4th June 2013
House of Lords votes in favour of same-sex marriage bill at second reading 140
6:49 PM — Peers in the House of Lords have voted in favour of the equal marriage bill for England and Wales, with a large majority, following two days of heated debate around the issue.
Photos: Pro and anti-equal marriage rallies at Houses of Parliament 6
6:18 PM — A second day of demonstrations are taking place today outside the House of Lords, both for and against equal marriage, as peers prepared to vote on an amendment which would decide the fate of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill.
House of Lords equal marriage debate resumes ahead of vote 2
3:09 PM — Peers have resumed debate around the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill in the House of Lords, during its second reading, which will end with a vote on the bill later this evening.
Former British Army Head Lord Dannatt: The equal marriage bill goes against what I fought 40 years for 64
2:03 PM — The former head of the British Army, independent crossbench peer Lord Dannatt, used his speech during the debate in the House of Lords yesterday, to attack the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill.
3rd June 2013
House of Lords equal marriage debate begins 10
3:12 PM — Peers have begun debating the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill in the Lords as part of its second reading.
House of Lords equal marriage rally to take place this evening 2
2:09 PM — Supporters of marriage equality will rally outside the House of Lords from 5.30pm.
1st June 2013
Comment: How I campaigned to change the age of consent a world away from equal marriage, by Edwina Currie 21
5:14 PM — Ahead of next week's historic vote on same-sex marriage, PinkNews asked former Conservative Health minister Edwina Currie, who fought against the odds to change the age of consent in 1994, to reflect on her battle.
30th May 2013
UK: Equal marriage rally to coincide with House of Lords debate 14
12:28 PM — Monday’s House of Lords second reading debate of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill will coincide with a rally outside Parliament organised by equality campaigners.
25th May 2013
Birmingham Pride kicks off with Peter Tatchell leading Equal Love carnival 4
11:54 AM — Birmingham Pride festivities begin today at noon with an 'Equal Love' themed carnival march and will continue over the Bank Holiday weekend.
24th May 2013
Tory MP Richard Drax: The equal marriage bill is ‘intolerant legislation’ 42
4:37 PM — Conservative MP Richard Drax has complained of the lack of “tolerance” towards “the millions who believe that ‘marriage’ can only be between a man and a woman.”
Question Time: Ian Paisley Jr defends saying he was ‘repulsed’ by gays and lesbians 51
12:51 AM — The DUP MP Ian Paisley Jr was challenged on Question Time about his 2007 interview where he said that he was "repulsed" by gays and lesbians.
21st May 2013
Coalition deal with Labour on straight civil partnerships keeps same-sex marriage bill on track 16
1:31 AM — Minister for Equalities, Maria Miller and her opposite numbers Kate Green and Yvette Cooper were able to reach a compromise on a review on the future of civil partnerships. This meant that MPs were convinced not to back a so called 'wrecking amendment' to introduce straight civil partnerships.
20th May 2013
Peter Tatchell: ‘MPs should vote for heterosexual civil partnerships’ 31
1:47 PM — Peter Tachell notes the popularity of straight civil partnerships in the Netherlands in saying MPs should vote for civil partnerships for heterosexual couples in England and Wales.
18th May 2013
Church of England: Allowing straight civil partnerships would ‘introduce confusion’ 30
2:40 PM — The Church of England has released a statement expressing its opposition to suggestions that the government may amend the equal marriage act to allow civil partnerships for opposite-sex couples.
17th May 2013
Peter Tatchell: ‘Civil partnership review unnecessary’ 18
1:43 PM — A government review on civil partnerships, which could take place in five years time, is “unnecessary”, human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has said.
16th May 2013
Government to consider abolishing civil partnerships or opening up to straight couples 68
8:48 PM — Culture Secretary Maria Miller says a future government plans to review civil partnerships from 2018 – which could mean possibly extending them to heterosexuals – or abolishing them.
Canada: ‘Israeli apartheid’ censorship row puts Toronto Pride funding in jeopardy 54
5:36 PM — Pride Toronto faces the loss of its annual cultural grant over indecision as to whether the phrase "Israeli apartheid" should be banned from the event, in a row which Peter Tatchell has called "straightforward censorship".
New Alan Turing sculpture revealed in London 6
2:17 PM — A new sculpture of gay computer genius and WWII codebreaker Alan Turing has been revealed in Paddington, London, as one of three heroes voted for by local residents.
15th May 2013
Peter Tatchell to meet with Lottery officials over funding of religious groups linked to homophobia 7
4:26 PM — Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell, is to meet with senior National Lottery officials next week, following a report which linked religious organisations in receipt of Lottery funding, to homophobia.
Gay rights activists: Lottery response to accusations of funding of anti-gay religious groups is ‘disingenuous’ 2
1:50 PM — The National Lottery has responded to a report from last week which found that Big Lottery Fund money had been given to religious groups which were linked to homophobia, but has been accused of "evading" the concerns raised.