10th January 2014
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.
9th January 2014
Hunger strike man: Utah Governor ‘did the right thing’ by ceasing to recognise same-sex marriages 10
2:29 PM — A man in the US state of Utah who went on hunger strike during the period in which gay couples were able to marry in the state has said the Governor has "done the right thing" by saying same-sex marriages conducted in that period will not be recognised by the state.
8th January 2014
US: Utah man against same-sex marriage went on hunger strike because ‘everyone needs a hobby’ 8
5:51 PM — A man in the US state of Utah who said he was going on hunger strike until after his state banned same-sex couples from marrying has responded to questions of why, to say "everyone needs a hobby".
US: Utah man says he went on hunger strike ‘to expose the hatred of the homosexual movement’ 26
2:59 PM — A man in the US state of Utah who said he was going on hunger strike until after his state banned same-sex couples from marrying has said he did so to “expose the hatred of the homosexual movement”.
Former Irish president praised for speaking out against homophobia in the Catholic Church 7
10:56 AM — Ireland’s former president Mary McAleese has been praised for calling on the Catholic Church to rethink its stance on homosexuality.
7th January 2014
FA equality adviser who called gays ‘detestable’, resigns 46
7:32 PM — An ex-footballer who described gay people as "detestable", and who was appointed as an equality advisor to the Football Association (FA), has stepped down.
Daily Mail gets hot under the collar over sexy calendar featuring fake gay priests 23
6:59 PM — The Daily Mail appeared to get a bit flustered over a calendar featuring naked men posing as Orthodox priests with a long feature about the calendar.
Greece: Gay rights activists use public holiday to stage kiss-in against anti-gay bishop 11
6:05 PM — This week a Greek public holiday including a traditional religious ceremony was attended by gay activists who used a kiss-in to protest against an ultra-conservative bishop.
Former Irish president urges Cardinal Keith O’Brien to tell life story in order to help gay people 27
12:03 PM — Ireland’s former president has strongly criticised the Catholic Church for its views on homosexuality and suggests Cardinal Keith O’Brien should share his life story in order to help gay people who have felt the need “to pretend to be heterosexual”.
6th January 2014
Vatican denies that Pope Francis signalled support for civil partnerships in Italy 21
7:18 PM — In response to Italian headlines which interpreted recent words by the Pope as signalling a support for same-sex civil unions in the country, the Vatican has strongly denied such a meaning.
US: Following Supreme Court ruling, Utah same-sex marriage hunger-striker asks for pizza 12
5:48 PM — A man in the US state of Utah who said he was not going to eat again until same-sex couples had the right to marry revoked has begun eating again after the US Supreme Court put a temporary stay on the issue, pending appeal.
Man goes on hunger strike against gay rights. How the internet responds is guaranteed to make you laugh 45
1:17 PM — After finding out that a Utah man had gone on hunger strike against the newly instated right of gay couples to marry, a Facebook group was set up to send him pictures of the delicious looking food that he is missing out on.
4th January 2014
Catholic Bishop: Maltese Catholic MPs will commit a ‘grave moral act’ by voting for civil unions 15
4:20 PM — Malta's Auxiliary Bishop has said that any Catholic MPs in the country who vote for an upcoming civil unions bill will commit a "grave moral act" by doing so.
Pope Francis: We must be careful not to administer a vaccine against faith to children of gay couples 32
3:09 PM — Pope Francis has spoken out to express concern at the way the Catholic Church deals with the children of gay couples.
Utah man on hunger strike for as long as gays can marry 137
12:26 AM — Trestin Meacham has revealed that he has been on a 12 day hunger strike and will continue to fast until gay couples in his home state of Utah are banned from marrying. Mr Meacham said some of his best friends and relatives are gay.
2nd January 2014
US: Lesbians named without permission ask for lawsuit against Utah and Mormon Church to be struck down 9
7:41 PM — A lesbian couple in the US state of Utah have asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit against the state and Mormon Church which listed their names without permission.
‘Gay cure’ book removed from sale on Amazon after complaints 11
4:42 PM — A book written by the adamantly anti-gay US radio host Linda Harvey has been pulled from sale by its publisher.
US: No large defections follow Boy Scouts policy change to allow gay members 2
2:57 PM — As the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) opens its ranks to openly gay members, Christian organisations are offering an alternative for those abandoning the organisation.
Duck Dynasty family: ‘We all learned a lot’ from homophobia controversy 23
2:35 PM — The son and wife of Phil Robertson, US TV star who came under fire for homophobia recently, have both said they "learned a lot" from the ordeal.
Vicar tells Church of England to ‘Keep calm and support equal marriage’ 9
11:04 AM — A north London vicar has condemned the Church of England for its “unacceptable” opposition to equal marriage by using an iconic slogan.