20th October 2008
Obama ahead in key states as McCain’s campaign stumbles 5
5:14 PM — The Democratic party nominee for President of the United States looks increasingly likely to clinch the White House as the election campaign enters its final furlong.
10th October 2008
Post debate bump puts Obama 11% ahead
2:54 PM — The latest Gallup poll of the support for the candidates for President of the United States indicates that Barack Obama has widened his lead over John McCain.
8th October 2008
McCain ignores gay adoption in letter to campaigners 4
1:00 PM — The Republican candidate for President of the United States has declined to say how he would protect families headed by lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans Americans.
7th October 2008
Obama’s gay rights stance gets Drew Barrymore’s vote 2
1:34 PM — A Hollywood actress has said she is backing the Democratic nominee for President of the United States after she heard him talk about equality for gay and lesbian people.
3rd October 2008
Opposition to gay marriage brings rare moment of unity in VP debate 7
7:53 PM — The Republican and Democratic candidates for Vice President of the United States have spoken of their opposition to same-sex marriage.
2nd October 2008
McCain’s limp responses to questions from gay community 9
2:26 PM — The Republican candidate for President of the United States has given a written response to questions for a leading American gay publication.
1st October 2008
Sarah Palin: I do not judge people on their sexuality but gay is a choice 10
4:05 PM — Sarah Palin, the vice presidential candidate for John McCain, has claimed that she is "not going to judge Americans" based on their sexuality in a CBS News interview. The hopeful candidate was being questioned by the programme’s Katie Couric on sexuality, contraception and abortion.
23rd September 2008
Gay rumours surround McCain’s chief of staff 3
1:21 PM — A radio station host and former Advocate editor-at-large has alleged that Mark Buse, presidential candidate John McCain’s chief of staff, is gay.
18th September 2008
Obama would seek consensus on gays in the military
3:55 PM — The Democratic candidate for President of the United States has said in an interview with gay news outlets that he wants a full debate about the ban on openly gay people in the US Armed Forces.
16th September 2008
Vice President’s wife wants lesbian daughter to be free to marry 5
7:22 PM — The wife of the Vice President of the United States has made a rare public comment about her lesbian daughter.
Obama “blessed with many openly gay and lesbian friends” 3
5:59 PM — The Democratic nominee for President of the United States has said that if elected he will work for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans rights.
15th September 2008
Sarah Palin a “media-obsessed homophobe” says Lohan 16
12:57 PM — The Republican party nominee for Vice President of the United States has been criticised by actress Lindsay Lohan and the woman presumed to be her girlfriend.
10th September 2008
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.
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.
8th September 2008
Gay Congressman attacks VP candidate over pregnant daughter 8
10:21 AM — A veteran US politician has said that the teenage pregnancy of Republican candidate for Vice President Sarah Palin "underscores the flaws in the political philosophy that was critical to her being selected."
7th September 2008
Vice Presidential candidate’s church supports “ex-gay” movement 8
8:13 PM — A church attended by Governor of Alaska Sarah Palin has been advertising a conference that promises to "cure" gay people.
5th September 2008
“My country saved me, and I cannot forget it.” 1
3:28 PM — Tonight, I have a privilege given few Americans - the privilege of accepting our party’s nomination for President of the United States. And I accept it with gratitude, humility and confidence.
Video: McCain accepts nomination as oldest Presidential candidate ever
3:03 PM — In the past two weeks we have seen the first African American accept the nomination of a major party for President and the first Republican woman come from nowhere to take a Vice Presidential endorsement.
4th September 2008
Sarah Palin: “We grow good people in our small towns” 8
6:08 PM — Mr. Chairman, delegates, and fellow citizens: I am honoured to be considered for the nomination for Vice President of the United States.
Sarah Palin becomes first Republican woman to accept VP nomination
6:02 PM — In a confident speech to the Republican National Convention in Minneapolis, Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska has accepted the party's nomination for Vice President of the United States.