14th March 2013
New Zealand: Equal marriage passes critical second vote 15
11:23 AM — Lawmakers in New Zealand voted 77 to 44 yesterday to pass same-sex marriage legislation. The bill will now go to a final vote, but it is widely believed that it has passed the critical hurdle and should have a smooth course into becoming law.
13th March 2013
New Pope Francis believes same-sex marriage and gay adoption are the Devil’s work 157
10:33 PM — The new pope, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the 76-year-old Argentinean, who will be known as Pope Francis, has in the past described same-sex marriage and gay couples adopting as a "destructive attack on God's plan."
US: Illinois State Representative says gay couples have ‘disordered relationships’ 29
2:39 PM — A representative in the US state of Illinois has taken what she called a "courageous" stance against equal marriage, and defended "natural" marriage, by saying gay people have "disordered relationships".
Indonesia: Judge issues apology for speaking out against equal marriage
1:08 PM — A judge in Indonesia's constitutional court has issued an apology after making a statement against equal marriage during proceedings at the House of Representatives.
Update: US: Minnesota Senate and House committees pass equal marriage bill 9
1:23 AM — The equal marriage bill in Minnesota passed committees in both the House and Senate, and will head to the floor on both sides of the legislature.
US: Catholic Church threatens to end adoption services in Colorado if civil unions become law 27
1:05 AM — As LGBT rights advocates celebrated in the US state of Colorado on Tuesday, when civil unions all but became law, a Catholic adoption charity suggested they might cease to operate if and when the civil unions bill is signed by the Governor.
12th March 2013
Bahamian Prime Minister: Equal marriage is ‘something I don’t believe in’ 22
5:59 PM — The Prime Minister of the Bahamas, Perry Christie, has said that he does not agree with equal marriage, and that it is not an issue which his government will be considering.
Video: Microsoft releases TV advert featuring lesbian wedding 3
4:56 PM — Microsoft has released a new ad that features a woman marrying her female partner, while a friend offers congratulations on her updated relationship status.
Gay porn star dead in apparent suicide two weeks after his husband’s death 14
4:13 PM — French born gay porn star, Wilfred Knight has committed suicide two weeks after the suicide of his American husband.
Poll: Almost a quarter of Russians want ‘compulsory treatment’ for gays and 5% think gay people should be ‘liquidated’ 49
4:03 PM — A new survey has revealed that an overwhelming majority of Russians oppose same-sex marriage, gay adoption rights and pride parades with a high percentage claiming to have no gay relatives or friends and a proportionately high percentage saying gay people should be "liquidated"..
Video: Bryan Fischer says equal marriage would be ‘an inequality under the law’ 16
3:41 PM — The American Family Association spokesman Bryan Fischer, has spoken on the organisation’s radio program Focal Point, to say that equal marriage would be a "special right" for gay people, and that it represents an "inequality" in the law.
Archbishop of Canterbury says he supports strengthening gay relationships but not with marriage 38
11:23 AM — The newly elected Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby has said that he supports strengthening gay relationships and recognises that the love between people of the same-sex is as "no less" than heterosexual couples.
Alan Bennett: I haven’t met anyone who cares for or is against same-sex marriage 30
9:14 AM — The playwright Alan Bennett who is in a civil partnership has said that he does not understand "what all the fuss was about over gay marriage." He has also revealed further details of being "touch up" by an elderly man as child.
US: Minnesota lawmaker under fire for ‘close friend’ who left the ‘gay lifestyle’ comment 6
12:28 AM — A lawmaker opposed to equal marriage in Minnesota has come under fire for using a procedural tactic to introduce a "close friend" who left the "gay lifestyle", during proceedings around the subject of equal marriage.
11th March 2013
US: Colorado House of Representatives passes initial vote in favour of same-sex civil unions 1
11:45 PM — The Colorado House of Representatives have granted initial approval to legislation to introduce civil unions for same-sex couples.
US: Hundreds rally in Texas in support of LGBT rights and equal marriage 1
7:11 PM — Hundreds of LGBT rights advocates have taken to the streets of Texas in support of equal rights for LGBT people, including marriage equality.
US: Religious think tank behind controversial study on same-sex parenting 13
5:30 PM — The American Independent has obtained documents about the "Regnerus study" widely used by conservatives as an argument against same-sex marriage, which shows the study was organised by a religious think tank to coincide with the Supreme Court's deliberations on marriage equality.
Former Westboro Baptist Church member poses for pro-same-sex marriage NOH8 campaign 8
12:59 PM — A former member of the incendiary anti-gay group the Westboro Baptist Church has posed for the pro-same-sex marriage NOH8 photography campaign, saying she wanted to express that the church and her previous actions with them were wrong.
10th March 2013
Gay rights activists warn of reintroduction of ‘Section 28 style’ discrimination in Scotland’s schools 35
9:55 PM — Gay rights advocates have voiced concerns that those opposed to equal marriage are trying to "reintroduce Section 28 style discrimination" into Scotland's schools, in an attempt to "roll back equality".
9th March 2013
US Supreme Court Justice tells 11-year-old opposed to Defense of Marriage Act to ‘keep dreaming big’ 10
10:38 PM — A Supreme Court Justice in the US has responded to a letter from a young girl which requested that the Supreme Court strike down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) to help her lesbian parents.