By Nelson Jones - 14 February 03:39
The advice, given to MPs today, also refutes suggestions that unwilling clergy might be forced by human rights law to marry same-sex couples.
By Rafael Behr - 06 February 03:15
Whatever the change, all Tories want it to be harder and faster. That is not something the Prime Minister can deliver in a coalition.
By George Eaton - 06 February 08:38
Twenty two Labour MPs and four Liberal Democrat MPs voted against the equal marriage bill last night.
By Helen Lewis - 05 February 07:35
The bill to allow equal marriage rights for gay couples moves a step closer to becoming law - but the majority of Tory MPs vote against it or abstain.
By George Eaton - 05 February 07:35
136 Conservative MPs voted against the bill, with 127 voting in favour.
By George Eaton - 05 February 12:27
Conservative MPs use the existence of civil partnerships as an argument against gay marriage but a significant number voted against them in 2004.
By Nelson Jones - 05 February 09:58
Its opponents may well have a darker motivation than they admit.
By George Eaton - 05 February 09:26
It was the dramatic advances in gay rights delivered by the Blair government that made the introduction of equal marriage possible.
By Marie Le Conte - 01 February 10:59
As the issue of same-sex unions finally turns into a parliamentary debate on both sides of the Channel, it is becoming more and more obvious that the Conservatives and their French counterparts have little to win and a lot to lose.
By George Eaton - 13 December 08:37
Faith minister Sayeeda Warsi, who attends cabinet, is the latest figure to raise concerns over the policy.