3rd April 2013
Uruguay: Equal marriage bill passes Senate and is ‘nearly certain’ to become law 18
12:09 AM — The Uruguayan Senate today passed a bill which would allow gay and lesbian couples to marry, and which is expected to be approved and signed into law.
2nd April 2013
US: Republican Senator Mark Kirk comes out in support of equal marriage 10
6:16 PM — Mark Kirk of Illinois is the second Republican Senator to come out in support of equal marriage, and follows Rob Portman, who recently offered his support to same-sex marriage.
Magic Johnson ‘proud’ of his gay son who publicly came out with his boyfriend 7
5:27 PM — The son of basketball star Magic Johnson has come out as gay, and hit the town in Hollywood at the weekend with his boyfriend.
Michelle Shocked: ‘I admit I made a mistake’ by going on an anti gay rant 23
4:54 PM — Country singer Michelle Shocked has apologised for her recent anti-gay rant, but claimed that she was attempting to present the "reality" of the situation to the audience who were not "ready" to hear it.
US: Appeals court to hear arguments around inmate gender reassignment case 2
3:56 PM — The US Circuit Court of Appeals is to hear arguments around the case of a trans woman prisoner who was granted gender reassignment surgery as treatment for her gender dysphoria.
‘Ex gay’ preacher to Starbucks: Your business will fail if you ‘thumb your nose’ at God 38
2:55 PM — An 'ex gay' preacher from the US has criticised Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz for his support of equal marriage, and urged Christians to stage a boycott of the coffee giant.
US talk show host condemns ‘fraud’ Bill O’Reilly for supporting equal marriage 44
1:41 PM — A conservative US talk show host has come down heavily on Fox News presenter Bill O'Reilly who last week announced that he had changed his stance to support equal marriage.
Poll: US state of Virginia still marginally opposes equal marriage 5
12:58 AM — A new poll has revealed that, despite rising support for equal marriage overall across the US, voters in the state of Virginia still marginally oppose it.
US: Democratic Senator Bob Casey announces support for equal marriage 2
12:35 AM — Amidst a rush of politicians to support equal marriage across the US, Democratic Senator Bob Casey has announced his support for efforts to legalise it.
1st April 2013
Zenit FC’s Hulk: ‘Homophobic football fans at my club do not think at all’ 9
11:14 PM — A footballer at what has been described as Russia's most racist football club, has heavily criticised fans who supported a manifesto late last year calling for the club to discriminate against gay and black players.
US: Arizona Congressman stands by opposition to equal marriage despite son being gay 19
7:59 PM — A Mormon Arizona Congressman has said that, despite his own son being gay, his stance on equal marriage hadn't "evolved" for him too support it.
Rugby star Ben Cohen: Elton John made me get a hearing aid and ‘changed my life’ 13
7:02 PM — Former England rugby player Ben Cohen has said that Elton John "changed his life" by convincing him to get a hearing aid, and said that Sir Elton does more charity work than people realise.
US: Boy Scouts of America rejects LGBT centre sponsored application for non-gay troop 2
6:20 PM — The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has rejected an application from a group of scout and church leaders to create a troop, sponsored by an LGBT organisation, to be inclusive of boys whose parents opposed the BSA because of its ongoing ban on gay members.
Snoop Lion on equal marriage: ‘People can do as they please’ 3
4:42 PM — Rapper turned reggae artist Snoop Lion has confirmed that he supports equal marriage, and said that he has "no issues with nobody."
Marie Osmond comes out in support of equal marriage 11
4:02 PM — Marie Osmond, a member of the show business family The Osmonds has said that she supports equal marriage, and cited her daughter as one of the reasons she was in support.
31st March 2013
GOP Senator: ‘It is inevitable that a GOP presidential candidate will support equal marriage’ 4
7:31 PM — A Republican Senator has spoken out to say that, despite being opposed to equal marriage himself, he thinks a future GOP candidate for the US presidency will support same-sex marriage.
Archbishop of New York: Gay couples are only ‘entitled to friendship’, not sex 81
7:03 PM — The Archbishop of New York Timothy Dolan has reiterated the opposition to gay relationship by the Catholic Church, and went on to say that gay couples are only "entitled to friendship", and that “sexual love…is intended only for a man and a woman”.
Church of England clergyman: ‘Lord Carey should get over his obsession with gay sex’ 38
5:57 PM — Members of the Church of England, other faith groups and secularists have quickly responded to deny claims by Lord Carey that David Cameron's "aggressively secular" government was marginalising Christians.
Archbishop of Canterbury: The Church of England must be ‘graceful’ in equal marriage row 15
4:44 PM — The new Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, has said that the Church of England must remain "graceful" in its internal disagreements around equal marriage.
Freddie Mercury dressed Princess Diana in drag to sneak her into a gay bar 24
3:57 PM — Freddie Mercury dressed Princess Diana up as an "eccentrically dressed gay male model", in order to sneak her into the Vauxhall Tavern, reports have revealed.