29th January 2014
London: Somali women protest over lesbian adoption decision 72
3:38 PM — More than 50 Somali women in north-west London have staged a protest at the decision of authorities to place a child into the care of a lesbian couple.
US: Kansas bill would allow religious business owners to refuse service to same-sex couples 5
3:21 PM — Politicians in the US state of Kansas have considered a bill which would pre-emptively allow those with "sincerely held religious beliefs" to discriminate against gay couples wishing to get married.
Nigeria: Trial of men accused of being gay suspended due to ‘mob justice’ fears 12
12:06 PM — Two Islamic courts in Nigeria have suspended the trials of 10 men accused of breaking laws against homosexuality over fears stones will once again be thrown at the defendants.
28th January 2014
Church of England: Bishops unable to reach consensus on gay blessings 10
1:29 PM — The bishops of the Church of England have deferred any decision on allowing blessings for same-sex marriages until next month.
27th January 2014
Pastor who helped woman flee US custody battle with lesbian partner appeals sentence 3
7:02 PM — Lawyers acting on behalf of a US pastor who was sentenced for helping a woman flee to Central America to escape a custody battle with her lesbian partner, have filed an appeal against his sentencing in the state of Vermont, saying he should have been sentenced elsewhere.
24th January 2014
Vatican tells Swiss Guard member to give names to back up claims of sexual advance from church official 15
7:36 PM — A senior member of the Catholic Church has urged a member of the Swiss Guard to give names to back up his claims of sexual advances from church officials.
22nd January 2014
US: Catholic school president resigns after ‘firing’ vice principal for being in a same-sex marriage 14
2:47 PM — The president of a Catholic school in Seattle has resigned following lengthy protests over the decision to fire the former vice principal for marrying his same sex partner.
21st January 2014
Bishop: Marriage is between a man and a woman but there’s no place for homophobia 26
3:48 PM — The next Bishop of Exeter says there is “no place for homophobia” in the Church of England, whilst restating its position against equal marriage.
US: Retired Texas pastor to begin performing same-sex weddings 1
1:51 PM — A minister in the US state of Texas has said he is to begin performing weddings for gay and lesbian couples.
20th January 2014
Former Swiss Guard commander: ‘I know that a gay lobby exists within the Vatican’ 11
6:10 PM — One of the Swiss Guard's former commandants has confirmed "from personal experience" that a "gay lobby" exists within the Vatican.
Newly appointed Spanish cardinal: Homosexuality is a ‘deficiency’ that can be cured 37
3:53 PM — A new Spanish cardinal appointed by Pope Francis has begun his tenure by describing homosexuality as a deficiency and suggesting the need for gay people to undergo corrective treatment.
19th January 2014
One Direction’s Liam Payne slammed after tweeting support for the ‘family values’ of Duck Dynasty stars 60
2:32 PM — One Direction singer Liam Payne has faced backlash on Twitter after sending a message of support to the son of the Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson, which praises "the family values you still all behold."
17th January 2014
US: Catholic teacher sacked after getting engaged to same-sex partner 7
6:10 PM — A Catholic school teacher in the US state of Ohio has said that he was sacked for getting engaged to a man.
16th January 2014
Arizona official introduces bill to allow religious people ‘licence to discriminate’ against gay people 25
7:33 PM — A bill has been introduced in the US state of Arizona which would allow "license to discriminate" against LGBT people, if there was a religious motivation.
Nigeria: 11 Muslim men accused of being gay face possible death sentence by religious court 30
2:32 PM — An Islamic court in Nigeria has put on trial 11 Muslim men accused of violating their religion due to their alleged sexuality – if found guilty they could be sentenced to death by stoning.
13th January 2014
US: Indiana committee to decide on bill to ban same-sex marriage
7:27 PM — A bill to ban same-sex marriage in Indiana was being considered in the House of Representatives in the US state today.
12th January 2014
Anti-gay marriage Catholic Archbishop Vincent Nichols to become Cardinal 55
1:51 PM — The head of the Catholic Church in England and Wales, who is also known for his vocal opposition to same-sex marriage, is set to be created a Cardinal by Pope Francis next month.
10th January 2014
Vatican internet users illegally download ‘Billy Elliot’ and ‘Lesbian Hair Salon’ 16
8:18 PM — Users of the internet inside the Vatican have used illegal torrent sites to download illegal films, music, and porn titles with funny names, a site focussing on file sharing has reported.
Anglican Mainstream: God would be opposed to banning gay conversion therapy 80
1:41 PM — A bill aimed at banning gay-to-straight conversion therapy has been denounced by the social conservative Christian group Anglican Mainstream as a “threat” to Christians.
Orthodox Church of Russia: Homosexuality must be banned and excluded from society 51
12:37 PM — Russia's powerful Orthodox Church has proposed a referendum on banning homosexuality.