25th April 2012
Colorado bill to introduce gay civil unions expected to move forward 7
5:42 PM — A bill to allow same-sex couples to form civil unions in Colorado is expected to move forward following months of stalling in the Colorado legislature. The bill to give gay couples almost identical rights to straight married couples is expected to pass in the Democratic controlled Senate because a similar bill passed comfortably there last year by 23 to 12 votes.
Lynne Featherstone: Churches will not be sued under gay civil marriage proposals 43
2:18 PM — Equalities Minister Lynne Featherstone has pledged there will be 'no risk of successful legal challenge' against religious bodies who are unable to marry gay couples as a result of the government's gay civil marriage proposals.
Video: Coalition for Equal Marriage releases beautiful viral campaign film 186
12:00 AM — A new independent short film produced to support the Coalition for Equal Marriage has been released to encourage support for the Government's plans to lift the ban on civil marriage for same-sex couples in England and Wales.
22nd April 2012
Church’s opposition to equal marriage ‘disastrous’, senior bishop says 82
7:20 PM — Following a letter to the Times by several high-profile Anglican clergymen, wherein they affirmed their support for marriage equality, the Bishop of Salisbury, the Rt Rev Nicholas Holtam, has said that the current opposition by the Church to equal marriage is similar to the view of eighteenth century Christians that slavery was "God-given."
21st April 2012
Senior Anglican Clergy: “Church should rejoice” over equal marriage 182
12:59 PM — A group of leading clergymen of the Anglican Church have, in a letter to the Times, said that equal marriage is a cause to celebrate, and that the Church of England has "nothing to fear" on account of extending marriage to same-sex couples.
20th April 2012
Tory MP tells constituent marriage equality could mean ‘polygamy and child marriages’ 430
5:46 PM — Lincoln's Conservative MP has denied a constituent's request for him to support marriage equality for gay and straight couples and told her that in his opinion, gays have 'exhausted the cause of equal rights'.
Comment: How our island came to support equal marriage 20
4:05 PM — Sheree Bell writes on how the community on the Isle of Thanet drummed up grass roots support to become the second council in England to back equal marriage.
Chris Evans ‘embarrassed and heartbroken’ by marriage inequality 28
3:14 PM — Actor Chris Evans has said he finds the inequality in marriage rights between gay and straight couples 'embarrassing', and predicted that in ten years society will look back 'ashamed'.
Thanet Council votes to support equal marriage 30
10:49 AM — A district council Kent has become the first council in Kent and second in England to vote in favour of the government's proposals for equal marriage, it was announced today.
19th April 2012
Marriage equality ‘not a priority’ for US voters 74
10:36 PM — Equal marriage is not top among the concerns of voters for the 2012 presidential elections in the United States, a new survey has found.
Muslim MSP: Voters should not ‘deny others freedom’ on imams’ equal marriage call 28
3:00 PM — A Muslim MSP has called on the country's Islamic community not to 'deny' others their freedom after a group of imams said they should not vote for candidates who favour equal marriage.
Catholic priests applauded by parishes for not backing anti-equality referendum 49
12:27 AM — At least six Catholic parishes in Washington have opted out of the petition drive for Referendum 74, which calls for a public vote with the intention to ban equal marriage.
18th April 2012
Video: Tony Abbott’s dinner interrupted by equal marriage activists 16
11:02 PM — The Australian opposition leader, Tony Abbott, who is against equal marriage in the country, has been the target of a small group of equal marriage activists during dinner with a journalist at a restaurant.
Glasgow: Muslim leaders offer ‘no compromise’ equal marriage opposition 155
6:00 PM — A group of Muslim leaders in Scotland has said marriage equality would be an "attack" on the faith and recommended voters do not back candidates who favour such a move in upcoming local elections.
Video: New teaser for equal marriage ad 19
12:23 PM — A teaser video for viral advertisement to promote the Coalition for Equal Marriage and the cause of marriage equality in England and Wales has been released.
17th April 2012
Gay couples ‘forced to lie’ on US federal tax returns today 26
11:31 AM — Demonstrations will take place around the US today to highlight the fact that gay married couples must list themselves as 'single' on federal tax returns.
14th April 2012
Deputy First Minister of Scotland handed petition against equal marriage by her own constituents 88
7:45 PM — More than 1,000 Catholic constituents of the Deputy First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, have signed a petition calling for her to oppose changing the law to allow gay couples to marry.
12th April 2012
Australia: Equal marriage likened to incest 55
10:38 PM — A Christian opponent of marriage equality in Australia has compared homosexuality to incest, and said that people with same-sex attraction can be "cured."
11th April 2012
Ben Bradshaw defends marriage priority comments 124
3:32 PM — Gay Labour MP Ben Bradshaw has said his comments on marriage equality, which he said was not a priority for the gay community while a debate over government proposals continues, have been taken 'out of context rather grotesquely' and 'quoted selectively'.
Irish Student Union to campaign for marriage equality 7
2:34 PM — The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) has voted to campaign in favour of equal rights for gay couples to marry and adopt in its latest Congress.