23rd September 2014
Ex-Culture Secretary tells anti-gay columnist: You’re a coward for staying hidden 7
6:04 PM — Former Culture Secretary Ben Bradshaw has condemned a Devon newspaper columnist for describing homosexuality as an "aberration”.
9th April 2014
Tory gay rights group appalled at appointment of Nicky Morgan as Minister for Women 12
7:12 PM — The Chair of LGBTory says the appointment of Nicky Morgan as Minister for Women, along with departmental changes at the Equalities Office "shows the government in a poor light".
8th April 2014
Tory MP says Maria Miller has not been sacked because she’s a woman 9
10:58 AM — Culture Secretary and Minister for Equalities Maria Miller has been kept in post because she’s a woman, a Conservative backbencher has said.
3rd April 2014
Equalities Minister Maria Miller forced to apologise for over-claiming expenses 6
12:05 PM — Maria Miller, the Culture Secretary and Minister for Women and Equalities, has been ordered to repay £5,800 and apologise to MPs.
13th March 2014
Lord Alli: Culture Secretary had look of ‘rabbit scared in headlights’ during equal marriage debate 23
4:45 PM — In a speech praising Yvette Cooper’s role in assisting the Coalition with its same-sex marriage law, Labour peer Lord Alli took a pop at Maria Miller, the Culture Secretary and Minister for Women and Equalities.
7th February 2014
Labour MP Diane Abbott calls on UK to use ‘soft power’ against homophobia in Africa 4
11:47 AM — Diane Abbott says the UK Government is not doing enough to challenge LGBT rights violations across Africa.
18th July 2013
Maria Miller: Equal marriage would have made suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst proud 6
12:23 PM — Culture Secretary and Minister for Women and Equalities Maria Miller says that Wednesday's Royal Assent of equal marriage fits a proud tradition of British social reform, including the suffragette campaigns of the women's rights activist Emmeline Pankhurst.
28th June 2013
Maria Miller: I want PinkNews readers to tell me the biggest issues facing the LGBT community 84
3:07 PM — Writing exclusively for PinkNews.co.uk, Culture Secretary Maria Miller says she is "proud" that equal marriage legislation is on track to becoming law. She also reveals a public consultation on where the government should focus its efforts next on LGBT policy will begin this autumn.
5th June 2013
Tory Faith Minister Baroness Warsi abstains in equal marriage Lords vote 51
10:39 AM — Having previously indicated she would vote in favour, Baroness Warsi, refused to support the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill in last night’s House of Lords vote.
29th May 2013
Government tells press to ‘get on’ with reform following Lucy Meadows inquest 10
3:25 PM — The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has commented on the inquest into the death of transgender teacher Lucy Meadows and says it is now time for the press industry “to get on with setting up an independent, self-regulatory body.”
28th May 2013
UK: Teacher Lucy Meadows was hounded by a transphobic press says coroner 20
7:19 PM — The coroner investigating the death of transgender primary school teacher Lucy Meadows says the media should be ashamed of themselves.
24th May 2013
Tory MP Richard Drax: The equal marriage bill is ‘intolerant legislation’ 42
4:37 PM — Conservative MP Richard Drax has complained of the lack of “tolerance” towards “the millions who believe that ‘marriage’ can only be between a man and a woman.”
21st May 2013
Maria Miller: The time for equal marriage has finally come 12
7:59 PM — In her address to the Commons, shortly before MPs passed the Marriage (Same Sex Couples Bill), Culture Secretary and Equalities Minister, Maria Miller said “now is the time” for equal marriage.
20th May 2013
Maria Miller: Civil partnership amendment could delay same-sex marriage bill by two years 26
10:38 AM — Culture Secretary Maria Miller has warned that a proposed backbench amendment on civil partnerships for heterosexuals could dramatically delay implementation of the same-sex marriage bill.
13th May 2013
Tory MP David Burrowes: ‘The same-sex marriage bill resembles the shark in Jaws’ 50
11:54 AM — Conservative MP David Burrowes has reiterated calls for a referendum on same-sex marriage and warns the bill resembles the shark in the 1970s thriller movie, Jaws.
4th February 2013
Maria Miller: Voting for same-sex marriage will promote stability, responsibility and pride 14
8:49 AM — The Culture Secretary and Minister for Women and Equalities, Maria Miller has made a final plea to MPs and the public to support the Government's Marriage (Same-sex couples) bill to make same-sex marriage legal.
27th December 2012
Government refuses to rule out using Parliament Act to force equal marriage past the House of Lords 55
2:11 PM — Culture Secretary Maria Miller has refused to rule out using the Parliament Act in order for the government to get its planned equal marriage legislation for England and Wales on the statute book, in the event of parliamentary deadlock.
18th December 2012
Muslim council wants exemption from “discriminatory” marriage equality law 81
10:49 AM — Muslim leaders have spoken out about upcoming marriage equality legislation to say that all religions should be allowed exemption from the law, not just the Church of England and Church in Wales.
15th December 2012
Archbishop of Wales: Equal marriage ban for Church in Wales ‘a total shock’ 37
1:02 AM — The head of the Anglican Church in Wales has said the church will attempt to persuade the UK government to drop plans to make it illegal for same-sex marriages to be performed there, in upcoming equal marriage legislation.
11th December 2012
Government: Churches will be able to marry gay couples from next year 80
12:31 PM — The government has confirmed that full marriage equality will be introduced for gay couples living in England and Wales.