For Better Or Worse

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Could your relationship weather any storm? Psychologist Ros Taylor talks to couples whose relationships have been tested to extremes, and whose marriage vows have really been put to the test.

2016050220160504 (R4)

Writer and activist Peter McGraith married his long-term partner David in March 2014, the first gay wedding registered in the UK.

Two years on he meets gay and lesbian couples and speaks with them about their relationships - why did they decide to get married? Or stay in a civil partnership? And why, for some, will marriage never be an option?

Peter explores what kind of effect marriage is having on gay and lesbian couples... and how it might be affecting us as a society, for better or worse.

And what does the marriage, for so long a cherished goal of equality campaigners, look like from the inside? Does it look and feel like heterosexual unions or is it, as some academics believe, re-building the institution from the ground up?

Radio 4 hears personal accounts of queer marriage in post equality Britain, meeting couples, co-parents, friends and lovers along the way.

Producer: Caitlin Smith

Photo credit: Rana Rashed and Ade Omomo-Rashed.

Peter explores what kind of effect this age old institution is having on gay and lesbian couples... and how it might be affecting us as a society, for better or worse.

And what does the institution, for a long a cherished goal of equality campaigners, look like from the inside? Does gay marriage look and feel like heterosexual marriage or is it a completely new form of pair bonding?

2016050220160504 (R4)

Writer and activist Peter McGraith married his long-term partner David in March 2014, the first gay wedding registered in the UK.

Two years on he meets gay and lesbian couples and speaks with them about their relationships - why did they decide to get married? Or stay in a civil partnership? And why, for some, will marriage never be an option?

Peter explores what kind of effect this age old institution is having on gay and lesbian couples... and how it might be affecting us as a society, for better or worse.

And what does the institution, for a long a cherished goal of equality campaigners, look like from the inside? Does gay marriage look and feel like heterosexual marriage or is it a completely new form of pair bonding?

Radio 4 hears personal accounts of queer marriage in post equality Britain, meeting couples, co-parents, friends and lovers along the way.

Producer: Caitlin Smith.

Peter explores what kind of effect marriage is having on gay and lesbian couples... and how it might be affecting us as a society, for better or worse.

And what does the marriage, for so long a cherished goal of equality campaigners, look like from the inside? Does it look and feel like heterosexual unions or is it, as some academics believe, re-building the institution from the ground up?

Photo credit: Rana Rashed and Ade Omomo-Rashed.