18th November 2014
House of Lords approves civil partnership conversion regulations in time for Christmas 26
10:19 PM — The regulations for the conversion of civil partnerships to marriage have been passed following brief, but impassioned speeches in the House of Lords.
12th November 2014
Equalities minister Nick Boles: My civil partner has been ‘insistently’ pressing me on marriage conversion 6
6:26 PM — Nick Boles, the minister with responsibility for same-sex marriage, has said his own civil partner is "insistently" waiting for their right to convert to a marriage.
3rd November 2014
Italy: Teacher tells students homosexuality is an ‘illness’ which can be ‘cured’ 16
6:16 PM — A teacher in the Italian city of Turin is to be investigated after telling a class of students that homosexuality is an "illness" which can be "cured".
31st October 2014
Civil partnership conversions in Scotland to be free for the first year
12:37 PM — Couples in Scotland wishing to their civil partnership to a marriage will be able to do so for free - provided they do so in the first year.
3rd October 2014
Couples converting from civil partnerships will get backdated marriage certificates 47
12:50 PM — The government has confirmed that backdated marriage certificates will be issued to couples converting their civil partnerships to marriages.
12th September 2014
US: Appeals court upholds New Jersey gay ‘cure’ ban 1
9:13 AM — A federal appeals court has moved to uphold the US state of New Jersey's ban on gay "conversion" therapy for minors.
29th August 2014
Couple behind civil partnership conversion petition welcome changes 31
7:16 PM — A couple who campaigned to change the process for converting civil partnerships into marriages have welcomed proposed changes.
24th July 2014
Government to revise civil partnership conversion process after criticism 45
5:15 PM — The government has withdrawn regulations governing the process of converting civil partnerships to marriages, and intends to revise them.
23rd July 2014
Petition calls for change of civil partnership conversion regulations 14
12:48 PM — A petition has been started to urge the Government to reconsider strict regulations which mean those converting a civil partnership to marriage do not receive a marriage certificate.
22nd July 2014
Gloria De Piero: Restrictions on civil partnership conversion are ‘discriminatory and unfair’ 51
3:01 PM — Labour's Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities Gloria De Piero has voiced concern over the regulations for converting civil partnerships to marriage, where the ceremonies can take place, and a lack of a marriage certificate for those couples.
28th June 2014
US: Washington state to convert most domestic partnerships to marriages on Monday 6
5:54 PM — Washington state will convert thousands of existing same-sex domestic partnerships into marriages on Monday.
26th June 2014
Shadow Equalities Minister Gloria De Piero asks Government on cost of civil partnership conversion 18
4:44 PM — Shadow Equalities Minister Gloria De Piero has asked the Government for clarification on issues surrounding the conversion of civil partnerships to marriage.
Exclusive: Government to announce December date for civil partnership conversion 70
8:50 AM — The Government today will announce that the first date couples already in civil partnerships can convert to marriage will be 10 December 2014, but that civil partnerships will not be extended to include straight couples.
8th June 2014
US: Judge rules against ‘gay cure’ therapy group, could force them to pay damages 3
4:57 PM — A judge in New Jersey has ruled against a group which practised 'gay cure' conversion therapy, ruling that they could be liable to pay damages to people affected.
30th January 2014
Hong Kong: Billionaire withdraws £78m offer to turn his lesbian daughter straight and ‘respects her choice’ 4
5:49 PM — A Hong Kong billionaire who offered a £78m dowry to any man who married his lesbian daughter has withdrawn his offer, a day after she published an emotional open letter to him asking him to stop.
17th January 2011
Christian therapist may be struck off for trying to turn gay man straight 73
10:49 AM — A Christian 'conversion therapist' may be struck off this week after telling a gay undercover reporter that she could turn him straight. Lesley Pilkington, 60, told gay journalist Patrick Strudwick that his homosexuality was a "mental illness" and she could help him overcome it.
17th February 2010
Anti-gay cure group to protest outside Christian convention 53
6:38 PM — Gay campaigners are to protest outside a gay cure conference in Northern Ireland this weekend. Christian group Core Issues is holding a conference with the Rev Mario Bergner, who claims to have been turned away from homosexuality by God.
10th February 2010
Campaign launched to expose ex-gay therapists 46
1:25 PM — A gay journalist who went undercover to expose the methods of gay conversion therapists is organising a campaign to stamp out the controversial therapy.