20th August 2012
Downton Abbey’s gay footman to get featured storyline in new series 15
5:41 PM — Rob James-Collier, who plays Thomas the footman in Downton Abbey, has said that his character's sexuality is further explored in the new series, having taken a back seat in the previous one.
United Church of Canada elects first openly gay moderator in historic vote 18
4:32 PM — The United Church of Canada elected its first openly gay moderator this week.
Essex landlord forced by council to remove gay pride flags from pub 63
3:25 PM — A pub in Essex has been forced to take down rainbow pride flags after complaints from villagers.
Poll suggests churchgoers less likely to vote Tory in light of PM’s support for marriage equality 34
2:23 PM — A new poll suggests that many churchgoers in the UK are increasingly unlikely to vote Tory owing to David Cameron's promise to legalise marriage equality prior to the next election.
Video: Boris Johnson comes @Out4Marriage and says marriage is a ‘happy state’ 53
1:31 PM — The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has become the most high-profile Tory in the country to release a video message in support of the global campaign for equal marriage.
Millionaire’s will says gay son must marry a woman or lose inheritance 36
1:11 PM — A Manhattan Criminal Court Judge is trying to overturn his father's will because it states says he must marry the mother of his child - despite the fact she acted as a surrogate for him and his husband.
Shetland youth politicians promote marriage equality in schools 9
12:16 PM — Youth politicians in the Shetland Isles are actively promoting the Love Equally campaign alongside the rest of the Scottish Youth Parliament.
Ulster councillor withdraws ‘gay disease’ remark 38
11:32 AM — An Ulster Unionist councillor has taken back a series of comments he made in which he compared homosexuality variously to a “disease” and a "disability" during a debate on marriage equality.
Warner Bros shelves Alan Turing biopic 39
11:00 AM — Warner Bros. have abandoned pre-production on a new Alan Turing biopic.
Australian Greens concerned over too-early vote on marriage equality bill 11
10:09 AM — The Australian Green Party have voiced their concerns over the government attempting to bring an early vote on the marriage equality bill in an attempt to clear it off the political agenda.