Archived from the original on 9 August The provisions of the Act came into force throughout the UK on 8 Januarylowering the age of consent to However, they may be misunderstood by therapists who regard their homosexuality as the root cause of any presenting problem such as depression or anxiety. Wilkinson and Kitzinger said they were "deeply disappointed" with the judgement, not just for themselves, but for "lesbian and gay families across the nation". Same-sex marriage in Finland. On 12 Aprilthe upper house of the French Parliament voted to legalise same-sex marriage.
The provisions of the Act came into force throughout the UK on 8 Januarylowering the age of consent to
Marriages and civil partnerships in the UK
The status of marriage differs in the three Crown dependencies of Britain and the fourteen Overseas Territories. Although section 61 of the Offences against the Person Act removed the death penalty for homosexuality, male homosexual acts remained illegal and were punishable by imprisonment. United Kingdom Northern Ireland Scotland. This article or section possibly contains synthesis of material which does not verifiably mention or relate to the main topic. An illustration of social attitudes towards homosexuality in the UK was provided in May in a survey by YouGov. Retrieved 23 September