Tag Archives: House Of Lords

BRITAIN: House Of Lords Deputy Speaker Resigns In Drugs And Prostitution Scandal

The Telegraph reports: Parliamentary authorities have called in Scotland Yard after a peer who oversees standards in the House of Lords was pictured allegedly taking cocaine with two prostitutes. Baron Sewel of Gilcomstoun, a Deputy Speaker of the Lords, resigned amid claims he took the Class A drug at a sex party. The House of Lords authorities immediately referred his ...

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BRITAIN: House Of Lords Approves Marriage Equality Bill

The House Of Lords today approved its version of the marriage equality bill on its third reading. The upper, unelected chamber approved the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill without a vote in London today. Some members of the house wore pink carnations to mark the occasion. The legislation has already been passed by the Commons amid opposition from more than ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Final Day Of Marriage Bill Report Stage In House Of Lords

The House Of Lords today wraps up the debate on the report stage of the marriage equality bill for England and Wales. Live streaming video is here.  Pink News is running a live blog here.  Earlier today an amendment that would have stipulated a difference between opposite and same-sex marriage was withdrawn. Amendment 85, introduced by Lord Armstrong of Ilminster, ...

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Quote Of The Day – Lady Tina Stowell

“As the law stands, if I was married to George Clooney and he was to have a sexual affair with, say, the noble Baroness, Lady Thornton, that would be adultery. If I was married to George Clooney and Mr Clooney had sexual relations with the noble Lord, Lord Alli, that would not be adultery because he would not be able ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Same-Sex Marriage Bill Now In Report Stage At House Of Lords

Britain’s same-sex marriage bill today entered the report stage in the House Of Lords. Live streaming video is here. Pink News is running a live-blog of the proceedings. Their first entry: “Amendment 1 put forward for marriage terminology – whether there should be a distinction between ‘same-sex couples’ and ‘opposite sex couples.'”

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BRITAIN: Final House Of Lords Debate On Same-Sex Marriage Now Underway

Today the House Of Lords is debating same-sex marriage for the third and final day of the bill’s committee stage. Pink News is running a live-blog. Watch the video live-stream.

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BRITAIN: Hate Group Cites Regnerus In “Gay Marriage No Thanks” Newspaper Ad

Pink News reports: A new anti-equal marriage group called ‘Gay Marriage No Thanks’, which has former Christian Peoples Alliance leader Alan Craig as its spokesman, has taken out an advert in The Times – a newspaper which editorially supports marriage equality. The ‘Gay Marriage No Thanks’ group brings together legal, educational, medical and sociological individuals in their joint-opposition of marriage ...

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LIVE VIDEO: House Of Lords Debates Marriage Equality Amendments

A committee in the House of Lords is today debating the many proposed amendments to Britain’s marriage equality bill. Watch live here. Pink News is running a live blog and you can follow along here.

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Another Stalling Tactic In House Of Lords

Three members of the House Of Lords have introduced an amendment that would stop the marriage equality bill from going into effect until after also being approved in a national referendum to be held two or three years from now. The amendment, tabled by Labour peer Lord Anderson of Swansea, Conservative peer Lord Cormack, and crossbench peer Lord Singh of ...

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BRITAIN: Former Archbishop Of Canterbury Proposes Separate Marriage Registry For Straight Couples

Gay Star News reports on the latest bid to torpedo Britain’s marriage bill: Former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord George Carey is trying to wreck gay marriage in England and Wales by creating a new gold standard only straights can be part of – ‘traditional marriage’.  As a member of the House of Lords, he is proposing to amend the Marriage ...

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BRITAIN: House Of Lords Member Geoffrey Dear Introduces Amendment To Legalize Anti-Gay Marriage Discrimination

Lord Geoffrey Dear, whose “wrecking amendment” failed to stop marriage equality from progressing in the House Of Lords last week, is at it again.  Dear’s just-presented amendment would prohibit the punishment of anti-gay discrimination based on “belief in traditional marriage.” Unlike similar amendments presented in many US state legislatures, Dear’s does not explicitly mention religious belief.  The bill is presently ...

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Christian TV Recaps House Of Lords Vote

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Church Of England Surrenders On Marriage

The Church of England today formally announced that it will no longer object to Britain’s same-sex marriage bill as it has become apparent to them that a clear majority of Parliament supports it. In a short statement, the established Church said that the scale of the majorities in both the Commons and Lords made clear that it is the will ...

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British Hate Group Has The Sadz

“Many of us might be feeling deflated today after the defeat of Lord Dear’s amendment in the House of Lords last night. Please don’t be. Our hope is in the Lord. The battle belongs to the Lord. He knows the end from the beginning. Let’s wait upon him and see what he has for us to do next.” That sounds ...

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Outside The House Of Lords Yesterday

Opposing groups prayed and rallied outside the House of Lords yesterday as the marriage bill was considered. The anti-gay group kept their backs turned on the LGBT camp when the big moment came (At the 3:00 mark.)

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Marriage Passes In House Of Lords On Voice Vote, Bill Proceeds To Committee

The Guardian reports: The Lords voted by 390 votes to 148 to reject an attempt by Lord Dear, a crossbencher, to defeat the bill at second reading. It is very unusual for the Lords to block a bill at second reading and some peers may have been voting against Dear because they were opposed to the idea of the Lords ...

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LIVE VIDEO: House Of Lords

The final comments are being made at the House of Lords in advance of the vote on marriage, which could come around 2PM Eastern.  Watch live here. The Lord speaking at this writing (above) just announced that he will vote for the “wrecking amendment” to stop the bill from coming to a vote. UPDATE: JMG reader Mike directs us to ...

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House Of Lords May Hear “Wrecking Amendment” To Stop Marriage Bill

The House of Lords will vote today on marriage equality. The session is scheduled to begin at 9:30AM Eastern and the vote might come some time around 2:00PM. Watch live here. Today’s is the critical second reading of the bill and the BBC reports on Lord Geoffrey Dear’s proposed “wrecking amendment” to stop the bill from coming to a vote: ...

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LIVE VIDEO: The House Of Lords Debates Britain’s Same-Sex Marriage Bill

The debate has begun. Watch it here.  The Lord speaking at this writing is denouncing the  “redefinition of an ancient institution to benefit a miniscule minority.” He added, “Marriage between a man and a woman predates nations and predates laws.” And gay marriage in Spain is causing the demise of opposite marriage. And something about school children “being forced to ...

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BRITAIN: Bishops May Abstain On Marriage Vote In The House Of Lords

Britain’s right-leaning Telegraph reports: Despite vocal opposition from the Church to the Government’s plans to allow same-sex couples to marry, it is understood that senior officials have personally urged bishops to stay away from this week’s vote. They fear that a large bloc of clerics turning up to vote down the bill could rebound on the Church, reopening questions over ...

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