26th November 2014
Church of Scotland close to approving gay ministers
1:58 PM — The Church of Scotland is incredibly close to securing a majority in favour of accepting gay clergy.
11th June 2014
Thousands sign petition against appointment of ‘homophobe’ as UN Assembly President
11:24 AM — Thousands have signed an online petition calling on the United Nations (UN) to rethink appointing Uganda’s Foreign Minister Sam Kutesa as the next President of its General Assembly.
7th June 2014
Uganda: Officials ‘confident’ anti-gay minister will still become UN parliament head 30
4:59 PM — Ugandan officials say they are "confident" that anti-gay politician Samuel Kutesa will become head of the UN general assembly, as there has been no "formal protest" from Western leaders.
1st June 2014
Anti-gay Ugandan politician set to become new UN parliament head 42
1:55 PM — An anti-gay Ugandan politician has been selected as the next head of the United Nations General Assembly, causing outrage among rights groups.
21st May 2014
Church of Scotland edges closer to allowing gay ministers with General Assembly vote 4
6:51 PM — The General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has voted in favour of a proposal which could eventually lead to the ordination of ministers in civil partnerships.
17th May 2014
UK: Minister bids to stop Church of Scotland’s gay clergy plans 7
12:31 PM — A Church of Scotland minister has submitted a motion which aims to destroy plans to allow gay ministers.
19th June 2013
More congregations leave Church of Scotland in row about ministers in same-sex relationships 8
3:07 PM — Members of one of the Church of Scotland's biggest congregations on the Western Isles have voted to leave the Kirk over the issue of ordaining gay ministers in active same-sex relationships.
30th May 2013
Scotland: Highland congregations threaten to leave Church of Scotland over gay ministers 12
5:06 PM — Two congregations in the Scottish Outer Hebrides have threatened to leave the Church of Scotland over the ordination of gay ministers.
20th May 2013
Church of Scotland votes to allow ordaining ministers in same-sex relationships 13
6:57 PM — The General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has passed a motion to allow the ordination and appointment of ministers in same-sex relationships.
Church of Scotland set to debate ordination of gay clergy 3
10:49 AM — The Church of Scotland is due to debate today whether it will continue to allow the ordination of lesbian and gay ministers. Around 850 ministers will take part in the annual General Assembly in Edinburgh this week.
22nd April 2013
Church of Scotland faces renewed internal division on gay ministers in sexual relationships 5
12:20 PM — It is claimed up to 50 congregations may leave the Church of Scotland if the General Assembly votes next month to allow the ordination of ministers who are in same-sex sexual relationships.
17th April 2013
Liturgy for same-sex blessings published by Church of Scotland 5
3:26 PM — For the first time in its 450-year history, the Church of Scotland has published a liturgy – a formal ritual – for the blessing of those in civil partnerships.
16th April 2013
Church of Scotland to debate ordaining gay ministers 12
5:37 PM — The governing body of the Church of Scotland is to debate the issue of gay ministers.
13th February 2013
Illinois Senate prepares for Valentine’s Day equal marriage vote 1
3:56 PM — The Illinois Senate will vote tomorrow - Valentine's Day - on whether to legalise same-sex marriage.
8th February 2013
Scotland: Church minister and worshippers leave Church of Scotland in gay clergy row 34
11:23 AM — The minister of a church in Aberdeen and its members have quit the Church of Scotland over the issue of gay clergy and have decided to set up in a hotel instead.
2nd June 2011
Rhode Island senate to consider gay civil unions bill 7
3:10 PM — A Rhode Island Senate panel are today considering a bill that would allow gay and lesbian couples to be joined in civil unions.
26th April 2011
Church of Scotland leaders to discuss special commission report on same-sex relationships 10
12:02 PM — The Church of Scotland's leaders will discuss the Special Commission's report on same-sex relationships and the ministry at May's General Assembly meeting.
18th November 2010
UN deletes gay reference from anti-execution measures 17
4:54 PM — A United Nations panel has deleted a reference to gays and lesbians in a resolution condemning unjustified executions. The motion was introduced by Morocco and Mali and the vast majority of countries in support were African or Arabic.
10th October 2005
Schwarzenegger Rejects California Same-Sex Marriage Bill
12:00 AM — As was expected, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed California's same-sex marriage bill late Thursday afternoon. The action came came on a day in which he rejected 51 other bills as well.In explaining his decision, Schwarzenegger wrote that he believed gay couples were entitled to "full protection under the law and should not be discriminated against," but that he felt the bill would have reversed a 2000 ballot measure that declared only a marriage between a man and a woman is legal in California.