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Newsroom 2005/6

   
     

At Pink Weddings we want to keep you updated in the goings on of the gay and lesbian world, what's hot what's not, the very latest in the news and trends.

If you have anything you would like us to place in our news section feel free to e-mail us at newshound@pinkweddings.com.

Dec 2006

UK, 21st Dec, Happy Anniversary. Many couples celebrated their one year anniversary including Gino and Mike Meriano of Pink Weddings.

The 21st December also saw the wedding of Jamie Hakim (3Sixty Magazine) to his partner Graeme Youngs making them the 680th couple to hold a Civil Partnership in Brighton and Hove (pictured left).

ITALY, Vatican slams Italy's civil partner plan, read more

UK, Gino Meriano takes petition to Number 10, read more

UK,Gay wedding fever sweeps UK

The Office of Statistics revealed there were 15,672 civil partnerships between December 2005 and September 2006.

England hosted 84% of all ceremonies while Northern Ireland held just 1%. London enjoyed 25% of partnerships in the nine months after December 2005.

More men have so far chosen civil partnerships, making up 62% of partnerships in England, 57% in Scotland, 56% in Northern Ireland and 51% in Wales.

The ONS have commented that the ratio between men and women appeared to be changing.

"The gap between the proportion of male and female partnerships in England and Scotland appears to be reducing over time," the ONS said.

Gino Meriano founder of Pink Weddings says "Its fantastic to see so many gay and lesbian couples not only taking advantage of the law but taking the opportunity of expressing their love and commitment infront of their family, friends and society".

SOUTH AFRICA, South Africa legalises gay marriage, read more

Nov 2006

IRELAND, Ireland CPs, but not marriage, read more

ISRAEL, Israel recognises gay marriage, read more

MEXICO, New hurdle to Mexican gay unions, read more

MEXICO, Mexico City OKs gay civil unions, read more

SOUTH AFRICA, South Africa ponders same sex marriage, read more

Oct 2006

UK, The Equality Act, we need your support, read more

UK, Brighton tourism is getting a boost from the pink pound, as wedding planners Pink Weddings set out to make the city a global capital for Civil Partnerships, read the full story from Insight City News

SEPT 2006

UK, City breaks records with 600th civil partnership. City Registrar, Trevor Love said: "The entire team at Brighton and Hove Register Office is immensely proud and privileged to have reached our 600th ceremony in just 9 months. Read the full story

USA, Gay marriage restricts religious freedom! Find out more

JULY 2006

USA, House defeats marriage amendment. Find out more

USA, US anti-marriage amendment revived. Find out more

USA, California considers gay marriage. Find out more

USA, Gay marriage ban bolstered. Find out more

VATICAN, 'God's Rottweiler' chews at gay marriage, Find out more

USA, New York rejects gay marriage, Find our more

USA, Good ole' Southern homophobia. Find out more

June 2006

UK, Civil Partnerships registered in England and Wales in December 2005 and March 2006

TOTAL 6516
Males 4311
Females 2205

Full details available

AUSTRALIA, Aussie civil union ban upheld. Find out more

AUSTRALIA, Howard quashes marriage hopes. Find out more

USA, Gay weddings in NY county. Find out more

AUSTRALIA, Aussies dash to get married. Find out more

USA, The US Senate blocked a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. Find out more.

AUSTRALIA, Gay marriage doubts in Australia. Find out more

USA, Bush targets gay marraige ban, watch his speech - show your support and tell the White House

USA, Bush bashes gay marriage. Find out more

SCOTLAND, Gay love in Gaelic outback. Find out more

May 2006

AUSTRALIA, Australians welcome gay civil unions. Find out more

USA, Rival marriage measures vie in US state. Find out more

USA, Gay marriage foes deliver signatures. Find out more

USA, US immigration law hurts gays. Find out more

USA, US senator slams gay marriage ban. Find out more

April 2006

ITALY, Italy's new leader may benefit gays. Find out more

March 2006

AUSTRALIA, Australian PM vows gay marriage block. Find out more

AUSTRALIA, Australia region plans civil union law. Find out more

UK, Stephen Gately weds boyfriend. Find out more

CZECH, Czechs to get gay recognition. Find out more

UK, The Equality Act 2006 update, Click here for more

UK, MP to have gay wedding. Find out more

February 2006

UK, Civil Partnerships registered in England and Wales in December 2005 and January 2006

