19th July 2013
Homophobic church spells ‘illiterate’ wrong on flyer accusing voters of not being able to read 44
4:01 PM — The US Westboro Baptist Church made a rather fitting error on one of its press releases earlier this week, spelling the word "illiterate" wrong on a flyer accusing US voters of not being able to read.
Miley Cyrus: I take it as a compliment when people say they think I’m a lesbian 7
2:41 PM — Singer Miley Cyrus has spoken out about rumours that she is a lesbian to say that it "isn't a bad thing", and that she takes it as "a compliment".
Film director: Enders Game has nothing to do with gay rights and is based on a ‘great’ book 47
1:57 PM — The director of the upcoming Enders Game film has responded to calls for a boycott due to the author's anti-gay rhetoric, to say that the book the film is based on is "great", and "is not about" equal marriage.
18th July 2013
US: Judge strikes down pretrial motions in case of florist which refused service to same-sex wedding
5:51 PM — A judge in the US county of Benton struck down motions filed on both sides of a discrimination case brought against a florist who refused to provide services to a same-sex wedding.
Christian Voice leader: ‘Tesco support for gay rights to blame for super mouse infestation’ 66
4:46 PM — Tesco has pleaded guilty to six food hygiene offences in court, after one of its London stores was infested with "super mice", but the leader of Christian Voice has attributed it to the management's support of gay pride.
Satanists hold ritual to turn homophobic church founder’s mother gay ‘in the afterlife’ 64
3:14 PM — A Satanist group, the Satanic Temple, has held a 'Pink Mass' at the grave of Westboro Baptist Church leader Fred Phelps' mother, and have claimed that she "is now gay, in the afterlife".
Poll: Half of Virginia voters support equal marriage 1
2:08 PM — Half of Virginia voters have now said they support equal marriage, with a clear majority of females approving of it, a new poll has discovered.
New Zealand: Church changes its mind on holding first same-sex wedding 17
1:02 AM — A church in New Zealand has attracted media attention after it went back on its decision to hold one of the country's first same-sex weddings.
Iceland: Mayor of Reykjavík wants to cut ties with Moscow over passage of anti-gay law 22
12:43 AM — The mayor of Iceland's capital city Reykjavic wants to cut cultural and political ties between Moscow and his city over the recent passage of anti-gay legislation in Russia.
US: Bill to lift ban on HIV positive organ donation passes House committee
12:21 AM — A bill which could eventually allow the donation of HIV positive organs to HIV positive recipients has passed the House after having passed the US Senate back in March.
17th July 2013
Catholic Church says equal marriage act was ‘rushed through’ Parliamentary process 64
5:51 PM — The Catholic Church has issued a statement commenting on the passage of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act into law, claiming that greater protection for religious groups should have been included.
New Zealand: Airline hopes to hold first same-sex wedding 30,000 ft above the ground 6
5:06 PM — Air New Zealand has announced that it plans to hold the country's first same-sex wedding ceremony at 30,000 ft above the ground.
US: $2 million campaign launched to support equal marriage efforts in Illinois
3:32 PM — Supporters of equal marriage in the US state of Illinois have launched a $2 million (£1.3 million) campaign to legalise equal marriage in the state.
Equal marriage bill for England and Wales given Royal Assent and is now law 184
2:18 PM — The equal marriage bill for England and Wales was today given Royal Assent, and is now officially law.
Placebo lead singer: ‘If gay people are crazy enough to want to get married, it should be allowed’ 12
2:06 PM — Speaking in celebration of the passing of the equal marriage bill for England and Wales, lead singer of the band Placebo has offered the band's support for a global movement towards the legalisation of same-sex marriage.
16th July 2013
Yvette Cooper: It is time to celebrate equal marriage and I hope we can get on and enjoy all the weddings 5
11:08 PM — Labour's Shadow Home Secretary and Shadow Minister for Equalities, Yvette Cooper, has expressed her joy at the passage of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill, which is now on its way to Royal Assent.
Equal marriage bill passes final House of Commons stage and will receive Royal Assent 146
9:21 PM — The equal marriage bill for England and Wales has once again been passed in the House of Commons, and will soon will be given Royal Assent to become law.
Germany: Berlin Mayor files legal complaint against rapper for anti-gay lyrics 19
6:24 PM — A German rapper is the subject of a legal complaint filed by Berlin's mayor, who has accused him of releasing a video containing anti-gay lyrics, and which incites violence.
Sinn Fein criticises Russian Government for passage of anti-gay laws 8
6:08 PM — A spokesman on Foreign Affairs, Trade and Diaspora from Sinn Féin has criticised the Russian Government for introducing anti-gay legislation, including a law banning homosexual "propaganda".
US church announces plans to picket funeral of deceased Glee star Cory Monteith 71
4:37 PM — The adamantly homophobic Westboro Baptist Church has announced plans to picket the funeral of deceased Glee star Cory Monteith.