31st March 2013
Archbishop of New York: Gay couples are only ‘entitled to friendship’, not sex 81
7:03 PM — The Archbishop of New York Timothy Dolan has reiterated the opposition to gay relationship by the Catholic Church, and went on to say that gay couples are only "entitled to friendship", and that “sexual love…is intended only for a man and a woman”.
Archbishop of Canterbury: The Church of England must be ‘graceful’ in equal marriage row 15
4:44 PM — The new Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, has said that the Church of England must remain "graceful" in its internal disagreements around equal marriage.
Poll: Most believe Church of England is ‘out of touch’ with modern society 37
12:41 AM — More than two-thirds (69%) of the population believe that the Church of England is out of touch with society and half (54%) believe that it does a bad job of providing moral leadership. Almost half disagree with its stance on same-sex marriage.
30th March 2013
Bishop of Shrewsbury Easter homily plans to attack same-sex marriage as detracting from value of human life 39
12:27 PM — The Bishop of Shrewsbury will address a trinity of controversial topics in his Easter homily at Shrewsbury Cathedral tomorrow.
Northern Ireland: Amnesty warns of future legal battle over marriage inequality 7
11:37 AM — Amnesty International and the Rainbow Project have warned that the Northern Irish government will be subject to "a straightforward legal challenge on the basis of inferior treatment" from its residents, unless it brings its laws in line with the rest of the UK on equal marriage.
Lord Carey: David Cameron’s support for marriage equality has made Christians feel persecuted 107
9:02 AM — The former Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord George Carey, has attacked David Cameron for his push for same-sex marriage, saying his has fueled "anxieties" among the UK'S Christians.
Top family lawyer: The government should stop ‘faffing around with gay marriage’ 64
2:17 AM — One of Britain's leading family lawyers has accused David Cameron's government of "faffing around with gay marriage" rather than tackling other injustices within marital law.
29th March 2013
US: Transgender man told he cannot divorce wife 27
7:52 PM — An Arizona judge has rejected a divorce petition from Thomas Beatie, a transgender father of three.
Gay Tea Party co-founder: I oppose equal marriage doing so is ‘not homophobic’ 35
5:48 PM — An openly gay co-founder of the US National Capital Tea Party Patriots, has said he is opposed to equal marriage, and has said that it is "not homophobic" to oppose it.
Jon Stewart: There is no excuse for the Supreme Court to delay taking a stance on equal marriage 2
5:14 PM — Speaking on Thursday evening's The Daily Show, Jon Stewart was heavily critical of some arguments heard in the US Supreme Court around equal marriage in the first two days of hearings this week.
Ireland: Gay Anglicans reiterate calls for same-sex marriage 9
4:12 PM — Changing Attitude Ireland has made a submission to the Irish Constitutional Convention in support of extending civil marriage to same-sex couples.
Anti-equal marriage former Tory candidate Maria Hutchings in Twitter spat over civil unions 23
3:27 PM — Anti-equal marriage former Tory candidate Maria Hutchings, who stood for the Conservative Party in the recent Eastleigh by-election and came third, took to Twitter today in a heated argument around equal marriage and civil unions.
David Cameron reshuffles anti-gay marriage Energy Minister John Hayes 14
12:48 PM — In a move designed to please disgruntled Tory backbenchers – many of whom are angry over the government’s equal marriage policy – David Cameron has made John Hayes his senior parliamentary adviser.
US: Legal challenge planned against new Colorado civil unions law in favour of equal marriage 6
2:11 AM — Just a week after civil unions were signed into law in the US state of Colorado, legal action is being planned to challenge the law in favour of equal marriage.
US: San Francisco law professors predict Supreme Court will invalidate Prop 8 and DOMA 7
1:00 AM — Two law professors from San Francisco's Bay Area predicted after two days of hearings around equal marriage, that the Supreme Court would rule to invalidate both Proposition 8 and a the Defense of Marriage Act.
28th March 2013
Bill Maher: Is one of the criteria for being allowed to marry ‘ejaculating in a vagina’? 17
6:35 PM — Television host Bill Maher weighed in on the equal marriage debate when the Supreme Court heard arguments around two cases this week, as he took to Twitter to joke that people might accept equal marriage if they called it by a different name.
Fox News host refuses to apologise for linking equal marriage to bestiality 15
5:32 PM — A Fox News radio host has refused to apologise after causing controversy by tweeting that legalising equal marriage across the US could lead to the legalisation of bestiality.
BBC apologises for naming South African official ‘gay marriage’ in TV news caption 3
4:55 PM — The BBC has apologised for accidently naming a South African civil servant with the name “gay marriage” in a TV news report about a diplomatic conference.
TIME magazine unveils equal marriage cover: ‘Gay marriage already won’ 15
1:38 PM — The cover of the latest edition of TIME magazine has been revealed, which features an image of same-sex couples kissing, accompanied by the text: "Gay marriage already won".
27th March 2013
US: Chick-fil-A franchisee gives free chicken to pro-equal marriage demonstrators 20
11:43 PM — A Californian owner-operator of a branch of chicken restaurant Chick-fil-A, has given out dozens of free coupons for chicken at a pro-marriage equality rally.