5th November 2008
Update: With eighty percent of votes counted, 51.8% of Californians support Proposition 8 ban on gay marriage
10:27 AM — Proposition 8, the voter initiative ballot that seeks to make a constitutional change to effectively ban gay marriage in California, defining marriage as an act of union between a man and woman is currently looks likely to pass.
Live Blog: Vote No on Prop 8 event curtailed – gay marriage ban may pass
8:18 AM — Gay marriage could end in California. Proposition 8, the voter initiative ballot that seeks to make a constitutional change to effectively ban gay marriage in California, looks more likely to pass.
Early results indicate California’s Prop 8 gay marriage ban could pass 6
5:57 AM — Early results from America's most populous state indicate that a ballot measure to ban gay marriage may pass.
President-elect Obama mentions gays in his first speech to the nation 6
5:06 AM — Change has come to America - that was the message from the next President of the United States.
Barack Obama elected President of the United States 6
4:00 AM — History was made today when an African-American clinched the most important job on earth. Barack Obama will be the 44th President of the United States.
The Barack Obama story – from Hawaii to the White House
3:05 AM — Barack Obama was born in Hawaii on August 4th, 1961. His father, Barack Obama Sr., was born and raised in a small village in Kenya.
4th November 2008
Gay candidates up for election across America 1
7:05 PM — American voters will be choosing US Representatives, Senators, state Governors and other elected officials at all levels of government today.
Senate election in Kentucky marred by homophobic campaign
2:21 PM — A gay rights activist has accused conservatives in the US of giving national coverage to allegations a senior Republican was kicked out of the Army for homosexuality.
Meet the candidates: John McCain and gay rights 2
1:44 PM — In October the Republican candidate for President of the United States gave a written response to questions for a leading American gay publication.
Meet the candidates: Barack Obama and gay rights
1:37 PM — In September Barack Obama, the Democratic nominee for President of the United States, submitted a written response to questions from US gay newspaper Washington Blade.
Death of Obama’s grandmother brings campaigning to a solemn end
1:28 PM — The woman who raised Democratic Presidential candidate Barack Obama from the age of ten has died. Her grandson is on the cusp of becoming the first African-American to win the highest office in America.
Comment: Forget Obama, in California it’s all about Proposition 8 11
12:42 AM — Benjamin Cohen reports from San Francisco, where almost no one is talking about the Presidential election. The focus is Proposition 8.
3rd November 2008
Obama and McCain campaign in last few hours before election day
2:17 PM — Senator John McCain is fighting right down to the wire in the US Presidential election. More than 130 million Americans are expected to cast their votes tomorrow.
1st November 2008
Obama had “no knowledge” his aunt was in US illegally 3
7:30 PM — The Democratic party candidate for President of the United States has moved to distance himself from a relative who has been living in the country illegally.
Analysis: The complex system that elects a US President 1
5:54 PM — In most democratic countries, the people vote and either through first past the post or a form of proportional representation, a government or leader is elected.
30th October 2008
Video: Obama’s £1.9m ad dominates US primetime
5:38 PM — The Democrat candidate for President of the United States bought half an hour of airtime yesterday evening to try to convince undecided voters to back him in next week's election.
28th October 2008
Two arrested in Neo-Nazi assassination plot against Obama 4
6:14 PM — Two white supremacists in Tennessee have been arrested in connection with an alleged plot to murder more than 100 African-Americans and assassinate Senator Barack Obama.
27th October 2008
75% of Brits would vote for a gay Prime Minister 1
2:50 PM — A new survey has found that a large majority of people would be comfortable with a gay or lesbian person becoming Prime Minister.
23rd October 2008
Obama turnout may save gay marriage in California 3
2:52 PM — A California state ballot measure to ban gay people from getting married is gaining support, according to the latest opinion polls.
Palin attacked over support for constitutional ban on gay marriage 21
2:30 PM — Hollywood star Ellen DeGeneres has attacked the Republican party's candidate for Vice President's support for a federal ban on same-sex marriage.