20th September 2012
Former adviser to Nick Clegg criticises ‘bigot’ apology 17
11:00 AM — Nick Clegg’s former director of strategy disagrees with the decision of his former boss to apologise for appearing to brand equal marriage opponents as “bigots”.
Australian Senate follows second chamber in defeating equal marriage 26
10:09 AM — A vote on a bill that would have introduced equal marriage rights for same-sex couples has been defeated in the Australian Senate.
19th September 2012
Canada: Gay couples embracing marriage, according to census 6
8:31 PM — Seven years after Canada legalised same-sex marriage, gay and lesbian couples are running to the altar in record numbers.
Scotland: Male nurse who pretended to be a lesbian has jail term cut 2
8:05 PM — A former male nurse who pretended to be a teenage lesbian and preyed on 49 girls on social networking sites has had his minimum jail term reduced.
Australian politician, who linked bestiality with equal marriage, to attend UK Conservative event 23
6:08 PM — Australian Senator Cory Bernardi, who was sacked as an aide to the country's opposition leader after linking equal marriage to bestiality, is due to attend a conference of young Conservatives in Oxford this weekend.
Brighton: Anti-equal marriage Green councillor to appeal expulsion order 21
4:59 PM — A Christian councillor who voted against equal marriage rights for same-sex couples and was then expelled from Brighton and Hove City Council’s Green group is to appeal the decision.
Rupert Everett attempts to downplay gay parenting row 58
4:03 PM — Last weekend, the Sunday Times published an interview with the 53-year-old star, in which he said that he couldn’t think of “anything worse than being brought up by two gay dads”.
Australian senator resigns after comparing equal marriage to bestiality 25
2:55 PM — An Australian senator has resigned from the opposition's frontbench after he said that allowing same-sex couples to marry could lead to sanctioning polygamy and even bestiality.
Pink: It’s not a ‘gay marriage’ it’s just ‘a marriage’. 14
10:58 AM — US pop star Pink says she looks forward to the day when titles to describe people and their orientation becomes meaningless.
Australia votes against legalising equal marriage 51
9:58 AM — Lawmakers in the Australian Parliament have overwhelmingly rejected a bill that would have introduced equal marriage rights for same-sex couples.
18th September 2012
Video: Daniel Radcliffe debates anti-gay bullying in web chat 2
7:19 PM — Actor Daniel Radcliffe has answered questions submitted by young people around the world about bullying and why he is committed to fighting for LGBT equality as part of an online web broadcast with the Trevor Project.
US gay advocacy group blast Rupert Everett over gay parenting row 25
6:52 PM — The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) has become the latest LGBT organisation to criticise British actor Rupert Everett for his views on same-sex parenting.
Brighton: Green Party accused of ‘squabbling’ in equal marriage rift 14
6:24 PM — The leader of the Conservatives on Brighton and Hove City Council has criticised the Green Party for being preoccupied in dealing with one of its councillors, who caused a deep internal row, after she voted against the party over the issue of equal marriage.
France: Catholic archbishop fails to apologise for equal marriage ‘incest’ remarks 25
3:25 PM — The Archbishop of Lyon and Primate of the Gauls, who claimed marriage rights for same-sex couples could lead to incest and polygamy, says his comments to a radio station were misinterpreted, but has stopped short of making an apology.
Terrence Higgins Trust launches new transgender online resource 7
2:04 PM — HIV and sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust has launched two new support guides for the UK’s transgender community.
US: Support for equal marriage increasing, according to latest polls 6
1:40 PM — Two new national polls show that support for marriage equality in the US is steadily increasing.
Gay mayor of Paris appalled at ‘ugly’ anti-gay comments of Catholic bishop 45
12:55 PM — Bertrand Delanoe, the gay Socialist mayor of Paris, has strongly criticised the Archbishop of Lyon and Primate of the Gauls for making a series of outspoken remarks about equal marriage.
Australian Senate unlikely to support equal marriage, says Finance minister 16
12:19 PM — Senator Penny Wong, Australia’s gay Finance minister is downplaying expectations that the country’s upper parliamentary chamber will support equal marriage rights for same-sex couples in an historic vote, due to take place in the next 24 hours.
Berkshire: Gay couple take B&B owner to court 132
11:54 AM — A gay couple have sued the owner of a bed and breakfast after she refused to let them stay in a double room because of her religious views.
17th September 2012
Mika: I was scared of not being accepted by my family 23
6:19 PM — In an interview with Metro, the Lebanese singer said: “I was scared [of] not being accepted by my family. “No one in my family is gay. No one in my extended family is gay”.