3rd May 2012
Australia: Former High Court judge speaks up for equal marriage 19
10:56 PM — A former High Court judge in Australia, in testifying to a parliamentary inquiry into equal marriage, has said that all rights afforded to heterosexual citizens should also be afforded to LGBT citizens.
Benedict Cumberbatch ‘flattered’ by gay fan-fiction 26
10:10 PM — The star of BBC's Sherlock, Benedict Cumberbatch, has admitted in an interview with MTV News that he is aware of some of the racier fan-fiction out there, and that he finds some of it quite flattering.
Missouri Republican Lawmaker comes out, denounces ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill 17
9:35 PM — A Republican legislator in the US state of Missouri has held a press conference where he first came out as gay, and then proceeded to denounce the infamous 'Don't Say Gay' bill.
Goldman Sachs lost clients due to pro-gay campaign, says CEO 59
8:50 PM — Taking a stance in favour of equal marriage cost Goldman Sachs at least one client, the chief executive Lloyd Blankfein has said.
Comment: The It Gets Better Project’s Dan Savage stands for hope, stop bullying him 42
6:41 PM — After Dan Savage's comments about the Bible, Chaim Levin argues that his message is one of hope, and he should not be referred to as the 'Westboro of the left'.
Tennis stars Elena Baltacha and Anne Keothavong sign anti-homophobia Sports Charter 3
5:42 PM — British tennis champions have signed up to the government's Sports Charter on tackling homophobia and transphobia in sport.
Belgium: Gay man’s death may be first to be classed as homophobic 16
4:49 PM — The death of Belgian man whose body was found this week may be the first to be treated as a homophobic killing under Belgium's new laws.
Pastor who suggested punching gay sons ‘sorry for offence but not for word of God’ 44
12:53 PM — A pastor in North Carolina has apologised for causing 'unintentional offence' by telling a congregation at the weekend they should 'crack the wrist' of an effeminate son, but said he was not sorry for church teaching on 'sexual immorality'.
Denmark: Gay bar bans straight couples from kissing 144
12:33 PM — A gay bar in Copenhagen has confirmed it barred straight couples from kissing at the establishment.
Ireland ‘missed opportunity to protect LGBT employees’ in Seanad vote 17
12:15 PM — The Gay and Lesbian Equality Network in Ireland has expressed disappointment at the defeat of the Employment Equality (Amendment) Bill 2012 in the Seanad yesterday.
Newt Gingrich’s exit from Republican race makes policies ’69 percent in favour of gay equality’ 2
11:11 AM — Marriage Equality USA has updated its spreadsheet of potential presidential policies today following the exit of Newt Gingrich from the bid for the Republican nomination.
Equal marriage opponents’ poll finds government plans not a factor for most voters 40
10:55 AM — A ComRes poll announced by equal marriage opponents the Coalition for Marriage and Christian Institute has revealed that, for most voters, the government's proposals are not enough to sway them to or from a political party.
London Evening Standard comes out for equal marriage 34
12:00 AM — Following comments made by the Prime Minister David Cameron where he reaffirmed his commitment to same sex civil marriage equality, the London Evening Standard has joined The Times and other newspapers in backing a change in the law.