18th July 2014
US: HBO refuses to allow anti-gay pastor Scott Lively to debate John Oliver 13
4:49 PM — TV network HBO has refused a challenge from anti-gay pastor Scott Lively to allow him to have an on-air debate with John Oliver on Last Week Tonight.
26th March 2014
Nigel Farage will not support equal marriage unless Britain withdraws from ECHR 69
8:15 PM — Nigel Farage has said he does not support equal marriage due to Britain's current membership of the European Court of Human Rights.
13th March 2014
BBC sparks anger by dropping homosexuality in Islam debate from panel show 73
8:50 PM — The BBC has come under fire for dropping a planned debate about homosexuality in Islam from a BBC3 politics show.
9th September 2013
Fox TV presenter sacked for saying people who ‘choose to be gay will have to answer to the lord for their actions’ 25
2:13 PM — A Fox television sports commentator has been sacked after appearing just once, after footage surfaced of him saying that being gay "is a choice", and that gay people "will have to answer to the lord for their actions";
2nd July 2013
Tory MP Mike Freer: The HPV vaccine needs to be extended to protect gay men 20
4:28 PM — Tory MP Mike Freer has announced a campaign to have the HPV vaccination extended to include teenage boys, arguing that the current scheme, which only vaccinates girls, neglects to protect gay men.
1st June 2013
Video: Illinois equal marriage bill sponsor breaks down in tears during vote delay announcement 9
3:48 AM — Upon announcing that the equal marriage bill for the US state of Illinois would not be called for vote on Friday, the bill's sponsor Representative Greg Harris broke down in tears during his impassioned speech.
20th May 2013
Church of Scotland set to debate ordination of gay clergy 3
10:49 AM — The Church of Scotland is due to debate today whether it will continue to allow the ordination of lesbian and gay ministers. Around 850 ministers will take part in the annual General Assembly in Edinburgh this week.
8th May 2013
Puerto Rico: Amnesty urges lawmakers to take ‘historic’ steps to protect LGBT people
3:02 PM — Amnesty International is urging lawmakers in Puerto Rico to end discrimination against LGBT people, as two bills are due for debate this week.
14th April 2013
Ireland: Constitutional Convention votes overwhelmingly in favour of referendum on same-sex marriage 51
1:42 PM — Ireland's Constitutional Convention has voted overwhelmingly in favour of holding a referendum on legalising same-sex marriage in the Constitution.
5th February 2013
Lib Dem Deputy Leader Simon Hughes to vote against timetable for equal marriage bill 30
12:45 PM — The Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Simon Hughes, has said that he will vote against the timetabling motion for the equal marriage bill in today's vote, because he thought the timetable was "rushed".
31st January 2013
Scott Lively says Oxford Union ‘botched’ plans for him to appear at gay parenting debate 14
4:20 PM — Anti-gay Christian Evangelist, Scott Lively, has claimed that he did not attend a recent debate on gay parenting at the Oxford Union because organisers of the event "failed to correct" an administrative error meaning his flight was booked for the wrong day.
Committee debates gay ‘cure’ therapy before inquiry into doctor advocating it 36
1:09 AM — A heated debate on therapy attempting to "cure" people of same-sex attraction took place in a committee room at the Houses of Parliament on Wednesday.
30th January 2013
President of Cameroon: People may change their minds on ‘crime’ of homosexuality 8
11:55 PM — The President of Cameroon, Paul Biya, said on Wednesday that he could see that attitudes about his country's criminalisation of homosexuality were changing.
18th January 2013
US: Pro-gay NFL player Chris Kluwe to release a book of ‘uncensored personal essays’ 5
5:30 PM — Equal rights advocate and NFL football player, Chris Kluwe, is to release a book containing "uncensored personal essays" on a range of topics, after passionately defending equal marriage rights for gay people.
Overwhelming majority of Oxford Union students would be ‘glad to have gay parents’ 28
3:12 AM — In an Oxford Union debate on Thursday evening, the subject of which being gay parenting, the motion passed with a large majority.
17th January 2013
BNP leader Nick Griffin allowed to attend Oxford University gay parenting debate 40
11:56 AM — The Oxford Union have announced that BNP leader Nick Griffin "will not be turned away" if he decides to attend a scheduled debate on gay parenting, despite Mr Griffin's official invitation being withdrawn.
17th December 2012
Heated equal marriage debate pair release single in support of marriage equality 4
2:22 AM — Two celebrities from the US who were featured in a fiery online debate over equal marriage, have now teamed up to release a single together, in support of marriage equality.
25th October 2012
Adam Barta: Equal marriage debate with Angelina Pivarnick brought ‘outpouring of support’ 2
12:45 AM — Adam Barta, who defended equal marriage in a heated debate with an ex-Jersey Shore cast member, has said that he has seen a huge amount of new support for equal marriage, as a result of the controversy.
18th October 2012
Video: Ex-Jersey Shore cast member debates against equal marriage 23
12:20 AM — Angelina Pivarnick, formerly a cast member on the hit US television series, Jersey Shore, has been featured in an online video debate around equal marriage, and argued her point against the idea.
28th May 2012
Free equal marriage debate to take place in London tomorrow 24
3:33 PM — In the final weeks of the government's public consultation on how to implement marriage equality for gay and straight couples, a debate between humanists, Catholics, Jews and social commentators will take place in the capital.