Civil partnerships

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Sandi Toksvig to meet Archbishop of Canterbury over same-sex marriage
Move follows bishops’ refusal to back gay marriage while blessings to be on voluntary basis for clergy

Danya Hajjaji

22, Jan, 2023 @12:10 AM

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Justin Welby ‘joyful’ at C of E switch but will not bless same-sex civil marriages
Archbishop of Canterbury’s position differs from that of archbishop of York, who says he will offer personal blessings

Harriet Sherwood

20, Jan, 2023 @1:25 PM

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Brighton and Hove is same-sex capital of England and Wales, census shows
ONS figures reveal city has biggest proportion of people in same-sex marriages or civil partnerships

Michael Goodier

02, Nov, 2022 @5:56 PM

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Here comes the bribe: Italian region offers couples €2,000 wedding payment
Initiative aimed at boosting Covid-hit sector is open to Italians and foreigners who marry this year

Angela Giuffrida in Rome

28, Feb, 2022 @12:38 PM

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Call for law change to stop abusive partners inheriting from their victims
Labour MP Florence Eshalomi to discuss issue with Boris Johnson next month after plea from constituent

Haroon Siddique Legal affairs correspondent

29, Dec, 2021 @11:45 AM

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Parliament to vote on bill to ban child marriage in England and Wales
Marriage of under-18s associated with risk of domestic, sexual and ‘honour’-based violence, say MPs, who will vote on Friday

Karen McVeigh

16, Nov, 2021 @4:35 PM

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Civil partnership – why Alastair Campbell and Fiona Millar tied the knot
Fiona and I lived ‘in sin’ for 41 years before we opted for the ceremony, originally designed for same-sex couples

Alastair Campbell

04, Apr, 2021 @6:30 AM

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Pope Francis backs same-sex civil unions
Pontiff’s endorsement likely to further enrage his conservative opponents in Catholic church

Harriet Sherwood

21, Oct, 2020 @5:32 PM

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Average age for heterosexual marriage hits 35 for women and 38 for men
ONS figures for 2017 also reveal marriages for opposite-sex couples at lowest level on record

Owen Bowcott

14, Apr, 2020 @7:22 PM

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Church of England bishops break ranks over sex guidance
Statement saying sex is only for married heterosexual couples described as cold and uncaring

Harriet Sherwood Religion correspondent

28, Jan, 2020 @10:15 AM

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Sex is for married heterosexual couples only, says Church of England
Pastoral guidance also calls for Christians in gay or straight civil unions to be abstinent

Harriet Sherwood

23, Jan, 2020 @12:58 PM

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Tell us about your mixed-sex civil partnership plans
We want to hear from mixed-sex couples who have entered into or are thinking about going into a civil union

Adelina Adjei and Guardian community team

02, Jan, 2020 @1:11 PM

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