UK: Marriage Equality Updates – Reuters Support, Tories Resign

Written by scott on February 21st, 2013

LondonThomson Reuters, the UK news and media giant, has waded into the debate over marriage equality in the United Kingdom, throwing its support behind the bill currently being considered by the Parliament, Pink News reports:

Thomson Reuters applauds the latest passage of the bill and encourages its completion through the legislative process. By voicing our endorsement of the UK’s Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill, we continue to demonstrate our active support for equal opportunities for all our staff and all government legislation that promotes equality.

Contrast this with the AP, which just announced its latest guidelines that include calling legally married gays and lesbians “partners” instead of “husband” or “wife”.

In other UK news, several local conservatives just resigned from the Tories over the marriage equality bill. Pink News has the details:

Two prominent local Conservative Party members, Michael Keenan of East Surrey and Alan Bensted of Gloucestershire are resigning in protest over the same-sex marriage bill. Councillor Michael Keenan of Tandridge District Council in East Surrey claims to be so incensed by Prime Minister David Cameron’s position on equal marriage that he may not ever vote for the Conservatives again, reports the Tandridge Mirror.

That’s two less bigots in the party.


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