TOTAL 3648
Males 2510
Females 1138

PORTUGAL, Portuguese push for same-sex marriage. Find out more

USA, New marriage language approved in US. Find out more

CZECH, Czech president vetoes partner bill. Find out more

USA, NY court rejects gays' right to wed. Find out more

USA, US senator attacks gay marriage. Find out more

UK, Army sees first civil partnership. Find out more

Portugal, Portuguese lesbians try to wed. Find out more

January 2006

Czech, Czech gay couples may get rights. Find out more

USA, Gay marriage ban goes to voters. Find out more

UK, Civil partnerships set for Ireland. Find out more

UK, Row over ‘marriage' ceremonies. Find out more

UK, Church leader has civil partnership. Find out more

USA, Gay advocates fight ballot item. Find out more

UK, Religious leader slams “harmful” gays. Find out more

UK, Gay couples allowed to adopt. Find out more

December 05

UK, We did it, take a sneak preview of our day

Gino and Mike, 21st December 2005, 8am Brighton

 

UK, Civil partnerships held across UK, 21st December 2005 - History has been made. Find out more

IRELAND, Civil partnerships hit Northern Ireland. Find out more

SCOTLAND, Scottish islands bar civil partnerships. Find out more

UK, 687 couples have made arrangements for their civil partnership on 21 December. This is the first day on which civil partnerships can take place in England and Wales under the normal procedures. 13 civil partnerships have taken place under special arrangements since the 5 December when the Act came into operation.

For a list of the authorities that have bookings for five or more civil partnerships on 21 December, Click Here

UK, Date set for new gay rights laws. Find out more

USA, Campaigners push against gay marriage. Find out more

USA, US state OKs gay marriage ban. Find out more

UK, Couples sign civil partnership register. Find out more

UK, 'Gay wedding' man dies of cancer one day after his ceremony, a touching story and we pass our love to them both, Find out more

UK, 5th December, Civil Partnerships become legal.

UK, GAY.COM celebrates new laws with parliament projection. Find out more

South Africa, South Africa to legalise gay marriage. Find out more

November 05

UK, The Online Registration System
We have heard today that  GRO are not 100% certain that their computer system for  the Civil Partnership will be ready for the 5th December. To make absolutely sure that this will not affect couples wanting to register, they decided late yesterday to implement the paper system they had created as a contingency.

Gino Meriano founder of Pink Weddings said, "There is absolutely no reason to think Registrars will fail to deliver in ensuring couples obtain their signing and ceremony they have been waiting for. The important thing to remember is couples will still be able to express their commitment and gain their legal rights with or without an online system".

UK, Come to the Alternative Christmas Party, Show me more

UK, Gay couples to launch online partnership pilot. Find out more

Texas, Texas OKs gay marriage ban. Find out more

UK, The Equality Bill
The government this afternoon (9th Nov) bowed to pressure and agreed to accept the amendments to the Equality Bill. Consequently, it will become illegal to discriminate against lesbians and gay men in the provision of goods and services - from NHS care to hotels and insurance.

The necessary regulations are likely to be introduced within the next year.

UK, Last council backs civil partnerships. Find out more

October 05

Northern Ireland, Protests call for an end to gay ban. Find out more

Northern Ireland, Gay marriage gets Derry go ahead. Find out more

UK, The UK's first Gay Wedding Show awards have launched. Find out more

UK, Bromley - Gay wedding ceremonies approved, Find out more

UK, Bromley meets over proposed gay ban. Find out more

USA, Civil unions start in Connecticut. Find out more

September 05

IRELAND, Another council questions gay ceremonies. Find out more

UK, Bromley still split on gay ceremonies. Find out more

CZECH, Czech Rep next for gay unions? Find out more

SPAIN, Spanish conservatives appeal gay marriage. Find out more

UK, Publicity drive for gay partnerships launched. Find out more

USA, California OKs gay marriage bill. Find out more

USA, Massachusetts voters to get gay ban? Find out more

August 05

USA, Gay marriage bill heads to California's Senate. Find out more

USA, Massachusetts to drop gay marriage? Find out more

SPAIN, Spain allows gays to wed foreigners. Find out more

UK, Bromley March a success. Find out more

July 05

UK, Hotels and register offices to turn away 'pink weddings'. Find out more in the Independent on Sunday

