31st October 2012
David Cameron: Same-sex marriage is ‘popular’ with voters 107
12:22 PM — David Cameron has personally responded to a letter sent to him by the former Welsh Secretary Cheryl Gillian after the Tory MP expressed her concerns over the government’s marriage reforms.
Plans for same-sex marriage are ‘foolish’ says Tory MP 57
10:47 AM — Conservative MP Edward Leigh has once again criticised the government’s policy on equal marriage.
US: $16 million Minnesotan marriage amendment campaigns are the largest ever 3
12:46 AM — The main groups supporting and opposing the Minnesotan constitutional marriage amendment have raised in total, around $16 million, with equal marriage supporters having raised almost twice than those opposed to it.
30th October 2012
Nadine Dorries: Same-sex marriage could cost the Tories 4 million votes 84
6:59 PM — Tory MP Nadine Dorries says the issue of marriage equality could drain the Conservative Party of four million votes from Christian supporters.
Stonewall defends ‘bigot’ awards category after banks withdraw support 82
4:08 PM — The UK’s largest gay rights charity has defended its ‘Bigot of the Year’ title following complaints from two of its corporate supporters.
French political leader calls for same-sex marriage protests 37
11:02 AM — The leader of France’s main centre-right opposition party has called for street protests to take place across the country over the government’s proposed equal marriage law.
US: Priest of forty years speaks out in favour of equal marriage in Maryland 13
7:52 AM — A Baltimore priest who had served his parish for almost forty years, spoke out in a sermon urging Catholics to vote in favour of equal marriage in Maryland.
26th October 2012
Video: Google promotes equal marriage video ahead of ballots 4
7:44 PM — Google is raising awareness of the equal marriage public ballots that are due to take place in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington next month with a new campaign video featuring its staff.
25th October 2012
US: Ex-Maine bishop says voting for equal marriage is ‘unfaithful to Catholic doctrine’ 11
11:23 PM — The former bishop of Maine today released a statement saying that any Catholic who votes in favour of equal marriage “is unfaithful to Catholic doctrine.”
Romney rejected birth certificates of children from gay parents 25
9:40 PM — Mitt Romney is being accused of deliberately trying to make it harder for same-sex couples to register the birth details of their children during his time as governor of Massachusetts.
Adam Barta: Equal marriage debate with Angelina Pivarnick brought ‘outpouring of support’ 2
12:45 AM — Adam Barta, who defended equal marriage in a heated debate with an ex-Jersey Shore cast member, has said that he has seen a huge amount of new support for equal marriage, as a result of the controversy.
US: Equal marriage opponent leader downplays ‘deserving of death’ comment by pastor 19
12:07 AM — The leader of the group in opposition to equal marriage becoming legal in the state of Maryland, downplayed a pastor's reading from a scripture which said gay people were "deserving of death".
24th October 2012
Chris Kluwe: First openly gay NFL player will have ‘biggest marketing opportunity in 50 years’ 1
9:58 PM — Equal marriage advocate and NFL Football player, Chris Kluwe has spoken about the possible marketing and endorsement opportunities, surrounding the first openly gay NFL player, whoever that may be.
Minnesota: Anti-gay group apologies for Hitler remarks 6
11:02 AM — An anti-gay group in Minnesota who are trying to secure a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage has apologised after one of its officials suggested that equal marriage supporters were using techniques similar to Hitler.
23rd October 2012
US: Top New York court rejects appeal against equal marriage law 8
11:57 PM — On Tuesday, the New York Court of Appeals refused to hear a challenge against the 2011 law which legalised equal marriage in the state.
Gay Republican group endorses Mitt Romney 33
11:24 PM — With 2 weeks to go before polling day, the Log Cabin Republicans, the conservative LGBT campaign group which supports the party, has officially endorsed Mitt Romney for president.
US: Bill Gates donates $500,000 towards legalising equal marriage in Washington 6
10:24 PM — Microsoft owner, Bill Gates, and his wife Melinda, have personally given $500,000 (£313,000) towards efforts to legalise equal marriage in the state of Washington, pushing the total raised by equal rights advocates to $10.8 million (£6.7 million).
French president accused of making U-turn on gay fertility rights 9
12:31 PM — French President Francois Hollande has been accused of dropping plans to allow same-sex couples access to fertility treatment.
US: New York Mayor donates $500,000 towards equal marriage efforts 7
1:16 AM — The Mayor of New York City has offered $500,000 (£312,000) from his personal fortune towards the push for marriage equality in Maine, Minnesota and Washington.
22nd October 2012
New York: Lesbian couple banned from wedding venue 20
8:52 PM — A lesbian couple in New York have filed a discrimination complaint after they were turned away from a wedding venue.