26th June 2013
Obama phones Supreme Court plaintiffs to congratulate them on overturning ban on same-sex marriage 4
7:15 PM — US President Barack Obama has applauded the decision of the Supreme Court that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional, phoning the people who brought the case to tell them "you guys should be very proud of today."
24th June 2013
Live blog: Highlights from the House of Lords committee on same-sex marriage 35
3:00 PM — As part of the final day of the committee stage, peers are scrutinising the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill and debating amendments.
19th June 2013
Watch LIVE: House of Lords debates same-sex marriage amendments
4:22 PM — Watch peers in the House of Lords during the second day of debates over amendments to the Marriage (Same sex couples) Bill.
15th June 2013
Gay rights opponent Tory MP Edward Leigh knighted in Queen’s Birthday Honours list 56
12:13 PM — Edward Leigh, Conservative MP for Gainsborough, one of the fiercest critics of equal rights for lesbian and gay people, has been awarded a knighthood in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.
TV presenter Clare Balding awarded OBE in Queen’s Birthday Honours list 6
1:00 AM — Broadcaster and journalist Clare Balding has been awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list just a few weeks after she collected a special BAFTA award to recognise her on-screen contributions to the Olympic and Paralympic games.
5th June 2013
Israel: Police make arrests in connection with 2009 LGBT teen centre shooting 9
9:31 PM — Israeli media are reporting that police have arrested three suspects in connection with a shooting at a gay community centre in 2009.
Tweet reveals co-operation between Conservatives and Labour in equal marriage debate 5
9:11 PM — One of the more unusual sights that have been seen in the same-sex marriage debates is the co-operation between the Labour and Coalition front benches. The leadership of all three parties support same-sex marriage.
This is what equal marriage is all about: Lesbian couple appeal for their son to have ‘married mummies’ 4
11:31 AM — Among the supporters of same-sex marriage outside the Palace of Westminster last night, PinkNews spotted a lesbian couple with their son who are desperate to marry.
4th June 2013
Live blog: Highlights from House of Lords debate on Marriage (Same Sex marriage) Bill 3
10:00 AM —
Lord Jenkin: I was taught that condemning a homosexual is the same as condemning someone with red hair 28
12:00 AM — A member of Mrs Thatcher's cabinet, Lord (Patrick) Jenkin of Roding, told the House of Lords debate on equal marriage that he was taught by his renowned scientist grandfather Frewin Jenkin, that condemning a homosexual is the same as condemning someone for having red hair.
3rd June 2013
Photos: Equal marriage vigil outside the Houses of Parliament 15
10:54 PM — This evening, pro-equality campaigners and politicians gathered outside the Houses of Parliament to hold a vigil in favour of same-sex marriage.
Live: Watch the House of Lords same-sex marriage debate 15
3:10 PM — You can watch the House of Lords debate on the Marriage (Same sex couples) Bill live on PinkNews
25th May 2013
Ukraine: LGBT activists in Kiev hold first ever gay pride march 12
12:04 PM — Despite a ban by a local court, more than a hundred LGBT rights activists held the first peaceful gay pride demonstration in the capital of Kiev.
Moscow Pride organisers arrested outside Mayor’s office 5
11:46 AM — Gay Russian activist Nikolai Alexeyev and fellow organisers of Moscow Pride have been arrested while meeting outside of the office of the Mayor of Moscow.
24th May 2013
Video: Book published to teach children to pray to Jesus for gay people to turn straight 43
11:57 AM — Children's author Amber Dee Parker has created a book to teach children to oppose same-sex marriage entitled 'God Made Mom and Dad'.
22nd May 2013
David Cameron: Gay teenagers will stand that bit taller following equal marriage vote 63
9:06 AM — Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron has passionately defended his controversial bill to make same-sex marriage legal arguing that it could transform the lives of young LGBT people.
21st May 2013
Live blog: MPs debate and vote on same-sex marriage in England and Wales
10:19 AM — PinkNews brings you all of the key developments in the debates and votes on same-sex marriage equality in England and Wales
20th May 2013
MPs reject proposal to introduce straight civil partnerships without a full review 12
10:33 PM — After a day of confusion that threatened to disrupt the passage of the introduction of same-sex marriage, MPs have voted against the introduction of opposite sex civil partnerships.
MPs vote overwhelmingly to hold a speedy review on the future of civil partnerships 8
10:20 PM — After a day of confusion that threatened to disrupt the passage of the introduction of same-sex marriage, MPs have voted to hold an immediate review on the future of civil partnerships.
Maria Miller: I am happy to accept Labour’s amendment on a speedy civil partnerships review 7
8:09 PM — Confirming what a senior source in her department had told PinkNews.co.uk earlier, the Minister for Equalities Maria Miller has told the House of Commons that she will accept Labour's manuscript amendment on civil partnerships.