2nd October 2014
Gay Tories rally round Business Minister over Labour ‘full of queers’ accident 20
6:24 PM — Senior Tories have criticised Labour MP Chris Bryant for suggesting Business Minister Matthew Hancock should be sacked for accidentally tweeting that Labour was a party “full of queers”.
8th April 2014
Maria Miller facing tabloid ‘witch-hunt’ due to equal marriage, claims her parliamentary aide 16
7:08 PM — Maria Miller's Parliamentary Private Secretary says her role on equal marriage and media reform explains why certain newspapers want her to resign - claims rejected by several commentators across Fleet Street.
30th January 2014
MP Margot James slams fellow Tory MP for supporting HIV migrant ban 1
4:50 PM — Margot James has criticised fellow Conservative MP Dr Sarah Wollaston for supporting an amendment that would restrict the movement of people with HIV and Hepatitis B from entering the UK.
Tory MPs branded ‘shameful’ by HIV charity for supporting migrant ban on people with HIV 4
2:43 PM — The National AIDS Trust says it’s appalled by a Tory amendment to the Immigration Bill that would restrict the movement of people with HIV and Hepatitis B from coming to the UK.
21st January 2014
Petition calls for Bank Holiday to be named after Alan Turing amid ‘Margaret Thatcher Day’ controversy 25
7:36 PM — A petition has been started to push the Government to rename the August Bank Holiday after late gay computer genius and codebreaker Alan Turing, rather than after Margaret Thatcher.
UK minister: ‘Thick’ Eurosceptic Tory MPs are still angry at David Cameron over equal marriage 12
4:50 PM — A government minister has said Tory MPs who signed a rebellious letter over Europe are “thick” – and believes several were only doing it to get back at David Cameron for legalising equal marriage.
30th December 2013
Tory MP Tim Loughton: The government was ‘crass and clumsy’ on same-sex marriage 27
4:23 PM — Former children’s minister Tim Loughton has described the government’s handling of the same-sex marriage law for England and Wales as “rather crass and clumsily” executed.
25th June 2013
Government: Marriage to be recognised in the tax system for gay and straight couples 10
3:47 PM — Treasury Minister David Gauke says the government is "firmly committed" to recognising marriage in the tax system – a move which would benefit those in civil partnerships, heterosexual and same-sex marriages.
19th June 2013
Gay ‘cure’ therapy NHS ban motion gains cross-party support 5
2:13 PM — Several MPs are supporting an Early Day Motion against gay conversion therapy.
12th June 2013
MPs who voted against the Clause 20 sex education amendment 11
1:10 PM — Tuesday’s vote on amending the Children and Families Bill to include statutory Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) Education, making it mandatory for teachers to inform students about same-sex relationships, was voted down on party lines.
4th June 2013
Labour Lord Alli praises David Cameron over his ‘courageous’ support for equal marriage 4
5:02 PM — Labour peer Lord Waheed Alli has paid tribute to Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron over his “courageous” support for equal marriage.
3rd June 2013
Former Tory cabinet ministers urge Lords to back equal marriage 8
1:17 PM — Several former Conservative cabinet ministers – including three former health secretaries – have given their firm backing to the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill in an open letter to The Times.
Yvette Cooper: The government needs to remember who the real opponents of equal marriage are 11
10:18 AM — Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper has told PinkNews.co.uk that the government needs to remember “who the opponents are” of the same-sex marriage bill in the wake of last week’s row about House of Lords timetabling.
23rd May 2013
Peter Tatchell: ‘I may disagree with David Cameron on austerity, but on equal marriage I salute him’ 16
4:40 PM — Peter Tatchell has warm praise for Prime Minister David Cameron, for “sticking to his guns” on equal marriage in the face of considerable opposition from his own party
21st May 2013
MPs pass same-sex marriage bill in final third reading 52
7:15 PM — MPs have voted 366 - 161 overwhelmingly in favour of passing the Marriage (Same Sex Couples Bill) – in its third reading in the House of Commons.
20th May 2013
Gay Tory MP Nick Herbert: MPs should vote for Labour amendment to equal marriage bill 3
5:27 PM — Conservative MP Nick Herbert has circulated an email urging MPs to vote in favour of a Manuscript Amendment to the Marriage (same sex couples) Bill, which would start an immediate consultation on civil partnerships for straight couples.
25th April 2013
Biography claims Margaret Thatcher thought Edward Heath was gay 36
11:26 AM — Margaret Thatcher thought Edward Heath was gay, a new biography by Charles Moore has claimed.
1st April 2013
Tory MP Glyn Davies: Same-sex marriage is a ‘bad proposal’ but PM should not change course 24
1:53 PM — Conservative MP Glyn Davies has described same-sex marriage as a “bad proposal”, but says it wouldn’t be sensible for David Cameron to change his mind.
29th March 2013
David Cameron reshuffles anti-gay marriage Energy Minister John Hayes 14
12:48 PM — In a move designed to please disgruntled Tory backbenchers – many of whom are angry over the government’s equal marriage policy – David Cameron has made John Hayes his senior parliamentary adviser.
25th March 2013
UK: Backbench Tories call for same-sex marriage referendum 54
2:32 PM — It's emerged that earlier this month Conservative MPs Tim Loughton and David Burrowes called for a same-sex marriage referendum to be held on the same day as the 2015 general election.