31st August 2012
One Million Moms vow to get Jennifer Lopez’s new lesbian comedy-drama off air 65
12:55 PM — A pilot for Jennifer Lopez's new comedy-drama about a lesbian couple and their children which has been bought by the ABC television network has been targeted by anti-LGBT group One Million Moms.
Bill to allow lesbian women equal access to fertility services passes California senate 2
11:39 AM — The California State Senate this week voted 26 to 10 to approve a bill that ensures women in same-sex relationships - and single women - can access fertility services on the same terms as women in opposite-sex relationships.
Clint Eastwood to speak at Republican convention – despite being pro-marriage equality 17
10:56 AM — Clint Eastwood is to be guest speaker at the Republican National Convention, despite his pro-marriage equality stance which does not chime with the party's ideology.
Same-sex adoption bill drawn from ballot in New Zealand 3
10:11 AM — New Zealand's 50-year-old adoption laws are to be debated by parliament in order to potentially bring about changes that would allow same-sex couples to adopt.
30th August 2012
Arizona lesbian couple found dead in likely murder-suicide 6
4:38 PM — A lesbian couple from Arizona have been found dead in an apparent murder-suicide.
Maori organisation in New Zealand support marriage equality bill 3
3:53 PM — New Zealand's Maori child advocacy organisation Ririki has said they are in favour of MP Louisa Wall’s marriage equality bill.
New Government-funded Catholic faith school proudly announce they will not teach any gay ‘nonsense’ 116
1:06 PM — A newly-opened faith school in Cornwall has hit back at critics who they claim are seeking to "undermine" them for their anti-LGBT stance.
Judge suggests Detroit lesbian couple challenge state’s marriage equality ban for full parenting rights
12:11 PM — A federal judge in Detroit this week suggested a lesbian couple challenge the state of Michigan's ban on marriage equality - which is preventing them both being registered as their children's parents.
Catholic college teacher in New Zealand suspended over marriage equality views 9
11:03 AM — A teacher at a Catholic college in Whangarei, New Zealand, has been suspended and students allegedly threatened in a row with the college's principal over marriage equality.
Republican Senator of Utah disagrees with Romney over marriage equality ban 15
10:19 AM — The Senator of Utah, who is Mitt Romney’s most high-profile Mormon supporter in the US Senate, has come to blows with the new presidential candidate on amending the Constitution to ban marriage equality.
29th August 2012
Maltese LGBT rights group say they feel let down by cohabitation bill 4
3:52 PM — The Malta Gay Rights Movement (MGRM) has expressed disappointment at a bill to regulate cohabiting couples, which has just been launched in the country.
Gay Met inspector claims he was pushed out of the force by ‘bullying’ 17
1:11 PM — A gay police inspector has claimed he was forced out of his role after being unlawfully arrested by allegedly homophobic special constables.
Gay Republican says platform banning marriage equality will be last gasp of homophobia from the party 35
12:31 PM — Gay Republican and former Representative of Arizona, Jim Kolbe said he believes this will be the last time the Republican Party’s platform will endorse amending the US Constitution to stop states from recognising marriage equality.
Angela Merkel says no to equal tax laws for LGBT couples 21
11:58 AM — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has rejected calls to give to LGBT couples the tax breaks enjoyed by heterosexual married couples.
Maryland LGBT groups join up with immigrants over November ballot
11:02 AM — LGBT groups in Maryland teamed up with the state's largest Latino and immigrant rights group yesterday, hoping to build support for November ballot questions which, if passed, will allow marriage equality and in-state tuition for illegal immigrants.
New Zealand MP appeals to opponents and fence-sitters over marriage equality bill 15
10:32 AM — New Zealand's equal marriage bill is to be heard for the first time today in parliament, and various lobby groups and a number of MPs will also be declaring their opposition to it.
28th August 2012
Spoof Todd Akin article that claims ‘homosexuality can be cured by breastfeeding’ outrages Twitter 15
4:41 PM — An article on satirical American website The Daily Currant which claimed that a republican senate nominee said breast milk can cure homosexuality has outraged thousands on Twitter, despite its being a spoof.
Australian Football league launches major anti-homophobia drive 6
1:05 PM — The Australian Football League (AFL) has "declared war" on homophobia in a new initiative.
Danish Prime Minister denies fresh rumours that her husband is gay 30
12:16 PM — Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt has again dismissed claims about the sexuality of her husband, the son of Neil Kinnock.
Prop 8 contributor and church youth leader indicted on child abuse charges 18
10:47 AM — A church youth leader in California who donated money to the anti-marriage equality Proposition 8 campaign has been indicted on charges of child molestation.