12th August 2010
Judge rules gay marriage in California to resume next week 25
9:18 PM — Same-sex marriages are to resume next week in California after a federal judge lifted the ban. Judge Vaughn Walker ruled last week that banning gay marriage in the state is unconstitutional but ruled on Thursday that his verdict should apply now, rather than staying the order while gay marriage opponents appeal.
Tokyo Pride to return after three years 10
5:33 PM — The Japanese capital's gay community and friends are preparing to party this Saturday as Tokyo Pride takes place once again after a three-year absence.
Australian man finally jailed for 19-year-old gay murder
4:24 PM — An Australian man who murdered Ecudorian Felipe Flores in Sydney back in 1991, has been jailed for a minimum of eleven-and-a-half years.
George Michael charged with possession of drugs 7
2:49 PM — Musician George Michael has been charged with drug possession and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
UK Black Pride takes place in London this Saturday 50
1:56 PM — The fifth annual UK Black Pride celebrations are to take place this weekend in the grounds of north London's Regent's Park College.
Gay German foreign minister does not take partner to anti-gay countries 15
12:23 PM — German vice-chancellor and foreign minister Guido Westerwelle has stated that he does not take along his partner when making diplomatic trips to countries in which homosexuality is punishable by law.
Gay US Air Force officer sues over dismissal 2
11:25 AM — A gay US Air Force officer who lost his job last year after a false rape allegation forced him to reveal his sexuality has sued to block his dismissal from the military and to overturn the US army's Don't Ask Don't Tell policy.
Judge Walker to rule on whether gay marriages in California can resume immediately 8
10:51 AM — Chief US District Judge Vaughn Walker, who last week invalidated Proposition 8 which banned same-sex marriage in the state of California, is to rule today on whether marriages can resume.
Comment: Marriage is the gold standard for gay couples 44
10:26 AM — It's a common refrain of politicians (and some lobby groups) to say that while they are not against equal civil marriage, it is not clear how many gay people actually want it. Our poll - conducted over two days with almost 800 responses - shows otherwise. LGBT people demand marriage equality.
98 per cent of PinkNews.co.uk readers want full marriage equality 46
10:21 AM — A poll of almost 800 LGBT PinkNews.co.uk readers has found that the vast majority want equal marriage rights. The survey found that 98 per cent agreed that marriage laws should be gender-neutral, while just two per cent feel civil partnerships are adequate.
Father of Mel Gibson brands Pope ‘gay’ 24
9:57 AM — The 91-year-old father of actor Mel Gibson has outed himself as a homophobe during a live phone-in on a US Christian radio station.