26th November 2012
Tory MP Sir Edward Garnier: Call civil partnerships marriages, but don’t change the law 78
1:00 PM — Sir Edward Garnier, the Conservative MP and former solicitor general, has told a constituent that gay couples in civil partnerships should feel free to describe their relationships as a marriage, although it should not require a change in the law.
Oxford Tory students claim they are being ‘persecuted’ after being called ‘haters of gays’ 83
11:19 AM — Tory students at Oxford University claim they are being persecuted and are demanding the same equal rights as gay people, those living with a disability and ethnic minorities.
25th November 2012
India: Gay pride parade takes place in New Delhi 5
7:30 PM — Hundreds of LGBT activists in New Delhi have marched in a Pride parade.
Yorkshire Tory MP: Same-sex marriage is being forced on churches 37
5:39 PM — Conservative MP for Dewsbury Simon Reevell has become the latest MP to suggest that churches will be forced to conduct same-sex marriages despite government assurances.
YouGov polling expert questions validity of anti-gay marriage results 26
4:46 PM — YouGov Associate Director Anthony Wells has criticised same-sex marriage polls that feature agree/disagree statements.
23rd November 2012
Source: 118 Tory MPs may vote against same-sex marriage 87
10:30 PM — The Daily Mail has reported that 118 Conservative MPs could potentially vote against government plans to legalise marriage rights for gay couples.
UK: Stonewall chief believes bishop vote helps David Cameron on same-sex marriage 5
9:26 PM — Stonewall's CEO has responded cautiously to claims the PM may fast-track equal marriage legislation. Ben Summerskill also believes this week’s Church of England vote on female bishops could affect the equal marriage campaign.
Scottish footballer who called bar staff ‘poofs’ fined £800 14
7:24 PM — A Scottish footballer charged with making homophobic threats to staff at a nightclub in Edinburgh has been fined £800.
Chris Bryant accuses Russian officials of ‘smears’ and of circulating underwear photo 62
5:13 PM — Labour MP Chris Bryant has claimed he is the victim of a homophobic smear campaign by the Russian Embassy in London after a website published an old image of him wearing just his underwear.
UK: Radio station fined after presenter calls gay people ‘evil’ 67
3:11 PM — A radio station in Leeds, which is aimed at the Asian community, has been fined after a presenter advocated homophobic violence and branded gay people as “evil” and “shameful”.
Uganda drops death penalty from anti-gay bill 28
1:42 PM — Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill will no longer include capital punishment after scrutiny by a parliamentary committee, according to an MP.
I’m a Celebrity’s Limahl blames ‘gay vote’ for eviction 40
12:42 PM — 1980s pop act Limahl believes he could have stayed in ITV1’s I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! for longer if he had received greater support from his gay fans.
London Evening Standard calls for PM to move quickly on same-sex marriage 19
11:46 AM — The London Evening Standard has published an editorial stating that speeding up implementation of equal marriage would help benefit the government.
Students at London uni move to cut ties with anti-gay Lord Carey 44
10:29 AM — Students at King’s College London have accused Lord Carey of being homophobic and are campaigning to have his photo removed from the college’s display of famous alumni.
22nd November 2012
UK: Gay teacher accused of child abduction
7:56 PM — A gay trainee teacher who is facing eleven counts of child abduction has gone on trial at Carlisle Crown Court.
London university to host anti-gay extremist Islamic preacher 87
7:09 PM — Brunel University in Uxbridge, west London, has been criticised for allowing a cleric who supports the killing of gay people to attend a student event.
Madonna acquitted of breaking Russian anti-gay law 12
5:08 PM — Charges that Madonna broke a homophobic censorship ban in the Russian city of St Petersburg have been dropped – at the same time lawmakers in Moscow have vetoed a proposed anti-gay bill.
Uganda postpones court hearing of British gay play producer 1
3:49 PM — A Ugandan court has postponed legal proceedings for British theatre producer David Cecil until next year, his lawyer has said.
Colombian politician says gay sex is ‘dirty and repulsive’ 50
1:43 PM — A senator in Columbia has launched a homophobic tirade in the country’s parliament and has said gay sex is “excremental” and deserves “condemnation".
French president U-turns on same-sex marriage opt-out idea 16
1:06 PM — French President Francois Hollande appears to have backtracked on suggestions that mayors who oppose equal marriage should be allowed to personally opt-out from pending legislation.