Gay Marriage

Is it really homophobic to ask whether two men can make a baby?

18 February 2018 9:17

When I saw the photo of Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black holding a photo of an ultrasound, and all…

Bermuda’s gay marriage row shows the liberal-left’s disdain for democracy

9 February 2018 11:57

The Labour benches and the pages of the Guardian are not normally places one would go for a defence of…

Jacob Rees-Mogg has said the unsayable. Good for him

7 September 2017 14:54

There are any number of reasons to feel irritated about the reaction to Jacob Rees-Mogg’s frankly expressed views about abortion…

Justine Greening should keep out of the Church of England’s business

24 July 2017 19:29

God, she’s on a bit of a run, Justine Greening, isn’t she? A day after it turns out she wants…

Liberals should not be surprised Angela Merkel voted against gay marriage

1 July 2017 6:51

Liberal Brits got a welcome wake-up call yesterday, when the woman they’ve been calling the leader of the free world…

The Church of England should be agnostic towards homosexuality

21 February 2017 11:23

Let me state the obvious for a moment: the Church of England does not know what line to take on…

Is anyone surprised that the Queen didn’t approve of gay marriage?

7 March 2016 15:43

Of all the frankly riveting stuff in the Daily Mail’s serial of what it calls ‘The Unknown Queen’ — nicely timed…

Gay marriage isn’t splitting the Anglican Communion – it’s holding it together

15 January 2016 10:21

My line on the Anglican crisis is a bit eccentric. I think there are now grounds for hope that the…

Yes, the Pope met a gay priest — that doesn’t mean Catholic doctrine is about to change

4 October 2015 15:39

Well, the Vatican isn’t the place I know a bit if the sexual orientation of the Polish priest who’s just…

Gay marriage happened because society wanted it, not because government ordered it

2 October 2015 18:15

Should right-wing politicians be more moral? The question is being raised by Ricky Ross on his superb Sunday morning show…

Since when did opposing gay marriage make you an extremist?

5 August 2015 13:03

You know, when gay marriage legislation was going through parliament and Christian campaigners were warning about the possibility that those…

Can my secretary marry her sister?

10 July 2015 14:00

Virginia Utley, my secretary when I edited this paper, has written to Prime Minister and Chancellor, jointly. She asks, ‘Please…

If love now rules supreme, should incest and polygamy also be legalised?

29 June 2015 10:09

The question is, says the Guardian in a report from San Francisco, whether God is actually gay, what with the…

Is gay marriage just a fad?

30 May 2015 10:00

Now that Ireland has voted Yes to same-sex marriage, it will be widely believed that this trend is unstoppable and…

Gay marriage will split the Catholic Church

23 May 2015 23:49

Ireland, for so long the most overtly Catholic state in Western Europe, has voted for gay marriage by a stupendous margin –…

Ireland’s ‘tolerant’ elite now demonise anyone who opposes gay marriage

19 May 2015 11:05

If you think it’s tough being a Tory voter in 21st-century Britain, try being a ‘No’ voter in this week’s…

Tory discomfort at equalities appointment

12 May 2015 15:03

To appoint one Equalities Minister who voted against gay marriage looked sloppy, to do it twice looks frankly strange. Yet…

Why is Stephen Fry’s decision to get married a major news story for the BBC?

6 January 2015 18:28

Why, do you reckon, was Stephen Fry’s decision to marry another man an item in a BBC radio news bulletin…

Did she say that out loud? Gay marriage muddle from Nicky Morgan

29 October 2014 10:49

Mixed messaging from education secretary Nicky Morgan, who also moonlights as the equalities minister: Despite saying previously that ‘marriage to…

After the Pope’s Synod-on-family fiasco, let’s judge Catholicism on Catholic terms

19 October 2014 22:29

The Church’s extraordinary Synod on the family hasn’t gone down terribly well with secular pundits. It’s been billed as a…

‘Tolerance’ is the last thing gays need

4 August 2014 16:59

There I was flexing my defensive muscles, waiting for the tsunami of hatred to come my way once my new…

Is it time for ‘nose-peg Toryism’?

24 July 2014 16:24

Before the election in 2005, the magnificently grand Polly Toynbee made a generous offer to Guardian readers reluctant to vote…

Weak David Cameron is more ‘Borgen’ than ‘Game of Thrones’

17 July 2014 11:01

I don’t know if David Cameron was trying to tell us something about Michael Gove’s prospects as chief whip by…

If Britain has a culture war, it’s the euro-enthusiasts who started it, not Ukip

30 May 2014 11:39

Following last week’s Purple Revolution in which the pro-democracy Faragist rebels liberated Britain from the hated pro-EUSSR LibLabCon stooges (at…

Political correctness gone mad – and madder – and even madder

2 May 2014 15:12

In a blog for the IEA the other day Kristian Niemietz looked at the economics of holding politically correct views. Disagreeing…