3rd December 2013
Six of the most hideous reactions to Tom Daley’s coming out video 75
1:30 PM — As countless social media users around the globe celebrated and congratulated Tom Daley for coming out yesterday (some fans commiserated that he is in a relationship), sadly some took to Twitter to vent their homophobic views.
Parliament holds first reception to honour the Jewish LGBT community 5
12:32 PM — The first ever Jewish LGBT event was held in Parliament yesterday, hosted by Mike Freer MP, who noted positive changes within the Jewish community around issues such as equal marriage.
2nd December 2013
Australia: ACT to defend new equal marriage law in imminent High Court hearing 2
8:08 PM — The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) will be forced to defend its newly implemented equal marriage law starting Tuesday as the country's High Court will hear a legal challenge to it.
US: Judge denies lesbian couple divorce, saying Mississippi does not recognise same-sex marriages 3
7:42 PM — A couple in the US state of Mississippi have been denied a divorce in their home state which does not allow or recognise same-sex marriages, as they married in San Francisco, where equal marriage is legal.
Government Whip Jenny Willott to provide maternity cover for Equalities Minister Jo Swinson
7:18 PM — Liberal Democrat MP Jenny Willott is to provide maternity cover for fellow Lib Dem Jo Swinson, who will go on leave this month to have her first child with husband Duncan Hames MP, also a Lib Dem.
Argentina: Pregnant trans man becomes first to marry under new gender identity law 4
4:39 PM — Under a new law which allows transgender people to marry without the legal requirement of gender reassignment surgery, a trans man has married his partner whilst eight-months pregnant.
Study reveals that nearly 80% of trans people in Ireland have contemplated suicide 8
3:56 PM — A new survey has revealed worrying statistics that 80% of trans people in Ireland have considered suicide.
US: First same-sex weddings take place in Hawaii
3:27 PM — As the state's equal marriage law came into effect, same-sex couples began to marry today in Hawaii.
Comment: I made a mistake with my Tom Daley headline, but a mistake was all it was 111
2:21 PM — This is the first time I have written a comment piece for PinkNews because I normally try to let the news speak for itself, but I think this warrants me weighing in, and I'll always be the first to admit my mistakes.
LGBT group criticises Croatia for equal marriage ban: ‘Human rights can’t be subjected to majority vote’ 11
12:34 PM — European LGBT rights group ILGA-Europe, has heavily criticised the decision of Croatian voters to choose to ban same-sex marriage in a referendum yesterday, and also came down on MPs for allowing the vote to even take place.
Tom Daley: ‘I’m dating a guy and I couldn’t be happier’ 92
10:48 AM — Olympic diver Tom Daley has revealed he is in a relationship with a man.
1st December 2013
Croatia: 65% of voters approve same-sex marriage ban 52
9:19 PM — Croatia's constitution will be amended to ban same-sex marriage after 65% of voters chose 'yes' at a referendum.
Croatia: Ban on same-sex marriage likely to pass 6
7:52 PM — In a blow for same-sex marriage advocates in Croatia, early vote results from a referendum indicate that the country will ban same-sex marriage.
Ed Miliband: ‘We have so much further to go to help 35 million people living with HIV around the world’
2:02 PM — In his speech for World AIDS Day 2013, leader of the Labour Party Ed Miliband has expressed a need for more to be done to help people around the world living with HIV.
30th November 2013
Nike launches political action committee to push for equal marriage 1
1:20 PM — Nike has launched its own political action committee (PAC) in order to push for equal marriage in Oregon.
Birmingham schools perform at launch of LGBT History Month 2014 2
1:05 PM — Schools Out's LGBT History Month, which will take place in February 2014, was launched this week with performances by school choirs.
Methodist church begins consultation into equal marriage 12
12:48 PM — The Methodist church could soon allow equal marriage, and become the first Christian denomination to do so after launching a consultation on the issue.
29th November 2013
US: Hawaii prepares to conduct first same-sex weddings 2
8:09 PM — The first same-sex marriages will take place in the US state of Hawaii on Monday.
Russia says Italy can continue adopting its children because it does not allow equal marriage 10
8:01 PM — Italy will be allowed to continue adopting Russian children as it “refused to recognise same-sex marriage”. In June Russian President signed a law into effect which bans the promotion of “non-traditional” relationships to minors. Subsequently, he signed another bill banning US couples from adopting Russian children over America’s shifts towards same-sex marriage. Last month Russian […]
US: Archbishop of New York says Catholic Church has been ‘outmarketed’ on equal marriage 24
7:34 PM — The Archbishop of New York Timothy Dolan has said that the Catholic church has been "outmarketed" on equal marriage.