US Election 2012
28 August 2012
Pennsylvania: Congressional nominee changes mind on marriage equality
The Democratic nominee for a congressional seat in Pennsylvania has this week reversed his opposition to marriage equality.
23 August 2012
Republican amendments to marriage equality rejected
Two Republican Party delegates had their suggestions on amending the party's official position on marriage equality rejected this week.
22 August 2012
Video: Republican Party National Convention boosts WiFi connectivity to ensure constant Grindr access
50,000 right-wingers will descend on Tampa, Florida, for the Republican National Convention to crown Mitt Romney as the party's official candidate but according to this spoof video the delegates will really be enjoying themselves on Grindr and glory-holes.
21 August 2012
Mitt Romney advisor likened being gay to being a drug addict
Mitt Romney's advisor spoke out in opposition to an amendment which would allow civil unions at a Republican assembly, likening being gay to drug use, and polygamy.
30 July 2012
US: Democrats move to adopt same-sex marriage as official party platform
The US Democrats are expected to back same-sex marriage part of their official party platform.
11 July 2012
US: Mitt Romney tells NAACP he will fight against marriage equality
US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney told the annual NAACP convention today that he will oppose marriage equality, despite the civil rights group's board of directors endorsing the right of gay people to marry.
2 July 2012
Gay Republican Fred Karger ends presidency campaign
Gay Republican presidential candidate Fred Karger has ended his campaign.
16 June 2012
Video: President Obama’s speech for LGBT Pride Reception
During a reception to mark LGBT pride month, President Obama tells gay and trans supporters that he will have a 'friend' and 'fellow advocate' in him as long as he remains at the White House.
6 June 2012
Obama heads to the West Coast to lobby the LGBT community
President Obama is headed on a two-day trip to the West Coast, aimed at lobbying the LGBT community, especially with an eye to fundraising for the forthcoming presidential elections, US media organisations report.
4 June 2012
Video: Michelle Obama proud to support marriage equality
Nearly a month after US President Barack Obama came out in support of equal marriage, the First Lady, Michelle Obama, has spoken of her support for the right of gay couples to marry, while answering questions from her Twitter follows.
25 May 2012
Jeb Bush calls equal marriage ‘a distraction’
On a three day visit to Taiwan, the former governor of Florida, Jeb Bush, has said that equal marriage was 'a distraction' in the current presidential campaign, and it was economy that was the most important.
24 May 2012
Poll: Opposition to equal marriage, especially black voters, hits record low after Obama’s support
Opposition to equal marriage has fallen to a record low, and that this change is connected to President Obama's endorsement of the measure, a new poll by Washington Post and ABC News finds.
24 May 2012
Video: Obama campaign releases LGBT manifesto
In a sign that, having come out for equal marriage, President Obama is making LGBT rights one of the pillars of his campaign for re-election, a new video has been released that touts his gay rights record for the past for years, and a manifesto for the next term.
19 May 2012
Republicans hastily add anti-equal marriage coda to a defence bill
In a sign that equal marriage might be made a more prominent issue than previously thought, following President Obama's support for the measure, Republican-led House of Representatives have hastily added a provision on to a large-scale defence bill that would ban equal marriage ceremonies at military chapels.
13 May 2012
Newsweek names Obama as the first ‘gay’ president
Within days of President Obama formally declaring his support for equal marriage, the American magazine Newsweek has named him the first 'gay' president in its front cover.
11 May 2012
Poll: 51% of Americans agree with Obama’s support of equal marriage
More than half of Americans have said that they approve of President Obama's support for equal marriage, though 60% of the respondents also said that this announcement would have no bearing on their voting decisions, according to a Gallup/USA Today poll released this evening.
10 May 2012
Romney bullied gay classmates, US media reports
The Republican presidential candidate, Mitt Romney, was forced to apologise today, just hours after the Washington Post reported that he had held down a gay classmate, and cut off his bleached blond hair when he was a student at an elite private school.
9 May 2012
Reactions to Obama’s endorsement of equal marriage begin to flow
Politicians and gay rights activists have begun to react to President Obama's announcement today that he supports equal marriage for same-sex couples.
9 May 2012
Breaking News: President Obama confirms support for equal marriage
Barack Obama, the president of the United States, has announced in an interview with ABC News that he thinks gay couples should have the same legal right to marry as heterosexual couples.
9 May 2012
North Carolina voters pass Amendment One to ban gay marriage, civil unions and domestic partnerships
Voters in North Carolina have approved Amendment One, which introduces a constitutional ban on gay marriages and outlaws even civil unions.