Family law in the twentieth century: a history. The UK Government addressed consultation responses about the possibility that the European Court of Human Rights could force all churches to marry same-sex couples, stating:. Nikki Sinclaire becomes first openly trans MEP.
Unlike the English and Welsh Consultation, the one for Scotland dealt with the issue of same-sex marriage in a religious context. Support was lower among the working class, older people, Conservative voters, and men in general. Some marriages may have met the requirements of UK law when they took place but may then be annulled.
There were 23 religious same-sex marriages in44 in61 in and 43 in On 20 November, the bill passed its first stage with a 98 to 15 vote and 5 abstentions.
Angus Reid. Archived from the original on 18 September Angela Eagle becomes first openly lesbian MP. Archived from the original on 18 December John Nott-Bower begins crackdown. Archived from the original PDF on 4 March
Discrimination made illegal. Archived from the original on 27 December With the introduction of same-sex marriage in Scotland on 16 December , a married person can now change their gender without having to end their marriage. Despite opposition from the Catholic Church on the small Mediterranean island, marriage equality was passed by a landslide vote.
Same-sex marriage is legal in the Crown dependencies. Lord Alli becomes first openly gay Lord.