25th July 2014
NOM co-founder: I don’t think of myself as heterosexual 35
2:55 PM — A co-founder of the National Organisation for Marriage has claimed that she doesn't think of herself as heterosexual.
18th July 2014
Video: Texas voters say they wouldn’t vote for ‘a known heterosexual’ for President 26
4:56 PM — These voters in the US state of Texas apparently got in a bit of a mix up when they were asked whether they would vote for a heterosexual candidate for US President.
15th July 2014
US: 3.4% of adults do not identify as straight, health survey finds 7
12:05 PM — The US government’s first comprehensive health survey into sexuality has found that 3.4 percent of adults do not identify themselves as being heterosexual.
29th April 2014
Mormon sexuality survey: Are you heterosexual, or heterosexual? 9
5:37 PM — A survey aimed at young Mormons asked them about their sexual orientation, without giving any predefined options other than heterosexual.
28th April 2014
Study: 93% of straight British men have spooned with another guy 91
10:46 PM — A study has found that 93% of straight British men have spooned with another man, while 98% have shared a bed with another man.
19th September 2013
Vladimir Putin: ‘If Silvio Berlusconi were gay he would have escaped prosecution’ 34
6:14 PM — Vladimir Putin has said that the only reason former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been prosecuted in court is because he straight, and that, were he gay, he would not have faced the same.
28th June 2013
Australia: Children with same-sex parents have ‘better overall health’ than national average 9
6:54 PM — An Australian report on the children of same-sex couples has revealed that they have higher self-esteem, greater family cohesion, and better overall health than the national average.
15th May 2013
Peter Tatchell: ‘I am hugely disappointed that Culture Secretary Maria Miller has ruled out straight civil partnerships’ 17
12:50 PM — Peter Tatchell has criticised Culture Secretary and Minister for Equalities, Maria Miller, for ruling out civil partnerships for heterosexuals by saying “this is a hugely disappointing decision by the government”.
16th September 2011
Welsh clerics to consider pensions for gay partners 9
10:13 AM — The Church in Wales is to consider giving pensions to the partners of gay clergy. Currently, surviving partners of gay clergy can claim a pension calculated from 2005, when civil partnerships became legal.
23rd November 2010
Straight couple’s civil partnership application rejected 5
3:52 PM — A straight couple who were barred from having a civil partnership say they will fight the ban in court. Ian Goggin and Kristin Skarsholt, of Bristol, said they were disappointed to have been rejected by Bristol register office because they are straight but hope that their attempt would help change the law.
22nd November 2010
Straight Bristol couple next to demand a civil partnership 7
11:18 AM — A heterosexual couple from Bristol will attempt to get a civil partnership tomorrow morning. Ian Goggin and Kristin Skarsholt say the ban on straight civil partnerships is "unjust, discriminatory and offensive".
27th October 2010
Stonewall says it will campaign for gay marriage 50
3:10 PM — Gay lobbying charity Stonewall says it will campaign for lesbian and gay couples to have civil marriages in the UK. The charity has come under pressure in recent months from several of its co-founders and other gay campaigners to widen its remit on the issue.
2nd February 2010
Gay and straight couples needed to challenge UK gay marriage ban 14
3:17 PM — A heterosexual couple are seeking allies to help them mount a legal challenge against the UK's ban on gay marriage. Tom Freeman and Katherine Doyle need two more straight couples and three gay couples to join their case.
31st December 2009
Hong Kong strengthens same-sex domestic violence laws 1
5:19 PM — An ordinance passed by the Hong Kong Legislative Council will allow cohabiting gay couples to seek injunctions in cases of domestic violence, but does not give them legal recognition.