bill – including a ‘son […]

Equal marriage survives ‘fatal motion’

June 5, 2013 by  
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Equal marriage survives ‘fatal motion’ in first House of Lords test as Peers vote 390-148 to save Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill Peers have voted overwhelmingly in favour of equal marriage, following a controversial attempt by Lord Dear to have the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill thrown out. Lord Dear’s ‘fatal motion’ was rejected by […]

Landslide support for Same Sex Marriage Bill

May 22, 2013 by  
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Bill passes Third Reading by 366 votes to 161 Despite a revolt in the Tory party, and despite attempts to railroad the bill, MPs have again voted overwhelmingly in favour of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill. Ahead of the vote Culture Secretary and Minister for Equalities, Maria Miller told MPs: “I accept that for […]

Tackling homophobic bullying in Jewish schools

April 25, 2013 by  
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Stonewall’s campaign to end homophobic bullying in Britain’s schools has taken a new turn, as the charity’s iconic ‘Some People Are Gay. Get Over It!’ posters were translated into Hebrew for use as a modern language resource in Jewish faith schools. Stonewall worked with Jewish faith schools, the Jewish lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality […]

Stonewall Awards

November 2, 2012 by  
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TV favourite Sue Perkins was among 11 winners at last night’s Stonewall Awards. The annual ceremony honours those who’ve made a positive contribution to the lives of Britain’s 3.7 million lesbian, gay and bisexual people. Over 450 people attended the ceremony, which was hosted by Gok Wan. The Great British Bake Off host Perkins – […]

Erase historic convictions for consensual gay sex

October 1, 2012 by  
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Men now able to erase historic convictions for consensual gay sex Stonewall publishes guide to help men clear their names Charity lobbied hard to secure specific protections for gay and bi men From today men with historic convictions for consensual gay sex can apply to have them disregarded, as the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 […]