25th May 2013
Birmingham Pride kicks off with Peter Tatchell leading Equal Love carnival
11:54 AM — Birmingham Pride festivities begin today at noon with an 'Equal Love' themed carnival march and will continue over the Bank Holiday weekend.
14th February 2012
Comment: Our Valentine’s wish, equal love for gay and straight
3:31 PM — Our Valentine's Day wish is for 'Equal Love'. We seek love equality. All couples who love each other should be treated equally and without discrimination. This means an end to the twin legal bans on same-sex civil marriages and opposite-sex civil partnerships.
16th December 2011
Labour MEPs pledge support for Equal Love campaign in Europe
11:49 AM — All Labour's representatives at the European Parliament have signed their support for the Equal Love campaign, which aims to allow equal access for gay and straight couples to civil partnerships and marriage.
31st January 2011
Q&A: The Equal Love campaign’s legal case
3:47 PM — This week, four gay and four straight couples will file a challenge at the European Court of Human Rights against the UK's ban on gay marriage and straight civil partnerships. Here, human rights lawyer and case advisor Professor Robert Wintemute explains the legal basis of the application to the European court.
13th December 2010
Equal Love campaign: Final couple challenge marriage laws
5:19 PM — The last couple to challenge the UK's marriage laws under the Equal Love campaign will do so tomorrow. Lucy Hilken and Tim Garrett will go to Aldershot registry office to demand a civil partnership.
2nd November 2010
Equal Love campaign: First gay couple denied marriage
4:46 PM — The first of eight gay and straight couples to challenge the UK's marriage laws have been denied a marriage at a London registry office, as expected. Rev Sharon Ferguson and her partner Franka Streitzel, the lead gay couple in the Equal Love campaign, were denied permission to marry this morning in Greenwich.
27th October 2010
Equal Love campaign: ‘We were brought up to believe we would fall in love and marry’
2:01 PM — Two of the couples involved in a new legal fight for marriage equality have spoken about why they want equal access to marriage and civil partnerships. The Equal Love campaign will see four gay couples and four straight couples attempt to register for ceremonies they are not entitled to.
22nd November 2013
Peter Tatchell: ‘An age of consent of 14 might be more realistic and reasonable than 16′
12:13 PM — Responding to comments made by the president of the Faculty of Public Health, human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell agrees that the UK should look at lowering the age of consent.
8th October 2013
The nominations for PinkNews Community Group of the Year
11:41 PM — After more than a thousand people voted for the PinkNews Parliamentary Speech of the Year, it is time to vote for the PinkNews Community Group of the Year 2013.
30th September 2013
Labour MSP Elaine Smith: Why not legalise polygamy? if gays are allowed to marry
11:26 AM — Labour MSP Elaine Smith, who previously claimed she's not homophobic, has been criticised for mentioning polygamy in the debate for equal marriage in Scotland.
14th August 2013
Peter Tatchell: What is it with football and homophobia?
2:05 PM — With the imminent return of the UK football Premier League season, human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell asks if we are any closer to witnessing the arrival of another openly gay British professional footballer.
17th July 2013
Peter Tatchell: There are still aspects of discrimination in the equal marriage bill
12:48 PM — Peter Tatchell welcomes Parliament's decision to pass the same-sex marriage bill but says in its current structure trans people get a "raw deal".
15th July 2013
The PinkNews Guide to the history of England and Wales equal marriage
6:45 PM — Although we are now drawing to a close for the final decision regarding the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill in England and Wales, UK marriage equality has had a longstanding history.
Comment: The part that PinkNews is proud to have played in the equal marriage debate
11:48 AM — As the campaign for the introduction of same-sex marriage in England and Wales draws to a close, PinkNews will be publishing a series of histories of the debate from a variety of different angles. This history, by PinkNews founder Benjamin Cohen reflects on the role that this publication has played in fighting to change the law. From its initial acceptance of the civil partnerships status quo, through to securing the support of Nick Clegg, David Cameron and Ed Miliband to change the law on marriage and launching the Out4Marriage campaign.
29th June 2013
Peter Tatchell: We want equality for all and together we will win against homophobia and transphobia
4:51 PM — Speaking at Pride in London today, human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell gave an impassioned speech emphasising the need for full equality for all, noting the progress made by the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill in the Houses of Parliament.
17th June 2013
New ‘Gay Marriage No Thanks’ group launches with ‘ten good reasons’ to oppose equal marriage
1:44 PM — A new anti-equal marriage group called ‘Gay Marriage No Thanks', which has former Christian Peoples Alliance leader Alan Craig as its spokesman, has taken out an advert in The Times.
20th May 2013
Peter Tatchell: ‘MPs should vote for heterosexual civil partnerships’
1:47 PM — Peter Tachell notes the popularity of straight civil partnerships in the Netherlands in saying MPs should vote for civil partnerships for heterosexual couples in England and Wales.
25th April 2013
Peter Tatchell: ‘Lobby the Lords for marriage equality’
12:18 PM — “The biggest uncertainty facing the same-sex marriage bill is how the House of Lords will vote,” Peter Tatchell has warned.
18th April 2013
Peter Tatchell: Being invited to Lambeth Palace by Justin Welby represents LGBT progress
7:16 PM — Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell, reflects on today's meeting with the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, leader of the world's 78-million strong Anglican Communion, during which he urged Welby towards an understanding of the gay community.
11th April 2013
Peter Tatchell: ‘Thatcher talked freedom but supported tyrants’
4:10 PM — Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell shares his thoughts on Margaret Thatcher who died earlier this week and writes about her relationships with foreign dictators.