11th December 2012
Religious groups to ‘grasp’ opportunity to ‘opt-in’ to UK marriage equality 19
2:40 PM — Religious groups in the UK have expressed their support for marriage equality, and have said they will perform same-sex weddings, once the law comes into place, as announced today.
10th December 2012
US: Merck Foundation ceases funding for Boy Scouts of America 14
10:30 PM — The charitable arm of a pharmaceutical and health company has ceased donations to the Boy Scouts of America due to its anti-gay policy for volunteers, members, and staff.
Boris Johnson: ‘Whack through marriage equality now’ 34
9:43 PM — Boris Johnson has again affirmed his support for marriage equality, as the debate over legalising equal marriage in the UK heats up, saying that the government should "whack through" the legislation.
9th December 2012
Conservative MP: ‘Most parents would prefer their children not to be gay’ 75
10:01 PM — A Conservative MP has spoken out against the coalition government's plans to allow marriage equality, saying their intentions are "barking mad".
Governor Chris Gregoire: ‘I am proud of the momentous shift to marriage equality’
9:22 PM — The US Governor of Washington, Chris Gregoire, has written about her state's journey towards marriage equality, and on signing a bill legalising marriage equality for the second time, on Wednesday.
Nick Herbert: Legalising same-sex marriage is ‘the right thing to do’ 13
10:35 AM — The former Police Minister, and current Conservative MP for Arundel and South Downs, Nick Herbert, has written on his support for equal marriage, including religious freedoms, the European Court of Human Rights, and that he thinks it still plays an important role in society.
Boris Johnson and 18 senior Tories to push for marriage equality 56
10:05 AM — A number of senior Conservative politicians announced today that they had formed a new campaign group which supports the right of same-sex couples to marry, in an act of defiance against traditionalists within the party.
Swedish football team sacks its entire first squad for homophobic abuse 15
3:26 AM — A Swedish football team has sacked its entire first squad for chanting homophobic slurs at a rival team, made up mainly of LGBT people, and encouraging fans to do the same.
8th December 2012
US: San Francisco issues warning against risk of meningitis 1
1:16 AM — Health officials in San Francisco have issued a notice advising gay men who may have travelled or plan to travel to New York City, to consider vaccination against meningitis.
US: Thirty same-sex couples set to wed in Washington mass wedding on Sunday 2
12:57 AM — Thursday was the first day that same-sex couples could obtain marriage licenses in the state of Washington, and one church is planning a group ceremony for Sunday, at which thirty couples will wed.
Chile: Motel fined for discriminating against lesbian couple 4
12:34 AM — In the first ruling under a new anti-discrimination law, a Chilean judge has fined a motel for refusing entry to a same-sex couple, and ordered that it can't refuse entry in future.
7th December 2012
US: Christian right leader continues support for Ugandan President, despite “kill the gays” bill 15
5:49 PM — Despite the fact that the Ugandan Parliament has been reviving its so-called 'kill the gays' bill, the US-based Family Research Council has continued to offer its support to the country's president.
Ireland: Jury out in case of man accused of raping woman after telling her was gay
4:53 PM — The Jury in the trial of a man in Ireland accused of raping a woman, having previously told her he was gay, will continue their deliberations today.
Video: One Million Moms outraged by new advert featuring Ellen Degeneres ‘and three elves’ 39
4:17 PM — Anti gay rights group, One Million Moms, has once again focussed itself on US department store JC Penney, and the company's spokesperson, Ellen Degeneres, because of a new ad featuring the openly gay TV presenter, and three elves.
Russian Prime Minister says there is no reason to “regulate” homosexuality 13
3:39 PM — The Russian Prime Minister has said that he doesn't see any reason why homosexuality should be banned legally in the country, and that it is not an big issue for many Russians.
Study: Gay Americans earn more, owe less, and are more prepared for retirement 11
1:41 AM — New research has shown that LGBT people are better at managing money, as they earn more, are less likely to be in debt, and are generally better prepared for retirement than straight people.
US: Maryland Governor O’Malley signs in equal marriage, calls it ‘a big step forward’ 3
12:03 AM — After a lengthy battle over same-sex marriage in the US state of Maryland, Governor Martin O'Malley today signed into law the right for same-sex couples to marry.
6th December 2012
US: Mormon website encourages compassion, asks gays to stay in the church 24
11:03 PM — Leaders of the Mormon Church launched a new website on Thursday which, despite saying the church is still opposed to same-sex marriage, encourages churchgoers to be more compassionate in discussions over homosexuality.
Mexico: Supreme Court casts-out ban on same-sex marriage 29
12:08 AM — The Mexican Supreme Court today made a unanimous ruling which could signal the beginning of equal marriage rights across the entire country.
5th December 2012
US: Gay teenager committed suicide because of bullying, parents say 7
11:30 PM — The parents of a gay teenager from Michigan, who committed suicide in late November, have said that intense bullying was to blame for their son's death.