8th November 2012
UK: Culture secretary seeks to reduce religious fears over equal marriage 71
12:23 PM — Culture Secretary Maria Miller says the government is looking at incorporating additional “locks” in its proposed equal marriage legislation.
UK: Anti-equal marriage bishop chosen to become Archbishop of Canterbury 123
11:19 AM — The Bishop of Durham Justin Welby, who is strongly opposed to equal marriage, is set to become the next Archbishop of Canterbury.
Brendon Ayanbadejo: Yes on equal marriage vote ‘was like Christmas’ 13
1:29 AM — Baltimore Ravens linebacker, and equal marriage advocate, Brendon Ayanbadejo, shared his elation at waking up on Wednesday to find that Maryland voters had chosen to legalise equal marriage in the state.
7th November 2012
France: Thousands rally for equal marriage and adoption rights 9
11:18 PM — Thousands of demonstrators turned up to rally at the National Assembly in Paris on Wednesday evening to show support for equal marriage and adoption rights for same-sex couples.
France unveils same-sex marriage bill 15
4:16 PM — French President Francois Hollande’s government has approved a bill to legalise equal marriage and allow gay couples to adopt.
US 2012: Washington state passes same-sex marriage 13
3:22 PM — On a momentous night for LGBT equality, the US west coast state of Washington followed Maine and Maryland in passing a referendum in support of marriage rights for gay couples, and Minnesota voted against outlawing equal marriage.
US 2012: Maine legalises same-sex marriage 18
5:36 AM — The US state of Maine has voted in favour of marriage rights for gay couples in a public referendum.
US 2012: Maryland legalises same-sex marriage 14
5:08 AM — The US state of Maryland has voted in favour of civil equal marriage in a public referendum.
Barack Obama re-elected US President 104
4:20 AM — Barack Obama has reached the projected magic number of 270 electoral college votes needed to be re-elected President of the United States of America.
US 2012: Mike Huckabee concedes things are not going to plan for Romney 6
2:08 AM — Former governor of Arkansas Mike Huckabee managed to mention the anti-gay fast food chain Chick-fil-A, during an interview about the latest US 2012 presidential exit polls.
6th November 2012
Anti-gay Ohio senate candidate rejected by voters and family 18
10:16 PM — On US election night, Ohio lived up to its reputation for picking a presidential winner, and defeated anti-gay Republican US Senate candidate Josh Mandel at the same time.
Spanish court protects equal marriage law 13
7:52 PM — Spain’s Constitutional Court has upheld the country’s seven-year-long equal marriage law.
Gay equality critic Nadine Dorries suspended as a Tory MP over ‘I’m a Celebrity’ row 32
6:11 PM — Equal marriage critic Nadine Dorries has been suspended as a parliamentary member of the Conservative Party after she announced that she would be appearing in ITV's reality show I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here!
Spain to decide on same-sex marriage law 18
2:33 PM — Spain's Constitutional Court is expected to rule on an appeal against the country's equal marriage law this evening.
US 2012: LGBT history in the making 17
12:28 PM — Election Day has arrived in the United States with millions of Americans going to the polls to vote for the country’s next president, along with landmark public referendums on equal marriage taking place in four different states.
5th November 2012
US: Chris Kluwe quits blog because of anti-equal marriage editorial 7
11:44 PM — NFL player, Chris Kluwe, has quit his blog at an online daily newspaper, due to an editorial published by the site's editors which, he said, expresses an anti-equal marriage stance which goes against the political neutrality it claims to have.
Republican invokes memory of gay dead brother to blast equal marriage 96
8:50 PM — A Republican state representative in Maine has urged voters in Tuesday’s equal marriage referendum to reject the measure and says even in death, he still disagrees with his late brother’s sexuality.
Same-sex marriage test for France 21
6:17 PM — French President Francois Hollande has privately conceded that the religious opponents of his equal marriage plans are proving to be “tough”.
Comment: A Mitt Romney presidential win would be a disaster for LGBT Americans 40
1:20 PM — Writing from the US for Pinknews.co.uk on the eve of Election Day, Laurence Watts makes the case that a Mitt Romney presidency would be a disaster for LGBT rights.
Video: UK same-sex parenting campaign film launched 11
10:28 AM — A new film, highlighting the discrimination faced by same-sex parents, has been launched to coincide with the UK’s National Adoption Week.