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.
1st October 2013
Vote for the PinkNews Parliamentary Speech of the Year
12:01 AM — Vote for your choice for the PinkNews Parliamentary Speech of the Year. Nominated this year are Baroness Barker, Mike Freer MP, Lord Jenkin and David Lammy MP.
12th June 2013
Lord Dear proposes new amendment to equal marriage bill concerning ‘traditional marriage’ 60
4:14 PM — Lord Dear is proposing a new amendment to the Marriage (Same Sex Couples Bill), protecting those who believe marriage is “the union of one man and one woman for life to the exclusion of all others.”
7th June 2013
Labour Lord Alli: We won the equal marriage vote but there is still a long way to go 26
2:40 PM — Writing exclusively for PinkNews.co.uk, Labour peer Lord Alli, the first openly gay peer to be appointed, says he was stunned by the House of Lords decision to support the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill with such an overwhelming majority, and has paid tribute to Conservative peer Lord Jenkin for his powerful equal marriage speech.
Labour fear Lord Dear will table a new wrecking amendment for the equal marriage bill 43
10:57 AM — Labour peer Lord Alli believes the equal marriage opponent and crossbench peer Lord Dear is still intent on trying to derail the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill – although Lord Dear denies the claims.
6th June 2013
Baroness Knight criticised for her ‘silly’ remarks about gay people and antiques 41
3:46 PM — Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has criticised Baroness Knight over her bizarre attempts at platitudes towards the gay community.
4th June 2013
Lord Jenkin: I was taught that condemning a homosexual is the same as condemning someone with red hair 28
12:00 AM — A member of Mrs Thatcher's cabinet, Lord (Patrick) Jenkin of Roding, told the House of Lords debate on equal marriage that he was taught by his renowned scientist grandfather Frewin Jenkin, that condemning a homosexual is the same as condemning someone for having red hair.