27th December 2013
Israel: Pro-gay civil marriage bill defeated in Knesset 9
2:50 PM — A bill aimed at blocking discrimination on religious grounds and allowing for civil marriage regardless of race, sex, citizenship, and religion, has been defeated in Israel.
Record numbers of marriages take place in Utah following landmark equal marriage ruling 2
1:47 PM — A week after Utah legalised equal marriage – a record number of weddings have taken place in the US state.
Peter Tatchell urges Prime Minister to launch new probe into Alan Turing’s death and to extend pardon 18
12:47 PM — Peter Tatchell has written to David Cameron calling for a new inquiry into the death of Alan Turing, the human rights campaigner also believes the recent royal pardon granted to Turing should be extended to all men convicted under the same gross indecency law.
Gay Ugandans urge President Museveni not to sign Anti-Homosexuality Bill into law 5
10:36 AM — Campaigners are reiterating calls on Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni not to sign the country’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill into law, following cautious comments by the Ugandan leader.
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 […]
24th December 2013
The Top US LGBT stories of 2013 7
7:56 PM — As 2013 comes to an end, PinkNews highlights the most important US stories of the past twelve months.
US judge denies request to halt same-sex marriages in Utah 4
11:47 AM — A federal judge has upheld a decision to legalise marriage rights for same-sex couples in the American state of Utah.
23rd December 2013
Federal judge rejects Ohio’s equal marriage ban
6:40 PM — A federal judge has declared in a ruling that applies only to death certificates that Ohio's ban on equal marriage is unconstitutional.
Retired Ghanaian diplomat says ‘leave the gays alone’ 5
6:04 PM — A retired diplomat in Ghana has urged his country to show tolerance towards its gay population.
20th December 2013
BT gives parents tool to block kids from learning about sexual health and gay rights 34
3:36 PM — Parental controls for users of BT broadband includes an option to block "gay and lesbian lifestyle" sites, as well as sexual health information.
19th December 2013
New Mexico Supreme Court makes same-sex marriage legal 20
6:58 PM — The Supreme Court in New Mexico has legalised equal marriage, declaring it is unconstitutional to deny marriage rights for same-sex couples.
Scottish Parliamentary committee rejects attempts to waterdown same-sex marriage bill 3
5:52 PM — The Scottish Parliament's Equal Opportunities Committee has rejected amendments supported by opponents of same-sex marriage.
UK: Judge who criticised equal marriage receives official warning over conduct 17
11:48 AM — A High Court judge who was previously warned against making public criticism of equal marriage legislation has now been disciplined for saying that married couples “have statistically a far greater chance of remaining intact than a cohabiting couple”.
17th December 2013
Video: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and Martina Navratilova back Free & Equal campaign 1
4:45 PM — A United Nations campaign group has released a video featuring UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, tennis legend Martina Navratilova and NBA star Jason Collins speaking on the importance of defending LGBT rights.
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.
12th December 2013
UN: Indian Supreme Court decision to ban homosexuality breaks international law 5
3:11 PM — The UN’s High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, has expressed her dismay at the Indian Supreme Court’s decision to recriminalise same-sex sexual activity.
11th December 2013
India bans gay sex in Supreme Court shock ruling 31
9:37 AM — India’s highest court has upheld a colonial-era law which criminalises gay sex, in what activists have described as a "black day" for gay rights.
10th December 2013
World pays tribute to Mandela exactly 17 years since he signed Constitution against discrimination
4:40 PM — World leaders have paid tribute to Nelson Mandela at a memorial service in Soweto – on the same day 17 years ago he famously signed South Africa’s landmark Constitution outlawing discrimination, including on the basis of sexual orientation.
LGBT activists mark World Human Rights Day
12:46 PM — LGBT campaigners around the world are marking Human Rights Day.
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.