13th April 2012
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie give up on waiting for marriage equality and get engaged 47
10:45 PM — Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have finally decided to abandon their pledge not to marry until every couple in the United States can do the same, gay or straight. The couple had indicated that they were facing pressure from their children to formalise their relationship.
12th April 2012
Council to discuss marriage and MP’s gender-neutral Shakespeare comments today 27
12:37 PM — A full house is expected today at a meeting in Margate to discuss the government’s proposals for equal marriage and the comments made by Sir Roger Gale, Thanet North's MP.
11th April 2012
Irish Student Union to campaign for marriage equality 7
2:34 PM — The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) has voted to campaign in favour of equal rights for gay couples to marry and adopt in its latest Congress.
Gay equality in presidential race policies ’6 percent higher’ after Rick Santorum exit 15
10:29 AM — Rick Santorum's decision to end his campaign seeking the Republican party's nomination to run for presidential race later this year has boosted the proportion of gay-friendly policies in race by 6 percent, according to an analysis released today.
10th April 2012
Federal lawsuit against Nevada seeking marriage equality 6
11:37 PM — A gay rights group has filed a federal lawsuit today against the governor of Nevada, Republican Brian Sandoval, in a bid to extend marriage rights to same-sex couples in the state.
Maine: New anti-gay group campaigns against equal marriage 9
11:05 PM — Two outspoken opponents of equal marriage have started a new political action committee (PAC) in Maine, with the explicit and exclusive aim of campaigning against efforts to bring marriage equality to the state through a referendum this November.
Analysis: Behind the MPs poll on marriage equality 103
9:59 PM — Yesterday, PinkNews.co.uk reported that in a survey by ComRes on behalf of the Coalition for Marriage, only 56% of MPs thought that proposals for equality in marriage is likely to go ahead, the proportion rising significantly among Labour and Lib Dems, but declining with equal significance among the Tories. Here, Balaji Ravichandran presents a detailed analysis of the poll and its findings.
9th April 2012
Poll: 56 per cent of MPs think equal marriage will become law 110
10:42 PM — A cross-party survey of MPs by ComRes has found that only 56 per cent of them believed that the proposals to include same-sex couples in civil marriages would succeed, which reduced to 41 per cent with Tory MPs. By contrast, more than two-thirds of Labour MPs and almost all of Liberal Democrats were confident that things would go ahead as planned.
Video: Behind the scenes at filming of equal marriage advertisement 9
12:39 PM — A behind the scenes video has been released from the making of a viral advertisement to promote the Coalition for Equal Marriage (C4EM) and the cause of marriage equality in the UK.
8th April 2012
Sunday Times disagrees with sister paper The Times over allowing gay couples to marry 46
9:48 PM — The Times made waves last month with a series of editorials backing the Government's plans for the introduction of civil marriage equality. But its sister newspaper The Sunday Times today backed the gay former Labour cabinet minister Ben Bradshaw saying that same sex marriage is "unnecessary".
Update: Investigation suggests serious flaws in the Coalition For Marriage petition 168
8:30 PM — PinkNews.co.uk's Edmund Broch explores how accurate the reliable the system is that appears to suggest that the Coalition for Marriage has amassed 400,000 signatures in opposition to the Government's plans to allow gay couples to marry and asks 'do their numbers add up?'
Comment: The time is now to take action for equal marriage! 72
1:35 PM — Have you heard the news? Coalition for Marriage (C4M) has collected over 400,000 signatures for its petition to keep a restricted and homophobic (yes, homophobic) definition of marriage. Apparently, it is an institution only heterosexuals can and should enjoy. Meanwhile, how is the other camp, the Coalition for Equal Marriage (C4EM) doing? Merely a tenth of that number.
5th April 2012
Apology after student disqualified from pageant for equal marriage hope 14
2:10 PM — A school district in the US has apologised to a student was was pulled off stage and disqualified from a competition for saying he would like to marry another man.
4th April 2012
Boston Court hears anti-DOMA appeal 3
9:42 PM — A federal appeals court in Boston, Massachusetts, has begun hearing arguments today about the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which denies federal benefits to married same-sex couples.
Comment: The Church should beg society’s forgiveness for its treatment of gay people 74
5:35 PM — Matthew Todd says the Church should help young people become the upstanding, caring citizens they can be, unfettered from sexual shame and dogma, not fight a fierce battle over something that will not harm, hurt or even affect anyone except gay couples who wish to marry.
Over 640,000 thank Starbucks for equal marriage support 11
4:58 PM — 640,000 people have signed a petition to thank coffee giant Starbucks over its support for equal marriage after opponents tried to launch an international boycott.
Comment: Forget the ‘nests of snakes’, equal marriage could iron out our current quirks 47
12:16 PM — Far from being a "nest of snakes", family law executive Lisa Burton-Durham says equal marriage legislation could let us address outdated legal concepts.
3rd April 2012
David Cameron attempts to conciliate Christians over marriage equality 77
10:03 PM — The Prime Minister David Cameron attempted today to reassure Christian groups that there were no threats to religious beliefs in extending civil marriage to same-sex couples, during an Easter reception at Downing Street.
Stonewall funds 1000 London bus adverts for equal marriage 101
9:53 AM — Gay rights charity Stonewall has announced a thousand London buses will carry its equality message in April during the government's consultation on how to implement marriage for gay couples.