4th February 2013
New Archbishop of Canterbury: ‘Marriage is between a man and a woman, and always has been’ 72
11:22 AM — The new Archbishop of Canterbury is expected to use his timely appointment, one day before the first vote on same-sex marriage, to announce his opposition to changes in the law.
Tory MP Caroline Dinenage: Banning gay couples from marrying ‘takes nothing away from their relationship’ 39
10:55 AM — Conservative MP Caroline Dinenage has told a PinkNews reader that the “state has no right” to redefine its meaning of marriage - she is the daughter of ITV regional news presenter Fred Dinenage.
Maria Miller: Voting for same-sex marriage will promote stability, responsibility and pride 14
8:49 AM — The Culture Secretary and Minister for Women and Equalities, Maria Miller has made a final plea to MPs and the public to support the Government's Marriage (Same-sex couples) bill to make same-sex marriage legal.
2nd February 2013
Tobias Ellwood MP: ‘I cannot support the Government’ on same-sex marriage proposal 79
4:52 PM — Conservative MP for Bournemouth East, Tobias Ellwood, has told a PinkNews reader that despite him being a "progressive Conservative", he can not vote to make same-sex marriage legal.
1st February 2013
UK: High Court rules in favour of gay male couple in parental dispute with lesbian couples 23
7:02 PM — Men who donate sperm can apply to seek a role in the lives of their biological children, the High Court has ruled in a case involving two lesbian couples who were friends with two gay men.
Ed Miliband predicts ‘big turnout’ for Labour in support of same-sex marriage vote 32
5:52 PM — Ed Miliband has predicted that the majority of his party's MPs will support equal marriage when it goes to a vote on Tuesday.
UK: Pro-gay Christians urged to pray ahead of same-sex marriage vote 27
2:53 PM — Christians who support equal marriage will hold a Day of Prayer on Sunday ahead of next week’s vote by MPs on the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill.
London: Sixth arrest in anti-gay ‘Muslim Patrol’ investigation
2:10 PM — A sixth man has been arrested over a video posted online showing a man being subjected to homophobic abuse by self-styled "Muslim vigilantes".
UK: Lesbian couple found guilty of torturing pensioner to death 21
12:30 PM — Two women in a civil partnership, said to be "drug addicts", have been found guilty of torturing a pensioner to death in order to get his PIN code.
Queries over hacking as Accident Claims website features testimonial from anal sex injury customer 18
12:19 PM — A British personal injury claims specialist firm is receiving unusual attention after its website displayed a customer testimonial concerning an injury that reportedly occurred in a public toilet.
Two-thirds of Tory MPs could refuse to back same-sex marriage bill says MP David Burrowes 27
11:43 AM — As few as one in three Conservative MPs will support the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill, in next week’s vote, according to Tory MP David Burrowes.
UK: Health experts blame ‘a return of risky sexual practices’ for rising HIV cases in gay men 173
10:41 AM — Huge improvements in treating and testing for HIV have failed to curb infections among gay and bisexual men, scientists, writing in the Lancet Infectious Diseases, have suggested, with a return of risky sexual practices.
UK: Housing association refuse to relocate trans woman away from phobic neighbours and say it is ‘lifestyle choice’ 33
10:13 AM — A trans woman who was harassed by neighbours was told by a housing association that it was not a good enough reason to relocate her, as her gender identity was a "lifestyle choice".
31st January 2013
Coronation Street actor urges LGBT community to get involved with London’s gay pride 6
4:34 PM — The organisers of this year’s London gay pride are appealing for people to get involved with planning and delivering the festival and have enlisted the help of gay Coronation Street actor Charlie Condou.
Cumbria Police to increase homophobic crime team to coincide with LGBT History Month 4
12:58 PM — Cumbria Police has assigned a team of 20 officers to tackle homophobic hate crime and give victims extra support.
Philip Hammond admits to raising sibling relationships in same-sex marriage discussion 23
12:54 PM — Defence Secretary Philip Hammond has admitted to raising siblings relationships in last week's discussion about equal marriage with students at a university.
Derby pensioner charged for homophobic graffiti and abuse in pub 10
12:19 PM — A pensioner charged with writing homophobic graffiti in toilets and verbally abusing gay staff has said his actions were out of character.
30th January 2013
London: Gay couple claim they were denied joint beauty treatment by salon 24
7:31 PM — A couple from Woodford Green in North London are seeking police help after they claim that a beauty salon refused to treat them because they are gay.
Lynette Burrows: Children should be with straight ‘sluts and drug addicts’ rather than ‘sodomites’ 156
6:14 PM — Lynette Burrows' speech against the motion "This house would be happy to have gay parents" given at the Oxford Union earlier this month.
UK: Government minister Sayeeda Warsi condemns anti-gay east London ‘Muslim vigilante’ groups 22
4:00 PM — Faith and Communities Minister Sayeeda Warsi has condemned Muslim vigilante groups in east London – some of whom recently targeted a gay man with homophobic abuse.