12th November 2008
Video: Star Trek’s Mr Sulu defends his California gay marriage 10
5:20 PM — Actor George Takei has said that a vote to ban gay marriage in California is taking away a "fundamental right."
European Court of Human Rights rejects Russian “gay” marriage case
4:44 PM — A straight human rights activist who tried to register a same-sex union with the owner of a gay website has been denied a hearing before the European Court of Human Rights.
London university establishes free law surgery for LGBT community
3:33 PM — Queen Mary, University of London, is launching a specialist legal advice centre for gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans people later this week.
Today is gay wedding day in Connecticut as same-sex marriages begin 3
3:18 PM — A judge in Connecticut will today enter the final judgment in a case that allows same-sex marriages.
National AIDS Trust questions gay blood donor ban
1:08 PM — A leading HIV charity has accused the National Blood Service of not doing enough to challenge a lifetime ban on donations from men who have had sex with men.
11th November 2008
Pensioner jailed for knife attack in Manchester gay village 9
3:33 PM — A pensioner who stabbed a man in the neck in a Manchester city centre attack has been jailed for seven years.
Comment: Proposition 8 broke our hearts, but it did not end our fight 4
2:16 PM — You can’t take this away from me: Proposition 8 broke our hearts, but it did not end our fight. Like many in our movement, I found myself in Southern California last week.
California state politicians oppose ban on same-sex marriage 3
1:14 PM — More than a third of the members of the California State Legislature have filed a "friend of the court" brief in the state Supreme Court backing legal challenges to Proposition 8.
Moscow assures gays they will be safe at Eurovision 3
10:52 AM — A leading Russian gay rights activist has accused the Moscow authorities of "pure hypocrisy" after an official gave assurances about the safety of gay people attending next year's Eurovision Song Contest.
10th November 2008
Hungarian parliament approves homophobic hate crimes legislation 1
6:35 PM — Two landmark measures extending protections to LGBT people have been adopted by the Hungarian parliament.
Gay donations would mean more safe blood, tribunal told
5:53 PM — An anti-discrimination tribunal in Australia has been told that lifting a ban on gay men giving blood would increase the amount of safe transfusions available.
8th November 2008
15,000 protesters in San Francisco over passing of Proposition 8 13
2:32 AM — Live from San Francisco, California In excess of 15,000 people are marching through San Francisco to protest at the passing of Proposition 8, the voter initiative in California that effectively bans gay marriage have admitted defeat.
7th November 2008
MoD “pleased” compensation claims from dismissed gays are settled 3
7:22 PM — The Ministry of Defence will pay nearly £4 million in compensation to gay men and lesbians dismissed because of their sexual orientation.
UN urges India to decriminalise homosexual acts as court considers “unnatural sex” ban 2
6:22 PM — The director of the United Nations Development Programme on HIV/AIDS has said that the fight against the disease in India will be helped if homosexual acts are decriminalised.
Proposition 8 opponents concede defeat – gay marriage banned in California 14
8:24 AM — The opponents of Proposition 8, the voter initiative in California that effectively bans gay marriage have admitted defeat.
6th November 2008
California’s same-sex couples assured their marriages are still legal 2
3:19 PM — Despite the success of a ballot measure to change the California Constitution to define marriage as between a man and a woman, gay and lesbian weddings performed in the state are still legal.
Audio:Protests at California Capitol over gay marriage ban victory 6
8:18 AM — Protests over the apparent victory of Proposition 8, the voter inactive in California that effectively bans gay marriage have been held outside the state Capitol in Sacramento.
5th November 2008
Lawsuits fly as gays fight California marriage ban 7
7:46 PM — The votes have not all been counted yet, but that has not stopped gay rights groups filing lawsuits challenging the validity of Proposition 8.
Gay marriage supporters refuse to concede defeat in California ballot 8
7:00 PM — A ballot measure that would amend the constitution of California to define marriage as between a man and a woman appears to have passed.
Update 3: Victory for Proposition 8 as gay marriage banned in California 4
7:00 PM — While the celebrations for the election of a new, pro-gay President, Barack Obama were starting the fizzle out. Proposition 8, the voter initiative ballot that calls for a constitutional change to effectively ban gay marriage in California was approved by voters.