10th September 2014
Scottish Labour leader: Independence would diminish equality in Scotland 8
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.
9th September 2014
Justice Minister: Tory plans on Europe could threaten rights of LGBT asylum seekers 11
5:30 PM — Lib Dem Justice Minister Simon Hughes says the government has made progress in the way it approaches the issue of LGBT asylum, but this could be undermined by Tory plans on Europe.
17th July 2014
European Court of Human Rights confirms forced divorce of trans people is legal 6
1:01 PM — Married trans people living in countries without same-sex marriage must divorce if they want their new gender recognised, European judges rules.
10th July 2013
Justice Secretary defends whole-life sentence given to the murderer of 4 gay men 18
12:36 PM — A European Court decision against a whole-life sentence issued to Peter Moore, who murdered four gay men in 1995, has been criticised by the Justice Secretary.
9th July 2013
UK: Murderer of 4 gay men told life sentence breaches his human rights 136
1:35 PM — The European Court of Human Rights has ruled the whole life tariff given to Peter Moore, the man who killed four gay men in 1995, breaches his human rights.
6th May 2013
Tory MPs urge David Cameron to scrap equal marriage bill over UKIP threat 84
2:02 PM — David Cameron, has been urged to scrap the equal marriage bill, in an effort to attempt to win back voters who chose UKIP over his party in last week's local elections.
30th March 2013
Northern Ireland: Amnesty warns of future legal battle over marriage inequality 7
11:37 AM — Amnesty International and the Rainbow Project have warned that the Northern Irish government will be subject to "a straightforward legal challenge on the basis of inferior treatment" from its residents, unless it brings its laws in line with the rest of the UK on equal marriage.
25th November 2012
Yorkshire Tory MP: Same-sex marriage is being forced on churches 37
5:39 PM — Conservative MP for Dewsbury Simon Reevell has become the latest MP to suggest that churches will be forced to conduct same-sex marriages despite government assurances.
11th November 2012
UK equalities minister: Gay couples will be banned from suing churches that refuse to marry them 154
10:24 AM — The British equalities minister has confirmed that gay couples are to be prevented from using European human rights laws to demand a church to marry them. Maria Miller, the culture secretary and equalities minister has said that new safeguards would prevent couples from using the European Convention on Human Right’s protection for freedom of religion to force a particular church to marry them.
30th October 2012
Nadine Dorries: Same-sex marriage could cost the Tories 4 million votes 84
6:59 PM — Tory MP Nadine Dorries says the issue of marriage equality could drain the Conservative Party of four million votes from Christian supporters.
20th April 2012
Row after Tory MEPs abstain from pro-LGBT amendment vote 55
12:14 PM — Labour MEPs have criticised Tories this week for abstaining from a vote at the European Parliament on an amendment strengthening LGBT protections, with Tories accusing them of 'grandstanding' in response.
19th March 2012
French gay couple lose adoption appeal at European Court 58
1:32 PM — The European Court of Human Rights has ruled against a lesbian couple from France who were seeking to jointly adopt a child one of them had conceived.
24th November 2011
UK Government criticises proposed anti-gay Russian law 14
11:03 AM — In a statement, released on Wednesday, an FCO spokesperson said: “The message of this law, that homosexuality is unacceptable, let alone in any way similar to a crime like paedophilia, is wrong".
12th December 2009
Gay soldier Ben Rakestrow comes out on return from Afghanistan 40
12:50 PM — A 21-year-old member of the 2nd Royal Tank Regiment (2RTR) has become one of the first British openly gay soldiers serving in a major conflict.