10th August 2010
PinkNews.co.uk poll: Should gay couples be allowed to marry? 52
10:23 AM — The UK has had civil partnerships since 2005 but a number of gay groups are now campaigning for all couples to be given the option of civil partnerships or marriage. We want to find out what our readers think about the issue.
9th August 2010
Man guilty of killing trans woman Destiny Lauren 4
5:36 PM — A 22-year-old man has been found guilty of murdering trans prostitute Destiny Lauren. Leon Fyle, of Catford, denied killing 29-year-old Ms Lauren but was today found guilty of strangling her and stealing her possessions.
Gay Lib Dem MP David Laws ‘could make cabinet comeback’ 14
4:09 PM — Liberal Democrat MP David Laws could return to the cabinet this autumn, political commentators believe. Mr Laws resigned from the cabinet in May after it was revealed he had broken Commons rules by using expenses to pay rent to his male partner.
Former vicar barred from fostering after refusing to have gay couples in his home 25
2:21 PM — A former vicar has been banned from fostering children after refusing to allow gay couples in his home. John and Colette Yallop, of Blackburn, Lancashire, claimed that their five-year-old daughter and seven-year-old son would be confused by a same-sex couple and they did not want to answer their children's questions on the issue.
Tory councillor accused of homophobia joins Liverpool Pride 6
1:55 PM — A Tory councillor who was suspended from his party for making a remark about "limpwristed boys" on Facebook joined Liverpool's first Pride this weekend.
Australian senate candidate Wendy Francis says gay marriage is ’emotional child abuse’ 51
12:07 PM — A Queensland senate contender in Australia has provoked outrage by calling gay marriage "child abuse" which will lead to "uncontrollable depression and suicide".
Man jailed after stab attack on gay couple 4
11:22 AM — An Oxford man who shouted homophobic abuse at a gay couple and stabbed one of the men in the stomach has been jailed.
Liberal Democrats to vote on gay marriage 20
11:03 AM — Liberal Democrat party members will vote on full marriage equality at their annual conference next month. The motion will call for support for gay marriage to become official party policy and is likely to pass.
6th August 2010
Second Zimbabwe gay activist pleads not guilty on porn charges
3:17 PM — The second Zimbabwean gay rights activist to be charged with having porn in her office has pleaded not guilty. Ellen Chadehama, 34, a worker for the Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ) organisation, was arrested in May with another staff member, Ignatius Muhambi, 38.
Gay Labour mayor at centre of Nottinghamshire homophobia row 8
2:31 PM — A Labour politician in Nottinghamshire has accused a Tory council leader of being homophobic at an youth awards ceremony in December. Retford mayor Ian Campbell, 23, says Kay Cutts, the leader of Nottinghamshire county council, refused to present him with an award.
Opponents file appeal over ruling on California’s gay marriage ban 15
11:51 AM — As expected, anti-gay groups have filed an appeal against a federal court ruling that California's gay marriage ban is unconstitutional. Today, Chief US District Judge Vaughn Walker will decide whether his ruling should apply immediately, making gay marriage legal once more in the state.
Mexico City’s gay marriage law upheld by court 2
11:10 AM — Mexico's Supreme Court has upheld a gay marriage law in the country's capital, Mexico City. The city passed the law seven months ago and more than 300 gay couples have since tied the knot.
5th August 2010
Exclusive interview: Labour leadership candidate Diane Abbott 40
8:34 PM — Labour leadership contender Diane Abbott speaks to PinkNews.co.uk about her record on gay rights, how homophobic bullying should be dealt with and her surprising aspiration to tackle homophobia globally.
Chile’s gay marriage bill ‘unlikely to succeed’ 10
2:26 PM — Two Chilean senators introduced a bill to allow gay marriage this week but commentators say the measure is unlikely to succeed.
Gay groups welcome Prop 8 ruling but warn of more legal battles 3
1:46 PM — Gay rights groups have welcomed a judge's ruling that California's gay marriage ban is unconstitutional but warned that more work had to be done to ensure equality.
Man admits sleeping with trans prostitute before her murder
1:26 PM — A man accused of the murder of trans woman Destiny Lauren has admitted he had sex with her but denies killing her. Ms Lauren, 29, who was born male, was found dead at her Kentish Town flat on November 5th 2009.
California gay couples rejoice but can’t marry yet 7
10:45 AM — Across California, gay couples are celebrating a federal court's ruling that banning gay marriage is unconstitutional. However, those who rushed to registry offices yesterday were dismayed to be turned away by clerks.
4th August 2010
Prop 8 ban on gay marriages in California ruled unconstitutional 33
10:00 PM — Following a lengthy public trial, Judge Vaughn Walker has ruled that the voter-initiated Proposition 8, which bans gay marriage in California, is unconstitutional. Judge Walker ruled that Prop 8, as it has become known, violates the equal protection clause in the United States constitution by denying gays and lesbians the right to marry a member of the same sex.
Gay couples sue Alaska over unequal tax laws 1
5:02 PM — Three gay couples are suing the state of Alaska for denying them equality in tax laws. They claim that the state's tax assessment laws discriminate against same-sex couples by denying them equal access to a property tax exemption for senior citizens and disabled veterans.
Trans woman given suspended sentence after judge says she would be vulnerable in jail 25
2:37 PM — A trans woman convicted of harassing her neighbour for years will not be sent to prison because a judge said she would have to be kept in solitary confinement for her own safety.