12th September 2014
Australia: Activists condemn ‘opt-out’ for registrars in equal marriage bill 9
11:38 AM — Equality activists have condemned a proposal in an equal marriage bill that would allow civil celebrants to refuse to marry same-sex couples.
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.
19th May 2014
Lib Dem minister condemns ex-teachers’ leader for linking LGBT groups with paedophilia 10
3:02 PM — Lynne Featherstone has denounced the former chairman of the Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference, after he described a north London school’s decision to set up an LGBT club as “macabre”.
1st May 2014
Home Office Minister Norman Baker: We are making significant progress in the battle against hate crime 4
2:00 PM — The Coalition is making significant progress in the battle against hate crime, Lib Dem minister Norman Baker says.
7th April 2014
UK: Health Minister warns doctors against referring gay parents for ‘cure’ therapy 5
10:57 AM — Health Minister Norman Lamb has written to NHS England asking for assurances that GPs are not referring gay people for conversion therapy.
24th December 2013
Lib Dem MP John Leech: ‘Alan Turing’s contribution to Manchester was enormous’ 4
6:23 PM — Manchester Withington MP John Leech says he’s delighted that Alan Turing has received a royal pardon and has thanked all of those who helped in the campaign.
2nd December 2013
Lib Dem MP John Leech disappointed at delay to Alan Turing pardon bill 2
4:06 PM — Liberal Democrat MP John Leech has expressed disappointment that his bill to pardon gay mathematician and computer scientist Alan Turing has been delayed following opposition by a single Tory MP.
15th November 2013
Lib Dem MP Stephen Gilbert: ‘Luxembourg’s gay prime minister and deputy PM is LGBT progress for Europe’ 6
1:30 PM — Liberal Democrat MP Stephen Gilbert says the fact that Luxembourg is set to have both an openly gay prime minister and deputy PM shows “how far Europe has progressed on LGBT issues”.
13th November 2013
UK: Court told bisexual former Lib Dem MP’s phone hacked repeatedly
2:32 PM — The phone of bisexual former Liberal Democrat MP Mark Oaten was hacked 10 times by a private investigator, the Old Bailey has heard.
19th June 2013
Gay ‘cure’ therapy NHS ban motion gains cross-party support 5
2:13 PM — Several MPs are supporting an Early Day Motion against gay conversion therapy.
24th May 2013
Lib Dem MP Gordon Birtwistle defends voting against equal marriage 41
11:29 AM — Liberal Democrat MP Gordon Birtwistle has defended voting against the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill and has cited opposition from a local mosque.
21st May 2013
MPs to debate humanist marriage ceremonies 13
11:00 AM — The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill is to receive a third and final Commons reading later today, with MPs set to vote on an amendment concerning humanist marriage ceremonies.
20th May 2013
Peter Tatchell: ‘MPs should vote for heterosexual civil partnerships’ 31
1:47 PM — Peter Tachell notes the popularity of straight civil partnerships in the Netherlands in saying MPs should vote for civil partnerships for heterosexual couples in England and Wales.
Lib Dem MP Stephen Gilbert: ‘Equal marriage is now a litmus test for David Cameron’ 5
11:48 AM — Writing exclusively for PinkNews.co.uk, Liberal Democrat MP Stephen Gilbert says today’s start of the third reading of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill is a huge test for David Cameron.
15th May 2013
Lib Dem MP Sarah Teather tells Catholic newspaper ‘I never went into politics to tackle equal marriage’ 59
12:01 PM — Liberal Democrat MP Sarah Teather says voting against the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill in February was “an extremely difficult choice” and says equal marriage "wasn't one of those issues that I went into politics to tackle".
7th May 2013
UK: Same-sex marriage supporting MPs selected for Queen’s Speech Loyal Address 3
1:21 PM — Two pro-marriage equality MPs have been selected for the Loyal Address during proceedings for tomorrow’s Queen’s Speech.
22nd April 2013
UK: Deputy Lib Dem leader ‘really disappointed’ at IPS rejection of trans and intersex inclusive passports 19
10:30 AM — Lib Dem MP Simon Hughes says he is “really disappointed” by the Identity and Passport Service’s decision to reject non gender-specific passports for trans and intersex people in Britain.
7th February 2013
Lib Dem MP Martin Horwood: Why I wasn’t present for the equal marriage vote 32
1:04 PM — Liberal Democrat MP Martin Horwood has been in touch with PinkNews to explain why he did not take part in Tuesday’s vote of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill.
9th December 2011
Comment: Peter Tatchell is wrong to criticise Lynne Featherstone by Evan Harris 77
3:49 PM — Former Liberal Democrat MP, Evan Harris, defends Lib Dem equality minister, Lynne Featherstone, after her stance on marriage equality was questioned by the human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell.
2nd December 2011
Church of England lawyers dismiss fears over new civil partnership rules 73
5:40 PM — The Church says the fact that civil partnerships and marriages are separate legal concepts means it is "clear" the Equality Act 2010 could not be invoked to force them to perform both: "A gentlemen's outfitter is not required to supply women's clothes."