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  • 27th May 2012

    Nick Clegg denounces free vote on equal marriage 113

    The Lib Dem leader has warned the Tories against backing down on equal marriage

    11:40 AM — In what is the most visible sign of the split between Lib Dems and the Tories on the issue of equal marriage, the Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, has said that the issue cannot be left to individual conscience.

  • 23rd May 2012

    Nick Clegg warns Tories against backing down on equal marriage 65

    Nick Clegg has reaffirmed his commitment to see the introduction of equal marriage in England and Wales

    11:05 AM — Just as Owen Paterson, the Tory Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, became the first cabinet minister to oppose equal marriage, Nick Clegg, leader of the Liberal Democrats and the Deputy Prime Minister, has issued a warning to the Conservatives not to back down on the introduction of marriage equality.

  • 12th March 2012

    Nick Clegg: Marriage equality by 2015 68

    Nick Clegg promised marriage equality 'by 2015'

    9:25 AM — At the Liberal Democrats' Spring Conference this weekend, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg promised the UK's first gay marriage would take place before 2015 as a result of Liberal Democrats being in government.

  • 8th March 2012

    Editorial: The Times now for all to show their hand on marriage equality 76

    PinkNews.co.uk calls on papers, politicians and faiths to show their hand (Photo: Flickr user MShades))

    10:41 AM — On Monday, The Times published an editorial calling for the introduction of gay marriage. PinkNews.co.uk believes our papers, politicians and faiths should now show their hand on marriage equality.

  • 24th February 2012

    Brighton prepares for National Student Pride this weekend 3

    Hundreds of students will descend on Brighton for the event (Photo: Zivojin)

    4:39 PM — 1,000 students are expected to descend on Brighton this weekend for the eighth annual National Student Pride.

  • 25th January 2012

    Nick Clegg: Peter Tatchell, never bullied into silence 25

    Nick Clegg is the deputy prime minister

    8:55 AM — Deputy prime minister and leader of the Liberal Democrats, Nick Clegg, writes that Peter Tatchell has never allowed physical or verbal attacks to bully him into silence

  • 23rd June 2011

    Russell T Davies: ‘Cameron and Clegg are evil’ 76

    Russell T Davies called David Cameron and Nick Clegg "evil"

    5:31 PM — Doctor Who writer Russell T Davies has launched an outspoken attack on David Cameron and Nick Clegg over spending cuts to the BBC. Davies, who is one of the BBC's most senior writers, called the leaders "savage and evil people" and claimed the Conservative Party was "buffoonish" but "lethal as a laser".

  • 2nd June 2011

    Ugandan woman branded with iron for being a lesbian faces deportation from UK 87

    Uganda is one of the most dangerous places in the world for LGBT people

    11:43 AM — A 22-year-old Ugandan woman who was subjected to being branded with a hot iron in her home country as a punishment for being a lesbian, may be deported from the UK.

  • 11th May 2011

    David Laws faces suspension over expenses claims 34

    David Laws will reportedly be suspended for seven days (Photo: Keith Edkins)

    1:57 PM — Gay Liberal Democrat MP David Laws will reportedly be suspended for seven days for breaking expenses rules. Sky News reports that the MP, who claimed he was trying to keep his sexuality secret, will also have to apologise to the House of Commons.

  • 9th May 2011

    Gay MP David Laws may be reprimanded over expenses 36

    David Laws may be reprimanded for his expenses (Photo: Keith Edkins)

    2:33 PM — Liberal Democrat MP David Laws is expected to be reprimanded over his expenses claims when a parliamentary standards report is published this week. The former chief secretary to the Treasury's return to government may be hampered by the verdict, reports said.

  • 18th April 2011

    Gay men vote Nick Clegg ‘sexiest party leader’ 42

    The hottest party leader?

    9:50 AM — Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg has been voted the sexiest UK party leader in a poll of gay men. Forty-two per cent of the 1,100 men surveyed by gay networking group Jake said Mr Clegg, who famously confessed to sleeping with "no more than 30 women", was the hottest leader.

  • 23rd November 2010

    Straight couple’s civil partnership application rejected 5

    The couple say they will go to court over the ban (Photo: Chris Houston)

    3:52 PM — A straight couple who were barred from having a civil partnership say they will fight the ban in court. Ian Goggin and Kristin Skarsholt, of Bristol, said they were disappointed to have been rejected by Bristol register office because they are straight but hope that their attempt would help change the law.

  • 28th October 2010

    Campaigners welcome Stonewall’s support of gay marriage 16

    Campaigners welcomed Stonewall's support of marriage equality

    11:42 AM — Marriage equality campaigners have welcomed Stonewall's support of civil marriage for gay couples. The charity announced yesterday that after surveying its supporters, it would add the issue to its campaigning objectives.

  • 25th October 2010

    Gay and straight couples to challenge UK marriage equality ban 66

    Tom Freeman and Katherine Doyle were turned away from Islington registry office when they tried to have a civil partnership

    1:40 PM — Four gay and four straight couples are to challenge the UK's ban on gay couples marrying and straight couples having civil partnerships. The Equal Love campaign, organised by gay rights activist Peter Tatchell and OutRage!, will see the couples registering to hold ceremonies they are not entitled to and taking legal action if they are turned away.

  • 19th October 2010

    Most Scottish people support gay marriage 15

    Many gay campaigners say civil partnerships are not good enough

    5:00 PM — The majority of Scottish people are in favour of allowing gay couples to marry, a poll suggests. According to an Angus Reid poll conducted for the Green Party, 58 per cent of respondents said they were in favour of full marriage equality.

  • 28th May 2010

    Simon Hughes MP runs for deputy leadership of Liberal Democrats 13

    Liberal Democrat MP Simon Hughes

    3:36 PM — Simon Hughes, Liberal Democrat MP for North Southwark and Bermondsey, today launched his bid for the role of deputy leader of the party. He also admitted to Sky News today that there were "risks" to the new coalition government.

  • 27th January 2010

    David Cameron says children should be taught about gay relationships 71

    David Cameron said he believed children should be taught about homosexuality

    12:04 PM — Tory leader David Cameron told a recent meeting on education that schoolchildren should be taught about gay relationships and equality.

  • 18th January 2010

    Lib Dems attack Tory voting record on gay rights 38

    The Lib Dems attacked the Tory voting record

    1:20 PM — The Liberal Democrat party has attacked the "shameful" Tory record on voting for gay rights issues. According to research by the party, a quarter of David Cameron's shadow cabinet has voted against gay rights legislation.

  • 13th January 2010

    Nick Clegg calls for faith schools to focus on homophobic bullying 16

    Nick Clegg said he would force faith schools to treat homosexuality positively

    1:16 PM — Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg has said that faith schools must focus on homophobic bullying. He said his party would make it a requirement for faith schools to teach that homosexuality is normal.

  • 8th January 2010

    Exclusive: Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg to answer gay questions 26

    Nick Clegg will answer questions from PinkNews.co.uk readers

    5:19 PM — Do you have a question for Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg? With four months until an expected general election, he has agreed to answer questions from PinkNews.co.uk readers.

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