8th May 2013
London Evening Standard urges David Cameron to stick with same-sex marriage in order to be a ‘conviction politician’ 19
1:36 PM — In an editorial the London Evening Standard has commented on today’s highly-anticipated absence of the same-sex marriage bill from the Queen's Speech, saying David Cameron “must stick” with the policy in order to be seen as a “conviction politician”.
Gay Israeli MP Nitzan Horowitz to run for mayor of Tel Aviv
11:22 AM — Gay Israeli MP Nitzan Horowitz has formally announced his intention to run for mayor of Tel Aviv.
Poll: 68% approve of equal marriage in the Faroe Islands 6
12:28 AM — A survey has found that, out of the population of the Faroe Islands, more than two thirds support legalising civil marriage for gay couples.
7th May 2013
Delaware Senator Karen Peterson comes out during same-sex marriage vote 8
11:56 PM — Delaware State Senator Karen Peterson came out as a lesbian during her speech to convince colleagues to vote in favour of same-sex marriage.
US: Delaware becomes the 11th state to make same-sex marriage legal 17
10:18 PM — Lawmakers in the US state of Delaware have voted 12 to 9 in favour of a bill to legalise equal marriage on Tuesday, making the Diamond State the 11th to allow same-sex marriage.
Conservative Home Editor: Scrapping equal marriage bill ‘would leave David Cameron looking weak’ 7
4:14 PM — The Catholic editor of influential Conservative website Conservative Home has said that, despite opposing equal marriage, he does not think that David Cameron should bow to pressure to scrap the bill to legalise it.
US: Minnesota House appears likely to pass equal marriage bill 3
3:56 PM — A bill to legalise equal marriage in the US state of Minnesota, will go to the State House floor on Thursday, possibly suggesting that its advocates have gathered enough votes for it to pass.
US: Illinois GOP Chairman resigns after supporting equal marriage
2:53 PM — The Chairman of the US Republican Party in Illinois has resigned, following persistent calls for him to step down over his support for equal marriage, but has denied that is the reason for his resignation.
William Hague rejects change of direction on equal marriage to tackle UKIP threat 28
2:29 PM — William Hague has rejected the suggestion that the government should change direction on issues such as equal marriage and immigration, to win back voters lost to UKIP in last week's local elections.
Senior Tory Councillor: It is a shame that some voters have gone to UKIP over equal marriage 15
1:40 PM — A senior Conservative county councillor has expressed disappointment at the fact that ballot papers in last week's local elections were spoiled by voters who voiced their opposition to equal marriage.
US: Delaware Senate to consider equal marriage bill 2
1:26 PM — Lawmakers in the US state of Delaware are to take up a bill to legalise equal marriage on Tuesday, which could potentially make the Diamond State the eleventh to allow same-sex marriage.
6th May 2013
Poll: 70% of US millennials support equal marriage 6
5:12 PM — A new poll has found that, in the US, millennials are leading the push towards greater acceptance for equal marriage, which 70% saying the support marriage for same-sex couples.
Tory MPs urge David Cameron to scrap equal marriage bill over UKIP threat 84
2:02 PM — David Cameron, has been urged to scrap the equal marriage bill, in an effort to attempt to win back voters who chose UKIP over his party in last week's local elections.
5th May 2013
Archbishop of San Francisco: Rhode Island’s legalisation of same-sex marriage is an ‘injustice’ 67
5:20 PM — The legalisation of same-sex marriage in the state of Rhode Island prompted condemnation from the Archbishop of San Francisco, who called the law an injustice to children.
Northern Ireland Alliance Party leader: ‘Straight majority shouldn’t decide what counts as anti-gay discrimination’ 8
11:27 AM — The leader of Northern Ireland's Alliance Party, David Ford, has spoken of his support for same-sex marriage, warning that it is dangerous for a majority to tell a minority what is and isn't discrimination.
Australia: Three available seats in Tasmanian Upper House likely to be populated with equal marriage opponents 5
3:30 AM — Equal marriage efforts in Tasmania looked to have taken a blow this week, as three available seats on the Legislative Council were set to be taken by equal marriage opponents.
4th May 2013
Cardinal Keith O’Brien says he couldn’t follow Church’s teachings on homosexuality as he prepares for exile 77
1:49 PM — The former leader of the Catholic Church in Scotland, Cardinal Keith O'Brien has admitted that he failed to follow God's teachings after facing accusations of inappropriate sexual conduct with fellow clergymen. A Scottish newspaper has claimed that the Cardinal has been asked by Rome to leave the UK.
Norman Tebbit: Ban on straight civil partnerships is discrimination, ban on gay marriage is not 137
11:23 AM — The former Conservative Party chairman Norman (Lord) Tebbit has told a PinkNews reader that the ban on same-sex marriage is not discriminatory, but the current system of not allowing heterosexual couples to enter into a civil partnership is.
3rd May 2013
UK: Government tells PinkNews no need for Queen’s Speech to mention equal marriage bill 70
7:19 PM — With Parliament already dealing with the issue, there is no need for the Queen to mention same-sex marriage in next week’s speech, a Downing Street source has confirmed to PinkNews.
Rhode Island Bishop warns Catholics against attending gay weddings because it may ‘harm their relationship with God’ 60
6:52 PM — The leader of Rhode Island’s Roman Catholic Diocese has criticised the state’s decision to legalise equal marriage.