First same-sex marriages take place. John Nott-Bower begins crackdown. Why did he gradually change his position towards gay people even before ? The petition was run at Manchester Pride and Reading Pride inand launched online in January following an interview with Clegg in Attitude magazine in which he reaffirmed his commitment to equal marriage.
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Retrieved 20 December He also claimed that the demand in legal costs was designed to damage the couple financially so they would not be able to appeal. All smiles: The couple celebrated with family and friends after same-sex marriage was legalised in Northern Ireland last month.
The Jewish Chronicle. This is the right thing to do at the right time. Lynne Featherstone, the Lib Dem Equalities minister, also played a part in supporting the reform. More Conservative Than Britain, Canada".
Archived from the original on 7 January Labouchere Amendment introduced. The Church, with 60, members and 1, congregations, became the largest Christian organisation in the UK to offer same-sex marriages at that time. Cameron needed an alternative political narrative In Maythe Church of Scotland voted to draft new laws that would allow ministers to conduct same-sex marriages.
Oxford University Press. Lord Alli becomes first openly gay Lord. Secondary sources Alexandre-Collier, A. The Conservative victory at the general election resulted in a marked increase in openly gay Tory MPs, who numbered 15 Indy