13th September 2014
Bishop ‘not optimistic’ that Church of England will resolve same-sex marriage split 41
12:59 PM — A Church of England Bishop says he is "not optimistic" that the Church will be able to reach a resolution to a divide over same-sex marriage.
12th September 2014
US: New Jersey’s ban on conversion therapy to be appealed to Supreme Court 8
10:53 PM — Two therapeutic groups will petition the US Supreme Court to hear an appeal that argues New Jersey’s ban on conversion therapy should be struck down.
US: Teen could face jail over photo of Jesus statue ‘blowjob’ 39
7:36 PM — A teenager in Pennsylvania is facing criminal charges, after he posted a photo to Facebook staged to look like a statue of Jesus was giving him a blowjob.
US: ‘Wicked’ composer attacks school that cancelled Spamalot over same-sex wedding
4:32 PM — Wicked composer Stephen Schwartz has signed a letter condemning a school that cancelled a production of Spamalot, because it contains a same-sex wedding.
David Cameron: Ian Paisley was controversial, but hard working and will be missed 28
3:56 PM — Prime Minister David Cameron has paid tribute to anti-gay Northern Irish politician Dr Ian Paisley.
Senior Scottish minister downplays gay clergy ‘crisis’ in Church of Scotland 4
1:48 PM — A Church of Scotland minister in the Highlands has downplayed the idea of a "crisis" over the gay clergy issue, following the resignation of two of his colleagues.
Australia: Activists condemn ‘opt-out’ for registrars in equal marriage bill 9
11:38 AM — Equality activists have condemned a proposal in an equal marriage bill that would allow civil celebrants to refuse to marry same-sex couples.
US: Appeals court upholds New Jersey gay ‘cure’ ban 1
9:13 AM — A federal appeals court has moved to uphold the US state of New Jersey's ban on gay "conversion" therapy for minors.
11th September 2014
UK: Man may face charges for distributing ‘vile’ homophobic leaflets 127
9:23 AM — A 53-year-old man has been spoken to by police in Stoke-on-Trent for distributing leaflets door-to-door which claimed that homosexuality is "not natural", and that it is a "rebellion against nature".
Church of England bishops to hold discussion on sexuality 17
8:55 AM — The Church of England's College of Bishops will meet next week to discuss sexuality, and how to allow an open conversation on the issue.
10th September 2014
God Loves Gays billboard unveiled in ‘God Hates Fags’ church’s hometown 3
5:23 PM — A 'God Loves Gays' billboard has been unveiled in the hometown of the notoriously anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church, after a crowdfunding campaign.
Ireland: Government advances bill to ban religious schools from discriminating against gay teachers 4
5:00 PM — The Irish government will advance a bill to close a loophole in equality law that permits religious employers to discriminate against gays.
NYC pastor: Michael Sam could marry a 9-year-old boy 37
4:39 PM — A New York pastor has warned that openly gay NFL star Michael Sam could marry a 9-year-old boy.
Duck Dynasty star: STIs are God’s punishment for homosexuals 32
4:16 PM — Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson has claimed that sexually transmitted infections are God's punishment for gays.
Ireland: Bishop files complaint after Christian charity awards grant to LGBT centre 19
2:28 PM — A Catholic Bishop has filed a complaint on "moral grounds" after a religious charity awarded a grant to an LGBT community centre.
10 catastrophes that never happened after same-sex marriage became legal 11
12:41 PM — We take a look back at some of the most surreal and bizarre attempts to curb the passing of equal marriage to date.
9th September 2014
National Secular Society concerned as anti-gay marriage registrar reinstated 43
6:07 PM — The National Secular Society has expressed concern at a decision to reinstate a Christian registrar who was previously dismissed after refusing to conduct same-sex weddings.
First gay clergy member to marry in UK sues Church of England after sacking 41
12:04 PM — The first gay clergy to marry in the UK, who was later sacked for doing so, has begun legal proceedings against the Church of England.
8th September 2014
New York: Gay groups apply to march in St Patrick’s Day parade after ban lifting 2
5:50 PM — Several LGBT groups have applied for the right to march in New York's St Patrick's Day parade, after organisers lifted a blanket ban.
Gay clergy ‘depressed’ over Church of England marriage ban 30
4:50 PM — A lobbying group has warned the Church of England that a ban on gay clergy marrying is pushing them away from the church.