15th March 2014
Video: Australian PM Tony Abbott tongue tied over gay marriage questions from high school students 40
2:23 PM — The Prime Minister of Australia earlier this week perhaps regretted his decision to talk to a group of high school students in the grounds of Parliament House.
Irish health minister to discuss Russia’s anti-gay laws during Moscow trip 4
2:08 PM — Ireland's Junior Health Minister Alex White is to bring up Russia's anti-gay law in a trip to Moscow taking place this week.
Texas man killed his daughter and girlfriend because they were gay, claims mother 13
1:49 PM — A father from Texas killed his daughter and her girlfriend because he was disgusted with the former being a lesbian, her mother has claimed.
US: Tennessee must recognise some same-sex marriages, rules judge 1
12:31 PM — A federal judge has made a preliminary ruling which could pave the way for the recognition of same-sex marriages in Tennessee.
14th March 2014
US: Retired bishop faces formal complaints for officiating at gay wedding 1
7:41 PM — A retired bishop is facing formal complaints over his decision to officiate at a same-sex wedding in Alabama.
Scottish council in furore over Commonwealth Games Uganda support 7
7:12 PM — A Scottish local council has found itself amid a gay rights debate after having been paired with Uganda in a scheme to offer foreign teams extra support during the Commonwealth Games.
Swedish couple consider leaving home town over third homophobic attack 14
5:58 PM — A gay couple in rural Sweden have said they have considered leaving town after they were subjected to a third allegedly homophobic attack this week.
Was it really necessary for a shop to block this magazine cover featuring lesbian brides? 6
5:31 PM — This shop in the US state of Wisconsin has found itself the subject of strong criticism, as it made an executive decision to block the front cover of a magazine because it shows a pair of lesbian brides almost touching each other.
Turing biology article validated 60 years after being written 2
4:59 PM — Just months after a long-awaited official pardon, and sixty years after it was written, the only biology article by gay computer genius and mathematician Alan Turing has been validated through experiments.
US Government orders insurers to provide equal coverage to gay married couples
4:30 PM — Health insurance providers in the US will be as of next year required to provide equal cover for married gay and lesbian couples, the federal government has said.
Lesbian’s loss of earnings lawsuit hoped to overturn South Carolina gay marriage ban
1:08 PM — An attorney in the US state of South Carolina is hoping that a woman's lawsuit centred around loss of earnings due to no legal recognition of her partnership with her ex, will upend the state's laws banning same-sex marriage.
13th March 2014
US: Florida gay couples sue state for recognition of out-of-state same-sex marriages
8:29 PM — Eight gay couples in the US state of Florida have filed a lawsuit against the state which claims it discriminates by not recognising their out-of-state marriages.
Ed Miliband: I pledge if I become PM to use every mechanism at my disposal to fight for global equality 9
8:11 PM — Ed Miliband last night gave a speech celebrating equal marriage, and looking ahead to pledge if he is elected to Prime Minister, that he would do everything he could to fight against international inequalities.
Congratulations Scotland, Queen gives Royal Assent to same-sex marriage 7
7:10 PM — Same sex marriage is one step closer to becoming a reality in Scotland as its bill to legalise it has received Royal Assent.
Paul O’Grady: ‘David Cameron is a twat and the Lib Dems are as much use as men’s tits’ 25
6:25 PM — Paul O'Grady has made a statement against David Cameron and the coalition Government, saying that the former is "a right twat", and the Lib Dems are "as useful as men's tits."
Would you let the BBC film and broadcast your wedding ? This gay couple is 2
3:56 PM — The BBC has announced that it has been given access to film one of the first same-sex marriages as it takes place when the law changes on 29 March.
Boston Mayor won’t give up on fight against gay veteran ban for St Patrick’s Day parade 1
3:29 PM — The Mayor of Boston has vowed to continue to not give up in a fight to allow gay veterans to march in this weekend's St Patrick's Day parade, but reiterated a promise to boycott, if they are not.
Video: US pastor claims gay marriage is ‘an absurdity’ and fasting will save gays from hell 21
1:42 PM — This strange video shows Father Nicholas Gruner and host John Vennari of the US-based Fatima Center, as they answer the question "what about homosexual marriage?".
12th March 2014
US: Boston gay veterans continue to be banned from marching in St Patrick’s Day parade 6
5:51 PM — Gay rights advocates in the US state of Massachusetts have announced that no deal has been made to allow gay veterans to march in this weekend's St Patrick's Day celebrations in Boston.
Anyone looking for love and marriage will relate to this moving video 19
5:30 PM — This video, shown at the end of Sydney Mardi Gras 2014, depicts the story of a gay man searching for love.