11th August 2010
Costa Rica court says no to referendum on civil unions 4
4:41 PM — Costa Rica's Supreme Court has ruled against allowing a referendum on whether gay couples should be permitted to have civil unions. The referendum was supported by Catholic groups but the court said that the majority should not decide the rights of a minority.
Comment: MP Luciana Berger joins Liverpool Pride 4
4:20 PM — The day began with a march through the city centre. As the groups taking part assembled outside St George’s Hall, the noise and excitement grew. Everything from samba dancers to trade union groups to drummers were impatiently waiting for the festivities to formally begin.
Foreign Office: ‘Serious concerns’ over reports of Iranian teen’s death sentence for sodomy 8
4:02 PM — The Foreign Office says it has "serious concerns" over reports of an 18-year-old Iranian man being sentenced to death for homosexuality offences.
St Andrews students concerned after ‘anti-gay’ professor is hired 75
3:31 PM — Students at the University of St Andrews have complained after a professor who said homosexuality was "not normal" was given a full-time post.
Family First’s Wendy Francis ‘sorry’ for hurting gay families but stands by views 16
2:22 PM — Wendy Francis, the Australian Family First candidate who tweeted that gay marriage was "emotional child abuse", has issued a statement clarifying her remarks. She caused outrage at the weekend by criticising gay parents.
Tory MP calls for UK to save Iranian teen sentenced to death for sodomy 5
1:30 PM — A gay Conservative MP has urged Foreign Secretary William Hague to intervene in the case of an Iranian teenager sentenced to death for sodomy. Iain Stewart, the MP for Milton Keynes South, called for pressure on Iran to show some "human compassion" in the case of Ebrahim Hamidi.
Mexico must recognise gay marriages, court rules 8
11:40 AM — Mexico's Supreme Court has ruled that gay marriages must be recognised throughout the country. The country's capital, Mexico City, legalised marriage for gay couples seven months ago.
Stephen Fry attacks Independent on Sunday’s Pink List for ‘sneering’ at Louie Spence 39
10:54 AM — Gay broadcaster Stephen Fry has attacked the Independent on Sunday's Pink List for "insulting" and "sneering at" camp TV presenter Louie Spence.