14th July 2014
Owen Paterson sacked as environment minister in Government reshuffle 3
10:25 PM — Owen Paterson, who was in 2012 the first cabinet member to come out against same-sex marriage, has been sacked as environment minister in today's reshuffle.
21st May 2013
MPs who voted against the third reading of the equal marriage bill 52
10:27 PM — 128 Conservative MPs voted against the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill as part of its third reading on Tuesday evening – along with 14 MPs from Labour and 4 Lib Dems.
6th February 2013
Ed Miliband celebrates equal marriage vote and says ‘this is a proud day for Britain’ 13
10:55 AM — Labour leader Ed Miliband has spoken of his delight at last night’s decision of MPs to back same-sex marriage in England and Wales.
1st February 2013
Two-thirds of Tory MPs could refuse to back same-sex marriage bill says MP David Burrowes 27
11:43 AM — As few as one in three Conservative MPs will support the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill, in next week’s vote, according to Tory MP David Burrowes.
9th January 2013
Gay Tory: UKIP are behaving like the Communist Party 16
4:58 PM — The chairman of Conservative Future Ben Howlett says UKIP members who support equal marriage and are disgruntled with the party’s current row on the matter should consider joining the Tories.
23rd May 2012
Northern Ireland Secretary of State, Owen Paterson, opposed to equal marriage 89
10:42 AM — The Tory MP Owen Paterson, the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, has become the first cabinet member to publicly declare his opposition to marriage equality.