17th July 2013
Equal marriage bill for England and Wales given Royal Assent and is now law 184
2:18 PM — The equal marriage bill for England and Wales was today given Royal Assent, and is now officially law.
Placebo lead singer: ‘If gay people are crazy enough to want to get married, it should be allowed’ 12
2:06 PM — Speaking in celebration of the passing of the equal marriage bill for England and Wales, lead singer of the band Placebo has offered the band's support for a global movement towards the legalisation of same-sex marriage.
16th July 2013
Yvette Cooper: It is time to celebrate equal marriage and I hope we can get on and enjoy all the weddings 5
11:08 PM — Labour's Shadow Home Secretary and Shadow Minister for Equalities, Yvette Cooper, has expressed her joy at the passage of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill, which is now on its way to Royal Assent.
Equal marriage bill passes final House of Commons stage and will receive Royal Assent 146
9:21 PM — The equal marriage bill for England and Wales has once again been passed in the House of Commons, and will soon will be given Royal Assent to become law.
Germany: Berlin Mayor files legal complaint against rapper for anti-gay lyrics 19
6:24 PM — A German rapper is the subject of a legal complaint filed by Berlin's mayor, who has accused him of releasing a video containing anti-gay lyrics, and which incites violence.
Sinn Fein criticises Russian Government for passage of anti-gay laws 8
6:08 PM — A spokesman on Foreign Affairs, Trade and Diaspora from Sinn Féin has criticised the Russian Government for introducing anti-gay legislation, including a law banning homosexual "propaganda".
US church announces plans to picket funeral of deceased Glee star Cory Monteith 71
4:37 PM — The adamantly homophobic Westboro Baptist Church has announced plans to picket the funeral of deceased Glee star Cory Monteith.
Adam Levine accuses talent show Idol of stopping people from coming out as gay 2
3:59 PM — Maroon 5 singer and coach of talent show The Voice Adam Levine, has hit out at rival show Idol to say that it discourages aspiring singers from coming out as gay.
Google Play store search links Mickey Mouse game to gay erotic fiction 4
3:09 PM — Users of the Google Play store searching for a Disney game featuring Mickey Mouse were surprised when search results returned included gay erotic fiction.
Cameroon: Prominent gay rights activist burned with an iron and killed 11
2:20 PM — A prominent gay rights and human rights leader in Cameroon has been killed in an alleged anti-gay attack.
15th July 2013
US: California Supreme Court refuses to halt resume of same-sex marriages 12
11:30 PM — The Supreme Court in the US state of California has refused to halt the resume of same-sex marriages in the state, following the US Supreme Court's ruling last month, and a petition filed challenging it.
Milk screenwriter says boycott of Enders Game movie over homophobia is ‘a waste of energy’ 46
11:13 PM — The screenwriter of the Academy Award winning Harvey Milk Biopic, Milk, has called those pushing for a boycott of the Enders Game movie because of homophobia on the part of novellist Orson Scott Card, "misguided".
Dean of Chichester: Being gay is ‘not a choice but a given’ 10
6:35 PM — The Dean of Chichcester held a public talk at Chichester Cathedral last week, which focussed on equal marriage, during which he reflected on the idea that "homosexuality is not a choice but a given", but also that there was no easy solution to religious opposition to equal marriage.
France: Rainbow lights on Eiffel tower for Bastille Day criticised by equal marriage opponents 7
6:14 PM — Bastille Day celebrations at the weekend, which included lighting up the Eiffel Tower in rainbow colours, have come under criticism by opponents to equal marriage in France.
Equal marriage bill passes Third Reading in House of Lords 74
4:22 PM — The equal marriage bill for England and Wales has passed its Third Reading in the House of Lords, following a brief and impassioned final debate.
Live Blog: Highlights from the House of Lords Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill Third Reading 3
3:18 PM —
Equal marriage bill expected to pass Third Reading without a vote 19
2:21 PM — The equal marriage bill for England and Wales is to undergo its Third Reading in the House of Lords today, and as the majority of its most vocal opponents have backed down in the face of its strong support, it may pass through without a vote.
Russia: Five gay rights protesters detained following Red Square demonstration 6
1:15 PM — Police in Moscow detained five gay rights activists on Sunday for holding a demonstration against Russia's recently introduced anti-gay legislation.
13th July 2013
Pensions review amendment tabled for equal marriage bill Third Reading 3
2:25 PM — Just five amendments are currently to be moved at the Third Reading of the equal marriage bill for England and Wales, which commit the Government to a review of pension survivor rights for same-sex couples.
Christian Concern cancels rally, conceding that God does not have the power to halt equal marriage bill 86
2:01 PM — Christian Concern has announced that an anti-equal marriage rally planned for Monday to pray that the equal marriage bill for England and Wales would not pass has been cancelled.