11th September 2008
Italian comedian faces “Fascist” prosecution for mocking the Pope 12
4:03 PM — The Minister of Justice in Italy has given prosecutors permission to use a Fascist-era law to punish a comedian for mocking the Pope.
BOR 11S or 2 GAY? Personalised number plates up for auction
2:24 PM — The Mayor of London could be interested in a number plate which will go to the highest bidder at an auction in Cambridgeshire later this month.
Interview: Homophobic bullying is killing gay kids 3
2:04 PM — Attitude editor Matthew Todd spoke to PinkNews.co.uk about why reports of gay kids being targeted in schools makes him furious and why the mag has taken a stand.
Celebs back Stonewall’s campaign against homophobic bullying
1:43 PM — Prominent celebrities have joined forces with Stonewall to support its campaign to tackle homophobic bullying in Britain’s schools.
10th September 2008
Government’s new equality panel to “focus on the gaps in society” 1
6:42 PM — A new National Equality Panel will be established to "map out" changes in life chances for people over the last decade in an attempt to tackle inequality in Britain.
EXCLUSIVE: Lesbian MP Angela Eagle tight-lipped about civil partnership guest list
6:09 PM — Treasury minister Angela Eagle has said she is delighted at the many congratulations she has received since it was announced earlier today that she is to enter into a civil partnership.
Dutch MEP appointed rapporteur for gay discrimination legislation 3
5:37 PM — A Green party MEP has been appointed as rapporteur for a new anti-discrimination law. Rapporteurs in the European Parliament are members of committees that produce a draft legislative resolutions.
Senator’s appeal against gay cruising conviction continues
3:31 PM — Judges in Minnesota will today hear arguments in the appeal of United States Senator Larry Craig against his conviction for disorderly conduct in an airport toilet.
Caymans define marriage amid fears UK will impose civil partnerships 14
3:15 PM — An amendment to legislation in the Cayman Islands defining marriage as between a man and a woman was approved by the territory's Legislative Assembly on Monday.
Harriet reveals government minister’s civil partnership 3
2:09 PM — The UK's only out female MP is to enter into a civil partnership, it was revealed yesterday. Angela Eagle, a junior Treasury minister, is to wed her partner, engineer Maria Exall.
Federal election called in Canada 2
1:02 PM — The minority government of Stephen Harper is hoping to increase its parliamentary representation after calling the 40th Canadian federal election for next month.
Palin challenged over ‘ex-gay’ movement 19
12:36 PM — The Republican party's nominee for Vice President of the United States is under pressure to clarify her views on the so-called 'ex-gay' movement.
Court backs challenge to trans rights referendum
12:12 PM — The Maryland Court of Appeals has ruled in favour of a challenge to a referendum that attempted to block a transgender protection law.
9th September 2008
McCain makes gains among white women voters after Palin pick 3
4:08 PM — The selection of Sarah Palin as the Republican party's nominee for Vice President of the United States has proved popular with one key demographic - white women.
Hungarian PM backs new anti-fascist group 1
3:10 PM — A new non-partisan organisation has been founded in Budapest to combat extremist violence in Hungary.
Third of Romanians think gays should be punished 9
1:33 PM — A new poll conducted in the new EU nation of Romania has found high levels of prejudice against homosexuals and people living with HIV.
Wife may pursue marriage fraud claim against gay former Governor
12:39 PM — The ex-wife of a US politician who came out while Governor of New Jersey has been given until tomorrow to decide whether to pursue a claim of fraud against him.
Anglican bishops to speak up for gay marriage 5
11:37 AM — The Episcopal Diocese of California is to take a stand against an attempt to stop same-sex marriage in the state.
8th September 2008
Conference blog: Lib Dems to get stuck into fixing Britain
9:37 PM — Someone claiming to be Nick Clegg (see picture), up near the front of the Lib Dem conference agenda has this to say: "This is an exciting time to be a Liberal Democrat."
Unions call for removal of Evangelical Christian from equality commission 6
6:53 PM — The Trades Union Congress has called for Joel Edwards to be removed as an Equality and Human Rights Commissioner.