25th February 2014
UK Government: Those in civil partnerships will be able to convert to marriages by end of year 14
12:19 PM — Equalities Minister Helen Grant has confirmed that same-sex couples who are in civil partnerships in England and Wales will be able to convert them to marriages by the end of 2014.
17th February 2014
How can the Church of England be ‘welcoming’ when it bans priests from marrying gay people? 14
12:20 PM — A Church of England decision to reiterate its ban on clergy from marrying same-sex couples has angered LGBT Christian campaigners.
5th February 2014
Lord Tebbit: Tim Yeo’s ‘dodgy’ support for equal marriage contributed to his downfall 23
4:36 PM — Former Conservative Party chairman Lord Tebbit says Tim Yeo's "dodgy" views, such as supporting equal marriage, contributed to his de-selection.
31st January 2014
Anti-gay Tory MP Anne McIntosh deselected by local association 26
6:54 PM — Conservative MP Anne McIntosh, who voted against a string of equality measures, including same-sex marriage, has been de-selected by her local party association.
Protesters egg home of UKIP ‘gay marriage caused storms’ councillor 23
4:27 PM — The home of a UKIP councillor who blamed recent floods on equal marriage has been targeted with eggs.
25th January 2014
First English and Welsh same-sex marriages will happen and be recognised sooner than thought 8
12:28 PM — Gay couples who took advantage of marriage equality overseas and couples where one partner is terminally ill will be recognised as married earlier in England and Wales.
24th January 2014
UK: Gay couple threaten to sue government over delay in turning their civil partnership into a marriage 44
11:26 AM — A gay couple in Barnsley have threatened the UK Government with legal action over the delay in being able to turn their civil partnership into a marriage.
22nd January 2014
‘Gay marriage caused storm’ UKIP councillor cannot be forced to stand down 8
6:33 PM — More than 1,000 people have signed a petition demanding the resignation of a UKIP councillor who blamed recent floods on equal marriage – however officials say he cannot be forced to stand down.
David Cameron and Brighton MP mock ‘gay marriage caused storm’ UKIP councillor 15
1:05 PM — Prime Minister David Cameron has joked at PMQs about the recent weather-related anti-equal marriage remarks of UKIP Oxfordshire Councillor David Silvester.
21st January 2014
UK minister: ‘Thick’ Eurosceptic Tory MPs are still angry at David Cameron over equal marriage 12
4:50 PM — A government minister has said Tory MPs who signed a rebellious letter over Europe are “thick” – and believes several were only doing it to get back at David Cameron for legalising equal marriage.
20th January 2014
UKIP anti-gay councillor won’t quit and says like the Queen: ‘I hope I love all men’ 32
6:11 PM — UKIP Councillor David Silvester has made a truly bizarre statement explaining why he has no intention of standing down over his claims that equal marriage is responsible for recent flooding.
Nigel Farage: It’s fine to have ‘barmy’ views on gay marriage in UKIP but please follow party rules 6
5:40 PM — UKIP leader Nigel Farage says he took action against a UKIP councillor in Oxfordshire because he ignored requests to stop talking to the media about his "barmy" views on same-sex marriage.
18th January 2014
UKIP politician: David Cameron to blame for floods because he made gay marriage legal 102
12:38 PM — David Silvester, a UKIP councillor for Henley on Thames has claimed that he warned David Cameron that allowing gay couples to marry would lead to flooding and that the Prime Minister ignored him.
15th January 2014
Tory MP Edward Leigh defends judge who described equal marriage as the ‘wrong policy’ 23
2:35 PM — Conservative MP Sir Edward Leigh has defended a high court judge who previously branded equal marriage the government’s “wrong policy”.
9th January 2014
Gay couple angry at council over Brighton Pavilion same-sex wedding competition 14
7:06 PM — A gay couple who wanted to be the first to marry in Brighton are angry with the council’s decision to launch a competition allowing same-sex couples to marry at the city’s Royal Pavilion.
2nd January 2014
Vicar tells Church of England to ‘Keep calm and support equal marriage’ 9
11:04 AM — A north London vicar has condemned the Church of England for its “unacceptable” opposition to equal marriage by using an iconic slogan.
30th December 2013
Tory MP Tim Loughton: The government was ‘crass and clumsy’ on same-sex marriage 27
4:23 PM — Former children’s minister Tim Loughton has described the government’s handling of the same-sex marriage law for England and Wales as “rather crass and clumsily” executed.
27th December 2013
UK: Tory councillor to stand down because of David Cameron’s decision to legalise equal marriage 37
3:53 PM — A councillor in Essex says Prime Minister David Cameron’s decision to legalise equal marriage in England and Wales is a key reason why he will be standing down at the next election.
19th December 2013
UK: Judge who criticised equal marriage receives official warning over conduct 17
11:48 AM — A High Court judge who was previously warned against making public criticism of equal marriage legislation has now been disciplined for saying that married couples “have statistically a far greater chance of remaining intact than a cohabiting couple”.
13th December 2013
National Secular Society: ‘Religion is more important to Baroness Warsi than gay people’ 26
4:21 PM — The National Secular Society has criticised the reasons given by Baroness Warsi for abstaining in this summer’s House of Lords vote on the same-sex marriage act for England and Wales.