Same-sex marriage in the United Kingdom

same-sex marriageUnited Kingdomsame-sex marriagessame-sex marriage in England and WalesEngland and Walesequal marriagemarriagesame sex marriagegay marriagegay marriage in England and Wales
Marriage is a devolved issue in the different parts of the United Kingdom, and the status of same-sex marriage is different in England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.wikipedia
343 Related Articles

Same-sex marriage

gay marriagemarriage equalitysame sex marriage
Marriage is a devolved issue in the different parts of the United Kingdom, and the status of same-sex marriage is different in England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Same-sex marriage is legally performed and recognized (nationwide or in some jurisdictions) in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Denmark, Ecuador, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Uruguay.

Northern Ireland (Executive Formation etc) Act 2019

Northern Ireland (Executive Formation etc) Bill2019 Northern Ireland billdirectly legalise same-sex marriage
The bill passed its final stages in the Parliament and received royal assent on 24 July 2019, becoming the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation etc) Act 2019.
The Act requires that the Secretary of State report regularly to parliament, designed to limit the ability of the sovereign to prorogue parliament, as well as providing for the legalisation of same-sex marriage and opposite-sex civil partnership in Northern Ireland (in line with the rest of the UK) and the liberalisation of abortion laws (in line with abortion rights in England and Wales) if no executive is formed by midnight on the 21 October 2019.

Coalition for Marriage

The first major campaign against same-sex marriage in Britain was Scotland for Marriage established in 2011, followed by the Coalition for Marriage in England and Wales in 2012.
The Coalition for Marriage, often abbreviated to C4M, is a Christian campaign group in the United Kingdom that opposes same-sex marriage.

Same-sex marriage in the British Antarctic Territory

British Antarctic TerritoryBritish Antarctic Territory †
Of the fourteen British Overseas Territories, same-sex marriage has been recognised and performed in South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands since 2014, Akrotiri and Dhekelia and the British Indian Ocean Territory (for UK military personnel only) since 3 June 2014, the Pitcairn Islands since 14 May 2015, the British Antarctic Territory since 13 October 2016, Gibraltar since 15 December 2016, the Falkland Islands since 29 April 2017, Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha since 20 December 2017, and Bermuda since 23 November 2018.
The new ordinance stated that the laws relating to marriage in England would apply in the territory, thereby allowing same-sex marriage.

Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013

Marriage (Same Sex Couples) BillMarriage (Same Sex Couples) ActMarriage (Same-Sex Couples) Bill
On 17 July 2013, royal assent was granted to the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 (Deddf Priodas (Cyplau o'r un rhyw) 2013).
30) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom which introduced same-sex marriage in England and Wales.

Hyde v Hyde

Hyde v. HydeJohn Hyde
In 1866, in Hyde v. Hyde and Woodmansee (a case of polygamy), Lord Penzance's judgment began "Marriage as understood in Christendom is the voluntary union for life of one man and one woman, to the exclusion of all others."
This definition has been an influential consideration in a number of recent landmark decisions, including Same-Sex Marriage, Ghaidan v Godin-Mendoza, Wilkinson v. Kitzinger and Others and the [[Same-sex marriage in the Australian Capital Territory#Legal challenge to the High Court|ACT Same Sex Marriage case]] in Australia.

David Cameron

CameronPrime Minister David CameronPrime Minister
The Prime Minister's Office let it be known that David Cameron had personally intervened in favour of legalising same-sex unions, and on 5 October 2011 the Conservative Party Conference applauded Cameron's support for same-sex marriage in his Leader's Speech.
It privatised the Royal Mail and some other state assets, and legalised same-sex marriage in England and Wales.

Same-sex marriage in the British Indian Ocean Territory

British Indian Ocean TerritoryBritish Indian Ocean Territory †
Of the fourteen British Overseas Territories, same-sex marriage has been recognised and performed in South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands since 2014, Akrotiri and Dhekelia and the British Indian Ocean Territory (for UK military personnel only) since 3 June 2014, the Pitcairn Islands since 14 May 2015, the British Antarctic Territory since 13 October 2016, Gibraltar since 15 December 2016, the Falkland Islands since 29 April 2017, Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha since 20 December 2017, and Bermuda since 23 November 2018.

Same-sex marriage in Akrotiri and Dhekelia

Akrotiri and DhekeliaAkrotiri and Dhekelia †
Of the fourteen British Overseas Territories, same-sex marriage has been recognised and performed in South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands since 2014, Akrotiri and Dhekelia and the British Indian Ocean Territory (for UK military personnel only) since 3 June 2014, the Pitcairn Islands since 14 May 2015, the British Antarctic Territory since 13 October 2016, Gibraltar since 15 December 2016, the Falkland Islands since 29 April 2017, Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha since 20 December 2017, and Bermuda since 23 November 2018.

