16th February 2012
Chris Colfer and Kevin Bacon join Proposition 8 play 10
2:56 PM — Actors Kevin Bacon, Chris Colfer and John C Reilly join a swelling number of celebrities signing up to star in Dustin Lance Black's Proposition 8 play next month.
15th February 2012
Video: Italian gay marriage film shows unequal laws 8
2:45 PM — An Italian marriage equality video shows the preparations for a gay couple's wedding as a reminder that the country provides no legal recognitions for same-sex relationships.
French MP: Gays must be narcissists 24
12:40 PM — Christian Vanneste's views on homosexuality and gay history have been called "nauseating" and led to a demand for him to be ejected from his party.
Kath & Kim star Magda Szubanski comes out 35
10:22 AM — Magda Szubanski, star of hit Australian comedy Kath & Kim has revealed she is a lesbian and questioned why serial killers have more right to marriage than gays.
14th February 2012
Stonewall publishes draft marriage equality bill 58
5:39 PM — Gay rights charity Stonewall has published a draft marriage bill which it says contains the provisions necessary to extend equal marriage rights to same-sex couples.
Comment: Our Valentine’s wish, equal love for gay and straight 6
3:31 PM — Our Valentine's Day wish is for 'Equal Love'. We seek love equality. All couples who love each other should be treated equally and without discrimination. This means an end to the twin legal bans on same-sex civil marriages and opposite-sex civil partnerships.
Gay marriage events mark Valentine’s Day around the world 2
1:03 PM — Valentine's Day is being marked around the world with a series of rallies and campaigns backing equal marriage rights and personal freedoms for gays.
UK study: 61% of Christians back equal rights for gay couples 142
12:10 PM — Results of a poll released today say 61% of UK Christians back fully equal rights for gay couples. Three quarters of Christians thought religion should not have a special influence on public life.
Video: Gays among unusual couples in Google Valentine doodle 35
11:21 AM — A gay couple features alongside a cat and a dog, an astronaut and an alien, a princess and a frog, an elderly couple and a cookie embracing a carton of milk in the search engine's Valentine's Day animation.
13th February 2012
Washington Governor: Signing gay marriage law is my proudest moment 24
11:52 PM — Governor Chris Gregoire, a Democrat and a Roman Catholic, signed into law Washington State's gay marriage legislation. The North Western state becomes the seventh in the United States to offer gay marriage equality.
New Jersey Senate approves gay marriage but Governor will veto 24
6:46 PM — The state senate in New Jersey has voted in favour of giving equal marriage rights to gay couples. Governor Chris Christie has said he will veto the bill if it passes both houses in favour of a referendum.
Two equal marriage bills enter Australian parliament 7
10:07 AM — Two private members' bills have been introduced at the parliament of Australia today which would give equal marriage rights to gay couples if they can muster more support.
8th February 2012
Washington House of Representatives votes for gay marriage 19
11:48 PM — Washington state's House of Representatives has passed a bill to introduce gay marriage by 55 votes to 43. The state's senate has already approved the measure which is also supported by the state governor.
7th February 2012
Appeals court rules California’s gay marriage ban breaks US constitution 18
11:02 PM — California's voter initiated ban on gay marriage has been ruled unconstitutional by a US federal court, upholding a decision by a judge to lift the ban in 2010.
6th February 2012
Court to rule tomorrow if California’s gay marriage ban is constitutionally valid 22
6:47 PM — A federal appeals court will rule tomorrow on whether California’s Proposition 8 ban on same-sex marriage is constitutionally valid. Prop 8, the 2008 voter initiative that banned gay and lesbian marriages has been the subject of constant legal battles.
3rd February 2012
China: 16 million women ‘married to gays’ 20
1:31 PM — A university professor in China has estimated that 16 million women in the world's most populous country are married to gays.
2nd February 2012
Video: Washington state governor: ‘States can’t be in the business of discrimination’ 11
10:58 PM — The governor of the north-western US state of Washington has recorded a video for the Human Rights Campaign where she affirms her support for gay marriage, likely to be introduced in the state.
Maryland girl: For my birthday, ban gay marriage 202
12:18 PM — A committee at the Maryland state senate, where equal marriage legislation is being considered, has heard the birthday wish of a 14-year-old girl: to keep the ban on gay marriage.
Washington state senate approves equal marriage 12
9:41 AM — Washington's state senate approved a bill last night to give equal marriage rights to gay citizens. The lifting of the gay marriage ban looks certain to pass as it heads to the state's House of Representatives, where it is not expected to encounter majority opposition.
1st February 2012
Protest at York Minster over Sentamu gay marriage views 77
5:29 PM — Around a hundred protesters gathered outside York Minster today to protest against anti-marriage equality comments made by the city's Archbishop.