2nd April 2014
Durex responds to complaints over no gay couples in ad: Straight actors just did better at casting 19
3:34 PM — Condom giant Durex has responded to complaints about a recent advert which featured straight couples, but none gay, to say same-sex couples were not deliberately excluded during casting.
27th March 2014
Record number of lesbian couples have children through fertility treatment
5:21 PM — Official figures have shown that a record number of lesbian couples have conceived children through fertility treatment.
26th March 2014
London vicar: Gay couples have ‘perverted love’ and blessing them is ‘disrespectful to God’ 81
4:26 PM — A London vicar has slammed clergy for blessing gay couples, saying doing so is “disrespectful” to the Church of England, “unfaithful to Christ” and “ultimately confusing”.
17th March 2014
Scottish Catholic adoption agency given green light to continue discriminating against gays 6
1:55 PM — The Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator will not appeal a court ruling quashing its decision to revoke charitable status from an anti-gay Catholic adoption agency.
14th March 2014
Israel: Minister quashes proposed gay surrogacy law 1
9:07 PM — The Israeli housing minister has appealed against a bill which would have allowed gay couples access to surrogacy, stopping it in its tracks.
10th March 2014
Archbishop of New York: Gay civil unions make me feel uncomfortable 52
11:03 AM — The Archbishop of New York says the idea of same-sex partnerships makes him feel "uncomfortable".
21st February 2014
UK: Set back for gay rights as tribunal rules pension schemes can discriminate against gay couples 16
12:15 PM — The Employment Appeal Tribunal in London has ruled that pension schemes can discriminate against same-sex couples.
20th February 2014
London: Church parish to protest at ‘harmful’ gay blessing ban 4
11:42 AM — A vicar in north London is challenging the Church of England’s decision to ban clergy from blessing same-sex couples.
13th February 2014
Russia bans foreign gay couples from adopting children 10
11:48 AM — Russia says it will no longer allow foreign couples to adopt Russian children if their country has same-sex marriage - or if the couples are gay.
4th February 2014
French President condemned for shelving lesbian IVF rights 3
3:24 PM — Francois Hollande has been accused of caving in to homophobes after shelving legislation that would have legalised medically assisted procreation for lesbian couples.
3rd February 2014
National Secular Society: Catholic adoption agency ruling ‘kicks a hole’ through gay rights law 16
3:17 PM — The National Secular Society says a Catholic adoption agency in Glasgow should not be allowed to maintain its charitable tax status because it discriminates against same-sex couples.
27th January 2014
Israel to legalise surrogacy for gay couples 4
2:45 PM — Israel will legalise surrogacy for gay couples and has begun to issue passports for babies born via surrogacy abroad, ministers have announced.
2nd January 2014
Facebook: It was an ‘error’ to remove photo of two men kissing 14
1:02 PM — Facebook has admitted that its decision to remove an innocuous image of two men kissing was an “error”.
25th December 2013
Israel: Tax credits bill for male same-sex couples passes preliminary reading 3
3:26 PM — A bill designed to give male same-sex couples with children the same tax benefits as heterosexual parents has passed its preliminary reading in the Israeli legislature, the Knesset. The bill, which was introduced by Finance Minister Yair Lapid and sponsored by Yesh Atid member MK Adi Kol, passed comfortably with 40 votes in favour against […]
13th December 2013
Australian Prime Minister: Gay couples who married in the ACT knew their marriages could be annulled 27
11:19 AM — Prime Minister Tony Abbott says same-sex couples who married in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) knew there was a possibility their marriages would be annulled.
9th December 2013
Rio holds ‘biggest ever’ collective same-sex marriage ceremony 1
6:13 PM — One hundred and thirty same-sex couples have taken part in a mass civil marriage ceremony in Rio de Janeiro.
25th November 2013
UK: New campaign launched against domestic violence for gay, bi and straight men 5
3:10 PM — Campaigners in Swindon are raising awareness of domestic abuse against men in same-sex and heterosexual relationships.
7th November 2013
European Court of Human Rights rules against Greece’s ban on gay civil unions 21
3:04 PM — Greece’s ban on same-sex couples from entering civil unions violates the European Convention of Human Rights, a European court has ruled.
23rd October 2013
Australian PM Tony Abbott warns gay couples against marrying in the ACT 28
12:26 PM — Australia’s Prime Minister Tony Abbott has warned anyone planning to marry under a new regional same-sex marriage law to wait for legal action to conclude.
Northern Ireland Health Minister ‘disappointed’ at losing fight against gay adoption rights 12
11:55 AM — Edwin Poots says he’s “disappointed” at the UK Supreme Court for dismissing his latest legal challenge against adoption rights for same-sex couples.