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.
9th July 2014
Head of abuse inquiry Butler-Sloss said same-sex marriage would lead to ‘immorality’
5:58 PM — The retired judge appointed to chair a child abuse inquiry was one of the most vocal critics of the government’s decision to legalise same-sex marriage for England and Wales.
6th July 2014
UK: United Reform Church fails to pass same-sex marriage
12:13 PM — The United Reform Church has failed to become the first mainstream church in the UK to permit same-sex weddings, delaying a decision until next year.
3rd July 2014
Fee to be waived for couples converting a civil partnership to a marriage
11:08 AM — Sajid Javid has confirmed that couples in civil partnerships will face no additional costs in converting their union to a marriage - providing it is done within a 12-month period.
26th June 2014
Review launched into marriages by non-religious belief organisations
1:51 PM — A review has been launched by the Government into whether or not to allow non-religious belief organisations such as humanists, to perform marriage ceremonies.
17th June 2014
Tory MP Simon Kirby: Those in civil partnerships must be able to convert to marriage
4:25 PM — Tory MP Simon Kirby has contacted Equalities Minister Sajid Javid to push for the faster introduction of legislation to allow couples in civil partnerships to be able to convert to marriage.
10th June 2014
Green MP Caroline Lucas: Our marriage laws are still ‘outdated’ and ‘offensive’
6:35 PM — Green MP Caroline Lucas has urged the government to bring forward laws to end the “offensive and outdated message” that marriage is a "business transaction between fathers".
15th May 2014
UK: Council apologises for ordering churches to perform same-sex weddings
2:03 PM — Essex County Council has apologised for incorrectly telling churches they had to be licensed to perform same-sex marriages.
5th May 2014
Comment: UKIP is hoist by its own petard because of its same-sex marriage opposition
4:25 PM — Gary Powell writes for PinkNews that UKIP has been "hoist by its own petard" over opposition to same-sex marriage, and flawed arguments about religious freedom and the ECHR.
2nd May 2014
Exclusive: Aviva apologises to gay customer for assuming they will be in a straight marriage
6:32 PM — Insurance company Aviva has apologised to a gay customer for assuming he would be in a heterosexual marriage at the point where he draws his pension.
29th April 2014
Feature: Vote Blue, go Pink? After equal marriage, a gay Tory asks ‘What’s Next?’
9:43 PM — In an extract from a new book, Conservative Nigel Fletcher reflects on changes within his own party after equal marriage, and society as a whole, as well as asking "what's next?"