‘Eight British couples will formally file a joint legal application to the European Court of Human Rights this Wednesday, 2 February, in a bid to overturn the twin bans on gay civil marriages and heterosexual civil partnerships,’ announced human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell of the LGBT human rights group OutRage!.
The European Court challenge will be formally announced at a meeting in Committee Room 17 at the House of Commons at 10.30am, booked in the name of Caroline Lucas MP. Ms Lucas is the keynote speaker.
Prior to this meeting, there will be a photo call at 9.30am, where the couples filing the European Court challenge will post their application in the red letterbox at the corner of Abingdon Street and Great College Street, SW1, diagonally opposite the House of Lords.
Peter Tatchell is coordinator of the Equal Love campaign – www.equallove.org.uk – which seeks to end sexual orientation discrimination in both civil marriage and