28th May 2012
Minnesota: Pastor who supports gay rights risks losing his church 75
10:04 PM — A pastor from Minnesota, who has been a vocal supporter of gay rights, and recently voiced support for equal marriage, now risks losing his church completely, unless he can collect enough donations to keep its doors open.
Cynthia Nixon marries partner 11
9:32 PM — One of the stars of Sex and the City, Cynthia Nixon, has married her partner of eight years in a quiet ceremony in New York, US media organisations report.
27th May 2012
Moscow: Police detain gay rights activists over demonstrations 51
7:52 PM — A total of 40 people, most of whom are gay rights activists, have been detained in Moscow, after they attempted to hold two demonstrations in Moscow today, demanding the right to hold a gay pride parade in the capital.
Nick Clegg denounces free vote on equal marriage 113
11:40 AM — In what is the most visible sign of the split between Lib Dems and the Tories on the issue of equal marriage, the Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, has said that the issue cannot be left to individual conscience.
Another ComRes/Coalition for Marriage poll finds voters opposed to equal marriage 123
10:52 AM — The anti-equality group, Coalition for Marriage (C4M), has once again teamed up with ComRes to release a new poll, which claims that a majority of the voters are opposed to equal marriage.
26th May 2012
Julian Clary: Push for equal marriage akin to suffragette struggle 30
8:13 PM — The British comedian Julian Clary has compared the current push for equal marriage in the UK to the suffragette struggle of the fin de siècle, in an interview with the Daily Telegraph.
California: Anti-gay Defense of Marriage Act ruled unconstitutional 47
2:54 PM — A district court judge in California has become the third federal judge to declare the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which denies federal benefits to same-sex couples, as unconstitutional.
25th May 2012
Famous gay bar in Los Angeles bans bachelorette parties until marriage becomes equal 30
9:17 PM — Twice voted the best gay bar in the world, The Abbey in Los Angeles has banned all bachelorette parties until marriage becomes equal for gay couples.
Travel: Top ten wedding destinations for gay couples revealed 39
8:43 PM — The online travel advisor, Cheapflights, has released a new list of top ten travel destinations for gay couples who wish to marry, with the US capital, Washington D.C., topping the list.
Jeb Bush calls equal marriage ‘a distraction’ 38
7:57 PM — On a three day visit to Taiwan, the former governor of Florida, Jeb Bush, has said that equal marriage was 'a distraction' in the current presidential campaign, and it was economy that was the most important.
24th May 2012
Poll: Opposition to equal marriage, especially black voters, hits record low after Obama’s support 31
7:38 PM — Opposition to equal marriage has fallen to a record low, and that this change is connected to President Obama's endorsement of the measure, a new poll by Washington Post and ABC News finds.
Video: Colin Powell supports equal marriage 10
5:21 PM — Just as British Home Secretary Theresa May came Out4Marriage today, across the pond, former US Secretary of State, Colin Powell, has also announced that he supports equal marriage.
Video: Home Secretary Theresa May comes @Out4Marriage to reaffirm Government’s equal marriage promise 55
1:52 PM — Drawing a line under accusations that the Government is 'pushing into the long grass' plans to allow gay couples to marry, the Home Secretary, Theresa May, has become the most senior politician yet to join the Out4Marriage campaign.
Mariela Castro praises President Obama for gay rights support 9
1:31 PM — Fidel Castro's niece, Mariela Castro, has hailed President Obama for his endorsement of equal marriage, and said that if she were a US citizen, she would vote for him.
Video: Obama campaign releases LGBT manifesto 18
11:39 AM — In a sign that, having come out for equal marriage, President Obama is making LGBT rights one of the pillars of his campaign for re-election, a new video has been released that touts his gay rights record for the past for years, and a manifesto for the next term.
‘Big Bang Theory’ actor, Jim Parsons, comes out as gay 77
11:03 AM — Jim Parsons, who is best known for playing Sheldon Cooper in the US sitcom 'Big Bang Theory,' has been described as gay and in a 10-year relationship in a profile for the New York Times.
Update: No. 10 says MPs will be given free vote on equal marriage 138
10:15 AM — In an apparent volte face on "full commitment" to equal marriage, No. 10 announced today that Conservative MPs will be given a free vote on voting for the measure in Parliament, though it has denied that it is backtracking on its support for the measure.
23rd May 2012
Iran recalls ambassador to Azerbaijan over Eurovision ‘gay parade’ 38
8:11 PM — Iran has recalled its ambassador to Azerbaijan, having accused the Eurovision 2012 host of staging a 'gay parade' for the flamboyant contest this Saturday.
Video: Prime Minister’s closest aide, Desmond Swayne MP, comes @Out4Marriage 31
4:49 PM — The Tory MP for New Forest West, and the Parliamentary Private Secretary to the David Cameron, Desmond Swayne, has recorded a message for the Out4Marriage campaign.
Gay penguin couple given their own egg to rear 34
3:13 PM — Two gay Gentoo Penguins, that have for six years yearned to be parents, have been given their own egg to rear in Madrid, reports say.