6th January 2013
Mario Monti: Decision on Italian marriage equality should be made by parliament 9
4:38 PM — The Italian Premier, Mario Monti, who is backed by the Vatican for his re-election bid, has said that gay rights issues, including marriage equality, should be decided by parliament, not his governement, if he is successful.
Vatican newspaper says equal marriage ‘deceives humanity’, compares it to communism 67
1:43 AM — In not the first attack of its kind, the semi-official newspaper of the Vatican has likened global moves towards marriage equality to 20th century socialist promises which "deceived humanity".
Chile: Marriage equality becomes a key issue in presidential debates 6
1:11 AM — The issue of marriage equality became majorly divisive during the first televised debate between two potential presidential nominees for the Chilean Christian Democrat party.
5th January 2013
France: A majority of French people would like a referendum on equal marriage 32
1:17 AM — A new survey has revealed that more than two thirds of French people would like a referendum on marriage equality and adoption rights for same-sex couples.
Navy Chaplin: Newt Gingrich was tempted by demons to accept same-sex marriage 30
12:49 AM — A former Navy chaplain who was disgraced by the military for his role in a protest in 2006 has said that Republican politician Newt Gingrich is pandering to "homosexual sin" and tempted by the devil with his acceptance of same-sex marriage.
4th January 2013
US: American Idol’s Fantasia defends same-sex marriage rant 17
4:49 PM — American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino has hit back at the media after her comments about same-sex marriage were apparently “taken out of context"
Gay Israeli MP conducts unofficial same-sex marriage ceremonies outside Rabbinic Court 10
2:01 PM — Gay Israeli member of the Israeli Parliament or Knesset, Nitzan Horowitz has conducted three unofficial same-sex wedding ceremonies in front of the rabbinical court.
Mississippi: Lesbian couples denied marriage licenses 3
1:28 PM — Five lesbian couples applied for marriage licenses in Forrest County, Mississippi, this week, knowing they would be denied.
Comment: A story about politics, friendship and equal marriage by a schoolboy 19
12:34 PM — Writing for PinkNews.co.uk, Matthew Davies, a young college student in rural Hampshire explains how he previously felt unable to tell his friends to support equal marriage – until now.
Illinois: Senate Committee approves same-sex marriage bill
1:13 AM — Although Democrats in the state of Illinois have delayed a full Senate vote that was planned for Thursday to make same-sex marriage legal, the Senate Committee approved the bill a few hours ago.
3rd January 2013
Illinois Democrats delay vote on making same-sex marriage legal 3
9:36 PM — Democrats in the state of Illinois have delayed a vote that was planned for today to make same-sex marriage legal. Senator Heather Steans, Democrat State Senator for Mr Obama's home city of Chicago hoped to answer Governor Pat Quinn’s wish that he can sign into law equal marriage as early as this month.
Gay Catholic Mass organisers: We’re stopping services because we’re victims of our own success 42
6:53 PM — Following reports yesterday that Archbishop of Westminster Vincent Nichols had ruled that masses throughout Soho in central London, designed specifically for gay people must end, the organisers of the masses say that they are ceasing their masses because they are victims of their own success.
Comment: Gay sex needs to be taught in schools regardless of what MPs think 30
3:48 PM — Benjamin Butterworth argues that despite what MPs such as Welsh Conservative David Davies says, you can't indoctrinate teenagers into gay sex. He reveals how he assumed the question 'are you a top or a bottom?' referred to bunk beds when he was first asked.
Tory MP: Shelve same-sex marriage plans because it will drive away ethnic minorities 54
3:41 PM — Conservative MP Mark Pritchard has called on his party to “shelve” government plans to introduce equal marriage because it is unlikely to attract the votes of ethnic minorities.
Tory MP: Gay couples are being treated ‘equally’ – so there’s no need for same-sex marriage 86
1:53 PM — Following a meeting with community religious leaders, Conservative MP John Stevenson says he remains opposed to equal marriage.
UK: Teenage campaigner gathers support for marriage equality on Boxing Day 9
5:22 AM — A gay teenage marriage equality campaigner collected signatures on Boxing Day, after learning that her local MP was to vote against marriage equality, and found that many of his constituents support equal marriage.
Republican Chairman: It is time for people to support marriage equality 12
4:48 AM — A Republican Party chairman has urged lawmakers to get behind a proposal to legalise marriage equality in Illinois.
2nd January 2013
Westboro Baptist Church protest at gay weddings in Maryland 15
5:41 PM — The anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church staged a demonstration against equal marriage in Maryland on Wednesday – with gay couples now legally able to marry in the state.
Lesbian couple celebrate with France’s first baby of 2013 3
4:23 PM — The first baby in France to be born in 2013 was by a lesbian couple, although current inequality means only one of the parents has formal legal recognition.
Archbishop of Westminster Vincent Nichols bans gay masses in Soho 116
12:19 PM — The Archbishop of Westminster Vincent Nichols has announced that masses throughout Soho in central London, designed specifically for gay people, are to end.