29th February 2012
Poll: Gay marriage support rises to 59% in California 9
5:17 PM — Results of a poll issued today indicate support for allowing gay marriages again in California has risen to 59%.
Protesters urge St Petersburg not to enact anti-gay law 1
4:38 PM — The British Foreign Office is among a number of bodies and groups of protesters around the world urging St Petersburg not to enact the anti-gay law its legislature passed today.
Ann Widdecombe calls for gay marriage referendum 156
4:11 PM — Ann Widdecombe has called for a referendum on equal marriage rights for gays, believing such a measure would fail.
Exercise yard fall contributed to death of ‘Gay Slayer’, inquest hears 11
2:15 PM — An inquest has heard that a fractured hip contributed to the death of a serial killer who preyed on gay men in the early 1990s.
Police appeal after gay teens abused in Hampshire gadget shop 48
1:18 PM — Police are seeking witnesses after a young gay couple were subjected to homophobic verbal abuse in shop in Basingstoke, Hampshire.
Debate on anti-gay texts in schools reaches Lords 40
12:58 PM — The questions about whether and in what way children can be shown anti-gay texts in schools continued with an exchange in the House of Lords yesterday.
Africa’s ‘first gay billboard’ unveiled 26
11:40 AM — The organisers of Mr Gay World believe they had unveiled the first ever gay-themed billboard in Africa.
Humanists blast ‘ridiculous’ MP report on faith and gay equality 18
11:26 AM — The British Humanist Association has criticised the MP-led Christians in Parliament report which backs ‘reasonable accommodations’ from equality legislation as being 'not at all grounded in any reality'.
St Petersburg passes ‘gay propaganda’ law 8
10:51 AM — St Petersburg has joined three other Russian cities in passing a law banning the promotion of gay and trans identities among minors.
Archbishop of Canterbury: Changing culture with gay marriage laws would be wrong 166
10:19 AM — Dr Williams told an audience in Geneva that laws should restrict discrimination against gays and other minorities but should not be used to actively 'promote change' within a culture on issues like marriage.