29 April 2013
UK: Ethnic minority church leaders call for same-sex marriage referendum
Leaders representing more than a million British ethnic minority churchgoers have called for a referendum on equal marriage.
11 April 2013
Former Radio 4 newsreader Alice Arnold: I won’t dance on Thatcher’s grave but she made gay people feel ‘marginalised’
As a gay woman former BBC Radio 4 newsreader Alice Arnold says celebrating the death of Margaret Thatcher is inappropriate, although admits she celebrated her exit from Downing Street in 1990.
11 February 2013
House of Lords may stage an anti-equal marriage rebellion
Peers in the House of Lords have said that they expect around half of their colleagues to oppose the same-sex marriage bill, potentially creating severe delays in its progress or scuppering it altogether.
6 February 2013
Alice Arnold: I will marry Clare Balding rather than ‘marrying’ her only in inverted commas
Alice Arnold has written about why she should marry her civil partner, Clare Balding.
5 February 2013
MPs complain of ‘vitriolic’ abuse from anti and pro-equal marriage supporters
MPs have remarked on the "deeply unpleasant" nature of emails they have received over same-sex marriage, with one anonymous MP claiming some have decided to vote in favour because of the "appalling" opposition fervor.
18 January 2013
London: Protesters demonstrate outside Guardian offices over transphobic Burchill article
More than 100 transgender people and cisgender allies have taken part in a protest outside the central London offices of the Guardian and Observer newspapers over the publication of a transphobic article by Julie Burchill.
26 December 2012
Poll: Majority of public want Church of England to hold same-sex weddings
A new poll has found that the majority of the people in England and Wales wish for the Church of England to be able to conduct same-sex marriages.
21 December 2012
Tory MP David Davies questions if same-sex marriage will lead to children being taught about anal sex
Conservative opponent of marriage equality David Davies has said his concerns focus around sex education and how children might be taught the mechanics of gay sex.
14 December 2012
Bishop of Buckingham: Church will be a fool to squander the option of ‘getting real’ by backing same-sex marriage
The Bishop of Buckingham, Alan Wilson, the most senior member of the Church of England to back the Out4Marriage campaign for marriage equality has warned that the Church of England risks squandering a “precious opportunity to get real” by backing same-sex marriage.
26 November 2012
Gay teachers can’t come out because of ‘endless battle’ against homophobia
Teachers in UK schools are hesitating to come out because of worries around the reaction from their pupils, as well as other faculty members, and a lack of support from school management could be part of the problem.
14 November 2012
Telegraph blasts George Osborne for supporting same-sex marriage
The Telegraph newspaper has criticised Chancellor George Osborne’s recent intervention on equal marriage and has accused him of playing a “dangerous game” over the issue.
4 October 2012
Government Communications chief regrets treatment of codebreaker Alan Turing
The head of the Government Communications Headquarters has expressed his regret at the way Alan Turing, a gay World War Two codebreaker, was treated in the years leading up to his suicide after being convicted of homosexuality.
17 September 2012
PM told to stop ‘whoring’ after the gay vote, by Telegraph journalist
Damian Thompson, the editor of Telegraph Blogs and a columnist for the paper has criticised Prime Minister David Cameron for trying to gain support from the LGBT community.
15 September 2012
Clare Balding talks of the ‘terror’ of coming out and about not fitting in
In an interview with The Times, Clare Balding bares all about coming out in her twenties, not fitting in at school, and becoming a national treasure.
22 August 2012
Vicar returns to parish and vows celibacy after being attacked by his lover
A gay vicar who was scarred after being attacked by his lover has returned to work in his parish, vowing celibacy.
13 August 2012
Nick Clegg says churches should not face equal marriage ban
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is set to open the channels to allow the UK Government's plans for marriage equality to extend to ceremonies in churches and other religious institutions.
8 April 2012
Sunday Times disagrees with sister paper The Times over allowing gay couples to marry
The Times made waves last month with a series of editorials backing the Government's plans for the introduction of civil marriage equality.
5 April 2012
EA ‘harassed’ over gay video game characters
Following the introduction of gay characters in recent game series, video game manufacturer EA says it has been inundated with anti-gay letters.
6 March 2012
Catholics will be told of their ‘duty to oppose gay marriage’ at Mass this weekend
In a letter to be read to congregations at Mass this weekend, two senior Archbishops in the Catholic Church tell followers they have a 'duty' to 'ensure' gays should not be allowed to marry even in civil ceremonies.
3 June 2011
Gay Irish presidential frontrunner claims he is victim of ‘smear campaign’ over paedophilia comments
Irish Senator David Norris, who looked set to become Ireland and Europe's first openly gay president, has said the digging up of a nine-year-old interview in which he made controversial remarks about paedophilia is an act of sabotage.