18th February 2013
Leader of Plaid Cymru: MPs should not vote against equal marriage simply over the size of their postbag 8
6:30 PM — The leader of Plaid Cymru is not impressed by those MPs who voted against this month’s Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill simply on the basis of the amount of negative letters they received.
Peter Tatchell praises Muslim MPs for supporting equal marriage and blasts anti-gay fatwas 15
5:36 PM — A small number of Islamic clerics, who have been issuing fatwas against the decision of several Muslim MPs to vote in favour of the same-sex marriage bill, have been criticised by Peter Tatchell.
Michigan: Man apologises to police for ‘sucking on a dildo’ whilst driving 10
2:20 PM — Police in the US state of Michigan have arrested a man for “sucking on a dildo” whilst driving his car.
Labour MP Sadiq Khan receives death threats for supporting same-sex marriage 35
12:07 PM — Britain's most senior Muslim MP has received death threats from some hardline Islamic extremists after voting in favour of equal marriage, earlier this month.
UK: Anti-abortion group claims extending IVF to gay couples is ‘social engineering’ 22
11:18 AM — The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children has denounced plans to provide gay couples with greater access to IVF treatment and says it amounts to "politically correct social engineering."
16th February 2013
UK: Lack of condom use blamed for rising HIV cases in gay men 299
11:51 AM — A fall in the number of gay and bisexual men using condoms over the past 20 years is responsible for a rise in HIV cases among the group, health experts have said.
15th February 2013
Ohio: Killer who met victim in gay bar to be executed in 2015 25
6:42 PM — The Ohio Supreme Court has set a 2015 execution date for a condemned inmate who killed a man in Cincinnati whom he met in a gay bar 27 years ago.
Labour intensify pressure on Welsh Secretary David Jones over gay parenting remarks 28
6:09 PM — Conservative Welsh Secretary David Jones is under renewed pressure to apologise for his controversial remarks about same-sex parenting – with Downing Street now commenting about the row.
Tory MP Sir Roger Gale: My comments against equal marriage had ‘nothing to do with incest’ 24
4:05 PM — Conservative MP Sir Roger Gale says his latest comments against equal marriage had “nothing to do with incest” during a speech against the government’s marriage reforms.
Tory Welsh Secretary David Jones responds to gay parenting row 17
3:14 PM — Welsh Secretary David Jones has responded to criticism by Stonewall Cymru over his views on same-sex parents – but reiterates that marriage “should be reserved” for heterosexuals.
UK: Equality commission says Christian registrars cannot opt out of marrying gay couples 31
1:36 PM — Christian registrars will not be able to opt out of performing marriages for gay couples, the Equalities and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has said.
Nebraska: Lesbian hate crime hoax sentencing postponed
10:01 AM — A judge has rescheduled the sentencing date for a Nebraska lesbian who pleaded no contest to faking an anti-gay hate crime.
Conservative MP Crispin Blunt: The moment I came out as gay to my wife was a huge relief 38
9:33 AM — Conservative MP Crispin Blunt, who came out publically as gay in August 2010, has again spoken about the decision in light of last week’s vote by MPs on equal marriage.
14th February 2013
37 US Senators urge President Obama to outlaw homophobic discrimination by federal contractors
10:19 PM — President Obama is under pressure to issue an executive order banning federal contractors from discriminating against LGBT employees.
UK: Equality and Human Rights Commission says same-sex marriage bill poses no threat to religious opponents 12
7:07 PM — The Equality and Human Rights Commission has dismissed claims that the equal marriage poses a threat to religious freedom.
New York: Police arrest suspect after gay man found dead in motel
5:59 PM — The New York Police Department has arrested a man in connection with the death of a gay man in a Queens motel.
Catholic Labour MP criticises Archbishop of Southwark for suggesting Catholics will leave Church over equal marriage 10
4:57 PM — The Catholic Archbishop of Southwark Peter Smith has been criticised for claiming that most Catholics who support equal marriage would be prepared to leave the Church over the issue
Hugh Jackman: The gay rumours really annoy my wife 13
1:48 PM — Actor Hugh Jackman has once again commented on rumours surrounding his sexuality by saying it ‘bugs’ his wife Deborra-Lee Furness.
Lib Dem MP Sarah Teather to face two days of protests by Labour for voting against equal marriage 69
1:37 PM — Liberal Democrat MP Sarah Teather is to face a weekend of protests by Labour in her north London constituency in response to her decision to vote against the same-sex marriage bill.
Homophobic bullying study results suggest: ‘It does get better — but not by enough’ 4
12:20 PM — A new study suggests many gay and bisexual teenagers who are bullied at a younger age – are picked on less by the time they reach 19 – but they still remain disproportionately affected by the problem.