Gay Marriage in UK Law

  • M v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
    • House of Lords
    • 08 March 2006
    ... ... , both the law and public opinion withheld their sanction from a relationship between a man and a woman which was not sanctified by marriage or at least regularised by civil ceremony, and homosexual relationships were criminalised or condemned. When extra-marital heterosexual relationships ... ...
  • RT (Zimbabwe) and Others v Secretary of State for the Home Department [Sup Ct]
    • Supreme Court
    • 25 July 2012
    ... ... He would be able to account for his absence from Zimbabwe by reference to his studies in the United Kingdom and the breakdown of his marriage whilst he was here. He had returned to Zimbabwe in 2003 without difficulty ... 8 RT, SM and AM all appealed to the Court of Appeal. The ... ...
  • Lee v Ashers Baking Company Ltd and Others
    • Supreme Court
    • 10 October 2018
    ... ... , or on grounds of religious belief or political opinion, for a bakery to refuse to supply a cake iced with the message “support gay marriage” because of the sincere religious belief of its owners that gay marriage is inconsistent with Biblical teaching and therefore unacceptable to God ... ...
  • Ghaidan v Godin-Mendoza
    • House of Lords
    • 21 June 2004
    ... ... But marriage is not essential for this purpose. A person who was living with the original tenant 'as his or her wife or husband' is treated as the spouse of the ... ...
  • Fitzpatrick v Sterling Housing Association Ltd
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 23 July 1997
    ... ... 8 A further sub-section applied the categories in (b) to cases where the relevant relationship was by marriage, step relationship, or half blood ... 9 It is to be noted that although advantage was taken by Parliament when enacting the Housing Act 1980 of ... ...
  • Fitzpatrick v Sterling Housing Association Ltd
    • House of Lords
    • 28 October 1999
    ... ... including two persons of the same sex intimately linked in a relationship which is not merely transient and which has all the indicia of a marriage save that the parties cannot have children. In the second place he says that the intimacy of the relationship of two persons living together as he ... ...
  • Wilkinson v Kitzinger and Another (Same-sex marriage)
    • Family Division
    • 31 July 2006
  • XX v Whittington Hospital NHS Trust
    • Supreme Court
    • 01 April 2020
    ... ... Traditionally, families were limited to those related by consanguinity (blood) or affinity (marriage). Hence at first only opposite sex married couples could apply for parental orders. Now they have been joined by same sex married couples, by same ... ...
  • Johns v Derby City Council
    • Queen's Bench Division (Administrative Court)
    • 28 February 2011
    ... ... 4 The claimants are members of the Pentecostalist Church and believe that sexual relations other than those within marriage between one man and one woman are morally wrong. Between August 1992 and January 1995 they were approved as foster carers by Derbyshire County ... ...
  • Gareth Lee v Colin McArthur, Karen McArthur and Ashers Baking Company Limited
    • Court of Appeal (Northern Ireland)
    • 24 October 2016
    ... ... Motions calling for the introduction of same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland have been debated in the Assembly on four separate occasions and on each occasion the motion has been defeated. The last vote ... ...
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