21st May 2013
Maria Miller: The time for equal marriage has finally come 12
7:59 PM — In her address to the Commons, shortly before MPs passed the Marriage (Same Sex Couples Bill), Culture Secretary and Equalities Minister, Maria Miller said “now is the time” for equal marriage.
17th May 2013
Downing Street rejects same-sex marriage criticism from Philip Hammond 22
4:14 PM — A spokesman for David Cameron has rejected claims made by Defence Secretary Philip Hammond that too much parliamentary time is being spent on equal marriage.
14th May 2013
Ukraine: Parliament drops gay anti-discrimination bill as hundreds protest against it 7
3:14 PM — A bill to protect gay Ukrainian workers from discrimination based on their sexual orientation has been dropped by the country's parliament, as hundreds of anti-gay protesters gathered to demonstrate against it.
13th May 2013
Deputy Speaker Nigel Evans’ House of Commons duties put on hold
5:39 PM — The Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons, the openly gay Conservative MP Nigel Evans, will not resume his duties in the chamber while police continue to investigate allegations against him.
9th May 2013
DUP MP William McCrea: ‘David Cameron has no mandate for his same-sex marriage bill’ 20
1:15 PM — DUP MP Dr William McCrea has criticised David Cameron for pushing ahead with the same-sex marriage bill and says “no party has a mandate for that change.
7th May 2013
UK: Same-sex marriage supporting MPs selected for Queen’s Speech Loyal Address 3
1:21 PM — Two pro-marriage equality MPs have been selected for the Loyal Address during proceedings for tomorrow’s Queen’s Speech.
5th May 2013
Deputy Speaker Nigel Evans will return to the Commons for the State Opening of Parliament
7:36 PM — Nigel Evans, the openly gay Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons, will return to Westminster for the State Opening of Parliament next week.
Nigel Evans: Completely false allegations are from men who until yesterday I regarded as friends
10:15 AM — The Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons, the openly gay Conservative MP Nigel Evans, has said the men who have made rape and sexual assault allegations against him were until yesterday people who he regarded as friends.
2nd May 2013
UK: Trans woman former councillor hopes to become Brighton MP 7
12:13 PM — Brighton and Hove could return the UK’s first ever openly transgender MP at the next general election.
2nd April 2013
Comment: Equal marriage campaigners should rein in their egos and go back to the grassroots 19
3:47 PM — Writing for PinkNews.co.uk, Chris Ward says equal marriage campaigners should focus on convincing neighbours and their local MPs to support the measure with traditional lobbying methods – rather than relying on online activism.
22nd March 2013
UK: Activist Helen Belcher to meet MPs over media mistreatment of trans people 8
3:54 PM — Helen Belcher of Trans Media Watch has contacted MPs over the mistreatment of Lucy Meadows, the trans teacher who was hounded by the media, and who was found dead this week.
17th March 2013
Westminster chapel could host equal marriage ceremonies 7
9:39 PM — A chapel within the Palace of Westminster may be changed in order to allow equal marriage ceremonies, as part of a proposal by Labour MP Chris Bryant.
11th March 2013
Poland: New poll contradicts former President’s claims that 95% of people agree that gay MPs should ‘sit behind a wall’ 6
3:02 PM — A new report has been published contradicting claims by the former Polish president that 95% of Polish people supported his view that gay MPs should sit "behind a wall" in parliament.
6th March 2013
Poland: First gay and trans MPs take front-bench seats protesting former president’s anti-gay remarks 2
2:19 PM — Polands first openly gay and trans lawmakers took front bench seats of the Polish parliament on Wednesday to protest against remarks made by a former president who said gay members should sit "behind a wall" in parliament.
4th March 2013
Former Polish President refuses to apologise for saying gay people should sit ‘behind a wall’ in parliament 28
4:25 PM — The former President of Poland has refused to apologise for comments made in a TV interview, during which he said that gay people should sit "behind a wall" in parliament.
1st March 2013
Scotland: Police chaplain claims to have been forced from job over his anti-gay marriage views 57
1:06 PM — A Christian police chaplain in Scotland says he was forced out of his position after expressing his opposition to same-sex marriage in his personal blog.
24th February 2013
Parliamentary computers used to access gay cruising and porn sites thousands of times 50
7:13 PM — Computers in the British Parliament have been used to access gay cruising, and hardcore pornography websites thousands of times over a fourteen month period.
13th February 2013
Uganda: British producer of gay play to appeal against deportation from country 8
11:45 PM — UK theatre producer David Cecil, who was charged with breaking Uganda's laws in relation to his play featuring a gay storyline, has said he will appeal against his deportation from the country.
Ukraine promises to ban anti-gay discrimination 6
9:42 PM — The Ukrainian foreign minister, Leonid Kozhara, has promised that the country will soon ban all anti-gay discrimination in an interview with a Polish newspaper.
Tory MP Henry Smith: MPs who abstained in the same-sex marriage vote are ‘chickens’ 31
2:41 PM — Conservative MP Henry Smith has described MPs who abstained in last week’s vote of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill as “chickens”.