17th March 2014
TOWIE’s Bobby Norris speaks out about ‘awful’ homophobic abuse as a teenager 1
7:31 PM — TOWIE star Bobby Norris has spoken out about the "awful" homophobic abuse he suffered when he was a teenager.
MEPs condemn Cyprus Archbishop for calling on Christians to ‘condemn homosexuality’ 5
7:09 PM — The Archbishop of Cyprus has been condemned by politicians in the European Parliament, after he said that governments had "weakened" their "moral integrity" through equal rights.
Homophobic pastor claims Ugandan President will join procession in celebration of anti-gay law 4
6:46 PM — Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, is set to join a procession celebrating the implementation of a law harshening punishments for those found guilty of homosexuality, an adamantly homophobic pastor has claimed.
New York Times illustrations say boycott of Barilla pasta ‘has ended’ 1
5:00 PM — A series of illustrations for the New York Times have claimed that gay people have ceased their boycott of Barilla pasta, the chairman of which said he would never include a gay family in an ad.
Michael Cashman MEP: Ben Summerskill’s attack on Lib Dems undermines Stonewall’s founding principles 3
3:01 PM — Labour MEP and Stonewall co-founder Michael Cashman, has criticised the leading gay rights organisation's former chief executive Ben Summerskill for attacking the Lib Dems' support for same-sex marriage.
Lib Dem MP Stephen Gilbert: Ben Summerskill tried to ‘rewrite history’ with attack on Lib Dems 5
2:10 PM — Liberal Democrat MP Stephen Gilbert has joined those who have condemned former Stonewall boss Ben Summerskill for suggesting that the party was "cynical and opportunistic" in its support for same-sex marriage.
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.