8th February 2012
Washington House of Representatives votes for gay marriage 19
11:48 PM — Washington state's House of Representatives has passed a bill to introduce gay marriage by 55 votes to 43. The state's senate has already approved the measure which is also supported by the state governor.
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.
6th January 2012
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.
5th January 2012
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
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%).
3rd January 2012
Rick Santorum “would invalidate gay marriages” if elected 60
3:02 PM — After a surge to third place in the Republican presidential candidacy polls, Rick Santorum has confirmed that if elected as president of the US, he would support a constitutional amendment invalidating existing gay marriages.
30th December 2011
Kelly Clarkson defends Ron Paul backing amid newsletter controversy 40
4:15 PM — American singer Kelly Clarkson defended her decision to back Ron Paul's campaign for the Republican presidential nomination today as the controversy over his newsletters resurfaced. Voicing her support for the 76-year-old Congressman, she had said on Twitter: "I love Ron Paul. I liked him a lot during the last Republican nomination and no one gave him a chance. "
23rd December 2011
Video: Michele Bachmann challenged by “gay robot” 19
11:05 AM — On her campaign trail to win the Republican party's nomination for the presidential race, Michele Bachmann received an unusual heckling.
22nd December 2011
Gay Republicans say Newt Gingrich’s “vote Obama” comment was “mischaracterised” 33
10:42 AM — Newt Gingrich's suggestion that a gay Iowan voter support US President Barack Obama in next year's elections if he values marriage equality above other issues has been "mischaracterised" according to gay Republican groups.
21st December 2011
Newt Gingrich “told gay Iowan to vote for Obama” 38
1:01 PM — A gay man in Iowa says when he asked Republican presidential candidacy hopeful Newt Gingrich how he would engage gay Americans, the politician told him he should support Obama. The exchange took place at an event in Oskaloosa, Iowa, for Gingrich's campaign to win his party's nomination for the presidential elections next year.
20th December 2011
Marcus Bachmann says he would use White House status to back gay marriage ban 22
1:35 PM — Marcus Bachmann, husband of Michele Bachmann, has said if his wife were elected he would use his platform to protect the current federal ban on same-sex marriages.
15th December 2011
Rick Santorum blames lower US wedding rates on marriage equality 46
10:39 AM — Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum has blamed the fall in numbers of married Americans on gay marriage, referencing a survey which did not draw that conclusion itself.
12th December 2011
Rick Perry confronted over anti-gay ad 29
10:06 AM — Republican presidential hopeful Rick Perry was heckled yesterday over a promotional ad which says there is “something wrong with our country” when gays can serve in the military, but children cannot “celebrate Christmas or pray in school”.
9th December 2011
Video: Newt Gingrich’s lesbian half-sister will support rival Barack Obama for presidency 15
2:07 PM — The lesbian half-sister of Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has criticised her brother’s stance on gay rights and said she will support president Barack Obama in next year’s presidential election.