20th July 2014
Welsh Secretary, who took interns from ‘gay cure’ event sponsor, says he ‘doesn’t endorse’ cure theology 9
1:14 PM — Welsh Secretary Stephen Crabb, who previously took interns from a religious charity that sponsored an 'ex-gay' event, has said he "doesn't endorse" gay cure therapy.
15th July 2014
Anti-gay marriage Tory Nicky Morgan promoted, stays minister ‘for women and equalities’ in reshuffle 28
9:51 AM — Nicky Morgan, a Tory MP who voted against same-sex marriage, has been promoted to education secretary, and "continues as minister for women and equalities".
Philip Hammond confirmed as foreign secretary in Government reshuffle 3
9:29 AM — Tory former defence secretary Philip Hammond has been appointed the foreign secretary in the Government reshuffle, after William Hague stepped down.
14th July 2014
Anti-homophobia Tory Hugh Robertson resigns as Foreign Office Minister in Government reshuffle 1
11:37 PM — A vocal opponent of homophobia in sport MP Hugh Robertson, has resigned as a Foreign Office minister in tonight's Government reshuffle.
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.
William Hague stands down as foreign secretary in Government reshuffle
10:12 PM — William Hague has stepped down as the foreign secretary in this evening's reshuffle.
Out Tory MP Greg Barker steps down as minister and won’t stand again in 2015
9:53 PM — Out Tory MP Greg Barker has stepped down as Minister of State for Climate Change, and will stand down at the next election.
First out Tory MP Alan Duncan steps down as International Development Minister
7:35 PM — Alan Duncan has stepped down from the post of International Development Minister, during this evening's Government reshuffle.
7th October 2013
Tory MP Helen Grant remains equalities minister but with extra responsibility for sport 4
3:44 PM — As part of today’s reshuffle, Conservative MP Helen Grant will remain as a junior equalities minister, but with the added responsibility of being Minister for Sport.
17th October 2012
Lynne Featherstone wins Attitude’s ‘Politician of the Year’ award 4
6:44 PM — Lynne Featherstone says she is “absolutely delighted” to have been named “Politician of the Year” at last night’s awards ceremony by Attitude magazine in central London.
10th October 2012
UK: Culture secretary tells Tory conference to support equal marriage 39
3:28 PM — Culture Secretary Maria Miller has been loudly cheered by delegates at the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham, after she told them to support marriage rights for same-sex couples.
20th September 2012
Video: Culture Secretary Maria Miller comes @Out4Marriage and defends record 39
1:24 PM — The new Culture Secretary Maria Miller has once again signalled her full backing to the coalition’s policy on equal marriage by recording a video for the Out4Marriage campaign.
12th September 2012
Exclusive: Nick Clegg dismisses ‘bigot’ row and defends reshuffle changes 35
1:20 AM — Nick Clegg is rejecting claims he was prepared to brand opponents of equal marriage “bigots” at a reception for the LGBT community. In an exclusive interview with PinkNews.co.uk the deputy PM also defended changes to the Government Equalities Office and the new Culture Secretary Maria Miller.
10th September 2012
New UK culture secretary supports equal marriage, saying marriage should be for ‘everyone’ 67
9:32 AM — Conservative MP Maria Miller has signalled her full backing to the coalition’s policy on same-sex marriage.
7th September 2012
Comment: What the reshuffle means for LGBT support in the government 17
6:14 PM — Writing for PinkNews.co.uk, Chris Ward sums up the LGBT ramifications of this week’s reshuffle and assesses the recent equality record of the main three parties.
Tories criticise government appointment of David Laws 32
10:21 AM — Nick Clegg has been accused of getting a “sixth” Lib Dem MP around the cabinet table after the London Evening Standard revealed it had been an “11th hour” fight to fully resurrect the political career of gay Lib Dem MP David Laws.
5th September 2012
Tributes to Featherstone, but concern for UK equal marriage policy following reshuffle 19
6:20 PM — The General Assembly of Unitarian and Free Christian Churches has paid tribute to Lynne Featherstone, the UK Government’s former equalities minister, who was moved from the post in yesterday’s reshuffle.
4th September 2012
Gay Tory MP Nick Herbert resigns from government 27
4:36 PM — It’s understood the 49-year-old was not happy with being moved to a different job.
Gay Lib Dem MP returns to government in cabinet reshuffle 51
2:41 PM — David Laws is returning to government as the children's minister after spending more than two years on the backbenches.