25th October 2012
US: Equal marriage opponent leader downplays ‘deserving of death’ comment by pastor 19
12:07 AM — The leader of the group in opposition to equal marriage becoming legal in the state of Maryland, downplayed a pastor's reading from a scripture which said gay people were "deserving of death".
24th October 2012
Parental rights to be extended for LGBT families in the Netherlands 5
11:44 PM — The government in the Netherlands is looking to change the law to take into account its 25,000 LGBT families, and issues faced by step-parents or sperm donors.
US: Judges hear gender reassignment appeal from incarcerated trans woman
10:44 PM — Attorneys representing a trans woman prisoner made an appeal today to a court in Richmond, Virginia, in an attempt to win her gender reassignment surgery.
Chris Kluwe: First openly gay NFL player will have ‘biggest marketing opportunity in 50 years’ 1
9:58 PM — Equal marriage advocate and NFL Football player, Chris Kluwe has spoken about the possible marketing and endorsement opportunities, surrounding the first openly gay NFL player, whoever that may be.
Chris Brown denies using homophobic slur to attack fan, says it is ‘fabrication’ 3
8:29 PM — A representative has spoken on behalf of R&B star, Chris Brown, and denied accusations from earlier this week, that he used a homophobic slur to attack a fan.
Matt Bomer was not denied the role of Superman because of being gay 4
12:35 AM — Despite recent rumours, a source close to Matt Bomer, star of White Collar, has said that his sexuality was not the reason he did not play superman in Superman Returns.
23rd October 2012
US: Top New York court rejects appeal against equal marriage law 8
11:57 PM — On Tuesday, the New York Court of Appeals refused to hear a challenge against the 2011 law which legalised equal marriage in the state.
US: Bill Gates donates $500,000 towards legalising equal marriage in Washington 6
10:24 PM — Microsoft owner, Bill Gates, and his wife Melinda, have personally given $500,000 (£313,000) towards efforts to legalise equal marriage in the state of Washington, pushing the total raised by equal rights advocates to $10.8 million (£6.7 million).
MEPs report Nick Griffin to European Parliament for tweeting gay couple’s address 10
8:59 PM — Just under a week since Nick Griffin caused controversy by tweeting the private address of a gay couple who won a legal battle against the owner of a bed and breakfast for refusing to allow them to stay, he has been formally reported to the European Parliament by Labour MEPs.
US: New York Mayor donates $500,000 towards equal marriage efforts 7
1:16 AM — The Mayor of New York City has offered $500,000 (£312,000) from his personal fortune towards the push for marriage equality in Maine, Minnesota and Washington.
Chris Brown accused of shouting a homophobic slur at a fan 28
12:47 AM — R&B star, Chris Brown, has been accused of shouting a homophobic slur at a fan who asked him to sign an autograph for him.
22nd October 2012
US: Trans prisoner requests that court assigns surgeon for her operation
11:59 PM — A trans woman incarcerated in an all-male prison in Massachusetts who was granted gender-reassignment surgery by a court has asked the state to find a surgeon, despite the need for her court victory to be upheld on appeal.
21st October 2012
Video: Preacher in Missouri gives speech on LGBT rights with a surprise ending 18
11:18 AM — A video of a speech by a preacher in Springfield Missouri has gone viral because it contains a twist, where he uses the example of speeches by pro-segregation preachers from the 1960s, replacing the word 'integration' with the word 'gay rights'.
Angelina Pivarnick apologises for ‘ignorant comments’, now supports equal marriage 13
12:30 AM — Former Jersey Shore cast-member, Angelina Pivarnick, has changed her stance on equal marriage, after a debate this week during which she said she didn't think gay people should be allowed to get married.
20th October 2012
US: Same-sex marriage scam angers former couple who thought they were married 8
11:56 PM — A Florida man has spoken out about his anger at being issued an invalid marriage license by an Iowa courthouse, and says his case represents wider problems faced by gay couples who cannot marry in their home states.
US: Alderman Moreno will still block Chick-fil-A opening until policy change is official 4
1:25 AM — A Chicago alderman has, for the second time, threatened to block the opening of a new branch of Chick-fil-A, the fast-food chicken restaurant, which has been involved in a controversy over its apparent opposition to equal marriage.
19th October 2012
US: Almost-Eagle Scout presents 400,000 signatures to BSA urging anti-gay policy change 13
2:23 AM — A teenager from Moraga, California, who was denied his Eagle Scout badge for coming out as gay, has presented a petition containing over 400,000 signatures, to the Boy Scouts of America, urging them to change their anti-gay policy.
US: Court official faces same-sex marriage fraud charges 1
2:01 AM — An investigation has been launched into the case of a court official from Iowa, who allegedly filed false documents saying she had married a same-sex couple from Florida, despite never having met the men, who had never travelled to Iowa for a ceremony.
US: Poll shows Maryland voters likely to approve equal marriage 12
1:34 AM — A poll released on Thursday suggests that voters in the state of Maryland could be the first to approve equal marriage by a popular vote.
18th October 2012
US: Westboro Baptist Church loses appeal against Missouri funeral picketing restrictions 19
1:45 AM — The Westboro Baptist Church lost an appeal this week against a law in the state of Missouri restricting their protests at military funerals, which often contain anti-gay slurs.