24th February 2012
Maryland senate passes equal marriage law 15
9:42 AM — Maryland's state senate approved a bill last night to give equal marriage rights to gay couples. The bill passed narrowly in a 25-22 vote and has already been approved by the House of Delegates.
23rd February 2012
First ten members of US Congress pose for NOH8 21
9:58 AM — Ten Democratic members of Congress have posed for the NOH8 campaign this week, the first elected national representatives to do so.
22nd February 2012
David Burrowes ‘faced death threat’ over equal marriage opposition 98
4:19 PM — Conservative David Burrowes is among a number of MPs backing the new Coalition for Marriage petition to opposite marriage equality for gay couples, but says he has received a death threat as a result of his views.
Australian Labor Party ejects anti-gay ‘extremist’, 19 44
2:26 PM — The Australian Labor Party has ejected a 19-year-old Queensland candidate from the party, dubbing him an 'extremist' for comments he made online about gays.
21st February 2012
Comment: Gay marriage will make us a beacon of equality 88
12:59 PM — Ken Livingstone writes that opposition to equal marriage is "a reminder that the battle for LGBT equality is not over".
20th February 2012
Comment: The Coalition for Marriage stands for homophobic discrimination 99
10:49 AM — Coalition members are entitled to believe that same-sex marriages are wrong, but they are not entitled to demand that their opposition to such marriages should be imposed on the rest of society and enforced by law, Peter Tatchell argues.
Lord Carey: Equal marriage is ‘one of the greatest political power grabs in history’ 210
10:10 AM — A former Archbishop of Canterbury has railed against the prime minister's support of equal marriage rights for gay couples, calling it undemocratic and 'one of the greatest political power grabs in history'.
18th February 2012
Maryland House of Delegates approves gay marriage bill 37
1:44 AM — The Maryland House of Delegates has passed a bill legalising same-sex marriage that is widely expected to be passed by the state senate and already has the support of the governor Martin O'Malley.
17th February 2012
Canada expected to fill gay marriage ‘gap’ today 21
4:24 PM — Canada is expected to announce changes to its Civil Marriage Act today which will stem fears about the validity of gay marriages between couples who could wed in Canada but not their home countries.
New Jersey Assembly approves gay marriage but veto may follow 19
10:28 AM — The New Jersey Assembly passed a bill lifting the ban on gay marriages yesterday, but the bill looks likely to be vetoed by the state governor.
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.