26th June 2014
Government report shows equalising pensions for gay couples could cost £2.9 billion 31
2:14 PM — A joint review looking at equalising pension schemes for same-sex couples shows the government will have to “consider” the cost of changing the law.
Mayor of Tower Hamlets condemns homophobic attack on gay couple 3
11:57 AM — A homophobic attack on a gay couple in east London has been condemned by the Mayor of Tower Hamlets.
Tom Daley backs Pride in London with #FreedomTo message
10:53 AM — Olympic diver Tom Daley is the latest celebrity to back Pride in London with a show of support.
25th June 2014
Isle of Man: Overseas same-sex marriages ‘to be recognised as civil partnerships’ 8
8:32 PM — The Isle of Man will not recognise same-sex marriages from overseas, and will instead treat them as civil partnerships, it has been confirmed.
Sacked UKIP councillor who called gay people ‘poofs’ and ‘perverts’ won’t stand again 10
4:19 PM — A former UKIP councillor who was forced to resign for making homophobic and racist remarks will not stand again – despite having vowed to do so.
UK: London vicar ‘fully expects’ to be punished for marrying same-sex partner 11
4:16 PM — A London vicar who married his same-sex partner last week says he "fully expects" action to be taken against him for doing so.
Journalist: Opponents of equal marriage are not ‘un-British extremists’ 72
3:35 PM — Social conservatives who oppose same-sex marriage risk being unfairly demonised, Muslim campaigner and journalist Myriam Francois-Cerrah claims.
Tom Daley’s Splash! axed by ITV 8
2:23 PM — The celebrity diving reality show Splash, featuring Tom Daley as a coach, has been axed after ratings took a nosedive.
Church of England denies ‘blacklisting’ clergy who marry same-sex partners 6
12:55 PM — The Church of England has denied that it is keeping a secret blacklist of clergy who have married their same-sex partners.
24th June 2014
Nick Clegg supports Pride in London campaign by saying: ‘#FreedomTo love who you choose’ 10
7:10 PM — Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is supporting Pride in London’s FreedomTo campaign.
Cardinal Murphy-O’Connor defends anti-gay adoption agencies 29
6:43 PM — Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor has defended Catholic adoption agencies that discriminate against same-sex couples.
Gay sauna defends safety policy at tribunal after drug deaths
4:39 PM — The owner of a gay sauna in south London has told a coroner that its drug searches have become “more aggressive” following several fatal overdoses.
Two arrested over east London attack on gay couple 10
2:20 PM — Police have released further details about an assault on a gay couple in east London.
Former Archbishop of Canterbury: The state rushed into ‘redefining’ marriage 72
11:10 AM — Lord Williams says he has "no problem" with legal parity for same-sex couples, but claims the state rushed into "redefining" marriage.
London: Gay couple beaten and called ‘faggots’ by teens 74
10:34 AM — Police are investigating an assault on a gay couple in east London.
23rd June 2014
Bletchley gay nightclub unveils rainbow Alan Turing memorial 6
6:37 PM — A gay nightclub in Buckinghamshire has unveiled what is claimed to be the first monument to Alan Turing which celebrates his sexuality.
UK: FA appoints new chair to anti-discrimination panel 4
3:26 PM — The Football Association has appointed a new chair to its anti-discrimination panel, pledging to tackle the issue head on.
UK: Tory activists attempting to unseat gay MP Nigel Evans 19
1:02 PM — Nigel Evans has decried the "whiff of homophobia" in his constituency, which has lead to a Tory grassroots campaign to unseat him.
22nd June 2014
UK: Everton bans fan from matches indefinitely over homophobic, racist tweets 5
2:55 PM — Everton Football Club has banned a fan from attending its matches indefinitely, over a series of homophobic and racist tweets.
London: Gay vicar defies Church to marry same-sex partner 19
1:55 PM — A popular London vicar has married his same-sex partner, in defiance of the Church of England's gay marriage ban.