29 December 2012Former Stonewall Deputy Chair awarded CBE for services towards gay equality 5 Liz Grant the former Deputy Chair of Stonewall has joined the charity's co-founder Michael Cashman in being awarded an honour by the Queen in recognition for their work towards LGBT equality.
29 December 2012The Queen honours Michael Cashman MEP with award for fighting for LGBT equality 60 Michael Cashman, the Labour MEP for the West Midlands has been named a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) by the Queen in recognition for his tireless fight for LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) equality.
28 December 2012Maine: City Halls prepare for midnight openings to issue same-sex marriage licences 10 Town and city halls in the US state of Maine will be opening at midnight on Saturday to issue licences for couples to hold same-sex marriages.
28 December 2012Maryland: Business turns away all wedding bookings instead of having to cater for gay couples 23 A business in the Annapolis, the state capital of Maryland, has decided to turn down all wedding related bookings to prevent a legal challenge from banning same-sex couples trying to use his trolleys for their wedding.
26 December 2012Obama petitioned to label Roman Catholic Church as a ‘hate group’ 61 Already petitioned to label the Westboro Baptist Church, home of the God Hates Fags campaign as a 'hate group', Barack Obama is now being petitioned to give the same label to the Catholic Chutch.
26 December 2012New poll: Most Conservative voters support David Cameron’s same-sex marriage policy 35 An ICM poll for the Guardian has found that 62% of all voters support gay couples being given the right to marry. A record 52% of Conservative supporters say they are in favour of David Cameron's proposals.
26 December 2012Official petition for Obama to label ‘God Hates Fags’ Church as a hate group most popular ever 27 The petition for President Obama to class the Westboro Baptist Church, the home of the 'God Hates Fags' campaign as a hate group has been named the most popular ever on the White House's 'We The People' website.
26 December 2012High Court Judge who criticised same-sex marriage had promised to ‘keep a low profile’ on subject 39 A high court judge has come under-fire for arguing that the government should not legislate for same-sex marriage as he claims it only benefits 0.1% of the population. PinkNews can reveal that last month he promised to take a 'lower profile' on the subject after complaints were made about his involvement in the Marriage Foundation.
26 December 2012Poll: Majority of public want Church of England to hold same-sex weddings 31 A new poll has found that the majority of the people in England and Wales wish for the Church of England to be able to conduct same-sex marriages.
25 December 2012Cameroon’s Catholic Archbishop: Giving gays equal rights is a ‘crime against humanity’ 62 One of the most senior Catholic leaders in Cameroon has labeled gay equality such as same-sex marriages as a "crime against humanity".
25 December 2012Feature: The top 15 stories that changed LGBT life in the UK in 2012 6 As 2012 draws to a close, PinkNews.co.uk takes a look back at the most important UK stories of the last twelve months. This year has been an exceptional one for LGBT news in the UK so we've decided to extend the number of stories to 15!
25 December 2012Archbishop of Westminster’s Christmas message: Same-sex marriage plan is an Orwellian shambles 150 The leader of the Roman Catholic church in England and Wales has attacked the Government's plans for marriage equality as an undemocratic shambles.
22 December 2012Newtown local community prevents God Hates Fags church from picketing Sandy Hook school shooting funerals 42 The Westboro Baptist Church, home of the God Hates Fags campaign was reportedly scared away this week from protesting at the funerals of some of the children massacred at the Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut.
21 December 2012Tory MP David Davies questions if same-sex marriage will lead to children being taught about anal sex 102 Conservative opponent of marriage equality David Davies has said his concerns focus around sex education and how children might be taught the mechanics of gay sex.
21 December 2012Video: Amsterdam hosts the Drag Queen Olympics in spectacular style + As part of the Pink Christmas event currently being held in Amsterdam, the Drag Queen Olympics have kicked off in spectacular style.
21 December 2012UK: Vote now in the PinkNews.co.uk Political Survey 2012 + It's that time of year again folks! It's time for you to tell us who you'd vote for in a UK general election, and how you feel about the issue of same-sex marriage.
21 December 2012Brazil: Court ruling means all gay couples can legally marry in the state of São Paulo 9 Earlier this week, a judge in the Brazilian state of São Paulo has ruled that gay couples in civil unions will no longer have to apply to the courts to have their relationships 'upgraded' to marriages.
21 December 2012Anderson Cooper: AIDS activist Spencer Cox was a ‘real life hero’ who saved countless lives 2 Anderson Cooper, reflecting on the death of the notable HIV/AIDS activist Spencer Cox described the late campaigner as a "real life hero" who saved multiple lives.
20 December 2012Gay Democrat Barney Frank: It was wrong to take same-sex marriage case to Supreme Court 16 The retiring Democrat Congressman Barney Frank has said that gay rights campaigners were wrong to take a case about equal marriage to the Supreme Court.
19 December 2012Video: This Christmas, George Takei will help you come out for your family for $99 8 In a spoof infomercial sketch for last night's Conan show, Andy Richter, Conan O'Brien's longtime sidekick with a little help from Star Trek star George Takei offered to help viewers come out to their family at the Christmas dinner.
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- Equal marriage bill amendment calls for decision to be made in 2015 referendum1
- Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Blue to headline Pride Bristol+
- In meeting with Archbishop of Canterbury, the Pope does not specify marriage as between man and woman2
- New straight civil partnerships amendment tabled for equal marriage bill in House of Lords9
- Gay police officer leaves Savile inquiry job in order to take part in Big Brother3
- Chris Brown starts equality campaign and vows to stand up for gay rights10
- Son of US Senator under fire for posting racist and homophobic tweets9
- Labour MEP Michael Cashman: Putin’s ‘hate speech’ has resulted in the ‘barbaric killing’ of gay Russian men4
- Lord Carey tables amendment to undermine equal marriage bill by calling for ‘two tiered’ marriage20
- Survey: LGBT acceptance at all time high in US, but discrimination remains+
- US: GOP Senator says he thinks businesses should be able to sack people for being gay28
- Mixed martial arts fighter: 'Equal marriage could lead to incest, bestiality and child marriages' 60
- Australia: Radio host sacked for asking Prime Minister Julia Gillard if her partner is gay45
- Video: Married binational gay couple kept apart by DOMA urges US Supreme Court strike-down22
- Scottish trans woman 'forced' to leave town after she was branded a 'witch'21
- Gay police officer leaves Savile inquiry job in order to take part in Big Brother 3
- Lord Carey tables amendment to undermine equal marriage bill by calling for 'two tiered' marriage20
- French Olympic swimmers pose as 'imaginary gay couple' for anti-homophobia campaign12
- US: Gay Catholics to turn their backs on Cardinal who compared Pride to Ku Klux Klan rally11
- In Photos: As One in the Park 201317
- Daily Mail's Andrew Pierce: I'm called a 'homophobe' and 'Uncle Tom' for opposing equal marriage102
- Tory Lord Mawhinney tables 'traditional marriage' amendment for equal marriage bill61
- Lord Dear proposes new amendment to equal marriage bill concerning 'traditional marriage'60
- Mixed martial arts fighter: 'Equal marriage could lead to incest, bestiality and child marriages'60
- Baroness Knight: The gays are still good at antiques and Section 28 was right59
- Lord Hylton tables new wrecking amendment for the equal marriage bill55
- French mayor: 'I will go to the gallows' before performing a same-sex wedding52
- Labour's Clause 20 sex education amendment fails in the Commons50
- Pope Francis: There is a 'gay lobby' at the heart of the Vatican 'it exists'49
- YouGov poll: Next Doctor Who actor being straight less important than being male and British45
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