Same-sex marriage: Sue Wilkinson and Celia Kitzinger tell us their story

Same-sex marriage: Sue Wilkinson and Celia Kitzinger tell us their story

History of a same-sex marriage in three acts. Act 1:  The Marriage (Canada 2003) On 26 August, 2003, while Sue was living and working in Canada, we were legally married, as a same-sex couple, in Vancouver, British Columbia. In a flower-decked conservatory, we made our vows to take each other “to be my lawful wedded […]

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Domestic violence disclosure scheme and protection orders

Domestic violence disclosure scheme and protection orders

The Home Office announces national implementation of measures to protect against domestic violence. The Home Office has announced that the domestic violence disclosure scheme and domestic violence protection orders will be implemented nationally in March 2014. The two pilot schemes are aimed at providing better protection against domestic violence and have been successfully piloted since […]

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What is domestic violence?

What is domestic violence?

The Birmingham Crisis Centre explains abusive behaviours and offers advice to women experiencing domestic violence. The Home Office states that:  Any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive or threatening behaviour violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over who are or have been intimate partners or family members regardless of gender or […]

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