IRELAND, Northern Irish couples keen for civil partnerships. Find out more

UK, Lords to debate more gay rights. Find out more

IRELAND, Split grows over gay ceremony ban. Find out more

IRELAND, Another council bans gay ceremonies. Find out more

June 05

SPAIN, Spain legalises gay marriage. Find out more

UK, Bromley, have you say and vote on Kentonline now, Vote

CANADA, Canada backs gay marriage. Find out more

UK, Livingstone challenges borough over gay unions. Find out more

SPAIN/POLAND, Poland, Spain stage anti-gay demos. Find out more

SPAIN, Catholic leaders to march against gay marriage. Find out more

SPAIN, Gay marriage bill moves ahead in Spain. Find out more

CANADA, Canadian military hosts first gay wedding. Find out more

USA, Another US court rejects gay marriage case. Find out more

UK, Bromley Council is denying homosexuals the chance to hold civil partnership ceremonies. Find out more

SWITZERLAND, Swiss public back gay partnership rights. Find out more

CALIFORNIA, California gay marriage bill dies. Find out more

May 05

USA, Texas voters to decide gay marriage ban. Find out more

USA, Gays celebrate year of marriage. Find out more

SOUTH AFRICA, Gay marriage case hits South Africa. Find out more

April 05

NEW ZEALAND, Pairs register for New Zealand civil unions. Find out more

SPAIN, Spain backs gay marriage. Find out more

FRANCE, French gay marriage annulled. Find out more

CANADA, Canadian gay marriage survives MPs' attack. Find out more

CANADA, Canadians split over gay marriage. Find out more

USA, New York City honours same-sex marriages. Find out more

March 05

USA, Bush repeats call for gay marriage ban. Find out more

USA, Alabama voters to decide gay marriage ban. Find out more

CZECH REPUBLIC, Czech Parliament says 'No' to same-sex partnerships Find out more

TEL AVIV, Gay Israelis seek marriages in Canada Find out more

HUNGARY, Hungary next for gay unions? Find out more

BRAZIL, Brazil next for gay marriage? Find out more

GREECE, Greek government urged to provide for gays Find out more

USA, Virginia lawmakers OK gay marriage ban Find out more

February 05

UK, Civil Partnership dates announced Find out more

UK, Gay wedding show to tour Find out more

USA, Massachusetts' high court says yes to gay marriage case Find out more

USA, Marriage bans creep forward in two states Find out more

ITALY, Pope slams "evil" gay marriage Find out more

UK, City encourages "early bookings" for gay unions Find out more

UK, DTI announcment on the Civil Partnership dates Find out more

UK, Gay Wedding Show - dates released, Come be part of history

UK, Pink Weddings talks to Ed Douglas on BBC Southern Counties Radio about the legal rights after the announcement of the Civil Partnership dates. BBC Southern Counties Radio

UK, Gay couple make history in The Times Find out more

UK, The Gay Wedding Show as seen on Gay Wales

IRELAND, Irish government slammed for "disgraceful" attack on Civil Partnerships Find out more

RUSSIA, Russian high court rejects gay marriage case Find Out More

USA, Gay marriage protests spread across US Find out more

USA, gay marriage bans advance in 3 states
Constitutional amendments banning same-sex marriage moved forward this week in three American states: Virginia, Alabama and Indiana
Find out more

USA, Newsom pledges commitment to gay marriage Find out more

CANADA, CBC/Radio-Canada, Canada's national public broadcaster.

Pink Weddings were asked to appear on a light hearted radio show with serious messages about gay weddings across the waters, listen to snippets of Gino's interview supporting gay marraiges Listen now

On the CBC site you will find information about the range of services they provide Canadians in English, French and eight aboriginal languages. You will also find news and information about the people, partnerships, and activities that make them one of this country's largest cultural institutions.

January 05

CANADA, Canada gears up for gay marriage. Find out more

USA, Lawyer drops gay marriage case. Find out more

ITALY, Pope attacks "unnatural" gay marriage. Find out more

USA, Marriage ban challenge raises questions. Find out more

 

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