22nd October 2012
US: Trans prisoner requests that court assigns surgeon for her operation
11:59 PM — A trans woman incarcerated in an all-male prison in Massachusetts who was granted gender-reassignment surgery by a court has asked the state to find a surgeon, despite the need for her court victory to be upheld on appeal.
21st October 2012
Video: Preacher in Missouri gives speech on LGBT rights with a surprise ending 18
11:18 AM — A video of a speech by a preacher in Springfield Missouri has gone viral because it contains a twist, where he uses the example of speeches by pro-segregation preachers from the 1960s, replacing the word 'integration' with the word 'gay rights'.
Angelina Pivarnick apologises for ‘ignorant comments’, now supports equal marriage 13
12:30 AM — Former Jersey Shore cast-member, Angelina Pivarnick, has changed her stance on equal marriage, after a debate this week during which she said she didn't think gay people should be allowed to get married.
20th October 2012
US: Same-sex marriage scam angers former couple who thought they were married 8
11:56 PM — A Florida man has spoken out about his anger at being issued an invalid marriage license by an Iowa courthouse, and says his case represents wider problems faced by gay couples who cannot marry in their home states.
US: Alderman Moreno will still block Chick-fil-A opening until policy change is official 4
1:25 AM — A Chicago alderman has, for the second time, threatened to block the opening of a new branch of Chick-fil-A, the fast-food chicken restaurant, which has been involved in a controversy over its apparent opposition to equal marriage.
19th October 2012
US: Almost-Eagle Scout presents 400,000 signatures to BSA urging anti-gay policy change 13
2:23 AM — A teenager from Moraga, California, who was denied his Eagle Scout badge for coming out as gay, has presented a petition containing over 400,000 signatures, to the Boy Scouts of America, urging them to change their anti-gay policy.
US: Court official faces same-sex marriage fraud charges 1
2:01 AM — An investigation has been launched into the case of a court official from Iowa, who allegedly filed false documents saying she had married a same-sex couple from Florida, despite never having met the men, who had never travelled to Iowa for a ceremony.
US: Poll shows Maryland voters likely to approve equal marriage 12
1:34 AM — A poll released on Thursday suggests that voters in the state of Maryland could be the first to approve equal marriage by a popular vote.
18th October 2012
US: Westboro Baptist Church loses appeal against Missouri funeral picketing restrictions 19
1:45 AM — The Westboro Baptist Church lost an appeal this week against a law in the state of Missouri restricting their protests at military funerals, which often contain anti-gay slurs.
Anne Hathaway to donate wedding picture profits to equal marriage charities 15
12:43 AM — Anne Hathaway has pledged a portion of the money made from the sale of her wedding pictures towards supporting equal marriage.
Video: Ex-Jersey Shore cast member debates against equal marriage 23
12:20 AM — Angelina Pivarnick, formerly a cast member on the hit US television series, Jersey Shore, has been featured in an online video debate around equal marriage, and argued her point against the idea.
17th October 2012
Video: Victoria Jackson says equal marriage would ‘make god mad’ 59
2:49 AM — Victoria Jackson, the former Saturday Night Live actress-turned Tea Party activist, spoke on the Howard Stern show about her opposition to equal marriage, saying that she doesn't believe in it.
US: Gay prisoner sues jail, claims another prisoner bit off part of his nose
2:16 AM — On Tuesday, a gay inmate of a Kentucky prison filed a lawsuit against a fellow prisoner, as well as the prison itself, claiming that he had part of his nose bitton off in an attack following days of harassment.
US: Suspended university diversity officer demands reinstatement and compensation 20
1:06 AM — The chief diversity officer at Gallaudet University has spoken out, saying she should be reinstated, as well as receiving fair compensation for the embarrassment her suspension caused.
16th October 2012
Facebook accidentally outed users to their parents through group permissions loophole 21
2:14 AM — Facebook users have been inadvertently outed by a loophole in the system which overrode their privacy settings and shared information about them.
15th October 2012
US: Diversity officer wanted to give voters the chance to decide on equal marriage 19
11:51 PM — The chief diversity officer of a university in Washington who was put on leave after signing a petition to send the decision on equal marriage to a vote in Maryland, has said through her lawyer that all she wanted was for voters to decide.
Tracey Emin: The church should embrace gay people 27
2:32 PM — Tracey Emin has spoken of her support for equal marriage and believes there should always be a separation of the church and state.
14th October 2012
US: Companies confirm support for equal marriage in Washington, in full page newspaper advert 2
11:36 PM — A large number of Washington-based companies have confirmed their support for Referendum 74, the equal marriage bill, which will be voted on next month in the state, by signing up to a newspaper advert.
US: University government votes Chick-fil-A off campus 16
10:56 PM — A branch of Chick-fil-A has been voted off the campus of a North Carolina university by its student government, because of its public opposition to equal marriage.
13th October 2012
Update: Diversity officer put on leave for signing petition hires lawyer, hopes to be reinstated 35
2:31 AM — A senior administrator at a Washington university who was put on paid leave, after she signed a petition to send equal marriage to referendum in Maryland, has hired an attorney to represent her, and will address the media next week.