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".
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.
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.
4th April 2014
Newspaper editor: Printing this picture of a gay couple kissing caused readers to shun my paper 29
12:45 PM — A local newspaper editor says placing a photo of two men kissing on the front of his paper resulted in a drop in sales.
3rd April 2014
Equalities Minister Maria Miller forced to apologise for over-claiming expenses 6
12:05 PM — Maria Miller, the Culture Secretary and Minister for Women and Equalities, has been ordered to repay £5,800 and apologise to MPs.
28th March 2014
Yvette Cooper: Saturday will be a time to party and toast equal rights and equal love 1
6:45 PM — Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper writes for PinkNews of how delighted she is at the prospect of gay couples marrying across England and Wales at the stroke of midnight.
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.
Tory ministers Eric Pickles and Baroness Stowell raise rainbow flag to mark first same-sex weddings
2:31 PM — Eric Pickles and Baroness Stowell have raised the rainbow flag outside the Department for Communities and Local Government to mark Saturday's historic arrival of equal marriage in England and Wales.
27th March 2014
Labour MP Ben Bradshaw: I want to know will the Church sack a priest for marrying a gay partner? 5
11:34 AM — Labour MP Ben Bradshaw has thrown down the gauntlet to the Church of England, saying it should confirm whether it would defrock a priest for marrying a same-sex partner.
26th March 2014
Deputy Prime Minister orders rainbow flag to be flown to celebrate first same-sex weddings 19
12:01 PM — Nick Clegg has ordered the rainbow flag to be flown at Whitehall in order to mark the historic arrival of equal marriage in England and Wales this weekend, PinkNews has revealed.
19th March 2014
Ex-Stonewall boss Ben Summerskill: ‘10% of gay people are completely opposed to equal marriage’ 72
4:34 PM — Ben Summerskill has said "10% of lesbian and gay people are completely opposed to equal marriage" – in order to justify Stonewall’s previous delay in supporting the measure.
Tony Blair: With hindsight maybe I should have gone for equal marriage and not just civil partnerships 37
11:01 AM — Former Prime Minister Tony Blair has questioned whether it might have been possible to have achieved marriage equality during his time in office.
17th March 2014
Nick Clegg is ‘sad and disappointed’ ex-Stonewall boss Ben Summerskill is trying to divide LGBT community 21
12:37 PM — Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has criticised the former chief executive of Stonewall for saying the Liberal Democrats were “opportunistic” in supporting equal marriage.
14th March 2014
Ex-UKIP ‘Gay marriage caused storms’ councillor to face Council investigation
3:24 PM — A former UKIP councillor who blamed flooding on equal marriage is to be formally investigated by officials.
13th March 2014
Lord Alli: Culture Secretary had look of ‘rabbit scared in headlights’ during equal marriage debate 19
4:45 PM — In a speech praising Yvette Cooper’s role in assisting the Coalition with its same-sex marriage law, Labour peer Lord Alli took a pop at Maria Miller, the Culture Secretary and Minister for Women and Equalities.
Lib Dem peer Lord Paddick: Today I’m legally married at last! 13
11:01 AM — Lord Brian Paddick writes for PinkNews.co.uk of his delight at the fact that today his marriage to his Norwegian husband, Petter, is finally recognised in England and Wales.
12th March 2014
Comment: The Church of England must stop its persecution of gay priests 7
3:49 PM — The Chair of LGBT+ Liberal Democrats, Ed Fordham, writes for PinkNews.co.uk on his dismay at the latest attempts by the Church of England to suppress equality among its own ranks.