8th October 2012
New Zealand: Presbyterian Church to defy its governing body and perform same-sex marriages 12
9:17 PM — A church in Wellington, New Zealand, has vowed to go against its governing body if equal marriage becomes legal, and perform same-sex weddings.
UK: Lord Carey criticised for anti-equal marriage ‘Nazi’ remarks 59
7:57 PM — Gay rights campaigners have criticised the former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey for making another outspoken attack on equal marriage.
Video: Anti-equal marriage advert aired in Maryland 4
3:25 PM — Ahead of next month’s referendum on whether to ban same-sex marriage in the US state of Maryland, opponents have produced a new campaign video that has been shown on television.
Comment: It’s vital to lobby MPs over equal marriage 36
1:52 PM — In a comment piece for PinkNews.co.uk, Matthew Sephton, chairman of LGBTory says it’s vital that the LGBT community continues to press the case for marriage equality among all parliamentarians.
UK: Anti-equal marriage rally takes place at Tory conference 111
12:23 PM — A rally by the Coalition for Marriage, the campaign group leading the opposition to equal marriage rights for same-sex couples in the UK, has taken place against the backdrop of the Conservative Party Conference.
7th October 2012
France: More officials speak out against equal marriage 7
10:46 PM — The prospect of new legislation allowing gay people in France to marry and adopt has been met with opposition from religious groups as well as several mayors who have spoken out in opposition to the idea.
George Osborne: I will vote in support of equal marriage 29
3:28 PM — Chancellor George Osborne has reiterated his support for the government’s policy on equal marriage as the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham gets underway.
5th October 2012
Comment: Equal marriage is a test for my Jewish Orthodox faith 117
5:15 PM — Writing for PinkNews.co.uk, LGBT campaigner Oliver Kasin talks of how his Orthodox Jewish faith has created a personal conflict due to his sexuality. He would also like the Chief Rabbi, Lord Jonathan Sacks to end his opposition to equal marriage.
Stephen Fry attacks Church ‘extremists’ who oppose marriage equality in @Out4Marriage video 41
12:08 PM — Stephen Fry has called on the government to allow faith groups to provide marriage ceremonies to same-sex couples, in a video for the Out4Marriage campaign.
4th October 2012
Paris: District mayor suggests equal marriage could lead to ‘incest’ 28
7:07 PM — A district mayor in Paris is under fire after announcing that he will refuse to conduct same-sex marriages after he said they could open the door to the approval of polygamous or incestuous unions.
3rd October 2012
Comment: The gay rights debate should avoid political point scoring 28
9:54 PM — Writing for PinkNews.co.uk, David Skelton, the deputy director of the influential Policy Exchange think-tank argues that discussion on LGBT issues should avoid descending into “party political tribalism”.
Comment: Some Tories are Gay Get Over It! 190
9:47 PM — In a comment piece for PinkNews.co.uk, Conservative Party member Tara Hewitt hits back at the recent criticism of her party.
Video: Expedia advert shows a man’s acceptance of his gay daughter 10
9:17 PM — US Travel company, Expedia, has launched a new video in which an elderly father travels across the country to attend his lesbian daughter's wedding.
Chick-fil-A boss: We support ‘Biblical families’ 62
7:11 PM — Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy has voiced his support for "Biblical families" in one of his first interviews since his earlier comments caused controversy regarding equal marriage rights for same-sex couples.
UK: Anti-equal marriage conference held in Blackpool 66
11:12 AM — The director of the Society for the Protection of the Unborn Child (SPUC) has attacked government proposals to legalise same-sex marriage at a conference in Blackpool.
2nd October 2012
Rowan Williams admits the Church of England may have caused ‘mental’ pain towards gay people 91
7:58 PM — The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, admits the Church of England’s attitude to gay relationships has often been harmful to people on the receiving end of its message.
Video: US football star records Catholic video against same-sex marriage 20
5:47 PM — The Baltimore Ravens' Matt Birk is reiterating his opposition to equal marriage rights for same-sex couples in a new video for the Minnesota Catholic Conference.
Rupert Everett: Why do ‘queens’ want to go and get married in churches? 169
1:33 PM — Rupert Everett has told the Guardian – in another substantial rant – that he remains mystified on why same-sex couples would like to have religious marriage ceremonies.
Arnold Schwarzenegger’s parents thought he was gay and tried to ‘cure’ him 15
12:48 AM — Film star-turned-politician, Arnold Schwarzenegger, has spoken out saying that his parents thought he was gay when he was a teenager, and that they took him to a doctor in order to try to "cure" him.
1st October 2012
Arnold Schwarzenegger: ‘I don’t have to be for gay marriage’ — despite carrying them out 12
6:23 PM — California’s former governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, has spoken of performing two marriage ceremonies for gay couples during his eight years in office - although he is quick to point out that it doesn’t mean he is for “gay marriage”.