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.
Scottish parliamentary motion supports gay comic book wedding 13
2:47 PM — Ten members of the Scottish parliament have backed a motion in support of the two gay X-Men characters due to wed in their comic's next issue.
Tory MP who said equal access for gays would ‘mangle’ marriage raises consummation concerns 139
12:40 PM — A Catholic Tory MP has voiced concern over the government's plans to allow gay couples to marry, suggesting the law on consummation may be affected to the detriment of straight couples.
Video: ConservativeHome editor Tim Montgomerie comes @Out4Marriage 25
11:42 AM — The editor of the influential ConservativeHome blog has added his support to the Out4Marriage campaign, recording a video in favour of allow gay couples an equal right to marriage.
27th May 2012
Video: 80s gay icon Sinitta comes @Out4Marriage for gay couples everywhere 25
1:00 PM — Joining a growing number of public figures, the American singer, ex-girlfriend of both Simon Cowell and Brad Pitt, and sometime X-Factor judge is the latest celebrity to film a video for the Out4Marriage.org campaign, which calls for global equal marriage for gay couples.
Nick Clegg denounces free vote on equal marriage 113
11:40 AM — In what is the most visible sign of the split between Lib Dems and the Tories on the issue of equal marriage, the Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, has said that the issue cannot be left to individual conscience.
Another ComRes/Coalition for Marriage poll finds voters opposed to equal marriage 123
10:52 AM — The anti-equality group, Coalition for Marriage (C4M), has once again teamed up with ComRes to release a new poll, which claims that a majority of the voters are opposed to equal marriage.
26th May 2012
Julian Clary: Push for equal marriage akin to suffragette struggle 30
8:13 PM — The British comedian Julian Clary has compared the current push for equal marriage in the UK to the suffragette struggle of the fin de siècle, in an interview with the Daily Telegraph.
25th May 2012
Famous gay bar in Los Angeles bans bachelorette parties until marriage becomes equal 30
9:17 PM — Twice voted the best gay bar in the world, The Abbey in Los Angeles has banned all bachelorette parties until marriage becomes equal for gay couples.
Travel: Top ten wedding destinations for gay couples revealed 39
8:43 PM — The online travel advisor, Cheapflights, has released a new list of top ten travel destinations for gay couples who wish to marry, with the US capital, Washington D.C., topping the list.
Jeb Bush calls equal marriage ‘a distraction’ 38
7:57 PM — On a three day visit to Taiwan, the former governor of Florida, Jeb Bush, has said that equal marriage was 'a distraction' in the current presidential campaign, and it was economy that was the most important.
Video: Jack Straw backs Home Secretary Theresa May by coming @Out4Marriage 13
12:30 PM — The former Labour Home, Justice and Foreign Secretary, Jack Straw, has become the latest senior politician to join the cross party Out4Marriage campaign for gay couples to be allowed to marry. Yesterday, Home Secretary Theresa May recorded an Out4Marriage video where she made clear her personal commitment for gay couples to be allowed to marry.
24th May 2012
Editorial: Thanks Home Secretary for coming @Out4Marriage, now come out for religious same-sex marriage! 50
11:54 PM — Today Theresa May joined her Liberal Democrat colleague Lynne Featherstone and her Labour opposite number Yvette Cooper in backing the Out4Marriage campaign. And she couldn't have chosen a more significant day to do so.
Poll: Opposition to equal marriage, especially black voters, hits record low after Obama’s support 31
7:38 PM — Opposition to equal marriage has fallen to a record low, and that this change is connected to President Obama's endorsement of the measure, a new poll by Washington Post and ABC News finds.
Video: Colin Powell supports equal marriage 10
5:21 PM — Just as British Home Secretary Theresa May came Out4Marriage today, across the pond, former US Secretary of State, Colin Powell, has also announced that he supports equal marriage.
Update: No. 10 says MPs will be given free vote on equal marriage 138
10:15 AM — In an apparent volte face on "full commitment" to equal marriage, No. 10 announced today that Conservative MPs will be given a free vote on voting for the measure in Parliament, though it has denied that it is backtracking on its support for the measure.
23rd May 2012
Nick Clegg warns Tories against backing down on equal marriage 65
11:05 AM — Just as Owen Paterson, the Tory Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, became the first cabinet minister to oppose equal marriage, Nick Clegg, leader of the Liberal Democrats and the Deputy Prime Minister, has issued a warning to the Conservatives not to back down on the introduction of marriage equality.
Northern Ireland Secretary of State, Owen Paterson, opposed to equal marriage 89
10:42 AM — The Tory MP Owen Paterson, the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, has become the first cabinet member to publicly declare his opposition to marriage equality.
22nd May 2012
Croatia may introduce civil partnerships for gay couples 29
4:18 PM — Croatia may introduce legislations to allow same-sex couples to form domestic partnerships, and also to recognise marriages between members of the same-sex performed elsewhere.
20th May 2012
US black civil rights group, NAACP, endorses equal marriage 31
9:24 PM — The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has passed a resolution yesterday endorsing equal marriage, two weeks following President Obama's move to do so.