28th April 2012
Exclusive: Education Secretary orders investigation of Catholic Schools’ anti-gay petition scandal
2:07 PM — The Education Secretary Michael Gove has ordered officials to investigate the promotion of an anti-gay marriage petition by the Catholic Education Service uncovered by PinkNews.co.uk on Wednesday. This publication revealed that the organisation had written to more than 359 state funded Catholic secondary schools in England and Wales to inform students of the Catholic Church's objections to the Government's plans to allow gay couples to marry and to promote a petition to the prime minister organised by the anti-gay Coalition for Marriage.
18th April 2012
Video: Tony Abbott’s dinner interrupted by equal marriage activists
11:02 PM — The Australian opposition leader, Tony Abbott, who is against equal marriage in the country, has been the target of a small group of equal marriage activists during dinner with a journalist at a restaurant.
19th March 2012
French gay couple lose adoption appeal at European Court
1:32 PM — The European Court of Human Rights has ruled against a lesbian couple from France who were seeking to jointly adopt a child one of them had conceived.
15th March 2012
Comment: Gay marriage proposals are welcome but flawed
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
Comment: Catholic Archbishops misled the faithful on equal marriage plans
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.
8th March 2012
Editorial: The Times now for all to show their hand on marriage equality
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
Cardinal defends ‘grotesque’ gay marriage comment and calls to stop ‘progress’
10:14 AM — The head of the Catholic Church in Scotland Cardinal Keith O'Brien has defended comments at the weekend in which he described equal marriage rights as 'grotesque' and the legalisation of gay marriages as being akin to the legalisation of slavery and warned of 'further aberrations'.
20th February 2012
Comment: The Coalition for Marriage stands for homophobic discrimination
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.
2nd February 2012
Comment: No more stalling, gay and straight couples deserve equality now
4:10 PM — On the first anniversary of the Equal Love campaign's appeal to the European Court of Human Rights, Peter Tatchell examines the inequalities of straight marriage and gay civil partnerships.
Priests ask for choice over gay ceremonies
1:27 PM — In a letter published today, over a hundred clergy from the Diocese of London have asked the Church of England to let individual priests be free to conduct civil partnership ceremonies for gay couples if they so wish.
31st January 2012
Comment: Archbishop Sentamu has no right to block gay civil marriages
10:59 AM — Peter Tatchell argues that Archbishop Sentamu has no right to block gay civil marriages, the clergyman's demand for discrimination against gay couples is itself dictatorial and Anglican leaders are divisive, intolerant and out of touch.
25th January 2012
Nikolay Alekseev: The visionary Peter Tatchell
2:52 PM — "Peter is a visionary. He has this capacity to understand how to take a problem and drive the maximum public attention to it in order to make the society think and force the politicians to address it."
The timeline of Peter Tatchell
10:41 AM — To mark Peter Tatchell's 60th birthday and 45 years of service to the gay community through his human rights campaigning, QX Magazine presented a timeline of the life of this remarkable man so far.
8th January 2012
Comment: How and why PinkNews will be celebrating Peter Tatchell Day
11:33 AM — Peter Tatchell has changed Britain and the world for the better in his decades of campaigning. PinkNews.co.uk is delighted to be working with his foundation to raise awareness and fundraise during his 60th birthday year.
9th December 2011
Comment: Why does the equality minister oppose marriage equality? by Peter Tatchell
3:22 PM — Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell claims that the Liberal Democrat equality minister, Lynne Featherstone, does not support equality because she hasn't backed religious gay marriages or straight civil partnerships.
5th December 2011
Call for congregations to reject Church ban as religious civil partnerships come into effect
3:11 PM — Peter Tatchell has called on priests and congregations to reject the Church of England's ban on civil partnerships in their churches, as new regulations allowing come into effect today.
The Marriages and Civil Partnerships (Approved Premises) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 come into force today, and lift the ban on places of religious worship holding civil partnership ceremonies.
17th November 2011
Gay and human rights champion Peter Tatchell awarded honorary doctorate
12:53 AM — London's South Bank University has awarded an honorary doctorate of laws to the human and gay rights campaigner and regular PinkNews.co.uk columnist Peter Tatchell.
3rd November 2011
Religious civil partnerships won’t solve “blanket ban inequality”
1:29 PM — Announcement is welcomed by some, but warnings follow that not allowing religious gay marriages is still an "infringement of religious freedom".
19th September 2011
Peter Tatchell: The equal marriage consultation is not good enough
1:49 PM — Gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell says the consultation on marriage equality is not good enough - and not even necessary.
3rd August 2011
Tory MP Chloe Smith supports gay marriage
10:26 AM — Conservative MP Chloe Smith says she supports the campaign for marriage equality.
The 29-year-old politician, who is one of the youngest MPs in the House of Commons, joined Norwich Pride last weekend.