23rd April 2012
Cutting Edge Consortium: Faithful, secularists and humanists resolve to confront religious right 22
12:36 PM — Adrian Tippetts reports from the Cutting Edge Consortium's meeting in London this weekend, where the Bishop of Salisbury and Angela Eagle MP were among those discussing religion and homophobia.
20th April 2012
Vatican criticises nuns’ focus on poverty over equal marriage opposition 55
2:49 PM — The Vatican has criticised a group of nuns for challenging settled doctrines and failing to speak out against equal marriage and abortion.
Anglican priest: Jesus was most likely gay, but it is immaterial 192
10:14 AM — An Anglican priest has said the relationships between Jesus and his disciple John suggests he was gay, but that is is spiritually immaterial.
19th April 2012
Muslim MSP: Voters should not ‘deny others freedom’ on imams’ equal marriage call 28
3:00 PM — A Muslim MSP has called on the country's Islamic community not to 'deny' others their freedom after a group of imams said they should not vote for candidates who favour equal marriage.
17th April 2012
Video: Gays are the ‘moral iceberg’ in ministry’s Titanic metaphor 54
1:30 PM — At the centenary of the Titanic disaster, a ministry has claimed the 'homosexual agenda' represents a new 'moral iceberg' that will sink America if left unchecked.
16th April 2012
Higher fees ‘prohibiting civil partnership ceremonies in religious buildings’ 76
3:05 PM — The fees religious premises must pay before they can hold civil partnerships have been called 'prohibitive', with churches, synagogues and mosques required to pay ten times more to host gay civil partnership ceremonies than they do to host straight weddings.
Gay dean: Leak culprit should be found before new Archbishop of Canterbury appointed 22
11:42 AM — The Church of England's most senior openly gay cleric has said the source of leaked documents which cost him an appointment as Bishop of Southwark must be found before a replacement for the Archbishop of Canterbury is decided.
11th April 2012
Irish minister to bring forward protections for gay teachers 5
4:23 PM — Statements made by Ireland's Education Minister Ruairi Quinn at yesterdays ASTI Conference in Cork of his intention to bar discrimination against gay people that may prevent them taking up employment as teachers have been welcomed.
4th April 2012
Comment: The Church should beg society’s forgiveness for its treatment of gay people 74
5:35 PM — Matthew Todd says the Church should help young people become the upstanding, caring citizens they can be, unfettered from sexual shame and dogma, not fight a fierce battle over something that will not harm, hurt or even affect anyone except gay couples who wish to marry.
3rd April 2012
David Cameron attempts to conciliate Christians over marriage equality 77
10:03 PM — The Prime Minister David Cameron attempted today to reassure Christian groups that there were no threats to religious beliefs in extending civil marriage to same-sex couples, during an Easter reception at Downing Street.
27th March 2012
Quakers call for equal marriage in address to the Queen 38
8:58 PM — The Religious Society of Friends in Britain, generally known as the Quakers, have called on Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, to support the inclusion of same-sex couples in the definition of marriage in their address to the monarch on the occasion of her Diamond Jubilee.
23rd March 2012
Gay Sikhs invite Lord Singh to WorldPride after marriage ‘attack’ comment 25
3:33 PM — A group for gay and transgender Sikhs in the UK has written to the prime minister and Lord Singh to protest the latter's comments about equal marriage being a 'secular attack' on religion and to invite him to WorldPride.
Catholic Archbishop ‘invites 80 MPs’ for equal marriage talks 76
12:44 PM — More than eighty MPs have reportedly been invited to meet the Catholic Archbishop of Southwark to discuss the equal gay marriage proposals being publicly consulted on by the government.
22nd March 2012
Comment: Britain must stop fudging its way to equality and let religions marry gay couples 35
2:56 PM — Following the launch of the government's public consultation on how to implement equal civil marriage rights, Rabbi Aaron Goldstein, the co-chair of Rabbinic Conference of Liberal Judaism, says religious ceremonies must be included in the final result.
21st March 2012
Liberal Democrat president speaks out on religious charity’s internship scheme 54
1:38 PM — Liberal Democrats president Tim Farron spoke out in defence of the internship scheme funded by religious charity CARE this week, saying it provides valuable access to Parliament for young people, but his office will look into indications gay MPs have not been allowed to participate.
20th March 2012
Muslim Council of Britain: Marriage equality for gays ‘unnecessary and unhelpful’ 173
1:05 PM — The Muslim Council of Britain has backed opposition to marriage equality for gays, calling equality an 'unnecessary and unhelpful' exercise.
19th March 2012
Peter Tatchell named Secularist of the Year 19
11:45 AM — Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell was named the Secularist of the Year 2012 by the National Secular Society this weekend.
16th March 2012
Comment: Equal marriage plans must include religion, writes Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper 209
4:40 PM — Writing for PinkNews.co.uk, Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary and Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities Yvette Cooper says the Government's plans for marriage equality must go further if they are to respect religious freedom and tackle discrimination.
Analysis: Rowan Williams’ time as Archbishop of Canterbury and his views on LGBT rights 93
3:47 PM — The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, will be standing down from his position in December of this year, prompting speculation over his replacement and how his views on marriage for gays may change.
14th March 2012
Government to unveil consultation plans for equal marriage in England and Wales tomorrow 29
6:26 PM — Consultation plans for the UK government's introduction of civil marriage equality for gay couples are expected to be unveiled tomorrow.