26th June 2014
Exclusive: Government to announce December date for civil partnership conversion 70
8:50 AM — The Government today will announce that the first date couples already in civil partnerships can convert to marriage will be 10 December 2014, but that civil partnerships will not be extended to include straight couples.
7th May 2014
Gloria De Piero: The Government must begin to allow civil partners to convert to marriage 10
5:08 PM — Shadow Equalities Minister Gloria De Piero has criticised the Government for taking too long to allow same-sex couples in civil partnerships to convert to marriage.
14th April 2014
Tory MP Michael Fabricant: Lynton Crosby didn’t get my joke about having a relationship with a llama 6
5:55 PM — Michael Fabricant says his recent departure as Tory vice chairman all goes back to a joke designed to highlight his pro-gay credentials, which failed to amuse Lynton Crosby.
11th April 2014
Ed Miliband: I will create a Secretary of State for Women and Equalities 3
7:09 PM — Labour would have a Secretary of State for Women and Equalities if it won the next election, Ed Miliband has announced.
Gay Tory minister defends appointment of anti-equal marriage Minister for Women 8
2:29 PM — Planning minister Nick Boles has rejected criticism over the appointment of Nicky Morgan as the new Minister for Women.
10th April 2014
David Cameron: I’m doing Jesus’s work and Christians are the most persecuted group 53
2:24 PM — On the same day he accepted Maria Miller’s resignation, Prime Minister David Cameron appeared to compare himself to Jesus.
9th April 2014
Tory gay rights group appalled at appointment of Nicky Morgan as Minister for Women 12
7:12 PM — The Chair of LGBTory says the appointment of Nicky Morgan as Minister for Women, along with departmental changes at the Equalities Office "shows the government in a poor light".
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.
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.
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.”
Tory MP Sajid Javid replaces Maria Miller and becomes new Equalities Secretary 15
11:32 AM — Sajid Javid has replaced Maria Miller as the most senior minister responsible for equalities in the UK Government.
Minister for Equalities Maria Miller resigns amid expenses scandal 27
7:35 AM — The Culture Secretary and Minister for Women and Equalities, Maria Miller, has resigned from the government following days of pressure from Parliamentary colleagues and the media.
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.
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.
29th March 2014
A look back at some of the best @Out4Marriage videos
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.
28th March 2014
Maria Miller: Couples in civil partnerships can convert them to marriages by end of year 76
5:49 PM — Writing for PinkNews.co.uk, Maria Miller, the Culture Secretary and Minister for Women and Equalities, says she understands that many couples in civil partnerships are frustrated at the delay in converting them to marriages.
Shadow Equalities Minister: It is unclear why it is taking so long to allow civil partnerships to be converted to marriage 16
8:10 AM — With the first same-sex weddings due to take place tomorrow in England and Wales, Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities Gloria De Piero has pushed Maria Miller on the issue of converting civil partnerships to marriage.
7th February 2014
Labour MP Diane Abbott calls on UK to use ‘soft power’ against homophobia in Africa 4
11:47 AM — Diane Abbott says the UK Government is not doing enough to challenge LGBT rights violations across Africa.
29th January 2014
UK government channeling support to Russian LGBT activists to fight oppression 12
10:38 PM — The UK is sending a message to Russia that "very clearly that as a country we believe in freedom of speech and we believe in the importance of universal human rights."