Heterosexual couple make second attempt for civil partnership – The Guardian

Posted November 9th, 2010 in civil partnerships, marriage, news, sexual orientation discrimination by sally

“A heterosexual couple will request a civil partnership – available only to same-sex couples in the UK – at a register office in London tomorrow, to take a stand against a system which they say ‘segregates couples according to their sexuality’.”

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The Guardian, 8th November 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Lesbian couple vow to take battle for same-sex marriage to court – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 2nd, 2010 in civil partnerships, homosexuality, marriage, news by sally

“A lesbian couple have pledged to go to court in an attempt to overturn the ban on same-sex marriages after a register office refused to grant them a civil licence.”

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd November 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Couples bid to overturn gay marriage law – The Guardian

Posted October 25th, 2010 in civil partnerships, homosexuality, marriage, news by sally

“Peter Tatchell plans legal challenge in campaign by gay and mixed-sex couples calling for the same type of union.”

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The Guardian, 24th October 2010

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Sham marriage gang jailed for 14 years – UK Border Agency

Posted October 1st, 2010 in immigration, marriage, press releases by sally

“Seven people involved in a large scale sham marriage scam to try and beat UK immigration rules have been sentenced at Manchester Crown Court.”

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UK Border Agency, 30th September 2010

Source: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk

Seven jailed over sham marriages scam – The Independent

Posted September 29th, 2010 in conspiracy, fraud, immigration, marriage, news, sentencing by sally

“Seven members of a gang who organised sham weddings for illegal immigrants were jailed today (28 September).”

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The Independent, 28th September 2010

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Couple jailed over sham marriage in Lancashire – BBC News

Posted September 15th, 2010 in fraud, immigration, marriage, news, perjury, sentencing by sally

“The UK Border Agency (UKBA) has said it is committed to tackling sham marriages after a couple were jailed for staging a ceremony in Lancashire.”

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BBC News, 15th September 2010

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Church of England vicar jailed over sham marriages – UK Border Agency

Posted September 7th, 2010 in Church of England, fraud, immigration, marriage, press releases, sentencing by sally

“A Church of England vicar was today among 3 men jailed for staging hundreds of sham marriages in East Sussex. Reverend Alex Brown was found guilty of conspiring to facilitate breaches in immigration law in July alongside 2 other men, Ukrainian national Vladymyr Buchak and lawyer Michael Adelasoye, following an 8 week trial.”

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UK Border Agency, 6th September 2010

Source: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk

Two vicars held over suspected sham marriages – The Guardian

Posted August 4th, 2010 in Church of England, fraud, immigration, marriage, news by sally

“Two clergymen suspected of officiating over sham marriages were arrested by immigration officers today [3rd August].”

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The Guardian, 3rd August 2010

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Three found guilty over sham marriage scam – UK Border Agency

Posted July 30th, 2010 in conspiracy, fraud, immigration, marriage, press releases by sally

“Three men, including a vicar, have today been found guilty of being behind a massive scam to organise hundreds of sham marriages in East Sussex.”

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UK Border Agency, 29th July 2010

Source: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk

‘Gay couples will get equal right to marry’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 20th, 2010 in civil partnerships, homosexuality, marriage, news by sally

“The Coalition will give homosexual couples the same legal rights to marriage as heterosexuals, a senior Liberal Democrat has said.”

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Daily Telegraph, 19th July 2010

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Prenuptial agreements on rise amongst younger men – The Guardian

Posted July 19th, 2010 in divorce, marriage, news, prenuptial agreements by sally

“Prenuptial agreements are becoming the norm among a generation of financially secure men who are rejecting the more romantic notions of their fathers.”

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The Guardian, 18th July 2010

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Woman who had sex change wins legal right to pension at 60 – The Guardian

Posted June 23rd, 2010 in marriage, news, pensions by sally

“A woman who had a sex-change operation 10 years ago has won her battle to receive a pension from the age of 60. Christine Timbrell was born Christopher Timbrell in 1941, but had surgery to change her gender in 2000.”

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The Guardian, 22nd June 2010

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Man jailed after UK Border Agency foils sham marriage – UK Border Agency

Posted June 18th, 2010 in fraud, immigration, marriage, press releases, sentencing, suspended sentences by sally

“A bogus groom has been jailed at Leeds Crown Court for 12 months after plotting to stage a sham marriage.”

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UK Border Agency, 11th June 2010

Source: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk

Vicar ‘married hundreds in fraudulent ceremonies’ – The Independent

Posted June 11th, 2010 in Church of England, fraud, immigration, marriage, news by sally

“An Anglican vicar deliberately breached Britain’s immigration laws by conducting hundreds of sham marriages between Africans and Europeans, a court heard yesterday.”

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The Independent, 11th June 2010

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English rules tightened for immigrant partners – BBC News

Posted June 9th, 2010 in immigration, marriage, news, visas by sally

“Ministers are bringing forward to the autumn measures requiring many immigrants marrying UK citizens to prove they have a command of English.”

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BBC News, 9th June 2010

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Changes to the Immigration Rules – minimum age for armed forces marriage visas – UK Border Agency

Posted April 8th, 2010 in armed forces, immigration, marriage, press releases, regulations, visas by sally

“Today the Immigration Rules relating to marriage visas have changed for serving members of the armed forces.”

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UK Border Agency, 6th April 2010

Source: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk

Rapist avoids deportation so that he can marry in Britain – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 30th, 2010 in asylum, deportation, marriage, news, rape by sally

“A convicted rapist facing deportation has won a High Court battle to be allowed to stay in the country to get married.”

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Daily Telegraph, 30th March 2010

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Government insists vicars will not be sued for refusing ‘gay marriages’ in churches – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 24th, 2010 in bills, Church of England, civil partnerships, homosexuality, marriage, news by sally

“Ministers have assured clergy that they will not face legal action if they refuse to carry out new ‘gay weddings’ in churches.”

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Daily Telegraph, 24th March 2010

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Marriage (Wales) Act 2010

Posted March 19th, 2010 in legislation, marriage, Wales by sally

Marriage (Wales) Act 2010 published

Full text of Act (PDF)

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

Man who tried to ‘sell’ sister to Chinese man jailed – BBC News

Posted February 10th, 2010 in immigration, marriage, news, perjury, sentencing by sally

“A man who admitted trying to ‘sell’ his vulnerable sister into a sham marriage as part of a Chinese immigration scam has been jailed.”

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BBC News, 9th February 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk