21st October 2014
Tory MP: Opposing gay marriage is ‘understandable’ and not homophobic 35
2:12 PM — Conservatives who oppose same-sex marriage are holding "an understandable theological and cultural position", says Windsor MP Adam Afriyie.
US: South Carolina candidate calls gay couples ‘Gremlins’ who will destroy society 18
1:42 PM — The Republican candidate for South Carolina Anthony Culler has invoked the movie "Gremlins" to describe same-sex couples, saying they are not "cute and cuddly" but seek to destroy our way of life.
UKIP spokesman who said gay adoption is ‘child abuse’ denies UKIP Calypso is racist 17
12:41 PM — UKIP Commonwealth spokesman Winston McKenzie, who believes gay couples should not be allowed to adopt children, has defended BBC DJ Mike Read’s UKIP Calypso song from accusations of racism.
BBC DJ who banned Frankie Goes to Hollywood denies UKIP song is racist 18
11:23 AM — Former BBC Radio 1 DJ Mike Read, who famously banned Frankie Goes to Hollywood’s classic anthem “Relax”, denies his UKIP Calypso song is racist.
20th October 2014
UK: Slovakian woman ‘on the run’ after sham same-sex marriage conviction 5
7:44 PM — A Slovakian woman has reportedly gone on the run, after failing to attend her own sentencing for involvement in a sham same-sex wedding scam.
Televangelist Pat Robertson: Christians in same-sex marriage states should flee to the border 86
7:03 PM — Right-wing televangelist Pat Robertson has claimed that Christians should flee the 32 states that currently recognise same-sex marriage.
Barack Obama: I think the Constitution guarantees equal marriage in 50 states 3
3:08 PM — Barack Obama has weighed in on ongoing legal battles surrounding same-sex marriage, to say he believes that equal marriage is a Constitutional right.
Supreme Court justice: No need for us to intervene on same-sex marriage 7
2:43 PM — US Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says there is "no need" for the high court to intervene on same-sex marriage.
Hong Kong: Unannounced speaker delivers ‘ridiculous’ anti-gay rant at cathedral 2
1:59 PM — A unidentified man delivered an anti-gay rights speech after Saturday afternoon Mass at a Hong Kong cathedral, it has been reported.
Influential megachurch pastor clarifies his support for ‘traditional’ marriage 11
12:43 PM — The pastor at a global megachurch has clarified his belief in "traditional" marriage after apparently signalling a shift in stance towards same-sex marriage.
Seoul: Government says mayor’s ‘hope’ for equal marriage was a mistranslation
10:57 AM — The Seoul Metropolitan Government has released a statement on mayor Park Won-soon's apparent endorsement of same-sex marriage last week, saying it was "not an expression of his own volition."
19th October 2014
Mandatory gay brainwashing, and 6 other stories you might have missed this week 4
7:13 PM — PinkNews brings you a roundup of news from the past seven days.
18th October 2014
John McCain’s daughter celebrates marriage equality in Arizona: ‘F*** yes!’ 3
3:27 PM — The daughter of former Republican presidential candidate John McCain has celebrated equal marriage arriving in the family's home state of Arizona.
Italy: Mayor of Rome flouts law by registering 16 same-sex marriages 8
2:54 PM — The Mayor of Rome has openly flouted Italian law, by allowing a number of same-sex couples to register their marriages.
US: Judge strikes down Wyoming’s same-sex marriage ban
11:28 AM — A judge has struck down a ban on same-sex marriage in the state of Wyoming.
17th October 2014
US: Same-sex marriages to begin in Arizona after judge strikes down ban 41
6:52 PM — Same-sex marriages are to begin immediately in Arizona, after a judge struck down the state's marriage ban.
US: Federal government to recognise same-sex marriages in 7 new states 2
6:46 PM — The US federal government is set to recognise marriages between gay and lesbian couples in seven new states.
Taiwan: Christian groups protest against equal marriage public hearing 10
12:52 PM — Christian groups in Taiwan protested a public hearing on equal marriage on Wednesday outside the Taiwanese parliament in Taipei.
Brazil: Serial killer suspect confesses to ’39 murders’ of gays, women, and homeless people 4
11:25 AM — A security guard in Brazil has confessed to killing at least 39 people “out of anger,” including gay people, homeless people, and women.
16th October 2014
Scotland for Marriage says ‘silent majority’ who oppose equal marriage should be respected 24
12:52 PM — Campaigners against marriage equality in Scotland have said the "substantial silent majority" should be respected, despite polls showing only a minority oppose the legislation.