26th April 2013
Northern Ireland: Catholic bishops lobby assembly members ahead of equal marriage debate 20
10:48 AM — Catholic bishops in Northern Ireland are writing to assembly members urging them to vote against a motion which would legalise equal marriage.
25th April 2013
US: Nevada Senator who came out during equal marriage debate ‘didn’t expect to’ 4
5:21 PM — A US Senator in the state of Nevada has addressed the fact that he came out during a debate around the state's equal marriage bill, and has said he did not plan to, but that he acted on "impulse".
George W Bush sidesteps equal marriage discussion in TV interview by saying ‘I’m off the stage’ 17
4:58 PM — Former president George W Bush has refused to discuss equal marriage during a CBS interview.
France: Anti-gay MP accidentally votes in favour of equal marriage 31
3:00 PM — An anti-gay French MP, who strongly opposes equal marriage, accidentally voted in favour of it during a parliamentary debate on Tuesday.
Topless anti-homophobia protesters soak Belgian archbishop with water during debate 31
2:05 PM — Topless activists from human rights protest group FEMEN have demonstrated during a Catholic Church debate in Brussels, Belgium, soaking the country's Catholic leader with water.
Colombia: Senate defies Supreme Court to reject equal marriage bill 25
12:39 AM — The Colombian Senate on Wednesday rejected a bill which would have allowed same-sex couples the right to marry.
24th April 2013
Vatican newspaper: ‘Francois Hollande did not pay attention to French opposition to equal marriage’ 44
11:36 PM — The Vatican's semi-official newspaper has taken a swipe at French President Francois Hollande, claiming that he ignored the "many voices" of French people who opposed equal marriage.
US: Rhode Island Senate passes equal marriage bill 2
11:06 PM — The Senate in the US state of Rhode Island today voted to pass a bill to legalise equal marriage, putting the state in a position to become the tenth to legalise same-sex marriage.
Germany: Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats banned from using Berlin Pride float due to equal marriage stance 41
5:58 PM — Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative Christian Democrats won’t be allowed their normal float at this year's gay pride festival in Berlin.
US: Rhode Island Senate to vote on equal marriage bill 3
5:47 PM — The Senate in the US state of Rhode Island is to vote on a bill to legalise equal marriage on Wednesday afternoon.
Brendon Ayanbadejo: I can do more to help towards equal marriage having left the NFL
2:55 PM — Former NFL player Brendon Ayanbadejo has expressed ongoing support for equal marriage, and has said that now he has left the world of professional sport, he can help "so many more people", than he could before.
France: President Hollande urges calm following violent equal marriage protests 23
1:33 PM — French President Francois Hollande has urged that the country move on after a divisive debate around equal marriage, a bill to legalise which passed on Tuesday, and which led to violent protests by opponents to the measure.
France: Riot police in violent clashes with protesters against newly signed equal marriage bill 54
1:06 AM — Anti-equal marriage protesters faced up to riot police in the centre of paris on Tuesday evening, sparking fierce protest, as France's Parliament voted to legalise equal marriage.
US: Delaware House approves equal marriage bill 10
12:34 AM — The House in the US state of Delaware passed a bill to legalise equal marriage, taking the state one step closer to legalising same-sex marriage.
23rd April 2013
Colombia: Pro-equality protests as Senate votes on same-sex marriage bill 11
6:53 PM — Rainbow flags are out in force in Bogota ahead of a vote by the Senate, which is considering a marriage equality bill today.
US Radio host: ‘LGBT supporters are misleading millions and homosexuality hurts all of society’ 42
6:32 PM — US Radio Host Linda Harvey has again used her radio programme to express her anti-gay stance, saying that "homosexual behaviour hurts all of society", and encouraging listeners to "challenge the acceptance of homosexual behaviour".
US: Nevada Senator comes out during debate around equal marriage ban 9
5:30 PM — A Senator in the US state of Nevada came out as gay on Monday, during a legislative debate around a bill to repeal the state's ban on equal marriage.
US: Nevada Senate passes bill to initiate repeal equal marriage ban
5:03 PM — The Senate in the US state of Nevada passed a bill on Monday to begin the repeal of a voter-approved constitutional amendement banning equal marriage.
French Parliament passes same-sex marriage and adoption in final vote 69
4:11 PM — France has become the 14th nation in the world to legalise same-sex marriage, as their Parliament passed it in a final vote after months of debate and heated protest.
US: Government says Family Research Council shooter should get 45 years 9
1:53 PM — Prosecutors say Floyd Corkins who planned a mass killing at the headquarters of an anti-gay Christian lobbying group should spend 45 years in prison.