Equal Civil Marriage -Have your Say!

Publish Date: 24/04/2012

On 15th March 2012, the Government published a consultation which sets out the government's proposals to enable same-sex couples to have a civil marriage.  This would allow the Government to make any legislative changes before the end of this Parliament.

The government consultation will look only at civil marriage ceremonies in a register office or other approved premises (such as a hotel).

There are no changes proposed to religious marriages which continue to be legally possible only between a man and a woman.

The Government are also proposing to retain civil partnerships for same-sex couples only.

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation, Lancashire LGBT Centre and Government Equalities Office are holding a consultation event on the Equal Civil Marriage Consultation at

The Urban Exchange, Mount Street, Preston PR1 8BQ at 7pmon Tuesday 29th May. Refreshments will be provided.

To book: www.equalcivilmarriage.eventbrite.com

For more information contact Adam Winter on adam.winter@lgf.org.uk

 or call 08453 30 30 30.

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation are very keen for same sex couples to have the right to a civil marriage and we would encourage all our supporters and all those who wish to support the right for two people of the same sex to have a civil marriage to support this and have their say using the consultation.

To take part in the consultation visit: www.homeoffice.gov.uk/equal-civil-marriage

  • Anne

    I wholeheartedly support civil marriage for Gay people. The religious people who object to it have a right to their opinion but have NO right to deny a section of society their civil rights. This law would NOT enforce religious institutions to marry gay people. That would be up to the indiividual denomination so what is the problem? It's obviously blatant homophobia! We cannot allow religious institutions to run the country.