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  • 22nd February 2012

    David Lammy cuts tie with equal marriage opponents who funded interns 14

    David Lammy has cut ties with CARE (Photo: bisgovuk)

    4:53 PM — Labour MP for Tottenham David Lammy has cut ties with the Christian Action Research and Education which co-launched the anti-marriage equality Coalition for Marriage petition and supported a 'gay cure' conference.

  • 16th February 2012

    Christian hoteliers’ business ‘down by two thirds’ 237

    Business has been hit at the Chymorvah Hotel

    11:25 AM — The Christian hoteliers who discriminated against a gay couple in refusing them a room have said occupancy had fallen from 75% to 25% since the case started.

  • 10th February 2012

    Trial begins for ‘gays burn in hell’ street preacher

    The alleged abuse took place in Taunton, Somerset (Photo: Flickr user boliston)

    2:17 PM — A street preacher has appeared in court in Somerset on charges of verbally abusing a gay couple. Michael Overd, 47, from Creech St Michael in Somerset, allegedly told Craig Manning and Craig Nichol that they were “evil” and would “burn in hell”.

  • 27th May 2011

    US Sheriff’s department ‘paid evangelicals to turn lesbian straight’ 14

    Amanda Booker is currently in custody (photo: Georgia Department of Corrections)

    10:01 AM — A lesbian is suing a sheriff's department in Georgia, USA, after it allegedly paid $600 for two evangelicals to turn her straight. Amanda Booker, who is now in custody over a separate incident, is suing officials after she claims Bartow County Sheriff's Department in Georgia forced her to attend gay conversion therapy instead of taking her to a drug rehabilitation centre.

  • 8th April 2011

    Video: Lady Gaga confronts anti-gay preacher 15

    Lady Gaga confronted an anti-gay preacher

    4:46 PM — Lady Gaga has released a video of her confronting an anti-gay fundamentalist. The clip shows the gay-friendly star being handed a 'get out of hell free' card by a preacher as she arrived at one of her gigs.

  • 6th April 2011

    Court backs Wal-Mart sacking of anti-gay Christian worker 61

    Wal-Mart sacked Tanisha Matthews for harassment

    10:38 AM — A court has backed US retail giant Wal-Mart for sacking an anti-gay worker who claimed she was a victim of discrimination for being a Christian.

  • 1st April 2011

    Australian Catholic school accidentally allows ‘gay cure’ seminar 47

    The gay cure group says it may take legal action

    10:20 AM — A Catholic school in Australia accidentally allowed a 'gay cure' Christian group to use its premises for a seminar. St Columban's College said it immediately withdrew permission for the Miracle Christian Center's presentation after it learned the nature of the group.

  • 24th February 2011

    Christian website blames Christchurch Quake on gays 92

    The ChristchurchQuake.net website is hosted in Utah

    12:13 PM — Members of the LGBT community in New Zealand have denounced a US-based Christian website for blaming the Christchurch earthquake on vengeance from God because of the "amoral" behaviour of gays and lesbians.

  • 8th December 2010

    Hotel owners sued after banning gay couple from sharing a room 136

    The hotel's owners said they barred all unmarried couples from sharing rooms

    11:04 AM — The Christian owners of a seaside hotel are being sued by a gay couple they refused a double room to. Peter and Hazelmary Bull, who own the Chymorvah Private Hotel in Cornwall, refused to let civil partners Martin Hall and Steven Preddy stay in a room with a double bed in 2008.

  • 26th November 2010

    Apple removes ‘anti-gay’ iPhone app 30

    The app appears to have been removed

    3:45 PM — Apple has apparently removed an app from its iTunes store which rails against gay marriage and LGBT rights. The app, created by a Christian group, disappeared from the online store after media attention, first reported on PinkNews.co.uk.

  • 25th November 2010

    Anti-gay groups upset at being called ‘hateful’ 38

    Anti-gay groups objected to being called 'hateful'

    1:53 PM — US anti-gay organisations have hit back after being included on a list of 'hate groups'. The Family Research Council and National Organization for Marriage were named by a civil rights body as two of 18 groups which "demonise" gay people and propagate "known falsehoods".

  • Gove: We will work with Stonewall to tackle ‘growing’ anti-gay bullying 30

    Michael Gove said the government would work with anti-bullying charities (Photo: Paul Clarke)

    10:52 AM — Education secretary Michael Gove has said that the government will work with gay and anti-bullying charities to tackle homophobia in schools.

  • 23rd November 2010

    Apple approves ‘anti-gay’ iPhone app 48

    A screenshot of the Manhattan Declaration app

    5:54 PM — Apple has approved an iPhone app which calls on users to sign up to a declaration against LGBT rights and gay marriage. The app is based on the Manhattan Declaration, a manifesto released in 2009 by Christian and Catholic leaders which rails against the "erosion" of marriage.

  • 17th November 2010

    Christian doctor loses gay adoption case 34

    Dr Sheila Matthews was told there was no evidence for her case

    2:15 PM — A Christian doctor who claimed she was a victim of religious discrimination has lost her case against Northamptonshire County Council. Dr Sheila Matthews said homosexuality was "not God's will" and that children do better with heterosexual parents.

  • 15th November 2010

    Christian doctor begins legal fight over gay adoptions 75

    Dr Matthews will ask whether medical opinion should override equality laws

    11:54 AM — A Christian doctor who was removed from an adoption panel after she refused to endorse applications by same-sex couples hopes to go to the European Court of Justice. Dr Sheila Matthews, of Kettering, will ask the court to establish whether medical opinion should be permitted to override equality laws.

  • 1st November 2010

    Bishops say gay rights laws damage Christian freedoms 60

    Senior clerics said that there was a clash of rights

    12:20 PM — Leading Church of England bishops have claimed that equality laws mean gay rights are being "privileged" over the rights of Christians. The figures, including former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey and Bishop of Winchester Michael Scott-Joynt, said that gay rights supporters are able to "suppress all disagreement or disapproval and 'coerce silence'."

  • Anti-gay Christian couple to challenge fostering ban at High Court 120

    The couple were told they could not foster children (Photo: D Sharon Pruitt)

    11:08 AM — A Christian couple who were barred from fostering children after they admitted that they believe homosexuality is unacceptable are to challenge the ban at the High Court.

  • 20th October 2010

    Israel’s only gay MP speaks out for marriage on visit to London 8

    Nitzan Horowitz address a neeting in London last week

    4:30 PM — Nitzan Horowitz, the first openly gay politician to be elected to the Israeli Knesset (Parliament), is a man on a mission. Representing the left of centre, pro-peace New Movement-Meretz party, he has called for Israel to introduce secular marriages for gay and straight couples as well as campaigning for help for LGBT people from neighboring Arab countries who risk death if returned home.

  • 25th February 2010

    Beverly Hills denounces anti-gay beauty queen 26

    Lauren Ashley was rejected by Beverly Hills city. (Photo: YouTube)

    11:25 AM — The city of Beverly Hills has rejected Lauren Ashley, the beauty queen who said that God wanted gay people dead. Ms Ashley, a contestant in the Miss California pageant, claimed to hold the title of Miss Beverly Hills, but a statement from the city says there is no such role.

  • 24th February 2010

    Judge orders arrest of missing ex-gay mother 12

    Janet Jenkins (left) and Lisa Miller are battling for custody of their daughter

    2:43 PM — A US judge has ordered the arrest of a woman who disappeared with her seven-year-old daughter after failing to hand her over to her other mother.

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