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  • 29th March 2014

    A look back at some of the best @Out4Marriage videos

    Stephen Fry was among many who came Out4Marriage

    6:34 PM — As the first same-sex marriages take place in England and Wales, PinkNews takes a look back at our Out4Marriage campaign and some of the most important videos that were released.

  • 10th January 2013

    Exclusive: David Blunkett: Equal marriage plans are ‘a complete dog’s dinner’ 37

    David Blunkett served as home secretary from 2001 – 2004

    11:41 AM — Labour’s former home secretary David Blunkett has described the government’s equal marriage plans for England and Wales as a “complete dog’s dinner”.

  • 25th May 2012

    Video: Jack Straw backs Home Secretary Theresa May by coming @Out4Marriage 13

    Jack Straw is the former Justice Secretary

    12:30 PM — The former Labour Home, Justice and Foreign Secretary, Jack Straw, has become the latest senior politician to join the cross party Out4Marriage campaign for gay couples to be allowed to marry. Yesterday, Home Secretary Theresa May recorded an Out4Marriage video where she made clear her personal commitment for gay couples to be allowed to marry.

  • 8th March 2012

    Jack Straw: Church’s marriage views imply I’m a better person because I was born straight 82

    Jack Straw is the former Justice Secretary

    6:03 PM — The former Labour Justice Secretary, Jack Straw has attacked the opposition to marriage equality by the Church of England and the Roman Catholic Church. He writes: "“I didn’t choose to be straight. It’s how I am. It would be no different if I were gay. I would neither be a better, nor a worse, person because of it. It would simply be how I was."

  • 24th February 2010

    Call for more gay, female and ethnic minority judges 20

    The report said the judiciary should be more diverse

    5:33 PM — A government review has said that more should be done to attract diverse candidates to the judiciary. According to the Advisory Panel on Judicial Diversity, women, gay people, ethnic minorities and disabled people should receive preferential treatment over other candidates at the end of the selection process.

  • 15th February 2010

    Man still has to declare 51-year-old buggery conviction 65

    John Crawford is fighting to have his conviction removed

    11:51 AM — A gay man who was convicted of buggery 51 years ago is fighting to clear his name and have the conviction removed from his criminal record.

  • 9th February 2010

    David Cameron makes hijab joke to gay magazine 50

    The interview with David Cameron can be read in full in the March edition of Attitude magazine

    1:26 PM — Conservative leader David Cameron had to backtrack over a joke he made in an interview with popular gay magazine Attitude. In an hour long interview with the Tory leader, tipped to become Britain’s next Prime Minister, Cameron was questioned about being inclusive of minority groups.

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