12th January 2013
Malta: Labour government would grant civil partnerships and trans identity law if elected 9
9:45 PM — The leader of the Labour party in the Maltese House of Representatives has said his party would allow gay couples to have civil unions, a gender identity law for trans people, and that he would appoint a minister for civil rights and equality.
A thousand Catholic priests fear that equal marriage marks a return to ‘centuries of persecution’ 293
1:44 AM — More than a thousand Catholic priests have signed a letter saying that if equal marriage is legalised it could threaten religious freedom in a way last seen during "centuries of persecution" of Catholics in Britain.
Illinois Republican party chairman refuses to resign over same-sex marriage support 12
12:45 AM — The Chairman of the Republican Party (GOP) in the state of Illinois has rejected calls for him to resign for supporting same-sex marriage.
11th January 2013
France: Comedian who claims to be pro-gay plans to rally 200,000 against equal marriage 32
5:55 PM — An anti-equal marriage movement in France, which has organised a rally this weekend hoping to bring out 200,000 demonstrators, has found a leader in a comedian who has denied accusations of homophobia.
David Cameron supports bid for London to host 2018 Gay Games 21
2:01 PM — David Cameron has voiced his support for a bid aiming to have the Gay Games brought to London in 2018.
Chilean Bishop says gay ‘domestic partnerships bring the destruction of human beings’ 20
1:35 PM — A Chilean Bishop spoke out earlier this week to say that domestic partnerships, as per recently proposed legislation, would bring the "destruction of human beings".
US: Illinois Senate could ‘fast track’ and approve equal marriage ‘very soon’ 2
3:11 AM — After the new General Assembly was sworn in in Illinois this week, the House Sponsor of a bill to legalise marriage equality in the state said the measure could come to a vote "very soon".
10th January 2013
UKIP Parliamentary candidate forced to resign for supporting gay equality 37
11:22 PM — Just a day after it emerged that the chairman of the UKIP's youth wing, Young Independence had been removed from office for supporting same-sex marriage, a UKIP Parliamentary candidate has been forced to resign following his support for equal marriage.
Anti-gay evangelist Scott Lively: Gay marriage in biblical times caused Noah’s flood 48
4:04 PM — Anti-gay evangelist, Scott Lively, has said in an interview that he thinks gay rights are bringing the "wrath" of God, which is a sign that the world is nearing the "End Days", just like before Noah's flood.
Dean of Worcester: I agree with allowing equal marriage because ‘marriage is not an institution’ 16
3:34 PM — The Dean of Worcester has written an opinion piece laying out his reasons for supporting marriage equality, and the government's plans to legalise equal marriage.
Anglican Nigerian church threatens to split from Church of England over gay bishops row 26
2:52 PM — The Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion has threatened to break away from the Church of England over a recent announcement that the latter has dropped its opposition to gay clergy becoming bishops.
Comment: The truth about being a gay 16-year-old at an all boys boarding school 164
12:10 PM — 16-year-old Olly Hudson writes for PinkNews.co.uk about his experiences of being gay at a private all boys boarding school in the UK. He despairs at the homophobic environment and the lack of acknowledgement by the school that homosexuality even exists
US: Florida Senate to consider gay ‘domestic partnership’ bill 2
12:40 AM — A bill which would allow gay couples to enter into "domestic partnerships," with a view to extending some marital rights to same-sex couples, was filed in the Florida Senate on Wednesday.
9th January 2013
France drops assisted reproduction for lesbians from ‘marriage for all’ bill 5
11:49 PM — The ruling French Socialist government dropped medically assisted reproduction for lesbian couples, from the country's upcoming bill to legalise marriage equality.
Mary J Blige: God says not to judge, so I don’t judge gay people 35
11:29 PM — Singer Mary J Blige has addressed comments from critics asking how she can consider herself a born again Christian, and still support marriage equality.
US: Washington Judge says he will not perform same-sex wedding ceremonies 14
4:28 PM — A Washington County Judge said he would not make himself available to perform same-sex weddings, citing "philosophical and religious reasons."
New Zealand dismisses complaints against Pope equal marriage blessing advert 8
2:32 PM — The Advertising Standards Authority in New Zealand has dismissed complaints about a new advert which depicts Pope Benedict XVI blessing a gay couple's wedding, saying it is unlikely to cause widespread offence.
Poll: Support for marriage equality in Poland doubled over nine years, but remains low 23
1:16 PM — According to a new poll, support for equal marriage in Poland has doubled since 2003, but still remains low.
UKIP removes youth chairman from office for supporting gay rights 93
9:34 AM — UKIP (United Kingdom Independence Party) has removed the chairman of its youth wing, Young Independence, in part due to his support for same-sex marriage. It has not however removed officials before for stating that gay couples adopting is "child abuse" or that people who read PinkNews should be sectioned under the Mental Health Act.
8th January 2013
Horse McDonald: I came home to get married, even though I was bullied for being gay 14
3:54 PM — Singer Horse McDonald returned to her hometown she left because of homophobia, in order to wed her fiance in a civil partnership.