3rd June 2013
Baroness Thornton: I am confident the equal marriage bill will be victorious in the Lords 6
11:58 AM — Baroness Thornton, Labour’s Shadow Equalities Minister in the Lords writes for PinkNews.co.uk on why she is confident that the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill will survive attempts to defeat it by opponents in the Upper House.
20th May 2013
UK: The simple state of play on the same-sex marriage bill and civil partnerships amendments 7
3:06 PM — We have condensed the row and the possible alternatives in relation to straight civil partnerships and how this impacts on the same-sex marriage vote in one article.
Downing Street: Equal marriage is the Prime Minister’s ‘paramount concern’ 13
2:21 PM — David Cameron is in full support of equal marriage, and the matter of whether the Government supports equal marriage is not in question, a Downing Street spokesman has confirmed.
19th May 2013
Poll: 73% of MPs support civil partnerships amendment to equal marriage bill 13
7:01 PM — A new ComRes survey of 159 MPs, conducted over the past month, has found overwhelming parliamentary support for the amendment to the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill, championed by Tim Loughton MP, which would extend civil partnerships to opposite sex couples.
Conservative Grassroots warn party to drop equal marriage or ‘change leadership’ 25
10:14 AM — Conservative Party chairs have warned that David Cameron has damaged his own party with the same-sex marriage bill, which is due to be debated in the House of Commons tomorrow.
9th May 2013
US: Bryan Fischer refuses to answer whether or not he has ever had a ‘gay impulse’ 22
11:21 PM — In an interview, US Christian radio host Bryan Fischer, has continually refused to answer the question of whether he had ever had a "gay impulse", saying it would "destroy" people if they "acted on... certain sexual impulses."
7th May 2013
Nigel Evans: I am ‘determined to not let these allegations destroy’ me
12:14 AM — The Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons, the openly gay Conservative MP Nigel Evans, who was arrested on Saturday amidst claims of rape and sexual assault, has said he is "determined not to let these allegations destroy" his career, or him.
5th May 2013
Nigel Evans: Completely false allegations are from men who until yesterday I regarded as friends
10:15 AM — The Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons, the openly gay Conservative MP Nigel Evans, has said the men who have made rape and sexual assault allegations against him were until yesterday people who he regarded as friends.
3rd May 2013
UKIP candidate who said ‘exercise’ in schools can prevent homosexuality fails to win seat in election 75
11:06 AM — UKIP candidate John Sullivan who claimed regular physical exercise in schools can “prevent homosexuality” has failed to be elected as a councillor for Newent in Gloucestershire.
24th April 2013
Germany: Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats banned from using Berlin Pride float due to equal marriage stance 41
5:58 PM — Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative Christian Democrats won’t be allowed their normal float at this year's gay pride festival in Berlin.
12th April 2013
Tony Perkins: ‘Stop giving money to the GOP until it firmly opposes equal marriage’ 16
3:10 PM — Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council has urged Republican Party supporters to stop giving money to the party until it starts "defending core principals", including "protect marriage", as between a man and a woman.
11th April 2013
Former Radio 4 newsreader Alice Arnold: I won’t dance on Thatcher’s grave but she made gay people feel ‘marginalised’ 24
11:59 AM — As a gay woman former BBC Radio 4 newsreader Alice Arnold says celebrating the death of Margaret Thatcher is inappropriate, although admits she celebrated her exit from Downing Street in 1990.
10th April 2013
Poll: 6% of British people think Section 28 was Margaret Thatcher’s biggest failure 29
1:18 PM — YouGov have released a poll reflecting the divisive nature of Margaret Thatcher's politics, which revealed that 6% of British people thought that Section 28, a law banning the "promotion" of homosexuality in schools, was her worst policy ever.
9th April 2013
Twitter confusion over Margaret Thatcher’s death led users to believe Cher had died 12
4:55 PM — Confusion broke out over Twitter as the hashtag used to spread the news of Margaret Thatcher's death led some users to believe that the singer Cher, had died.
Judy Garland song likely to be in UK Top 40 in response to Margaret Thatcher’s death 17
3:01 PM — A Facebook campaign to get a song by gay icon Judy Garland into the Official UK Top 40 Chart this week, as a response to Margaret Thatcher's death, looks as though it could be successful in placing the song in the charts.
8th April 2013
Margaret Thatcher, a controversial figure on gay issues, dies aged 87 247
1:39 PM — Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, who was a controversial figure in moves towards equality and who was hailed by some as a gay icon, including the artists Gilbert and George, died of a stroke this morning.
25th March 2013
Video: Ann Coulter discussion on ‘nanny state’ anti-smoking law derails into debate on gay saunas 24
5:48 PM — Conservative commentator Ann Coulter made a Fox News appearance in which she attacked "nanny state" anti-smoking health laws by comparing them to the idea of creating anti-gay laws to combat HIV and AIDS.
18th March 2013
Australia: Liberal MP predicts Coalition will ‘evolve’ to support marriage equality 6
12:00 PM — Australian Liberal MP Kelly O'Dwyer has said she predicts the centre-right coalition, which whipped its MPs to vote against equal marriage last year, will become more accepting of same-sex marriage over time.
5th February 2013
Margot James MP: Coalition for Marriage and churches have deliberately misled on equal marriage 7
4:52 PM — Margot James, the first openly gay woman in the Conservative Party, said she thought her party needed to keep progressing or they would end up like the American Republican Party.
UK: Rally lead by three main parties’ LGBT wings to be held at Westminster today
1:17 PM — Out4Marriage - a leading equal marriage campaign group is supporting calls for a rally outside the Houses of Parliament, being lead by all the three main political parties LGBT wings.