22nd March 2012
Comment: Britain must stop fudging its way to equality and let religions marry gay couples 35
2:56 PM — Following the launch of the government's public consultation on how to implement equal civil marriage rights, Rabbi Aaron Goldstein, the co-chair of Rabbinic Conference of Liberal Judaism, says religious ceremonies must be included in the final result.
16th March 2012
Comment: Equal marriage plans must include religion, writes Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper 209
4:40 PM — Writing for PinkNews.co.uk, Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary and Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities Yvette Cooper says the Government's plans for marriage equality must go further if they are to respect religious freedom and tackle discrimination.
15th March 2012
Comment: Protection pre-conception, should gay parents consider it? 10
4:02 PM — Should gay couples enter pre-conception agreements with a 'third parent' when planning to have a child? Family lawyer Amanda Melton examines the issues.
Comment: Gay marriage proposals are welcome but flawed 52
1:26 PM — Peter Tatchell says the government's consultation proposals today to allow civil marriage for gay couples but not religious ceremonies or straight civil partnerships are a welcome move but still discriminate and hinder religious freedom.
14th March 2012
Home Secretary Theresa May: Government will introduce same sex marriage whatever the Church says 176
10:23 PM — Writing in The Times, the Home Secretary and cabinet Minister for Equality, Theresa May, argues that marriage should be for everyone regardless of their sexuality. She strongly dismisses claims by the Church of England to determine who should be able to marry.
Comment: Catholic Archbishops misled the faithful on equal marriage plans 46
12:18 PM — Peter Tatchell writes that in their letter on a 'duty' to oppose marriage equality, Catholic Archbishops mislead the faithful - either deliberately or by careless omission.
12th March 2012
Comment: Marriage would be an unnecessary victory roll for gay rights, David Coburn argues 127
3:48 PM — Last week, David Coburn, UKIP’s openly gay London Regional Chairman, said the government was 'picking a fight’ with religious people in Britain over plans for equal civil marriage. Here, he explains why.
11th March 2012
Comment: Why we’re building a coalition for equal marriage 225
8:58 PM — In just a few weeks, an incredible 25,000 people have signed a petition calling for same sex marriage to become legal in the UK. The petition was organised by a gay couple incensed at the formation of the anti-gay Coalition for Marriage, here is why they are fighting to open up civil marriage for everyone in Britain regardless of their sexuality.
9th March 2012
Analysis: Did the Catholic Voices poll show a Britain opposed to gay marriage? Not really 55
11:07 AM — Can it be right that 70 percent of Britons oppose equal marriage, Edmund Broch asks, or would a single four-letter word missing from that question have changed the result?
8th March 2012
Daily Mail columnist: ‘Church’s opposition to gays marrying shows its irrelevance’ 70
5:26 PM — A columnist for The Daily Mail has published a blistering attack on the Church of England and the Catholic Church for arguing against same sex civil marriage. Former UKIP candidate Abjijit Pandya says “fear and disgust towards homosexuals” is “the last great prejudice of our times.” The newspaper is more usually associated with the columnist Melanie Phillips, named Stonewall's Bigot of 2011.
Editorial: The Times now for all to show their hand on marriage equality 76
10:41 AM — On Monday, The Times published an editorial calling for the introduction of gay marriage. PinkNews.co.uk believes our papers, politicians and faiths should now show their hand on marriage equality.
5th March 2012
Comment: The Coalition For Marriage – a creeping rhizome of religious extremism 143
5:14 PM — There is nothing 'grass roots' about the Coalition for Marriage, Adrian Tippetts argues, it's a who’s who of the UK religious right determined to creep into government, law, education and media.
22nd February 2012
Comment: It’s time to put vulnerable people ahead of religious interests, Mr Gove 30
10:32 AM — For at least five years, no decision-maker in education could fail to be aware of the epidemic proportions of homophobic bullying in UK schools, Adrian Tippetts writes, and now it is time for serious action.
21st February 2012
Comment: Gay marriage will make us a beacon of equality 88
12:59 PM — Ken Livingstone writes that opposition to equal marriage is "a reminder that the battle for LGBT equality is not over".
20th February 2012
Comment: Paddy Power thinks it’s fun to play ‘spot the trans lady’ – want to bet? 57
5:40 PM — Irish bookmakers Paddy Power's latest advert asks viewers to “spot the transgendered [sic] ladies” at the Cheltenham Festival. Paris Lees says the problem with “spot the trans lady” is that, for one person in the game, it’s really not that fun.
Comment: The Coalition for Marriage stands for homophobic discrimination 99
10:49 AM — Coalition members are entitled to believe that same-sex marriages are wrong, but they are not entitled to demand that their opposition to such marriages should be imposed on the rest of society and enforced by law, Peter Tatchell argues.
17th February 2012
Comment: East London gay pub isn’t at risk, so why smear Ken Livingstone? 133
5:47 PM — Tom Copley argues that the White Swan pub in Tower Hamlets is not being threatened under 'sex establishment' rules and attempts to associate Ken Livingstone with the plans are part of a smear campaign against the former mayor.
14th February 2012
Comment: Our Valentine’s wish, equal love for gay and straight 6
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.
9th February 2012
Comment: Ken Livingstone broke new ground for gay Londoners 53
6:13 PM — Yesterday, former mayor of London Ken Livingstone was criticised for telling a journalist that the Conservative party was "riddled" with gays. Today, he told LBC radio the comment was, in a way, complimentary. Now, Labour leader of Lambeth Council Steve Reed explains why he is backing Mr Livingstone.
Comment: Ken Livingstone is not homophobic 37
3:47 PM — Peter Tatchell says Ken Livingstone's comments this week that the Tory party was "riddled" with homosexuality have to be taken in context and with regard to his record on equal rights for gays.