15th July 2013
Equal marriage bill expected to pass Third Reading without a vote 19
2:21 PM — The equal marriage bill for England and Wales is to undergo its Third Reading in the House of Lords today, and as the majority of its most vocal opponents have backed down in the face of its strong support, it may pass through without a vote.
Nick Clegg: London winning the Gay Games could change the perception of LGBT people in sport 13
2:08 PM — Speaking to PinkNews.co.uk, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg says London hosting the Gay Games in 2018 will make a huge difference to the perception of LGBT people and sport.
Russia: Five gay rights protesters detained following Red Square demonstration 6
1:15 PM — Police in Moscow detained five gay rights activists on Sunday for holding a demonstration against Russia's recently introduced anti-gay legislation.
Nick Clegg: I didn’t think my equal marriage pledge to PinkNews could become law so quickly 19
11:57 AM — With the House of Lords about to pass the same-sex marriage bill, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg says he never thought progress would be made “so quickly” after making his 2010 equal marriage pledge to PinkNews in a question and answer session.
Comment: The part that PinkNews is proud to have played in the equal marriage debate 28
11:48 AM — As the campaign for the introduction of same-sex marriage in England and Wales draws to a close, PinkNews will be publishing a series of histories of the debate from a variety of different angles. This history, by PinkNews founder Benjamin Cohen reflects on the role that this publication has played in fighting to change the law. From its initial acceptance of the civil partnerships status quo, through to securing the support of Nick Clegg, David Cameron and Ed Miliband to change the law on marriage and launching the Out4Marriage campaign.
Robbie Rogers: Most football fans are not homophobic 7
11:31 AM — Openly gay professional US football player Robbie Rogers has spoken in an interview to say that he thinks that most UK football fans are not homophobic.
14th July 2013
Catholic MPs targeted over pro-equal marriage votes 30
6:22 PM — Catholic campaigners have pushed for MPs of their faith to be banned from communion if they vote for equal marriage.
‘Pro-children’ anti-equal marriage billboard travels London ahead of House of Lords vote 57
5:19 PM — A mobile billboard declaring "Fact: Children do best with married birth parents" will travel through London today and tomorrow ahead of the final House of Lords debate on the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill.
Pastor criticises George W Bush for not taking moral stance against equal marriage 15
1:16 PM — A US pastor and director of a national Christian organisation has criticised former President George W Bush for saying "I shouldn’t be taking a speck out of somebody else’s eye when I have a log in my own" in response to a question on same-sex marriage.
‘Ender’s Game’ boycott organisers reject Lionsgate response 13
12:43 PM — The organisers of a boycott of the upcoming film Ender's Game have dismissed a statement made by the film's producers, Lionsgate, saying the issue remains to be the money the film will make for anti-gay writer Orson Scott Card.
Australia: Sister of PM Kevin Rudd calls for Russian-style anti-gay propaganda law 95
11:39 AM — The sister of recently re-established Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has told journalists she believes the law should protect Australian children from being told that homosexuality is "normal".
Video: Nick Clegg, Ed Miliband, Maria Miller, Theresa May and Boris Johnson support equal marriage 18
11:39 AM — Tomorrow is the third reading of the Marriage (Same-Sex Couples) Bill in the House of Lords. This weekend, we are looking back at the Out4Marriage campaign launched by PinkNews last year to advocate the case for same-sex marriage.
13th July 2013
Pensions review amendment tabled for equal marriage bill Third Reading 3
2:25 PM — Just five amendments are currently to be moved at the Third Reading of the equal marriage bill for England and Wales, which commit the Government to a review of pension survivor rights for same-sex couples.
Christian Concern cancels rally, conceding that God does not have the power to halt equal marriage bill 86
2:01 PM — Christian Concern has announced that an anti-equal marriage rally planned for Monday to pray that the equal marriage bill for England and Wales would not pass has been cancelled.
Video: Band creates video protesting recent Russian anti-gay laws 4
1:45 PM — A band has dedicated a new single from its debut album to supporting gay and lesbian people in Russia, and in opposition to recently passed anti-gay laws.
US: Human rights leader pledges equal marriage support in Southern states 2
1:19 PM — The president of the US Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Chad Griffin, has appeared in Mississippi to pledge to go to the South in his organisation's campaign for equal marriage.
Pennsylvania: Pastor arrested for protesting attorney general’s refusal to defend equal marriage ban 3
12:34 PM — A pastor in the US state of Pennsylvania has been arrested for refusing to leave a state building, in protest against the attorney general's announcement that she would not defend the state's equal marriage ban.
Lionsgate responds to Enders Game controversy surrounding Orson Scott Card 47
2:34 AM — Film production company Lionsgate has responded to a controversy surrounding Enders Game author Orson Scott Card, after calls for a boycott of a film based on his novel due to previous anti-gay comments.
US: Supporters of Prop 8 file petition claiming equal marriage ban should still legally be in force 22
1:26 AM — The supporters of California's now defunct Proposition 8 ban on equal marriage, have begun legal proceedings to challenge the resumption of issuing marriage licenses to gay couples, accusing the courts of interpreting a Supreme Court ruling in the wrong way.
12th July 2013
Lebanese Psychiatric Society makes unprecedented statement against gay conversion therapy 13
7:19 PM — Lebanon’s Psychiatric Society has declared that being gay is not a mental disorder and does not require treatment, making it the first Arab country in the Middle East to do so.