13th December 2014
Tory peer who gave powerful same-sex marriage speech becomes first to retire 7
4:18 PM — An elderly Tory peer who gave a moving speech in support of same-sex marriage will make history as the first member of the House of Lords to publicly retire.
2nd December 2014
Peer who said same-sex marriage would lead to ‘immorality’ fights for humanist weddings 20
9:26 AM — Baroness Butler-Sloss, who staunchly opposed same-sex marriage during last year's debates, has said now that it is legal, there is no reason humanist weddings should not be allowed to take place.
24th October 2014
Ed Miliband, William Hague, Nicky Morgan to present at PinkNews Awards 19
2:10 PM — The PinkNews Awards will take place next week, and among those set to speak and present awards are Ed Miliband, William Hague, Nicky Morgan and Vince Cable.
10th October 2014
Former Labour trade minister defends Nigel Farage over HIV migrant ban 17
1:35 PM — Former Labour trade minister Lord Digby Jones has defended UKIP leader Nigel Farage after he claimed that people with HIV should be banned from the UK.
8th August 2014
Stonewall co-founder Michael Cashman elevated to House of Lords 14
11:22 AM — Stonewall co-founder and former Labour MEP Michael Cashman will serve in the House of Lords.
5th August 2014
Human rights minister Baroness Warsi resigns from government over Gaza 42
10:45 AM — Conservative human rights minister Sayeeda Warsi has resigned from the government over the Gaza conflict.
24th May 2014
Lib Dem peer Brian Paddick: I was trapped in an abusive relationship 6
3:57 PM — Liberal Democrat peer Brian Paddick has revealed he was in an abusive relationship with his former partner, when he was Britain's most senior gay police officer.
1st August 2013
Brian Paddick: I promise to be non-conformist in the House of Lords 12
4:40 PM — Gay former London mayoral candidate and retired police officer Brian Paddick says he will continue to exercise independent judgement as a Lib Dem peer.
23rd June 2013
Baroness D’Souza: The vote against Lord Dear’s fatal amendment was a ‘massive defeat’ for him 25
2:11 PM — The Lord Speaker, Baroness D'Souza, said the vote against Lord Dear's anti-equal marriage bill amendment was a "massive, massive defeat" for him, but warned that further "ping-pong" debate on various issues within the bill would be imminent.
18th June 2013
Equal marriage opponent Lord Dear withdraws bill amendments 20
11:36 AM — Several amendments to the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill, by equal marriage critic Lord Dear were withdrawn last night – although the former Chief Constable has warned he may re-introduce additional measures seeking greater legal protections for opponents at a later stage.
15th June 2013
Lord Tebbit: I wouldn’t have been surprised if Jimmy Savile was homosexual 88
12:04 PM — Lord Norman Tebbit, the former Conservative Party chairman, gave a candid interview defending himself against accusations of homophobia while suggesting Jimmy Savile seemed gay and that same-sex couples who wish to get married should "go and do something else".
13th June 2013
Former BP CEO Lord Browne to write new book on homophobia in business 4
7:01 PM — Drawing on his own experiences, Lord Browne, the former chief executive of BP, is writing a new book entitled ‘The Glass Closet’ on the need to end homophobic discrimination in the work place and in corporate life.
5th June 2013
Tory Faith Minister Baroness Warsi abstains in equal marriage Lords vote 51
10:39 AM — Having previously indicated she would vote in favour, Baroness Warsi, refused to support the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill in last night’s House of Lords vote.
4th June 2013
Baroness King: I’ve never felt so privileged as I did voting today for equal marriage 8
7:31 PM — Labour peer Baroness Oona King spoke to PinkNews shortly after the vote in favour of the same-sex marriage bill in the House of Lords today.
Earl of Arran: Equal marriage could lead to a ‘decadent’ Britain that ‘flaunts’ homosexuality 39
2:21 PM — The ninth Earl of Arran, one of the few remaining hereditary peers in the Lords and the owner of a 5,000-acre estate, says he fears for the future of a “decadent” Britain if the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill is signed into law.
Lord Hylton: Gay people have stolen the word ‘gay’ and it no longer has a ‘delightful meaning’ 49
1:02 PM — Speaking during yesterday’s second reading debate of the marriage bill Lord Hylton claimed gay people had stolen the word 'gay' from its original meaning.
Lord Tebbit: ‘Homosexual men are already equal, subject to the laws on incest and bigamy’ 36
11:18 AM — Lord Tebbit launched another attack on the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill during last night's debate in the House of Lords, declaring the current "rights of a homosexual man are identical to mine".
Gay Tory peer Lord Black: ‘I am a passionate supporter of equal marriage because I believe in family values’ 17
12:24 AM — Lord Black of Brentwood, the first openly gay Conservative peer, gave an impassioned speech today during the House of Lords debate on equal marriage, saying he "passionately" supported the Marriage (same sex couples) Bill, saying marriage is "the bedrock of society".
2nd June 2013
Lord Alli: The Church of England is hypocritical for opposing equal marriage 50
8:58 PM — Lord Waheed Alli, Labour peer and one of just a handful of openly gay Muslim politicians globally, has said he believes many peers who now oppose same-sex marriage will come to regret their views in time.
31st May 2013
Lord Carey: ‘Love is not enough’ to justify same-sex marriage 79
11:49 AM — The Former Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord George Carey, has argued that marriage equality should be opposed on the grounds that allowing marriages based "merely" on love and commitment would also justify polygamous unions and marriages between siblings.