Anti-gay marriage journalist defends legal action over ‘homophobic’ jibe 7
3:10 PM — Former Irish Times columnist John Waters has defended taking legal action against broadcaster RTE after he was branded "homophobic" by drag queen Panti Bliss on a chat show earlier this year.
Half of High Church to quit Church of Scotland over plan to introduce gay ministers 7
1:24 PM — The Stornoway High Church is divided with half of its congregation set to quit the Church of Scotland over plans to allow gay ministers.
23rd April 2014
Gay kiss photographic exhibition cancelled after Vatican threat will be shown in NYC 5
6:30 PM — A photographic exhibition which was originally due to be shown in Rome, but which was cancelled after a legal threat from the Vatican has found a new life in NYC.
Secular Society: Scotland has left the door open for registrars to discriminate against gay couples 20
2:49 PM — PinkNews Exclusive. The National Secular Society criticises the Scottish Government for putting local authorities in an “invidious position” of having to decide individually whether it is permissible for religious registrars to discriminate against gay couples.
Archbishop of Wales: ‘Jesus had nothing to say about same-sex relationships’ 28
1:53 PM — The Archbishop of Wales has hinted that Anglican opposition to equal marriage is not set in stone.
Peter Tatchell: ‘It is wrong for David Cameron to single out Christians for special praise’ 13
1:11 PM — Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell says the Prime Minister is wrong to view Britain as “a Christian country”.
22nd April 2014
Human Rights Watch: Louisiana voting to keep sodomy law is ‘state-endorsed homophobia’
10:23 PM — The LGBT director of Human Rights Watch has said the decision by the Louisiana House to keep a sodomy law is 'state-endorsed homophobia'.
US: NOM seeks to defend Oregon marriage ban in court, after state refuses to 7
9:04 PM — The National Organisation for Marriage is seeking permission to defend Oregon's same-sex marriage ban in court, after the state declined to defend the law.
Christian Concern: David Cameron’s support for equal marriage represents a ‘huge breach of trust’ 55
4:00 PM — The founder of Christian Concern says David Cameron’s support for same-sex marriage represents “a huge breach of trust between the Christian community” and the government.
Brunei delays introducing law allowing gays to be stoned to death 20
3:08 PM — The introduction of Brunei’s new penal code that calls for death by stoning for same-sex sexual activity has been delayed.
UK: Governor of Islamic school criticises Ofsted for asking: ‘If a child is gay, what would you do?’ 50
1:29 PM — The governor of a Birmingham school under investigation over allegations of an Islamist takeover plot has criticised Ofsted for asking how staff would handle a gay child.
21st April 2014
Exclusive: Grindr removes advert from Christian group GodLife 11
7:04 PM — PinkNews Exclusive. Grindr has confirmed it will remove an advert from a Christian group, which had been appearing to users of the gay dating app.
Turkish university cancels talks on homosexuality due to Hezbullah fears 14
3:28 PM — A panel discussion on homosexuality at a Turkish university has been cancelled following fears that it may have caught the attention of Hizbullah.
Christian group advertises on Grindr, denies trying to ‘change’ gays 29
2:33 PM — A Christian group that is running a large-scale advertising campaign on Grindr says it isn't trying to save people from homosexuality.
Canada: Human rights tribunal to probe ‘homophobic’ Catholic school 4
1:59 PM — A human rights tribunal will look into a teenager's claims that the Catholic school he attends engages in "homophobic discrimination".
Boy Scouts of America tells church it can’t host troop for keeping gay scout leader 6
12:18 PM — The Boy Scouts of America has told a church that it may no longer host a troop of which a gay man is the leader.
20th April 2014
US evangelist: Putin is ‘doing what’s right for Russia’ with anti-gay laws 45
9:26 PM — Evangelical preacher Franklin Graham has said in an Easter discussion that Vladimir Putin is 'doing what's right for Russia' by implementing anti-gay policies.
UK: Nursery worker, fired for refusing to read ‘gay stories’ to children, sues for religious discrimination 166
2:04 PM — A Christian nursery worker, who was fired after giving a Bible to a lesbian colleague and refusing to read 'gay stories' to children, is suing her former employer for religious discrimination.
19th April 2014
US: Colorado faith leaders form coalition to back same-sex marriage 10
5:29 PM — Faith leaders in Colorado have formed a coalition to lobby in favour of same-sex marriage.
Archbishop of Canterbury: It is ‘almost impossible’ for some Christians to accept same-sex marriage 38
9:23 AM — Admitting the "great harm" which has been done to gay and lesbian groups, the Archbishop of Canterbury has said he thinks it is "almost impossible" for some Christians around the world to accept same-sex marriage.