15th March 2013
Highland Council: Civil registrars should not be able to refuse to marry same-sex couples 21
5:31 PM — Highland Council has responded to the Scottish Government’s consultation on its proposed equal marriage bill by saying civil registrars should not be able to refuse to marry same-sex couples.
14th March 2013
Christians for Equal Marriage UK welcome arrival of Pope Francis 38
3:51 PM — Christians for Equal Marriage UK has welcomed the election of Cardinal Bergoglio of Argentina as the new head of the Roman Catholic Church.
Tory peer Lord True: ‘What happens if we have a lesbian Queen in a gay marriage who conceives using donor sperm?’ 72
1:32 PM — Conservative peer Lord True has suggested the law needs to be changed to prepare for a married lesbian Queen who conceives using donor sperm.
Minnesota: Same-sex marriage bill survives Republican attempts to halt it 8
12:41 PM — A proposed equal marriage bill in the US state of Minnesota has survived several moves by Senate Republicans to block its progress.
13th March 2013
Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan: We are currently 12 votes short of passing equal marriage 3
7:03 PM — Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan says passing a same-sex marriage bill out of the Illinois House will be "very difficult."
Obama: Banning same-sex marriage is unconstitutional 10
3:46 PM — US President Barack Obama says he cannot imagine a state's same-sex marriage ban being constitutional.
Video: Minnesota ‘concerned father’ makes bizarre claims about equal marriage and HIV 23
2:49 PM — In bizarre and incorrect testimony a “concerned father” has told politicians that he believes equal marriage could lead to greater HIV transmission in Minnesota.
12th March 2013
Travel: A weekend in Dublin 15
6:52 PM — PinkNews.co.uk’s food and travel writer Sam Feller has travelled to Dublin to see what the city has to offer gay tourists, and how attitudes to homosexuality are evolving in amongst an ever changing political landscape.
Ecuador: Former presidential candidate fined for saying ‘gays are immoral’ 5
11:08 AM — A former presidential candidate in Ecuador has been fined around £2,014 for making homophobic comments.
11th March 2013
The Saturdays: We can’t believe getting equal marriage for the UK has taken so long 3
4:18 PM — The Saturdays have spoken of their delight that the UK is heading nearer towards equal marriage.
London: Anti-gay marriage protest to take place in Trafalgar Square by French activists 84
12:56 PM — Organisers behind several anti-equal marriage rallies in France plan to stage a protest against the same-sex marriage bill for England and Wales on Sunday 24 March in Trafalgar Square.
8th March 2013
London: Anti-gay marriage public meeting at Tooting Mosque in response to Muslim MPs support for equal marriage 310
7:09 PM — A public meeting against equal marriage is taking place this evening at Tooting Islamic Centre in south London - the organisers say it's in response to the majority of Muslim MPs decision to support the same-sex marriage bill.
Comment: Benjamin Cohen’s Lent Talk wasn’t blasphemous, we should celebrate its broadcast by the BBC 11
5:46 PM — Having listened to the broadcast in full, Hannah Buchanan shares her thoughts on PinkNews founder Benjamin Cohen’s BBC Radio 4 Lent Talk.
Poll: Support for same-sex marriage among US Catholics rises to 54% 8
1:50 PM — A new poll shows support for same-sex marriage among US Catholics continues to rise.
7th March 2013
Scotland: Christian teacher says being forced to teach about same-sex marriage contributed to a breakdown 33
5:12 PM — A committee of MPs has heard that a Christian teacher in Scotland claims he was forced to teach about same-sex marriage against his wishes – and the stress contributed to a breakdown.
UK: MPs hear of Christian teacher disciplined for refusing to read pro-gay Penguin book to class 52
5:09 PM — A solicitor from the Christian Institute has told a committee of MPs that a primary school teacher was previously disciplined by a head teacher for refusing to read ‘And Tango Makes Three’ – a children’s book about two male penguins looking after a female chick.
TUC: Catholic gay teachers could be sacked by their schools for entering into same-sex marriages 19
11:27 AM — The TUC says it’s worried by the fear of gay teachers being sacked at Catholic Schools for entering into same-sex marriages.
5th March 2013
Equality Network: The Catholic Church needs to separate the issue of sexual orientation and abuse’ 7
4:14 PM — The Equality Network, a Scottish LGBT rights group, says the fundamental problem facing the Catholic Church is its public message on issues of sexual morality, not simply the hypocrisy of any one individual.
4th March 2013
Catholic Archbishop of Glasgow Philip Tartaglia urged to start new dialogue with gay community 79
6:53 PM — The Archbishop of Glasgow, Philip Tartaglia, is being asked to meet with members of the LGBT community, in order for the Scottish Catholic Church to start a fresh dialogue on gay equality.
Comment: Those in civil partnerships need to be aware of what happens to wills 41
5:33 PM — Writing for PinkNews.co.uk, Daniel Monk, a Reader in Law at Birkbeck University of London, says it is important to remember that civil partnerships revoke existing wills – and that gay couples need to be aware of these key legal issues in between preparing for their big day.