24th October 2014
Australia: Gay rights activists to ‘GayCrash’ anti-equal marriage event at hotel 7
11:09 AM — Gay rights activists are set to "gaycrash" a Christian conference against equal marriage, due to be hosted at Hotel Hyatt Canberra on Friday night.
US: Utah Supreme Court paves the way for gay couples to adopt 3
9:35 AM — The Supreme Court in the US state of Utah has lifted an order which had been blocking gay and lesbian married couples from adopting their partners' children.
23rd October 2014
Hong Kong: Trans marriage bill vetoed in second reading
5:11 PM — Hong Kong lawmakers have dismissed an amendment to marriage laws that would recognise transgender people who have undergone surgery.
Equalities Minister Nick Boles commends Jewish Masorti approval of same-sex marriage
4:56 PM — The Minister for Skills and Equalities Nick Boles has commended the Jewish Masorti for its announcement that it will now approve of same-sex marriages.
‘Total bollocks’ that I’m defecting to UKIP, says Tory MP Conor Burns 1
4:06 PM — Conservative MP Conor Burns says suggestions of him defecting to UKIP are "total bollocks".
US: Veteran wins approval to be buried with her wife 1
3:50 PM — An Idaho woman who filed a lawsuit to be buried with her late wife in the state's Veterans Cemetery has won her case, after the constitutional same-sex marriage ban was struck down this month.
US: Republican congressman says gay people shouldn’t serve in the military because they’ll need massages 70
2:50 PM — State Representative Louie Gohmert has said gay people shouldn't serve in the military because warriors in ancient Greece used to have massages before going into battle.
Watch: Televangelist Pat Robertson says gay people are ‘terrorists’ 52
11:43 AM — Right-wing televangelist Pat Robertson has claimed that "terrorist" same-sex couples are forcing Christians to marry them or else face jail.
US: Gay rights group receives $3 million donation 2
9:55 AM — A gay rights group has received a $3 million donation from the estate one of the group's late founders.
22nd October 2014
Nick Clegg: MPs who support equal marriage at risk under Goldsmith Recall Bill plan 21
7:09 PM — Conservative MP Zac Goldsmith’s proposals for the Recall Bill could threaten MPs with a history of supporting same-sex marriage, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg warns.
Italy: Mayor of Rome might take same-sex marriage fight to European Court 8
6:57 PM — The Mayor of Rome has said that he may take the case for equal marriage to the European Court of Human Rights.
Conservative Jewish Masorti movement approves equal marriage 10
6:16 PM — The British conservative Jewish Masorti movement has joined Liberal and Reform groups in allowing Rabbis to perform same-sex marriages.
UKIP supporting Brighton binman accused of anti-gay sea shanty loses dismissal claim 13
3:14 PM — A Brighton binman accused of writing anti-gay comments on a staff poster and of changing the words of a sea shanty to make a homophobic joke about a poop deck has lost his claim for unfair dismissal.
US: Formerly defrocked pastor who married his gay son to go to appeal 9
11:47 AM — A Methodist pastor who was defrocked after he preceded over his gay son's wedding, but later re-ordained, will this week discover whether he can remain so.
21st October 2014
US: Same-sex marriage becomes legal in Wyoming 12
5:46 PM — Same-sex marriage has been legalised in the US state of Wyoming, after officials filed a notice saying they would not continue to defend a law banning it.
US: Wyoming set to allow same-sex marriages 1
4:14 PM — The US state of Wyoming is set to become the latest state to allow same-sex couples to marry.
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.