10th March 2014
Tory Vice Chair: New Look’s HR department ‘should be shot’ for gay partners discount fiasco 2
5:45 PM — The Vice Chairman of the Conservative party Michael Fabricant has criticised retailer New Look for a policy, now changed, which excluded the partners of gay staff members.
Tory MP Mike Freer: New Look’s gay discount issue shows we still need to be vigilant about equality
4:24 PM — Conservative MP Mike Freer has welcomed the decision by retailer New Look to change its discount policy to include the partners of gay staff, but says that it highlights that discrimination still needs to be challenged.
Following PinkNews investigation, New Look drops gay partner discount ban 1
3:23 PM — Retail giant New Look has dropped a policy which excluded the partners of gay employees from using a staff discount, after a PinkNews investigation revealed that it may have been in breach of the Equality Act 2010.
7th March 2014
Tory Vice Chair: ‘I am surprised and alarmed’ at New Look’s policy excluding same-sex couples 3
6:22 PM — The Vice Chair of the Conservative Party Michael Fabricant has become the latest to weigh in on a staff discount policy at retail giant New Look, which may be in breach of the Equality Act by "indirectly discriminating" against gay couples.
20th January 2014
Tory Vice Chair: Good that UKIP ditched ‘gay marriage floods’ councillor but how many share his views? 17
2:07 PM — The Vice Chair of the Conservative Party Michael Fabricant, has commended the decision by UKIP to suspend a councillor who said same-sex marriage caused floods in the UK and compared abortions to the deaths of Jewish people in the Holocaust.
16th December 2013
Tory Vice Chair: BBC ban on Graham Norton’s AIDS ribbon is ‘extraordinary’ 13
5:58 PM — The Vice Chairman of the Conservative Party has tabled a parliamentary question for Culture Secretary Maria Miller over the BBC’s “extraordinary” decision to discipline Graham Norton for wearing a red ribbon on his chat show for World AIDS Day.
29th November 2013
Tory Vice Chair: I feel let down that the NI Secretary avoided raising the question of equal marriage 2
2:42 PM — The Vice Chairman of the Conservative Party has said he is "disappointed" that the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland has not discussed the matter of equal marriage with her colleagues in Northern Ireland.
29th October 2013
Conservative MP speaks out against same-sex domestic violence 1
4:59 PM — A Conservative MP has joined in a project against domestic violence, emphasising a need to tackle such abuse in both same-sex and opposite-sex couples.
4th October 2013
Spot the difference? Tory MP switches Twitter profile pic to Matt Damon as Liberace’s lover 2
7:37 PM — Tory MP Michael Fabricant, who has consistently voted for gay rights has changed his Twitter profile picture to an image of Matt Damon as Liberace's lover from this year's Hollywood biopic about the flamboyant star.
4th February 2013
David Cameron to defend equal marriage policy amid vociferous Tory revolt 16
1:03 PM — David Cameron will reportedly speak out in favour of equal marriage later this evening, ahead of tomorrow’s first vote by MPs on the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill, according to the Times.