26th September 2012
Couple to sue over anti-gay political campaign which used their photo without permission 6
10:40 PM — A couple from New Jersey are set to sue over a political campaign which used their engagement photo, without permission, and in an attack on a state lawmaker who supported a failed equal marriage bill.
25th September 2012
Stephen Fry tweet confuses fans into believing Hugh Grant came out as gay 20
11:44 PM — Following the news that Hugh Grant had 'come out' in support of equal marriage today, Stephen Fry's celebratory tweet confused some Twitter users into thinking he was actually coming out as gay.
Audio: Iowa radio host announces agreement with Ahmadinejad on ‘gays are ugly’ comment 15
9:57 PM — A radio presenter in Iowa kicked off his show this morning by discussing the issues surrounding President Ahmadinejad's visit to the US, and comments he made about Israel, to the US General Assembly, and homosexuality, on CNN.
US: TV station drops Paris Hilton documentary following AIDS remarks 6
9:23 PM — The US cable channel, Logo, has dropped a 2007 documentary about Paris Hiton from its schedule, because of the controversial remarks she made in the back of a cab about gay men and AIDS.
US: High School student starts gay-straight alliance 2
8:54 PM — A 15-year-old from Columbus, Indiana, has started her high school's first gay-straight alliance, after seeing her gay friends being bullied for years.
Tennessee: University says it cannot offer health insurance benefits to unmarried gay couples 7
8:32 PM — Administrators at the University of Tennessee have announced that they will not offer health insurance benefits to partners of gay employees.
24th September 2012
Paul Ryan: Re-banning gay troops would be ‘a step in the wrong direction’ 15
9:42 PM — Republican Vice Presidential nominee, Paul Ryan, has said that he thinks reinstating the ban on LGBT troops would be wrong, that the issue is "done" and that the US should "move on".
Alderman Moreno asks again for Chick-fil-A to clarify its postion on equal marriage 1
9:11 PM — A Chicago Alderman has asked Chick-fil-A to clarify their position after company executives agreed to stop funding anti-equal marriage charities, an agreement which was denied by the company's CEO.
23rd September 2012
Chris Kluwe: There’s a shift occuring in the NFL right now 7
5:52 PM — An NFL footballer has spoken out again, since sending an impassioned letter to a delegate who had asked for a fellow footballer in Baltimore to be silenced over his pro-equal marriage stance.
Church leader: Being straight is not a choice, but being gay is still a sin 63
1:16 AM — The leader of a church in Texas has admitted in a TV interview that he is straight, and that he did not choose to be so, but maintained that being gay is a sin. Texas senior pastor and bestselling author, Joel Osteen, appeared on CNN, Saturday morning, and admitted that he is straight, but that […]
22nd September 2012
Dan Cathy: Chick-fil-A has made no concessions regarding anti-equal marriage charities 16
11:58 PM — Dan Cathy, CEO of Chick-fil-A, has denied that the company had re-evaluated its stance on donating money to anti-equal marriage charities, despite a letter from the company suggesting it had.
Ex-Major League Baseball team owner comes out as gay 2
11:28 PM — The former owner of a Major League Baseball team in Pittsburgh, has come out as gay, saying that homophobic slurs meant that he kept his sexuality a secret in the past.
21st September 2012
Black ministers gather in Maryland in support of equal marriage rights 5
10:26 PM — A group of black clergy members gathered in Maryland today in support of a bid to legalise equal marriage in the state, and to dispel the idea that all black ministers are against equal marriage.
US: Freedom to Marry to fundraise in Maryland for equal marriage ballot 1
9:27 PM — A national organisation has joined the effort in Maryland to legalise equal marriage rights in the state, during November's ballot on the issue.
Maine: Opponents of equal marriage receive $250,000 boost 9
8:57 PM — An anti-equal marriage group are flooding money into an organisation in Maine, opposing the change for equal marriage in the state's referendum in November.
Authors find publisher which allows protagonist of novel to remain gay 18
8:31 PM — Authors of a novel for young adults who were told by a prospective publisher that they must change the sexuality of their protagonist, from gay to straight, have found a new publisher who has allowed him to remain gay.
Chick-fil-A says its donations had been ‘mischaracterised for many months’ 21
12:02 AM — Just more than 24 hours after news broke that Chick-fil-A had pledged to stop funding anti-equal marriage groups, they have released a statement saying their donations were "mischaracterised", and that they had been trying to get out of any political debate for months.
20th September 2012
US: Philadelphia affordable housing for elderly LGBT people gets the go ahead 6
11:44 PM — Organisers of a new, affordable housing project aimed at elderly LGBT people in Philadelphia, have received approval at a state, federal and local level..
Canada: Census may have erroneously counted roommates as same-sex couples 8
11:02 PM — The Canadian census which reported a huge increase in the number of same-sex couples may be skewed due to the way the couples were counted, and may not be as many as previously thought.
19th September 2012
Maryland: Footballer and Governor to host event in support of equal marriage 2
10:26 PM — The Governor of Maryland, Martin O'Malley, has said he will join football player, Brendon Ayanbadejo, to host an event raising money towards legalising equal marriage in the state.