13th January 2012
Legal groups: Canada’s overseas gay marriages are safe 9
11:44 AM — Gay advocacy groups have responded to a statement by a government lawyer yesterday which called into question the validity of thousands of gay marriages between foreign nationals on Canadian soil.
Full court martial recommended for gay Wikileaks soldier 17
11:17 AM — Bradley Manning, the gay soldier at the centre of a storm over leaked military information, has been recommended for a full court martial following a pre-trial hearing over Christmas. Officials at Fort Meade, Maryland said there was sufficient evidence to proceed to a military jury.
Belgian minister wants anti-gay Primate replaced 44
10:08 AM — One of Belgium's deputy prime ministers has called for the anti-gay head of the Belgian Catholic Church to be replaced after he questioned the government's right to decide issues of marriage and sexuality.
12th January 2012
Up to 5,000 Canadian gay marriages ‘may not be valid’ 59
1:33 PM — A lawyer for the Canadian government has said thousands of marriages between overseas gay couples which have taken place in the country since 2004 may not all be valid under domestic law.
Pat Buchanan: ‘Militant gays’ try to take me off air 70
11:07 AM — US political commentator Pat Buchanan has said "militant gay rights groups" and "people of colour" have been trying to take him off TV for "years and years and years", following his absence from the MSNBC network.
11th January 2012
Liberian Speaker rules out gay rights bills 32
4:20 PM — The Speaker of Liberia's House of Representatives has said no gay rights bills will make progress during his tenure. The African state has a population of 3.8 million people and reportedly no gay rights organisations
Video: Star Wars soldiers’ gay tale in Spanish film festival 9
12:11 PM — Two soldiers taken from the Star Wars films who must carry on their relationship in secret on the Death Star while a battle rages outside are the subject of a short Spanish film at this year's Notodo Film Festival.
10th January 2012
Tabatha Coffey considers a New Jersey gay marriage ‘Takeover’ 12
12:40 PM — If the New Jersey Governor vetoes marriage equality legislation this year, Tabatha Coffey says she is prepared to step in and take over in her trademark style.
9th January 2012
Video: Rick Santorum would try to be a “good father” to a gay son 66
2:48 PM — As gay rights continue to be discussed by the Republican presidential candidacy hopefuls, an NBC debate on Sunday drew noteworthy statements from both Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum.
Malaysian opposition leader’s sodomy charge thrown out 8
10:48 AM — The former Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia has been cleared today of the sodomy charges in Kuala Lumpur after key DNA evidence was questioned. Anwar, 64, the current leader of the political opposition in the Asian country said he was a "little surprised".
6th January 2012
Here’s what Daniel Radcliffe thought about gays when he was five
5:35 PM — Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe has said he was shocked when he realised homophobia existed at the age of five, saying it "drives [him] crazy".
Video: Rick Santorum booed after anti-gay marriage comments 80
2:12 PM — Gay marriage opponent Rick Santorum was booed in New Hampshire yesterday during a heated debate in which an audience member asked how marriage equality would harm him. The state will be holding its candidate primaries on Tuesday.
Zimbabwe mayor rubbishes claims his pink bins were pulled 7
1:09 PM — A Zimbabwe mayor has insisted his city council will use the twenty pink dustbins donated by a pro-gay rights group as soon as he can find prominent spaces for them.
5th January 2012
Washington state Governor says it is “time for marriage equality” 20
3:53 PM — The Governor of the state of Washington, has given her support to legislation which would introduce marriage equality for gay couples in the state, saying it is "the right thing to do".
New Jamaican PM to be sworn in, with promise to review anti-gay law 92
2:32 PM — Jamaica's new Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller, who has said she will review the criminalisation of homosexuality in the country and not forbid gays from serving in her cabinet as former Prime Minister Bruce Golding had, is to be sworn in today.
Malaysian opposition leader speaks of “archaic” sodomy laws during trial
1:13 PM — The former Deputy Prime Minister and current Leader of the Opposition in Malaysia has spoken of the "archaic" and "unjust" sodomy laws under which he is standing trial.
Michele Bachmann bows out of presidential candidacy race 34
11:24 AM — Michele Bachmann has confirmed she will not be the Republican party's candidate in the US presidential elections this year. Bachmann pulled out of the race after receiving just 5% of the vote in the Republican voter caucuses in her home state of Iowa this week.
4th January 2012
Governor of Washington state “to support marriage equality” today 11
3:54 PM — The Governor of the state of Washington, Christine Gregoire, is set to announce her support today for legislation which would introduce marriage equality for gay couples in the state, according to reports.
Rupert Murdoch considers Rick Santorum’s “big vision” 38
12:50 PM — Rupert Murdoch, Chairman of News Corporation, has spoken out in support of Republican presidential candidacy hopeful and marriage equality opponent Rick Santorum's "big vision" for the US and praised his presentation style "regardless of policies".
Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney first by slim margin in Iowa caucuses 49
9:57 AM — In a tight vote, Mitt Romney has emerged narrowly ahead of Rick Santorum at the Iowa caucuses, which traditionally predicts a favourite for the Republican Party's presidential candidate. With 30,015 ballots cast in his favour, or 24.6% of the vote overall, the former governor of Massachusetts emerged only eight votes ahead of Santorum, who received 30,007 (24.5%).