Media Reports 2005


1 Dec 2005
The Independent
by Janet Street-Porter
.Gay weddings and Christian hypocrisy.
December 2005 will go down in history books as the first truly 'pink' month of the new millennium, as same-sex couples will be legally entitled to enter into civil partnerships in Britain.
29 Nov 2005
The Telegraph News

by Joshua Rozenberg, Legal Editor
.Judge will rule on lesbian 'marriage'.
England's most senior family judge will consider next year whether same-sex marriages should be recognised, it emerged yesterday.
27 Nov 2005
Independent on Sunday
by Philip Reay-Smith
My big fat gay wedding
Whenever I hear that someone's getting married, I always tell them they must be mad.' That was the reaction of a (married, straight) colleague when ...
13 Aug 2005
The Independent
by Cathy Gordon
.Lesbians seek full legal recognition of their marriage.
A lesbian couple have launched a High Court test case in an attempt to win legal recognition in Britain for same-sex marriages. Celia Kitzinger, ...
13 Aug 2005
The Telegraph
by Sarah Womack
Social Affairs Correspondent
.Lesbians' marriage fight goes to court.
A lesbian couple sought to make legal history yesterday by challenging the Government's refusal to recognise same-sex marriages.
12 Aug 2005
BBC News North Yorkshire
.Lesbian couple's high court battle...
Celia Kitzinger and Sue Wilkinson want their marriage recognised ...
Celia Kitzinger and Sue Wilkinson were married while living in Canada in 2003 and now ...
12 Aug 2005
Evening Standard
by Nigel Rosser
Lesbian couple's test case over marriage
A lesbian couple were today launching a test case in an attempt to win legal recognition in Britain for their marriage.

University professors Celia Kitzinger, 48, and Sue Wilkinson, 51, got married in British Columbia where same-sex ceremonies are legal. They say a failure to recognise their marriage's validity in the UK constitutes a breach of human rights. An application was being filed in the Family Division of the High Court in London on behalf of the British couple who live in Yorkshire.

Under new legislation which comes into force in December they will be able to register their relationship as a "civil partnership" and receive many of the legal benefits available to married couples. But Ms Kitzinger and Ms Wilkinson believe this is only "second class status," adding: "We want our marriage to be recognised as a marriage. It is insulting and discriminatory to be offered a civil partnership."

7 Aug 2005
Independent on Sunday
by Steve Bloomfield
.Couple's challenge may force Britain to accept gay marriages.
A lesbian couple will this week launch a landmark legal bid to get their Canadian marriage recognised in Britain in a move that threatens to undermine the Government's civil partnership legislation. If the High Court Bid ...

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