3rd October 2014
Couples converting from civil partnerships will get backdated marriage certificates
12:50 PM — The government has confirmed that backdated marriage certificates will be issued to couples converting their civil partnerships to marriages.
1st October 2014
Poll finds that same-sex marriage was most popular Tory policy
1:55 PM — A new poll has found that more of the British public perceive that the only Conservative policy which has been "good for Britain" is the introduction of same-sex marriage, than think it was bad.
30th September 2014
Veteran Tory: Introducing same-sex marriage ‘was a political disaster’
2:29 PM — A veteran Tory MP has said he thought introducing same-sex marriage "was a disaster" politically, as it “looked like a distraction”.
28th September 2014
Church in Wales to consider performing same-sex marriages
11:58 AM — The Church in Wales has launched a consultation to evaluate whether it should solemnise same-sex marriages.
27th September 2014
Tory MP who supported same-sex marriage defects to UKIP
2:58 PM — Conservative MP Mark Reckless, who voted in favour of same-sex marriage, has announced his defection to the United Kingdom Independence Party.
16th September 2014
Anti-gay marriage Tory MP tables bill for straight civil partnerships
12:02 PM — A former children’s minister who was accused of trying to “wreck” the government’s same-sex marriage law has tabled a bill for heterosexual civil partnerships.
10th September 2014
10 catastrophes that never happened after same-sex marriage became legal
12:41 PM — We take a look back at some of the most surreal and bizarre attempts to curb the passing of equal marriage to date.
7th September 2014
Spiritualist Church holds first same-sex wedding
1:04 PM — A Tamworth same-sex couple have become the first to marry inside a Spiritualist church.
2nd September 2014
Glastonbury celebrates first same-sex marriage
12:15 PM — The town of Glastonbury is celebrating its first same-sex marriage as David and Colin Kreps tied the knot on August 27.
Clacton by-election date announced for anti-gay marriage Tory defector
11:33 AM — The date of the Clacton by-election for UKIP candidate Douglas Carswell has been announced.
28th August 2014
Did anti-gay marriage MP Douglas Carswell tread on some UKIP toes already?
6:02 PM — Despite announcing his defection from the Tories to UKIP earlier today, Douglas Carswell may not be able to stand for re-election at a by-election, as the current UKIP candidate says he is staying put.
Tory MP who called same-sex marriage ‘arrogant’, defects to UKIP
11:38 AM — A Tory MP who voted against same-sex marriage, calling it "arrogant", has announced his defection to UKIP, and will re-stand for his seat in a by-election.
21st August 2014
UK: Top law firm says number of same-sex marriages in first three months is ‘surprisingly low’
2:53 PM — A leading family lawyer has said he is "surprised" at the "low take up" of same-sex marriage since the law changed on 29 March.
UK: Over 1,400 same-sex weddings have taken place so far in England and Wales
10:45 AM — The Office of National Statistics (ONS) has today revealed the number of same-sex marriages which took place in the first three months since the law changed.
17th July 2014
Nicky Morgan calls constituent ‘typical man’ for questioning her anti-gay marriage stance
12:04 PM — The new Education Secretary and Minister for Women and Equalities Nicky Morgan, earlier this year told a constituent that he was a "typical man", when he asked about her stance opposing same-sex marriage.
16th July 2014
Senior Lib Dem ‘disappointed’ that anti-gay marriage Nicky Morgan is now equalities minister
2:56 PM — Lib Dem peer Baroness Barker has criticised the appointment of Tory MP Nicky Morgan as the new minister for women and equalities, saying it is "disappointing" because she voted against same-sex marriage.
15th July 2014
Gloria De Piero: ‘It is strange that Nicky Morgan won’t implement same-sex marriage’
4:07 PM — Labour's shadow minister for equalities Gloria De Piero, has commented on the appointment of Nicky Morgan as the minister for women and equalities in today's reshuffle, to say it is "pretty strange" that she is not responsible for implementing same-sex marriage.
Tory Baroness Stowell who guided same-sex marriage through Lords, promoted in reshuffle
11:13 AM — Baroness Stowell of Beeston, the Tory peer who was in charge of guiding the same-sex marriage bill for England and Wales through the House of Lords, has been promoted to Leader of the House of Lords.
Anti-gay marriage Tory Nicky Morgan promoted, stays minister ‘for women and equalities’ in reshuffle
9:51 AM — Nicky Morgan, a Tory MP who voted against same-sex marriage, has been promoted to education secretary, and "continues as minister for women and equalities".
14th July 2014
Head of abuse inquiry who said same-sex marriage would lead to ‘immorality’, steps down
2:00 PM — The retired judge appointed to chair a child abuse inquiry, and one of the most vocal critics of the government’s decision to legalise same-sex marriage for England and Wales, has stepped down.