14th March 2012
Home Secretary Theresa May: Government will introduce same sex marriage whatever the Church says 176
10:23 PM — Writing in The Times, the Home Secretary and cabinet Minister for Equality, Theresa May, argues that marriage should be for everyone regardless of their sexuality. She strongly dismisses claims by the Church of England to determine who should be able to marry.
Government to unveil consultation plans for equal marriage in England and Wales tomorrow 29
6:26 PM — Consultation plans for the UK government's introduction of civil marriage equality for gay couples are expected to be unveiled tomorrow.
Blogger publishes Archbishops’ anti-marriage equality letter ‘how it should have been’ 13
5:05 PM — A gay blogger in New York has rewritten the Archbishop of Westminster's letter to Catholics, which told them they had a "duty" to oppose equal civil marriage rights for gays, the way he believes it should have been.
European Parliament resolves to protect gay couples’ inheritance rights 6
4:10 PM — The European Parliament has adopted a resolution calling on member states to ensure gay couples inheritance rights are respect around the EU, though it will not be binding on the UK, Ireland or Denmark.
Call to recommend gay and trans protections in new Commonwealth Charter 7
2:28 PM — Individuals and organisations are being called on to suggest specific gay, transgender and intersex protections in a new consultation on the draft Commonwealth Charter.
Review: Derren Brown’s Svengali 5
1:26 PM — Heather Price discusses Derren Brown's current tour, Svengali, and how his eerie brand of mind-reading left her with trouble sleeping afterwards.
Denmark: Equal marriage law may take effect in June 51
1:07 PM — Denmark's prime minister has announced that equal marriage laws may come into effect on 15 June this year.
Comment: Catholic Archbishops misled the faithful on equal marriage plans 46
12:18 PM — Peter Tatchell writes that in their letter on a 'duty' to oppose marriage equality, Catholic Archbishops mislead the faithful - either deliberately or by careless omission.
Gays urged to ditch the cigarettes on No Smoking Day 18
11:57 AM — Gay smokers have been urged to give up on the British Heart Foundation's 29th annual No Smoking Day. Over a third of gay men in the UK smoke, compared with the national average of 21 per cent.
In Photos: Germaine Greer glitter-bombed for trans comments 315
11:24 AM — Feminist writer Germaine Greer has been glitter-bombed at a book-signing today in New Zealand for saying trans women 'seem to us ghastly parodies' and a 'delusion'.
Daniel Radcliffe: Newspapers believed I was gay because I had a ‘gay face’ 54
11:08 AM — Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe has said he was thrilled that newspapers suspected he was gay because he had a “gay face.” In an interview carried in the Daily Express, the star said that he became fodder for gossip columns after being catapulted to fame as the boy wizard.
Gillian Anderson reveals gay relationship as a teenager 10
10:43 AM — Gillian Anderson has said she had a gay relationship when she was a student but that it was not a life-altering experience because she knew she was still attracted to men.
Study says civil partnerships are ‘treated like parents’ marriages’ 26
10:20 AM — Authors of a study at the University of Manchester into how people regard civil partnerships say gay couples and their acquaintances see the relationship in the same way as their parents' marriages.