12th February 2013
Coalition for Marriage: ‘The equal marriage bill is causing a shortage of teachers’ 59
6:01 PM — Whilst giving evidence to the The Public Bill Committee of the House of Commons around the equal marriage bill, the Coalition for Marriage blamed potential marriage equality for a shortage of teachers.
French National Assembly approves equal marriage bill 12
4:20 PM — France took a step closer to legalising equal marriage and adoptions for same sex couples, as its National Assembly approved a bill to do so, during its second reading today.
France: National Assembly expected to pass equal marriage bill 2
3:03 PM — France could take another step closer to legalising marriage equality, as its National Assembly is set to vote on a measure to legalise it this afternoon.
Topless feminists celebrate the resignation of Pope Bendict XVI in Notre Dame 19
1:30 PM — Topless members of a Ukrainian feminist group have taken to Paris's Notre Dame Cathedral in celebration at the announcement of Pope Benedict XVI's resignation.
Canada: Minister defends funding decision for anti-gay group 9
2:31 AM — The Canadian minister responsible for the government agency which had provided funding to a group which was openly opposed to homosexuality has defended the funding decision, saying that the money was for a specific project.
US: Basketball player Kobe Bryant chastises Twitter fan for using ‘gay’ as an insult 8
1:55 AM — A US basketball player has been commended for voicing his disapproval at a fan's use of the word "gay" as an insult.
11th February 2013
US: Secretary of Defense announces extension of benefits to same-sex military couples 1
6:31 PM — The US Defense Secretary has confirmed recent reports that the Pentagon is to extend some benefits to same-sex military couples.
Fans call for boycott of DC Comics for hiring ‘homophobic’ writer for Superman 18
6:05 PM — DC comics has come under criticism for hiring an anti-gay Mormon writer for a new digital-first Superman comic book to be launched later this year.
US: Colorado Senate prepares for final vote on civil unions 2
5:25 PM — The Senate House in the US state of Colorado is preparing for what could be its final vote on a measure to introduce civil unions for same-sex couples.
Update: Cincinnati teacher sacked for refusing to recant statement supporting equal marriage 10
5:06 PM — The Assistant Principal at a Catholic school in Cincinnati has been sacked, for refusing to recant statements he made in support of equal marriage for gay people.
William Shatner: ‘I am appalled that Reddit allows homophobia and racism’ 7
4:39 PM — Actor William Shatner has criticised the user-generated news site, Reddit, for what he said were "homophobic", "sexist", and "racist" posts, which weren't adequately moderated.
Canadian government to review its funding of anti-gay evangelical group 5
4:03 PM — The Canadian government has announced that it is to review its funding of an anti-gay evangelical organisation which describes homosexuality as a “perversion”.
Former Navy chaplain: ‘Gay equal military benefits will lead to heterophobia’ 21
3:39 PM — A former Navy chaplain who was disgraced by the military for his role in a protest in 2006 has criticised the Pentagon's announcement that it may extend some equal benefits to same-sex partners of gay service members.
Australian suspended anti-gay politician: Equal marriage is making my party ‘collapse’ 7
3:09 PM — A suspended anti-gay member of an Australian political party has spoken out to suggest that the party was on the verge of collapse over equal marriage rifts.
Feature: Pope Benedict XVI’s biggest gay moments 9
2:25 PM — Following the news that the vehemently anti-gay Pope Benedict XVI is to resign at the end of this month PinkNews brings you some of his most anti-gay moments, and some of the best reactions to them.
Anti-gay evangelical group receives funding from the Canadian government 19
1:41 AM — An anti-gay evangelical organisation which describes homosexuality as a "perversion" has been receiving funding from Canada's government for work in Uganda.
US: Seattle lawyer returns Eagle Scout badge in protest against scouts gay ban
12:55 AM — A Seattle civil rights and employment attorney has returned his Eagle Scout badge in protest against the Boy Scouts of America's ongoing ban on gay scouts, volunteers and staff.
Fox News uses lesbian kiss wedding photo in article about ‘traditional’ marriage 24
12:26 AM — Fox News appeared to have accidentally included a picture of a lesbian couple kissing at their wedding, to accompany an article written about traditional gender roles in marriage.
10th February 2013
Senior Tory town councillor quits over equal marriage vote 16
11:57 PM — A senior Conservative Party town councillor has quit the party because of his opposition to equal marriage, a bill to legalise which was resoundingly accepted at second reading by a large majority in the House of Commons on Tuesday.
8th February 2013
US Radio Host: ‘Equal marriage is a pernicious lie of Satan’ 42
6:06 PM — A US Christian radio host has said that equal marriage is a "pernicious lie of satan", and said that equal rights advocates wanted to "redefine humanity completely".