9th April 2014
Number 10: Minster for Women reports directly to David Cameron not Equalities Secretary 2
6:07 PM — Downing Street has told PinkNews that Nicky Morgan will report directly to the Prime Minister and not the new Equalities Secretary Sajid Javid.
Lib Dem Baroness Barker: I hope Nicky Morgan will use her position to make life better for all women 4
4:41 PM — Lib Dem peer Baroness Barker has said she hopes the newly appointed Minister for Women will take the opportunity to "make life better" for lesbian, bi and trans women, despite having voted against same-sex marriage.
Stonewall CEO: Nicky Morgan will be judged as Minister for Women by her record in office 4
3:31 PM — The Acting Chief Executive of Stonewall has commented on the controversial appointment of Nicky Morgan as the new Minister for Women by highlighting that lesbians and bisexual women continue to face discrimination.
Peter Tatchell: How can Nicky Morgan be Minister for Women when she’s against lesbians marrying? 15
2:07 PM — Peter Tatchell has criticised David Cameron for appointing Nicky Morgan as Minister for Women due to her opposition over equal marriage.
Shadow Equalities Minister Gloria De Piero: ‘Nicky Morgan must speak for all women, regardless of sexuality’ 4
1:51 PM — Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities Gloria De Piero has criticised the appointment of Nicky Morgan as Minister for Women, as she voted against same-sex marriage.
New Tory Minister for Women opposes right of lesbians to marry 47
12:11 PM — David Cameron’s new Minister for Women, Tory MP Nicky Morgan voted against same-sex marriage by stating “marriage is between a man and a woman.”
8th April 2014
Maria Miller facing tabloid ‘witch-hunt’ due to equal marriage, claims her parliamentary aide 16
7:08 PM — Maria Miller's Parliamentary Private Secretary says her role on equal marriage and media reform explains why certain newspapers want her to resign - claims rejected by several commentators across Fleet Street.
US: Ohio Governor supports Attorney General in appeal to keep same-sex marriage ban
7:06 PM — The Governor of the US state of Ohio has announced that he supports the state's Attorney General in his appeal of an imminent ruling to strike-down a same-sex marriage ban.
US: City commissioner calls on Michigan to cease appeal to keep same-sex marriage ban 2
5:18 PM — A city commissioner in the US state of Michigan has called on the state's attorney general and governor to cease their appeal of a decision to strike-down a same-sex marriage ban in the state.
Tory MP Zac Goldsmith: ‘I am surprised Maria Miller hasn’t stepped down’ 28
1:21 PM — As the pressure mounts on Minister for Women and Equalities Maria Miller to step down, members of her own party are weighing in to express 'surprise' that she has not resigned.
Church of Norway votes against allowing priests to marry gay couples 39
1:17 PM — The Church of Norway has voted not to allow same-sex couples to be married by its priests in a close run vote.
Prime Minister of Georgia calls for constitutional same-sex marriage ban 8
12:53 PM — The Prime Minister of Georgia recently introduced an amendment calling for same-sex marriage to be banned in the country's constitution.
7th April 2014
US: Representative calls for impeachment of judge for saying he will strike-down same-sex marriage ban 4
6:41 PM — An Ohio US Representative has called for the impeachment of a federal judge who has voiced his intention to strike-down the state's same-sex marriage ban.
Writer at lesbian dating app Dattch blasts OKCupid for campaign against anti-gay marriage Firefox CEO 71
6:28 PM — A journalist at Dattch, the dating app aimed specifically at lesbian and bisexual women, says the CEO of Firefox should not have lost his job over his anti-equal marriage stance.
David Cameron defends Maria Miller: ‘She has apologised which was the right thing to do’ 15
6:05 PM — Prime Minister David Cameron has stood by Culture Secretary Maria Miller following an apology she made over expenses claims for her second home.
US: Supreme Court declines to take up appeal from anti-gay marriage photographers 8
4:40 PM — The US Supreme Court on Monday refused to take up the case of a New Mexico photographer which refused its services to a same-sex wedding.
6th April 2014
Iain Duncan Smith warns of Tory ‘witch hunt’ against Maria Miller for her support of equal marriage 43
2:33 PM — Conservative MP and former party leader Iain Duncan Smith has come to the defence of Maria Miller over recent expenses inquiries, saying she is facing a possible Tory backlash for "the gay marriage stuff."
5th April 2014
Michigan Attorney General requests 15-judge appeals court panel for same-sex marriage case 2
5:47 PM — The attorney general in the US state of Michigan has asked for all fifteen appeals court judges to sit on an appeals panel in a case challenging the state's same-sex marriage ban.
Argentina: President to become godmother to lesbian couple’s baby 5
2:22 PM — The President of Argentina has said she will become the godmother to the child of a lesbian couple.
4th April 2014
Archbishop of Canterbury defends Anglican position on gays from Ann Widdecombe attack 21
5:33 PM — The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has defended the Church of England's position on gay relationships from an attack by former MP Ann Widdecombe, saying the issue is "complex" and that "people can't help being gay".