21st March 2013
US: Mexican food chain cancels sponsorship of key Boy Scouts fundraising event 4
2:02 PM — Mexican food chain Chipotle, has pulled its funding of a Boy Scouts of America event in Utah, after admitting that, due to the organisation's anti-gay policy, Chipotle was in breach of its corporate non-discrimination policy.
US: San Francisco bus ads featuring extreme anti-gay quotes get go ahead 70
1:16 PM — A series of adverts containing strong anti-gay messages are set to appear on buses in the US city of San Francisco later this month. Organisers of the campaign claim that it is intended to raise awareness of anti-gay oppression within Islam.
Sicily: Governor who said the Vatican should allow equal marriage allowed to return to church 4
2:25 AM — A Sicilian governor has made up with a priest who took offence when he said that the Catholic Church should elect a female pope and allow equal marriage for gay and lesbian couples.
US folk singer Michelle Shocked responds to backlash after anti-gay rant 35
1:03 AM — US folk singer Michelle Shocked, has responded to a backlash on social media sites, following what was described by fans as a "hate speech" during a performance when she expressed opposition to equal marriage, and LGBT rights.
20th March 2013
US: Evangelical megapastor comes out in support of equal marriage 19
6:28 PM — An evangelical megapastor and author has come out in support of equal marriage, saying that "fidelity" is the important issue, an that the "death" of the "subculture" opposed to equal marriage is taking place.
US: Arizona lawmaker introduces bill to prosecute trans people for using ‘wrong’ bathroom 10
5:39 PM — A Representative in the US state of Arizona has introduced a bill which would make it illegal for residents to use toilets or changing facilities which align with their gender identity, if different from what is displayed on their birth certificate.
US radio host suggests that because Hillary Clinton supports gay rights, she is a lesbian 24
4:20 PM — The host of a US radio station has claimed that Hillary Clinton could be gay, and said that she was "shocked" that, at a UN conference, there were "tents on lesbian lovemaking".
Pope Francis stood up for civil unions in an attempt to avoid equal marriage in Argentina 12
3:38 PM — The new pope privately stood up for civil unions in Argentina in 2010, in a bid to stop the country from legalising equal marriage.
Video: Colombian model claims that eating chicken injected with hormones turns boys gay 31
2:55 PM — A Colombian model has taken to the country's capital to make claims that boys eating chickens treated with hormones "turns" them gay, and that people need to be careful what they eat.
US: Gay rights activists paint house opposite Westboro compound rainbow colours 12
1:50 PM — Gay rights activists have painted a small house opposite the compound owned by the adamantly homophobic Westboro Baptist Church in rainbow colours, in a political statement against the controversial church.
US: Supreme Court to release same-day audio recordings from equal marriage cases 4
1:46 AM — In an unexpected move, the US Supreme Court is to release same-day audio recordings of oral arguments given in the two cases around equal marriage, which are due to be taken on next week.
Facebook user suggests site read his text messages to know he was gay 26
1:00 AM — A Facebook user claimed that the site knew he was gay before he ever came out, or share the information, other than in a text message sent to a friend. Reports, however, suggest that an algorithm guessed he was gay from activity on other sites.
19th March 2013
US evangelical group: Glee is ‘poisoning our youth’ with ‘illicit sexuality’ 22
6:31 PM — An evangelical Christian group has attacked US television show Glee, saying that it "promotes homosexuality", and "illicit sexuality".
Video: Gay teen in viral coming out video urges New Jersey Senate committee to ban gay ‘cure’ therapy 6
5:52 PM — A gay teenager from New Jersey gave an impassioned speech to a Senate committee considering a ban on gay conversion therapy in the state, after he started a petition with over 110,000 signatures against the therapy, and his recent coming out video went viral.
Study: The Defense of Marriage Act may have cost the US Government over $6 billion 2
5:10 PM — The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) could cost the federal budget of the US over $6 billion between 2005 and 2014, according to a report which predicted that the federal law, which bans equal marriage, could be costing money.
Finland: 50,000 sign petition in one day forcing lawmakers to consider equal marriage 11
3:40 PM — After taking just one day to gather 50,000 signatures on a petition in order to force lawmakers to consider an equal marriage bill, pensioners delivered the petition to parliament.
Poll: 53% of Americans support equal marriage 3
2:30 PM — A new poll by CNN has found that over half of Americans are in support of equal marriage, but that there are major generational and partisan divides, as well as a gender gap.
US: Carly Rae Jepsen to headline at California gay festival 1
1:16 PM — After cancelling her performance at the Boy Scouts of America's annual jamboee because of the organisation's ban on gay members volunteers and staff, Carly Rae Jepsen has signed up to headline at a gay dance festival in California.
Video: Former US Senator urges Americans to oppose equal marriage for the ‘health’ of the US 12
1:10 AM — Former US Senator Jim DeMint, has taken to YouTube to urge American citizens to fight against equal marriage, saying that the "health" of the US depends on it, and preserve marriage which "existed long before government".
18th March 2013
US: Human rights group alleges Californian school district harbours anti-gay discrimination 1
11:32 PM — The American Clivil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Southern California wrote to a school district demanding that it end discrimination against gay students by administrators and teachers in its high schools.