New Zealand MP Damien O’ Connor has withdrawn from the Labour Party’s list process because he claimed it was compiled by “a gaggle of gays and self serving unionists”.
Addressing Stonewall’s Workplace Equality Conference on Friday, equalities minister and home secretary Theresa May promised that the government would work towards full marriage equality.
A measure to discourage US aid to homophobic countries has been approved by a House Committee.
A judge has refused to force the US government to legally entitle the wife of a female court employee to insurance benefits.
The Prime Minister has asked the Christian community to be more “tolerant” and “welcoming” of gay people.
LGBT immigration group Immigration Equality says it plans to sue the US government over the Defense of Marriage Act, which stops US citizens from bringing foreign same-sex marriage partners to live with them.
A former MEP for the UK Independence Party, who had previously established a case against her former party, may have the chance to be reheard.
President Obama’s administration said yesterday that it would no longer support the Defense of Marriage Act, which bans the recognition of same-sex marriage.
Prominent Conservative politician Norman Tebbit has criticised the Prime Minister’s support of gay marriage.
Dr Hans-Christian Raabe has been dismissed from his position on the government’s Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs, because of his homophobic views.