27th May 2015
Stars including Benedict Cumberbatch call on government to keep Human Rights Act 12
12:56 PM — Imitation Game star Benedict Cumberbatch is among a number of stars who have recorded videos celebrating the Human Rights Act - amid government plans to scrap it.
Government confirms ‘proposals’ for Human Rights changes in Queen’s Speech 18
11:59 AM — The Queen has confirmed the government 'proposals' the Human Rights Act, in the first Queen's Speech of the new Parliament.
David Cameron delays plans to scrap the Human Rights Act
8:21 AM — The new Conservative Government may have delayed a pledge to scrap the Human Rights Act in lieu of a British Bill of Rights.
15th May 2015
Nicola Sturgeon: Repealing the Human Rights Act threatens progress on LGBT rights 35
1:15 PM — Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has issued a warning over David Cameron's plans to repeal the Human Rights Act.
10th May 2015
Tories to push ahead with plans to repeal Human Rights Act 111
3:18 PM — The Conservatives are set to push ahead with plans to repeal the Human Rights Act and replace it with a British Bill of Rights.
14th April 2015
Tory manifesto includes commitment to scrap the Human Rights Act 19
4:23 PM — The Tory manifesto includes a pledge to scrap the Human Rights Act, and replace it with a "British Bill of 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.
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."
1st October 2014
David Cameron: We will scrap the Human Rights Act ‘once and for all’ 159
12:58 PM — Prime Minister David Cameron has pledged to scrap the Human Rights Act if re-elected next year.
22nd July 2014
US: Idaho activists sentenced for protesting for LGBT rights 4
9:35 PM — Twenty three activists who were arrested this February in Idaho for peaceful protests were sentenced yesterday evening in the Idaho Statehouse courtroom in Boise's 4th District Court.
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.
14th February 2013
UK: Equality and Human Rights Commission says same-sex marriage bill poses no threat to religious opponents 12
7:07 PM — The Equality and Human Rights Commission has dismissed claims that the equal marriage poses a threat to religious freedom.
4th December 2012
Tory MP Richard Bacon’s motion to repeal Human Rights Act defeated 30
4:02 PM — MPs have defeated a bid by Conservative MP Richard Bacon to scrap the Human Rights Act, which opponents of equal marriage have argued is a key threat to religious freedom.
18th October 2012
Gay Tory MP blasts equal marriage policy 82
8:17 PM — Conor Burns, the gay Conservative MP for Bournemouth West, Branksome East and Alderney, says the gay community has expressed “no clamour” of support for the right to marry.