Lib Dem Baroness Barker: ‘New Look’s revised discount policy shows that equality is good for business’
7:07 PM — Lib Dem peer Baroness Barker, has commended retail giant New Look for its decision to change a discount policy which 'indirectly' excluded the partners of gay and lesbian staff.
Following PinkNews investigation, New Look drops gay partner discount ban 1
3:23 PM — Retail giant New Look has dropped a policy which excluded the partners of gay employees from using a staff discount, after a PinkNews investigation revealed that it may have been in breach of the Equality Act 2010.
9th March 2014
Lib Dem peer Baroness Barker condemns New Look discount policy as ‘old fashioned discrimination’ 5
12:32 PM — Liberal Democrat peer Baroness Liz Barker is the latest politician to criticise retail giant New Look for its discount policy which is possibly in breach of the Equality Act 2010 by "indirectly discriminating" against gay couples.
19th December 2013
Lib Dem peer: If BBC’s neutrality allows poppies on-screen it must allow AIDS ribbons too 2
1:03 PM — Baroness Barker has become the latest politician to criticise the BBC’s apparent double standards in reprimanding Graham Norton for wearing a red ribbon for World AIDS Day – whilst allowing other presenters to promote singular charitable causes.
1st October 2013
Vote for the PinkNews Parliamentary Speech of the Year
12:01 AM — Vote for your choice for the PinkNews Parliamentary Speech of the Year. Nominated this year are Baroness Barker, Mike Freer MP, Lord Jenkin and David Lammy MP.
18th June 2013
Amendments allowing registrars to opt out of equal marriage withdrawn in House of Lords 25
1:23 PM — As the House of Lords committee stage of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill began yesterday, peers debated whether registrars, as public servants, should be allowed to opt out of performing same-sex weddings if they conscientiously objected to them.
4th June 2013
Baroness Barker: The House of Lords showed its spirit, relevance and understanding by voting for equal marriage 12
7:24 PM — Openly gay Liberal Democrat peer Baroness Liz Barker, has told PinkNews that she thinks the House of Lords "showed it's generosity, spirit, relevance and understanding of young people", in rejecting a measure to wreck the equal marriage bill.
House of Lords votes in favour of same-sex marriage bill at second reading 140
6:49 PM — Peers in the House of Lords have voted in favour of the equal marriage bill for England and Wales, with a large majority, following two days of heated debate around the issue.
Rally for equal marriage to continue outside the House of Lords ahead of second reading vote 3
1:36 PM — A rally is to be held outside the House of Lords today, in a show of support for the Marriage (same sex couples) Bill, which will be voted on this evening by peers.
Lib Dem peer Baroness Barker comes out during equal marriage debate 11
1:15 PM — In yesterday's House of Lords debate on the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill, Baroness Liz Barker stood to make a speech in which she spoke of her love for another woman - revealing publicly for the first time that she, herself, is in a same-sex relationship.