28th March 2014
Shadow Equalities Minister: It is unclear why it is taking so long to allow civil partnerships to be converted to marriage 16
8:10 AM — With the first same-sex weddings due to take place tomorrow in England and Wales, Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities Gloria De Piero has pushed Maria Miller on the issue of converting civil partnerships to marriage.
27th March 2014
Nigel Evans found not guilty of one count of sexual assault
7:55 PM — Openly gay Tory MP Nigel Evans has told a court that he did not rape or sexually assault anyone.
London’s Manbar could face closure after pending legal battle with Westminster City Council 17
7:18 PM — A gay bar in the centre of London could close as it faces a potentially expensive legal battle over complaints about noise.
Former NFL player vows to crack down on locker room issues for gay players
6:50 PM — A former NFL player has vowed to tackle issues faced in the locker room by gay players, and said in his career, he played alongside various openly gay players.
Anti-gay activist: World Vision must sack its leadership team over brief gay acceptance 9
6:30 PM — The head of an adamantly anti-gay organisation in the US has weighed in on the debate surrounding Christian charity giant World Vision, to say it must sack its leadership team after flip-flopping on gay acceptance.
Record number of lesbian couples have children through fertility treatment
5:21 PM — Official figures have shown that a record number of lesbian couples have conceived children through fertility treatment.
Swedish American Football player comes out as gay 2
4:33 PM — A Swedish American Football player has come out, saying he wanted to inspire any young LGBT people who feel like they don't belong.
US: Michigan politicians urge legal recognition of 300+ gay newlyweds
4:02 PM — Six Democrats in the US state of Michigan have urged US Attorney general Eric Holder to recognise the marriages of 300+ gay couples from Saturday.
Michigan human rights group considers legal action over 300 gay married couples in legal limbo
12:40 PM — A leading human rights group has said it is considering taking legal action on behalf of 300+ gay and lesbian married couples now in legal limbo in the state.
26th March 2014
Nigel Farage will not support equal marriage unless Britain withdraws from ECHR 69
8:15 PM — Nigel Farage has said he does not support equal marriage due to Britain's current membership of the European Court of Human Rights.
US: Illinois advances bill to ban gay ‘cure’ therapy
7:45 PM — A bill to ban gay 'cure' therapy in the US state of Illinois has advanced in the state's House.
Michigan same-sex marriages ‘were legal’ but won’t be recognised, confirms Governor 6
6:23 PM — After a period of deliberation, the Governor of the US state of Michigan has confirmed that the marriages between 300+ same-sex couples were "legal and valid", but that the state would not recognise those couples as married.
Sorry #UKIPWeather, Spring is set to return for the first gay weddings this weekend! 7
6:13 PM — Going against the beliefs of one particular UKIP councillor, the weather is set to improve with warm weather this Saturday for the first same-sex marriages.
Michigan Governor to decide ‘soon’ on legal status of gay married couples 1
4:43 PM — The Governor of the US state of Michigan has said he will decide soon on whether 300+ gay couples who married in the state on Saturday will be recognised by the state.
Quakers are ‘thrilled and delighted’ over equal marriage on 29 March 5
4:38 PM — The Quakers have expressed their delight at the imminent introduction of same-sex marriage in England and Wales.
Video of news anchor laughing at death of Fred Phelps was really about a pig guarding a marijuana farm 4
3:39 PM — A video which was said to have shown a Russian news anchor laughing as she announced the death of 'God Hates Fags' church founder Fred Phelps, has actually been revealed as fake.
US: Suspension of gay marriage in Michigan extended
1:31 PM — An appeals court has extended a stay currently preventing gay and lesbian couples from marrying in the US state of Michigan, pending an appeal from the state.
Adidas quietly allows ‘gay’ and ‘lesbian’ on customisable trainers, but still bans ‘bi’ and ‘trans’ 5
12:58 PM — A month on from criticisms faced for banning the words "gay" and "lesbian" from its range of customisable trainers, Adidas has allowed them, but still bans "bi" and "trans" from being used.
25th March 2014
Michigan asks for extra two days gay marriage suspension to allow Supreme Court to rule 1
6:37 PM — The Attorney General in the US state of Michigan has asked for a further suspension of same-sex marriage in the state, to allow the US Supreme Court to rule.
Mosque leader tells Channel 4 News: ‘It is not possible to be both gay and a Muslim’ 21
6:21 PM — The leader of a Birmingham mosque has caused further controversy as he has reiterated a claim that "it is not possible to be both gay and a Muslim."