13th December 2014
Tory peer who gave powerful same-sex marriage speech becomes first to retire 7
4:18 PM — An elderly Tory peer who gave a moving speech in support of same-sex marriage will make history as the first member of the House of Lords to publicly retire.
2nd December 2014
Peer who said same-sex marriage would lead to ‘immorality’ fights for humanist weddings 20
9:26 AM — Baroness Butler-Sloss, who staunchly opposed same-sex marriage during last year's debates, has said now that it is legal, there is no reason humanist weddings should not be allowed to take place.
20th November 2014
Lord Cashman thanks ‘thousands’ for enduring ‘inhumane treatment’ in maiden Lords speech 11
8:52 AM — Newly ennobled Labour peer Lord Cashman has made his maiden speech in the House of Lords, paid tribute to his late partner and noted the sacrifice of many to improve the situation for people living today.
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.
28th October 2014
Lord Cashman takes up seat in House of Lords 9
7:30 PM — Former MEP Lord Michael Cashman has taken up his seat in the House of Lords.
28th September 2014
Former Bishop of Winchester, who strongly opposed gay rights, dies aged 71 38
8:28 PM — Former Bishop of Winchester Michael Scott-Joynt, who strongly opposed LGBT rights in the House of Lords, has died age 71.
8th August 2014
Stonewall co-founder Michael Cashman elevated to House of Lords 14
11:22 AM — Stonewall co-founder and former Labour MEP Michael Cashman will serve in the House of Lords.
22nd July 2014
Lord Joffe: Critics of Assisted Dying Bill ‘opposed’ legalising homosexuality 5
3:51 PM — Lord Joffe has compared the opponents of the Assisted Dying Bill to those who argued against decriminalising homosexuality.
24th May 2014
Lib Dem peer Brian Paddick: I was trapped in an abusive relationship 6
3:57 PM — Liberal Democrat peer Brian Paddick has revealed he was in an abusive relationship with his former partner, when he was Britain's most senior gay police officer.
22nd May 2014
House of Lords protest for Ugandan lesbian asylum seeker 9
11:01 AM — Supporters of a lesbian asylum seeker who faces deportation to Uganda are holding a protest outside the House of Lords this afternoon.
27th February 2014
Secondary equal marriage legislation passes House of Lords 13
7:31 PM — The secondary legislation needed for same-sex marriages to commence in England and Wales have passed in the House of Lords.
29th January 2014
UK Government rejects Labour sex education amendment as unnecessary 6
2:31 PM — An amendment that failed to be carried in the Lords in favour of making sex and relationship education compulsory at all ages was dismissed by Schools Minister Lord Nash.
Health charity Brook ‘disappointed but not deterred’ by Lords vote against compulsory sex education 2
1:03 PM — Brook CEO Simon Blake says he's "disappointed" by the House of Lords for voting against mandatory sex and relationship education in schools.
28th January 2014
House of Lords votes against mandatory sex and relationship education in schools 39
8:34 PM — The House of Lords has rejected a Labour party amendment that would have made sex and relationship education mandatory in schools.
House of Lords debating mandatory sex education in schools 2
7:16 PM — A Labour amendment for mandatory sex and relationship education in schools is being debated in the House of Lords this evening.
24th October 2013
Tory Baroness Stowell: ‘Equal marriage will bring so much happiness’ 9
6:12 PM — Baroness Stowell, the Tory peer who was in charge of guiding the same-sex marriage act through the House of Lords, has spoken of her gratitude at receiving a PinkNews Award.
20th September 2013
Labour MP Chris Bryant: Baroness Shirley Williams is ‘sickeningly homophobic’ 77
3:59 PM — Labour MP Chris Bryant has described Liberal Democrat peer Baroness Shirley Williams "sickeningly homophobic," following her appearance on BBC1's Question Time last night.
16th August 2013
Conservative LGBT group chairman: ‘Equal marriage is putting life back into the Tory Party’ 26
3:44 PM — Rather than creating a permanent exodus, equal marriage has helped drive new activists to the Conservative Party, the chairman of LGBTory has claimed.
1st August 2013
Brian Paddick: I promise to be non-conformist in the House of Lords 12
4:40 PM — Gay former London mayoral candidate and retired police officer Brian Paddick says he will continue to exercise independent judgement as a Lib Dem peer.
23rd July 2013
Archbishop of Kenya warns Justin Welby against supporting civil partnerships 34
1:28 PM — The Archbishop of Kenya has criticised the Archbishops of Canterbury and York because he feels they are softening their position on same-sex civil partnerships.