4th June 2013
Rally for equal marriage to continue outside the House of Lords ahead of second reading vote 3
1:36 PM — A rally is to be held outside the House of Lords today, in a show of support for the Marriage (same sex couples) Bill, which will be voted on this evening by peers.
Glee star Charice Pempengco comes out as gay in TV interview 3
12:41 AM — Former Glee star Charice Pempengco, has come out as a lesbian during a recent television interview on a talk show in the Phillipines.
Gay Tory peer Lord Black: ‘I am a passionate supporter of equal marriage because I believe in family values’ 17
12:24 AM — Lord Black of Brentwood, the first openly gay Conservative peer, gave an impassioned speech today during the House of Lords debate on equal marriage, saying he "passionately" supported the Marriage (same sex couples) Bill, saying marriage is "the bedrock of society".
3rd June 2013
US: Illinois lawmakers apologise to equal marriage advocates for no vote on bill 2
11:36 PM — Lawmakers in the US state of Illinois have written an open letter apologising to advocates of equal marriage in the state because on Friday, the last day in the legislative session, a bill to legalise marriage equality failed to be called for a vote, despite passing in the Senate in February.
Russia: Second man in a month killed for being gay was stabbed to death and had body burned 5
7:36 PM — A man was stabbed and trampled to death by three men last week, after they discovered he was gay, Russia's Investigative Committee has revealed.
Baroness Knight: Parliament can’t help blind people see, so can’t help ‘artistic’ gays get married 129
7:13 PM — During the second reading of the Marriage (same sex couples) Bill, Tory peer Baroness Jill Knight, who introduced Section 28, compared being gay to being blind, said that gay people were "delightful, very artistic", and said the bill was "built on lies".
Over eight thousand LobbyALord messages sent to peers to support equal marriage 9
6:21 PM — Using the new site from Out4Marriage, to enable members of the public to LobbyALord to support equal marriage during the current equal marriage debate, over 8,000 messages have been sent to peers.
Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby: I support equality but cannot vote for the equal marriage bill 21
5:35 PM — The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has spoken during the debate on the Marriage (same sex couples) Bill, to say that, despite personally supporting equality, and saying he regretted the church's treatment of LGBT people, he would not support it.
Lord Dear: Equal marriage will lead to ‘children acting out gay weddings in class’ 54
4:24 PM — Speaking during the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill's second reading in the House of Lords, former chief constable of the West Midlands, Lord Dear, said that moves towards equal marriage meant the rights of gay people were "outstripping" the rights of families, and that children will be made to "act out gay weddings in class", if it passes.
Rapper Azealia Banks attacks GLAAD: ‘You don’t stand for anything and have no integrity’ 30
1:37 PM — US rapper Azealia Banks, has attacked GLAAD, the LGBT media advocacy organisation, on Twitter, accusing it of 'picking and choosing when to be offended', since she was criticised earlier this year for using the word 'faggot' towards Perez Hilton, and UK journalists.
1st June 2013
Religious leaders urge David Cameron to drop equal marriage bill before Lords debate 66
7:03 PM — Fifty British faith leaders have come together to sign a letter urging the Prime MInister to drop the Marriage (same sex marriage) Bill, before it goes to the House of Lords next week for its second reading.
US: NFL player Andrew Luck: If coming out as gay makes a teammate happy, I have no problem 1
6:23 PM — Prominent NFL offensive player Andrew Luck, has spoken out to say that, if it makes a teammate happy to come out as gay, "they should do it", and that he has no problem with it.
Grindr comes Out4Marriage and urges a million users to LobbyALord for equal marriage 13
6:02 PM — The world's largest gay dating app Grindr has come Out4Marriage, urging over a million UK users to lobby peers in the House of Lords ahead of next week's debate around the Marriage (same sex couples) Bill.
US: Anger as Illinois equal marriage vote delayed, but supporters confident the fight is not over 11
4:18 AM — Supporters of the equal marriage bill in the US state of Illinois were angry to find that the bill was not called on Friday, the final day of the current legislative session, but seem confident that when it returns, it will succeed, and noted it as an example of why the Defense of Marriage Act should be repealed.
Video: Illinois equal marriage bill sponsor breaks down in tears during vote delay announcement 9
3:48 AM — Upon announcing that the equal marriage bill for the US state of Illinois would not be called for vote on Friday, the bill's sponsor Representative Greg Harris broke down in tears during his impassioned speech.
Illinois: Same-sex marriage bill withdrawn as ‘not enough votes’ to pass it 9
12:40 AM — The House in the US state of Illinois did not vote on a bill which would have legalised equal marriage, following a tense two days of speculation over whether the bill would be called at all.
31st May 2013
Video: Lords Shadow Equalities Minister Baroness Thornton comes Out4Marriage 5
5:43 PM — The Shadow Equalities Minister in the House of Lords, Baroness Thornton, has recorded a video coming Out4Marriage, ahead of next week’s vote on the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill, in the Lords.
US radio host: Allowing gay Boy Scouts will mean ‘condom training and cross dressing members’ 28
4:38 PM — Anti-gay Christian radio host Linda Harvey, has claimed that the number of incidents of abuse within the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), will dramatically increase, as well as the beginning of "condom training and cross-dressing troop members", since it has allowed gay members.
Video: House of Lords Labour leader Baroness Royall comes Out4Marriage 4
3:22 PM — The Labour leader in the House of Lords, Baroness Jan Royall, has recorded a video coming Out4Marriage, ahead of next week's vote on the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill, in the Lords.
Paddy Ashdown: I would vote in favour of equal marriage if I was in the Lords next week 20
3:06 PM — Responding to an email lobbying him to support equal marriage in the House of Lords next week, Paddy Ashdown has said he would support the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill, but that he is out of the country for the vote.