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September 4, 2013

William Hague, former leader of the Conservative party, has said PM David Cameron will challenge Putin on 'gay propaganda' laws

British Foreign Secretary William Hague has said Britain is at its best when fighting for gay rights abroad.

The First Secretary of State and former Conservative leader has confirmed David Cameron will challenge Putin on his ‘gay propaganda’ laws.

‘Britain is most comfortable with itself when we are saving lives, standing up for human rights overseas,’ Hague told the Evening Standard.

February 5, 2013

George Osborne, Theresa May and William Hague has written a letter asking Conservative MPs to back marriage equality in the vote

Senior Conservatives are appealing to backbench members of parliament vote for marriage equality in England and Wales today (5 February).

In a joint letter to address the split in government, Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne, Foreign Secretary William Hague and Home Secretary Theresa May have attempted to persuade other Conservatives to drop their opposition to same-sex marriage.

October 10, 2012

The Mayor of London has said he doesn't 'see what the fuss is about' when it comes to same-sex marriage on last day of Conservative Party conference

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has said he doesn't 'see what the fuss is about' when it comes to same-sex marriage.

His comments come on the closing day of the Conservative Party's annual conference in Birmingham.

The conference has seen some in the party question Prime Minister David Cameron's support for same-sex marriage, led by former minister Anne Widdecombe and ex-Archbishop George Carey who made headlines by saying some gay marriage supporters were like Nazis.

October 10, 2012

The Mayor of London has said he doesn't 'see what the fuss is about' when it comes to same-sex marriage on last day of Conservative Party conference

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has said he doesn't 'see what the fuss is about' when it comes to same-sex marriage.

His comments come on the closing day of the Conservative Party's annual conference in Birmingham.

The conference has seen some in the party question Prime Minister David Cameron's support for same-sex marriage, led by former minister Anne Widdecombe and ex-Archbishop George Carey who made headlines by saying some gay marriage supporters were like Nazis.

May 3, 2012

Annual report on human rights and democracy outlines steps UK took to promote LGBT rights abroad. Diplomats will continue the pressure despite a backlash

Britain will continue fighting for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights around the globe despite a backlash for some countries.

That's the pledge the Foreign and Commonwealth Office gave Gay Star News as it released an annual report on human rights.

The report on human rights and democracy was launched by foreign minister William Hague and has an LGBT section.

It outlines some of the activities and diplomatic positions taken by the foreign office in 2011 to protect and promote global LGBT rights.