3rd July 2014
Fee to be waived for couples converting a civil partnership to a marriage 64
11:08 AM — Sajid Javid has confirmed that couples in civil partnerships will face no additional costs in converting their union to a marriage - providing it is done within a 12-month period.
26th June 2014
Shadow Equalities Minister Gloria De Piero asks Government on cost of civil partnership conversion 18
4:44 PM — Shadow Equalities Minister Gloria De Piero has asked the Government for clarification on issues surrounding the conversion of civil partnerships to marriage.
Peter Tatchell: ‘David Cameron has betrayed equality by denying straight couples civil partnerships’ 48
3:42 PM — Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has heavily criticised the government for not extending civil partnerships to include straight couples.
Sajid Javid: I am pleased to announce that couples can soon convert civil partnerships to marriage 17
12:22 PM — Writing exclusively for PinkNews, Minister for Equalities Sajid Javid officially announces that gay couples in civil partnerships will from December be able to convert to marriage.
Exclusive: Government to announce December date for civil partnership conversion 70
8:50 AM — The Government today will announce that the first date couples already in civil partnerships can convert to marriage will be 10 December 2014, but that civil partnerships will not be extended to include straight couples.
17th June 2014
Tory MP Simon Kirby: Those in civil partnerships must be able to convert to marriage 20
4:25 PM — Tory MP Simon Kirby has contacted Equalities Minister Sajid Javid to push for the faster introduction of legislation to allow couples in civil partnerships to be able to convert to marriage.
13th June 2014
Tory Equalities Minister: Final decision not yet made on future of civil partnerships 90
5:05 PM — Equalities Minister Sajid Javid has said he is yet to make a final decision about the future of civil partnerships.
17th May 2014
Tory Equalities Minister: A lot has been achieved for LGBT rights but we must not be complacement 21
9:59 AM — Writing exclusively for PinkNews on IDAHOT, Minister for Equalities Sajid Javid says the government is "by no means complacent" when it comes to LGBT rights.
7th May 2014
Gloria De Piero: The Government must begin to allow civil partners to convert to marriage 10
5:08 PM — Shadow Equalities Minister Gloria De Piero has criticised the Government for taking too long to allow same-sex couples in civil partnerships to convert to marriage.
6th May 2014
Labour MEP Michael Cashman: The Government can’t be part time in the fight against homophobia 9
2:58 PM — Michael Cashman MEP has criticised the Culture Secretary for his apparent decision to block a minister from attending a European summit against homophobia.
4th May 2014
UK: Culture Secretary blocks participation in EU gay rights summit 157
3:04 PM — Culture Secretary Sajid Javid has reportedly blocked a Lib Dem minister's plan to attend an EU gay rights summit, and scuppered plans for the UK to sign a declaration against homophobia.
11th April 2014
Gay Tory minister defends appointment of anti-equal marriage Minister for Women 8
2:29 PM — Planning minister Nick Boles has rejected criticism over the appointment of Nicky Morgan as the new Minister for Women.
9th April 2014
Tory gay rights group appalled at appointment of Nicky Morgan as Minister for Women 12
7:12 PM — The Chair of LGBTory says the appointment of Nicky Morgan as Minister for Women, along with departmental changes at the Equalities Office "shows the government in a poor light".
Peter Tatchell: How can Nicky Morgan be Minister for Women when she’s against lesbians marrying? 15
2:07 PM — Peter Tatchell has criticised David Cameron for appointing Nicky Morgan as Minister for Women due to her opposition over equal marriage.