UK, England/Wales: History of the Marriage Equality Fight

Written by scott on July 16th, 2013

London ParliamentAlthough we are now drawing to a close for the final decision regarding the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill in England and Wales, UK marriage equality has had a longstanding history.

Stretching as far back to the 1960s, before the Bill could even be thought possible, the lobbying for gay and lesbian equality has been fought both tooth and nail throughout the decades.

The following PinkNews History of England and Wales Marriage equality aims to highlight just a part of the rich and diverse history of this campaign, tracing those individuals both in opposition and in favour of the Bill, as well as the expansive surrounding history of LGBT equality that has since snowballed into the climactic turning point we are today witnessing for civil justice.

To begin, however, a brief history of marriage itself.

Authored By Aaron Day – See the Full Story at Pink News

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