15th February 2013
US: Legal action threatened over school district’s policy banning same-sex prom dates 5
2:26 AM — Legal action was threatened on Thursday against a school district in Missouri, after it was accused of discrimination for its policy banning same-sex dates for students attending school proms.
Ireland: Kerry County Council to vote on equal marriage 3
2:04 AM — County Kerry councillors are to be asked to back a motion supporting equal marriage, at its next meeting.
US: Kansas Representative claims that 70% of Americans oppose equal marriage 18
1:23 AM — The Representative for Kansas's first congressional district has voiced his opposition to equal marriage, claiming that 70% of Americans also oppose it, and saying that Obama wants to "destroy the family."
14th February 2013
US: Illinois Senate passes equal marriage in Valentine’s Day vote 9
9:23 PM — The Illinois Senate has approved a bill to legalise same-sex marriage - although it still has to pass the House before it becomes law.
Dr Jeffrey John: Allowing individual parishes to decide on equal marriage ‘more Christian’ 14
6:56 PM — Speaking to the Public Bills Committee on Thursday to give evidence in favour of equal marriage, Dr Jeffrey John, the openly gay Dean of St Albans, said he thought it would be "more Christian" to allow individual parishes to make up their own minds on equal marriage.
Alice Arnold: Homophobia is still rife, just look at Twitter 4
5:36 PM — Speaking to the Public Bills Committee on Thursday to give evidence in favour of equal marriage, Alice Arnold, former BBC broadcaster said she though homophobia would be reduced if same-sex couples could marry.
DC Comics defends choice to hire anti-gay writer in response to calls for Superman boycott 9
3:53 PM — DC Comics has responded to criticism and calls for a boycott after it hired an anti-gay writer to work on a new digital first Superman comic book to be launched later this year.
Study: 1 in 4 Londoners have had, or would have, gay sex 19
3:26 PM — The London Sex Survey has been released by Time Out London, and almost a quarter of men said they'd had, or would have a same-sex sexual encounter, and more than half of women said the same.
Video: Green MP Caroline Lucas comes @Out4Marriage and trans inclusion at Parliament 1
2:23 PM — After casting her vote in favour of equal marriage at last Tuesday's vote on it in the House of Commons, Green MP Caroline Lucas gave an impassioned speech to LGBT rights advocates.
Canada: Liberal party leader defends charity work by government-funded Christian groups 17
12:43 AM — The interim leader of Canada's Liberal Party, Bob Rae, defended the work of Christian humanitarian groups in the country.
13th February 2013
Uganda: British producer of gay play to appeal against deportation from country 8
11:45 PM — UK theatre producer David Cecil, who was charged with breaking Uganda's laws in relation to his play featuring a gay storyline, has said he will appeal against his deportation from the country.
US: Scout Masters would allow gay scouts but warn of schism in the Boy Scouts 1
5:49 PM — Scout Masters of some Boy Scouts of America troops in Illinois have said that they would probably allow gay members, volunteers and staff, if the BSA were to lift its ban.
Daniel Radcliffe: Playing gay is the same as straight because falling in love is all the same 22
5:19 PM — Actor Daniel Radcliffe has said that he is confused as to why he keeps being asked what it's like to play a gay character, as he said there is "no difference" in the way gay and straight people fall in love.
US: Mayor of Atlanta admits that he was ‘wrong’ to oppose equal marriage in the past 4
4:29 PM — The Mayor of Atlanta, who recently announced he had changed his stance to support equal marriage, has said he feels he "was wrong" to have opposed equal marriage in the past, in favour of civil unions.
Rita Ora: I’ve taken Cara Delevingne ‘off the market’ because I’ve got ‘no time’ for men 8
4:03 PM — Pop star, Rita Ora, has spoken about her very close friendship with a bisexual supermodel, has said that she had taken her "off the market", and that she had "strictly no time" for men.
US Christian Group: ‘Allowing same-sex military benefits will reduce morale’ 16
12:50 PM — A fundamentalist Christian organisation in the US has heavily criticised the Pentagon's recent announcement that it will extend some benefits to same-sex military couples.
Canada: Foreign Affairs Minister slams anti-gay statements by government funded group 19
1:56 AM — The Canadian Minster for Foreign Affairs has attacked what he deemed "offensive" and "mean-spirited" statements on the website of a Christian group which receives federal funding for work in Uganda.
12th February 2013
Tory MP David Burrowes: PinkNews is ‘fomenting abuse’ against equal marriage opponents 92
7:37 PM — Tory MP David Burrows has accused PinkNews of "fomenting hostility" against the opponents of equal marriage.
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.