19th December 2014
Christine Goodwin, whose case launched the Gender Recognition Act, dies 7
10:50 AM — Trans campaigner Christine Goodwin has died aged 77 after a long illness.
10th December 2014
Sadiq Khan: Human Rights Day is an opportunity to promote the importance of the ECHR 1
6:50 PM — Shadow Justice Minister Sadiq Khan has blasted Tory plans to leave the European Court of Human Rights.
4th October 2014
Christian Concern: We should stay in the European Court of Human Rights, so Christians can oppose same-sex marriage 56
12:36 PM — Andrea Williams of Christian Concern wants the UK to remain in the European Court of Human Rights - so it can "give Christians more rights" to oppose same-sex marriage.
3rd October 2014
Six times human rights laws helped LGBT equality 37
7:40 PM — Following David Cameron's pledge to scrap the Human Rights Act, we take a look at some of the major wins for gay rights made possible by human rights laws.
Tory Vice Chair Mike Freer: Labour is scaremongering to argue UK should stay in ECHR 14
4:47 PM — Conservative Party Vice Chair Mike Freer has said it is "typical scaremongering" for the Labour Party to argue that Britain must stay in the European Convention on Human Rights.
Gloria De Piero: Britain must stay in the ECHR to remain a beacon of justice 7
2:26 PM — Labour's Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities has condemned Tory proposals which could result in the UK leaving the European Convention on Human Rights, saying it is necessary to keep the country as "a beacon of justice and human rights."
Ed Miliband: UK leaving the ECHR would be a disaster for gay people 22
12:16 PM — Labour leader Ed Miliband has said he thinks Tory plans to abandon the European Convention on Human Rights would be a "disaster" for Britons, as it has "protected the rights of victims of crime", including gay people.
Tories threaten to leave ECHR unless Britain can defy human rights rulings 49
8:48 AM — The Conservatives have threatened that Britain will leave the European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR), unless it is allowed to flout rulings on human rights issues.
10th September 2014
Scottish Labour leader: Independence would diminish equality in Scotland 9
5:25 PM — “Equality will not be top of the agenda for many years if we vote for independence,” Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont has warned.
5th May 2014
Comment: UKIP is hoist by its own petard because of its same-sex marriage opposition 140
4:25 PM — Gary Powell writes for PinkNews that UKIP has been "hoist by its own petard" over opposition to same-sex marriage, and flawed arguments about religious freedom and the ECHR.
18th March 2014
Nigel Farage confirms that UKIP will not campaign to abolish same-sex marriage 58
12:26 PM — In January, we invited PinkNews readers to submit their questions to UKIP leader Nigel Farage. The overwhelming subject mentioned was whether he would get rid of existing same-sex marriages.
21st June 2013
Lord Stoddart urges for potential withdrawal from European Court due to equal marriage bill 56
5:58 PM — Former Labour MP Lord Stoddart says the UK must be prepared to leave the European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR) if it comes into conflict with the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill for England and Wales.
28th May 2013
UK: Anti-gay Christians lose appeal at European Court of Human Rights 77
5:45 PM — Two Christians, who claim that they were fired because they wouldn't work with gay couples, have lost their latest and final anti-discrimination case at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.
21st May 2013
Humanist wedding amendment withdrawn over concerns of human rights convention breach 17
4:44 PM — An amendment to the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill concerning humanist marriage ceremonies was withdrawn during the third and final reading of the bill.
3rd April 2013
Malta: Transgender woman wins legal right to marry after government drops case 7
1:50 PM — Campaigners have welcomed a decision to allow a transgender woman in Malta the right to marry.
19th February 2013
European Court of Human Rights rules that Austria’s adoption laws discriminated against lesbian couple 7
5:40 PM — A lesbian couple in Austria have won an ECHR case in which they claimed that adoption laws in their home country discriminated against them.
29th January 2013
Tory rebel says same-sex marriage bill could pass Commons with a majority of 400 16
5:45 PM — Conservative MP Philip Davies, who opposes equal marriage, has told a PinkNews reader that he expects the government’s Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill for England and Wales to pass with a Commons majority of between 300-400.
17th January 2013
Vatican criticises pro-gay European Court of Human Rights ruling 56
10:45 AM — The Vatican's foreign minister has criticised a pro-gay ruling from the European Court of Human Rights that affirms employers’ right to limit the expression of religious beliefs in the workplace when it conflicts with equality laws.
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.
10th December 2012
Catholic bishop: David Cameron is ‘devoid of moral competence’ for supporting same-sex marriage 99
11:24 AM — The Rt Rev Joseph Devine, Bishop of Motherwell, believes the prime minister is now “out of his depth” and can no longer be trusted by Christians due to his support for religious same-sex marriages.