17th March 2015
Eric Pickles: Dolce and Gabbana are ‘beyond offensive’ but I’m against a boycott 21
1:58 PM — Senior Tory Eric Pickles has slammed Dolce and Gabbana for their “offensive” remarks about same-sex parents, but says a boycott is not the best way to proceed.
2nd September 2014
Clacton by-election date announced for anti-gay marriage Tory defector 24
11:33 AM — The date of the Clacton by-election for UKIP candidate Douglas Carswell has been announced.
30th July 2014
Ex-Tory Chair: Govt should protect gay vicars who marry from Church sacking 15
3:22 PM — Lord Fowler says the government should consider intervening to stop the Church of England sacking gay vicars who marry.
15th July 2014
Will Nicky Morgan champion LGBT equality in schools as Education Secretary? 8
12:02 PM — Michael Gove, who previously resisted updating sex education guidance in schools, has been replaced by a minister who voted against same-sex marriage - and is now responsible for the entire equalities brief and all of schools.
9th July 2014
Head of abuse inquiry Butler-Sloss said same-sex marriage would lead to ‘immorality’ 34
5:58 PM — The retired judge appointed to chair a child abuse inquiry was one of the most vocal critics of the government’s decision to legalise same-sex marriage for England and Wales.
3rd July 2014
Tony Blair: Equal marriage was a rare moment of unity in British politics 32
2:12 PM — Tony Blair tells PinkNews that same-sex marriage “was probably one of the few times” when the Conservatives, Liberal Democrats and Labour “agreed on anything.”
Fee to be waived for couples converting a civil partnership to a marriage 64
11:08 AM — Sajid Javid has confirmed that couples in civil partnerships will face no additional costs in converting their union to a marriage - providing it is done within a 12-month period.
18th June 2014
Ann Widdecombe: ‘I was very alienated by gay marriage’ 111
4:03 PM — Former Conservative MP Ann Widdecombe says David Cameron’s decision to legalise same-sex marriage left her feeling “alienated”.
10th June 2014
Tory MP: Gay marriage was a mistake – Labour would have done it anyway 41
12:17 PM — Conservative MP Sir Edward Leigh has called for his party to “apologise” for legalising same-sex marriage.
3rd June 2014
Gay couples can now marry at 23 British consulates worldwide 14
6:37 PM — Same-sex couples will now be able to marry at British consulates in 23 countries.
20th May 2014
Nick Clegg: Equal marriage is one of my ‘proudest achievements’ in government 21
1:46 PM — Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg says the government’s decision to legalise same-sex marriage in England and Wales is one of his “proudest achievements”.
15th May 2014
UK: Council apologises for ordering churches to perform same-sex weddings 5
2:03 PM — Essex County Council has apologised for incorrectly telling churches they had to be licensed to perform same-sex marriages.
14th May 2014
Exclusive: Nick Clegg: ‘The Archbishop of Canterbury is right to denounce homophobia’ 15
12:29 PM — Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has praised the Archbishop of Canterbury for speaking out against homophobia and for his "honesty" over his position on same-sex marriage.
28th April 2014
Brighton councillor: I was called a ‘fascist’ and ‘bigot’ for opposing equal marriage 37
6:12 PM — An independent councillor in Brighton who protested over equal marriage and was then expelled from the Green Party has torn into her former colleagues.
25th April 2014
UK: Unitarian church given green light to perform same-sex marriages 3
5:26 PM — A Unitarian church in Cambridge has been told it can begin marrying gay couples following a bureaucratic delay.
23rd April 2014
Poll: Majority of UKIP and Tory voters support equal marriage 12
4:50 PM — A majority of Conservative and UKIP supporters are in favour of equal marriage, a new Ipsos MORI poll shows.
Archbishop of Wales: ‘Jesus had nothing to say about same-sex relationships’ 43
1:53 PM — The Archbishop of Wales has hinted that Anglican opposition to equal marriage is not set in stone.
22nd April 2014
Christian Concern: David Cameron’s support for equal marriage represents a ‘huge breach of trust’ 55
4:00 PM — The founder of Christian Concern says David Cameron’s support for same-sex marriage represents “a huge breach of trust between the Christian community” and the government.
11th April 2014
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.
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".