4th April 2014
Archbishop of Canterbury defends Anglican position on gays from Ann Widdecombe attack 20
5:33 PM — The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has defended the Church of England's position on gay relationships from an attack by former MP Ann Widdecombe, saying the issue is "complex" and that "people can't help being gay".
Vatican launches inquiry into sexual misconduct of anti-gay disgraced Cardinal Keith O’Brien 14
2:34 PM — The Vatican has announced it is to investigate the sexual misconduct of the disgraced Cardinal Keith O'Brien.
Archbishop of Canterbury: Africans could be killed if the Church of England backs same-sex marriage 59
1:38 PM — The Archbishop of Canterbury has spoken out about the Church of England's perceived reluctance to support same-sex relationships, saying that African Anglicans could be attacked or killed as a result.
3rd April 2014
US: World Vision board member resigns in protest over gay staff ban 3
9:44 PM — A World Vision board member has stepped down in protest at the Christian charity's decision to reinstate a ban on married gay staff.
Nun sparks outrage by saying gay people only come from divorced parents and porn 24
7:17 PM — A nun has caused an outcry at a Catholic High School in Charlotte, North Carolina, after she gave a guest lecture saying homosexuality occurs because parents are divorced or single.
2nd April 2014
Family Research Council: Allowing gays in the military has caused its ‘absolute destruction’ 22
8:30 PM — The vice-president of the Family Research Council has said that the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell in 2011 has caused the 'absolute destruction' of the US military.
Comment: Harmander Singh is wrong to say you can’t be a Sikh and support equal marriage 31
7:47 PM — Writing for PinkNews.co.uk, Hardeep Singh says the recent anti-equal marriage remarks expressed by the founder and principal adviser of Sikhs in England gives only one view of his religion,
US: Mississippi passes bill to legalise anti-gay discrimination 17
7:36 PM — The US state of Mississippi on Tuesday quietly passed a bill which would legalise discrimination against gay and lesbian people based on religious belief.
Judge issues split decision in lawsuit over unauthorised use of gay engagement photo 2
3:02 PM — A judge has issued a split decision in a lawsuit filed by a gay couple whose engagement photograph was used without their permission by an anti-gay campaign.
1st April 2014
US: NOM co-founder calls Mozilla boycott over ‘intolerance’ towards CEO 22
10:01 PM — One of the co-founders of the National Organisation for Marriage is calling for a boycott of Mozilla Firefox, due to 'intolerance' shown to their new CEO, who opposes equal marriage.
Watch: Scott Lively preached hate in Uganda just before anti-gay law proposed 16
9:36 PM — A video has emerged of anti-gay American pastor Scott Lively addressing a conference in Uganda just before the country's homophobic law was drafted.
Sikh leader: My religion says I can scoff food at a party – but not attend a religious gay wedding 52
3:31 PM — The founder and principal adviser of Sikhs in England says he would be happy to attend the reception of a same-sex couple’s wedding – but not the actual wedding ceremony in a temple.
Boy Scouts of America sacks openly gay scout leader 6
2:42 PM — The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has sacked a scoutmaster after finding out that he is openly gay.
James Franco to play former gay activist Michael Glatze in new film 4
1:00 PM — Hollywood actor James Franco is in talks to play former gay activist Michael Glatze in a new biopic.
31st March 2014
US: Newsweek’s new co-owner believes in ‘gay cure’ therapies 16
4:16 PM — The new co-owner of iconic magazine Newsweek believes in 'gay cure' therapies, it has emerged.
US: Texas school accused of discrimination for turning away three-year-old with lesbian parents 1
4:00 PM — A lesbian couple in Texas have said their three-year-old son was turned away from a Montessori private school because of the director's religious beliefs.
Spiked Editor Brendan O’Neill: Same-sex marriage advocacy has been ‘ugly and censorious’ 21
1:41 PM — The editor of Spiked has accused same-sex marriage advocates in England and Wales of being "ugly and censorious" against people who oppose the legislation.
Pastor who succeeded Ian Paisley warns against legalising equal marriage in Northern Ireland 26
11:46 AM — A Free Presbyterian minister has warned against legalising equal marriage in Northern Ireland, describing it as a “huge propaganda campaign”.
29th March 2014
Unitarian Chief Officer Derek McAuley celebrates arrival of same-sex weddings 2
3:31 PM — Writing for PinkNews on the day that same-sex marriage becomes legal in England and Wales, Derek McAuley reflects on decades of acceptance and support for same-sex marriage by the Unitarian Church.
Dr Jeffrey John: Most Church of England people agree, same-sex weddings ‘have God’s blessing already’ 12
10:50 AM — Britain's most senior openly-gay cleric the Dean of St Albans Dr Jeffrey John has written for PinkNews to congratulate couples getting married, and to reassure them that they "have God's blessing already".