Recognition of same-sex unions in the British Overseas Territories

British Overseas TerritoriesBritish Antarctic TerritorySouth Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
Of the fourteen British Overseas Territories, same-sex marriage has been recognised and performed in South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands since 2014, Akrotiri and Dhekelia and the British Indian Ocean Territory (for UK military personnel only) since 3 June 2014, the Pitcairn Islands since 14 May 2015, the British Antarctic Territory since 13 October 2016, Gibraltar since 15 December 2016, the Falkland Islands since 29 April 2017, Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha since 20 December 2017, and Bermuda since 23 November 2018.

Same-sex relationship

same-sex couplessame-sex couplesame-sex relationships
In 1971, the Nullity of Marriage Act was passed, explicitly banning marriages between same-sex couples in England and Wales.
Government recognition of same-sex marriage is available in twenty-six countries (Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Uruguay) and several sub-national jurisdictions allow same-sex couples to marry.

Same-sex marriage in the Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands
Of the fourteen British Overseas Territories, same-sex marriage has been recognised and performed in South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands since 2014, Akrotiri and Dhekelia and the British Indian Ocean Territory (for UK military personnel only) since 3 June 2014, the Pitcairn Islands since 14 May 2015, the British Antarctic Territory since 13 October 2016, Gibraltar since 15 December 2016, the Falkland Islands since 29 April 2017, Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha since 20 December 2017, and Bermuda since 23 November 2018.

Same-sex marriage in Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha

Ascension IslandSaint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaAscension Island, Saint Helena and Tristan da Cunha
Of the fourteen British Overseas Territories, same-sex marriage has been recognised and performed in South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands since 2014, Akrotiri and Dhekelia and the British Indian Ocean Territory (for UK military personnel only) since 3 June 2014, the Pitcairn Islands since 14 May 2015, the British Antarctic Territory since 13 October 2016, Gibraltar since 15 December 2016, the Falkland Islands since 29 April 2017, Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha since 20 December 2017, and Bermuda since 23 November 2018.

Same-sex marriage in the Isle of Man

Isle of Mancivil partnershipmarriage
Of the Crown dependencies, same-sex marriage has been recognised and performed in the Isle of Man since 22 July 2016 and Jersey since 1 July 2018.

Same-sex marriage in Guernsey

GuernseyAlderneyBailiwick of Guernsey
Within the Bailiwick of Guernsey, same-sex marriage has been legal in the jurisdiction of Guernsey since 2 May 2017, and in Alderney since 14 June 2018.

Same-sex marriage in Gibraltar

Gibraltar
Of the fourteen British Overseas Territories, same-sex marriage has been recognised and performed in South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands since 2014, Akrotiri and Dhekelia and the British Indian Ocean Territory (for UK military personnel only) since 3 June 2014, the Pitcairn Islands since 14 May 2015, the British Antarctic Territory since 13 October 2016, Gibraltar since 15 December 2016, the Falkland Islands since 29 April 2017, Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha since 20 December 2017, and Bermuda since 23 November 2018.

Nullity of Marriage Act 1971

Nullity of Marriage Act
In 1971, the Nullity of Marriage Act was passed, explicitly banning marriages between same-sex couples in England and Wales.

Same-sex marriage in Bermuda

Bermuda
Of the fourteen British Overseas Territories, same-sex marriage has been recognised and performed in South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands since 2014, Akrotiri and Dhekelia and the British Indian Ocean Territory (for UK military personnel only) since 3 June 2014, the Pitcairn Islands since 14 May 2015, the British Antarctic Territory since 13 October 2016, Gibraltar since 15 December 2016, the Falkland Islands since 29 April 2017, Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha since 20 December 2017, and Bermuda since 23 November 2018.

Mark Potter (judge)

Mark PotterSir Mark PotterPotter P
The president of the Family Division, Sir Mark Potter, gave as his reason that "abiding single sex relationships are in no way inferior, nor does English Law suggest that they are by according them recognition under the name of civil partnership", and that marriage was an "age-old institution" which, he suggested, was by "longstanding definition and acceptance" a relationship between a man and a woman.
In July 2006, Potter ruled against Celia Kitzinger and Sue Wilkinson, a lesbian couple who had married in Canada, in their case to have their same-sex partnership recognised as marriage under English law.

Church of England

AnglicanChurchC of E
The leaders of the Church of England were concerned that the legalisation regarding same-sex marriage would undermine the Church's position as the state religion of England.
The Church of England has been discussing same-sex marriages and LGBT clergy.

Green Party of England and Wales

Green PartyGreenGreens
Green Party of England and Wales: On 22 May 2009, the Green Party called for an end to the ban on civil marriages between same-sex couples in Britain and in other EU member states.
The Green Party supports same-sex marriage and The Green Party group on Brighton and Hove City Council considered expelling a member (Christina Summers) in 2012 due to opposition to same-sex marriage legislation on religious grounds.

UK Independence Party

UKIPUnited Kingdom Independence PartyLeader of the UK Independence Party
UKIP opposed the introduction of same-sex marriage in the United Kingdom.