Tag Archive | Civil Partnerships

OPINION: How will the Church of England respond to heterosexual civil partnerships?

OPINION: How will the Church of England respond to heterosexual civil partnerships?

By Jeremy Pemberton The Church of England likes to portray itself as the friend of civil partnerships for LGBT+ people. This is notwithstanding the fact that, when the legislation was passing through the House of Lords in 2004, the majority of its 26 bishops in the British upper chamber of parliament voted for an amendment […]

Romania: Proposed referendum to rule out same-sex marriage

Romania: Proposed referendum to rule out same-sex marriage

Romania’s ruling Social Democrats hope to organise a referendum this autumn to restrict the constitutional definition of family, which would effectively rule out the possibility of legalising same-sex marriage, party leader Liviu Dragnea said on Saturday. The plan for a referendum came about after the Coalition for the Family, a civil society group, collected 3 […]

ILGA Europe Welcomes Cyprus Vote On Civil Partnerships

ILGA Europe Welcomes Cyprus Vote On Civil Partnerships

The Cypriot parliament has voted in favour of the Civil Partnership Bill, meaning that same-sex couples in Cyprus will be legally recognised for the first time. The legislation, which has generated lots of debate nationally, will offer couples the same rights as civil marriage. However, joint adoption rights are not included as part of the […]

Marriage Act: Reg.Details & Listings For LGBT Couples Who Wish To Get Married In Ireland

Marriage Act: Reg.Details & Listings For LGBT Couples Who Wish To Get Married In Ireland

Mark the date! Start getting your documents together. From today, all same-sex couples are able to give notice of their intention to marry. The extra good news is that if you have tied the knot in another country, your marriage will automatically be recognised from today’s date.

Opinion: Could We See Civil Partnerships in Russia?

Opinion: Could We See Civil Partnerships in Russia?

Stephen Donnan ponders the recent ECHR ruling that Italy is in violation of human rights by not having a mechanism to recognise same-sex relationships The European Court of Human Rights has ruled in the case of Oliari vs Italy that the Italian Government has violated the human rights of same-sex couples, by not providing a […]

UPDATE: Irish Coca-Cola Ad – Civil Partnership Scene Not “Valid” for Ireland?

UPDATE: Irish Coca-Cola Ad – Civil Partnership Scene Not “Valid” for Ireland?

Contrary to Coca-Cola Ireland’s unidentified spokesperson’s statement yesterday, EILE Magazine has found that a scene depicting a gay couple which Coca Cola didn’t consider “valid” for their advert in Ireland was, in fact, entirely suitable. The footage used in the European ad was of an Australian same-sex union (equivalent to civil partnership) ceremony, and not a […]

Review: Gay Wedding Showcase at Hillgrove Hotel, Monaghan

Review: Gay Wedding Showcase at Hillgrove Hotel, Monaghan

The doors of the Hillgrove Hotel in Monaghan town opened to the gay & lesbian community last Monday night, with a showcase of hotel packages catering for civil partnerships and same-sex weddings. The gay wedding showcase, arranged to display the hotel’s potential for RTÉ series, The Takeover, is a first for the border county, as […]

PODCAST: Dissolving a Civil Partnership in Ireland (Part 1)

PODCAST: Dissolving a Civil Partnership in Ireland (Part 1)

Join Jenny Butler as she investigates the legal procedures surrounding the dissolution of a civil partnership in the Republic of Ireland, and why it differs from divorce in this country. Jenny chats with Rebecca Lacey of the LGBT Lawyers Association in the first of a two-part series on civil partnership break-ups, and looks into what […]

GLEN: Civil Partnership Two Years On

GLEN have just released figures that show that  more than two thousand people have entered into Civil Partnerships in Ireland, as we await the referendum on Equal Marriage. It’s just over two years since the first Civil Partnerships took place in Ireland in April 2011. Since then, 1,088 lesbian and gay couples have entered into […]

The Uncertain Future of Civil Partnerships

Stephen Donnan asks whether or not civil partnerships should be opened up for all, or if it was only ever a temporary measure for same-sex couples. A really interesting debate arose from the mish-mash of controversy surrounding the equal marriage bill in Westminster recently. A backbench Tory MP submitted an amendment that called on the Government […]