1st April 2014
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".
28th March 2014
UK: Bishop of Salisbury backs same-sex weddings 8
9:37 PM — The Bishop of Salisbury has today given his backing to same-sex marriages.
US: Small town vice mayor in big trouble over accidental Fred Phelps endorsement 7
8:17 PM — The Vice Mayor of this Arizona town found himself amid a huge controversy this week, after accidentally endorsing the late founder of the 'God Hates Fags' Westboro Baptist Church.
Bishop of Buckingham: Allowing gay people to marry enriches the public understanding of marriage 14
4:18 PM — Writing for PinkNews, the Bishop of Buckingham, Dr Alan Wilson, says allowing same-sex couples to marry enriches the public understanding of what it means to be married.
Baroness Liz Barker: Same-sex marriage will make England and Wales a stronger and fairer place 1
3:46 PM — Lib Dem peer Baroness Barker writes for PinkNews on the introduction of same-sex marriage tonight, celebrating, but saying it gives us a chance to reflect on those who have campaigned for LGBT rights over the years, and those facing persecution around the world.
Comment: Fifty years of Quakers’ support for same-sex relationships helped me to be honest about who I am 2
2:28 PM — Writer and reviewer R V Bailey, writes for PinkNews and reflects on fifty years of support by the Quakers of same-sex relationships, all the way up to same-sex marriage for England and Wales on 29 March.
Nigeria: Islamic courts bail 7 men charged with breaking anti-gay laws 1
1:48 PM — Two Islamic courts in northern Nigeria have secretly released on bail seven men on trial for allegedly breaking anti-gay laws, officials say.
10 imminent catastrophes to prepare for once gays are allowed to marry 37
1:41 PM — Next week will be marked as a joyous and momentous occasion for so many same-sex couples in England and Wales, but don't be surprised when countless catastrophes and disasters take place on a biblical scale.
Evangelical Alliance leader claims there is ‘definitely a choice element’ in sexuality 29
10:44 AM — During a debate around same-sex marriage in England and Wales, the leader of Northern Ireland's Evangelical Alliance has claimed that being attracted to the same-sex is a choice.
27th March 2014
Archbishop of Canterbury: Church’s resistance to same-sex marriage is over 29
9:02 PM — The Archbishop of Canterbury has signalled the end of the church's resistance to same-sex marriage.
US: World Vision offers to refund donations after reinstating gay staff ban 11
8:32 PM — PinkNews Exclusive. Christian charity World Vision has confirmed that they are willing to refund donations to anyone who donated before a ban on married gay staff was put back in place.
Anti-gay activist: World Vision must sack its leadership team over brief gay acceptance 9
6:30 PM — The head of an adamantly anti-gay organisation in the US has weighed in on the debate surrounding Christian charity giant World Vision, to say it must sack its leadership team after flip-flopping on gay acceptance.
Neon Trees singer: People who say they ‘knew’ I was gay before I came out are missing the point 2
4:33 PM — Neon Trees singer Tyler Glenn has delivered a rebuke to people who said they 'knew' he was gay before he came out this week.