Gay Marriage

Gay marriage, the CofE and the Tories

12 June 2012 16:00

There was, as Freddy has said, something inevitable about the Church of England’s response to the imminent prospect of gay…

Another reason to part ways with Strasbourg

12 June 2012 15:00

Even for people on the same side of an argument, opinion is often wildly divided. Among those of us who…

On the road to disestablishment

12 June 2012 12:00

There’s an inevitability about the Times’s big splash (£) this morning: Gay Marriage Plan Could Divorce Church From State. The…

May backs gay marriage

24 May 2012 17:14

So Theresa May has voiced her support for same-sex marriage, joining Lynne Featherstone, Yvette Cooper and the PM’s Parliamentary Private…

A matter of conscience

22 May 2012 18:19

Personally, I’m in favour of gay marriage. But it is precisely the kind of issue that should be subject to…

The public doesn’t want the government to drop Lords reform or gay marriage

14 May 2012 14:57

It’s been a fashionable line on the Tory right of late that if the government pushes ahead with Lords reform…

Hammond speaks out

13 May 2012 10:56

Generally speaking, Philip Hammond is one of the Cabinet’s quieter members; a sort of human calculator designed to run a…

The folly of Cameron’s gay marriage culture war

11 May 2012 10:07

For some time now, a growing number of Tory MPs have been quietly informing the whips that they will not…

Obama comes out for gay marriage

10 May 2012 13:48

video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player It isn’t just this side of the Atlantic where same-sex marriage is very much on…

Obama’s Evolution

10 May 2012 12:29

Yesterday, Barack Obama came out of the closet and acknowledged what we’d all suspected for a long, long time: he…

Equality against conscience and the Big Society

28 April 2012 18:21

It was pretty well apparent at the outset that the Equality Act 2010 – the so-called Socialism in a Single…

How To Lose An Argument: Gay Marriage & Opus Dei Edition

16 March 2012 15:12

Jack Valero is the press officer for Opus Dei in the United Kingdom. Plainly, his tweet is made in a…

Yes, Gay Marriage is a Conservative Cause

6 March 2012 16:07

Melanie McDonagh makes a decent small-c conservative case against gay marriage based on a traditional procreation-based definition of marriage. This…

The case against gay marriage

6 March 2012 12:39

Last night, we posted Douglas Murray’s conservative argument in favour of same-sex marriage. Here’s the opposite view: Consultations are, for…

The conservative case for equal marriage

5 March 2012 19:44

With some right-wing voices — including Catholic Cardinal Keith O’Brien, Tory MP Peter Bone and the Daily Telegraph — speaking…

This Troublesome, Ludicrous Priest

5 March 2012 14:29

If Cardinal Keith O’Brien objects to being considered an intolerant bigot then he should perhaps cease making arguments that are…

Cameron does enough

5 October 2011 17:30

There were three big themes to David Cameron’s speech. The first was that decline is not inevitable, an attempt to…

Why conservatives should welcome gay marriage

5 October 2011 16:02

David Cameron just told the Tory conference that he supported gay marriage “because I am a Conservative”. In last week’s issue of…

Compassionate conservatism the key to gay marriage pledge

17 September 2011 12:22

When David Cameron spoke to the Carlton Club political dinner on Thursday night, he stressed that the Conservatives must not…

The complex parentage of Elton John’s baby

31 December 2010 14:47

The birth of Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish John gave that of Christ a run for its money in the broadcast…