Retrieved 10 May The Marriage Order Northern Ireland stated there was a legal impediment to marriage if the parties were of the same sex, but the Marriage Same-sex Couples and Civil Partnership Opposite-sex Couples Northern Ireland Regulations removed this provision. Marriage Same Sex Couples Act Pride events.
The president of the Family Division, Sir Mark Pottergave 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.
John Nott-Bower begins crackdown.
Legal guardianships nationwide, except Hong Kong and Macauresidency rights for foreign spouses of legal residents Hong Kong. October Retrieved 19 February The couple sued for recognition of their marriage, arguing that it was legal in the country in which it was executed and met the requirements for recognition of overseas marriages and should thus be treated in the same way as one between opposite-sex couples.
Retrieved 26 April Archived from the original on 16 July Did not vote :
The following groups and individuals expressed their support for same-sex marriage legislation in England and Wales:. Retrieved 27 April Retrieved 18 December It demonstrates the importance we attach to being able to live freely. Stonewall UK forms.
The bill passed by a vote of —15 and received royal assent on 12 March Published 17 July Retrieved 11 February