20th September 2012
Video: Culture Secretary Maria Miller comes @Out4Marriage and defends record 39
1:24 PM — The new Culture Secretary Maria Miller has once again signalled her full backing to the coalition’s policy on equal marriage by recording a video for the Out4Marriage campaign.
Former adviser to Nick Clegg criticises ‘bigot’ apology 17
11:00 AM — Nick Clegg’s former director of strategy disagrees with the decision of his former boss to apologise for appearing to brand equal marriage opponents as “bigots”.
Australian Senate follows second chamber in defeating equal marriage 26
10:09 AM — A vote on a bill that would have introduced equal marriage rights for same-sex couples has been defeated in the Australian Senate.
19th September 2012
Canada: Gay couples embracing marriage, according to census 6
8:31 PM — Seven years after Canada legalised same-sex marriage, gay and lesbian couples are running to the altar in record numbers.
Australian politician, who linked bestiality with equal marriage, to attend UK Conservative event 23
6:08 PM — Australian Senator Cory Bernardi, who was sacked as an aide to the country's opposition leader after linking equal marriage to bestiality, is due to attend a conference of young Conservatives in Oxford this weekend.
Brighton: Anti-equal marriage Green councillor to appeal expulsion order 21
4:59 PM — A Christian councillor who voted against equal marriage rights for same-sex couples and was then expelled from Brighton and Hove City Council’s Green group is to appeal the decision.
Australian senator resigns after comparing equal marriage to bestiality 25
2:55 PM — An Australian senator has resigned from the opposition's frontbench after he said that allowing same-sex couples to marry could lead to sanctioning polygamy and even bestiality.
Pink: It’s not a ‘gay marriage’ it’s just ‘a marriage’. 14
10:58 AM — US pop star Pink says she looks forward to the day when titles to describe people and their orientation becomes meaningless.
Australia votes against legalising equal marriage 51
9:58 AM — Lawmakers in the Australian Parliament have overwhelmingly rejected a bill that would have introduced equal marriage rights for same-sex couples.
18th September 2012
France: Catholic archbishop fails to apologise for equal marriage ‘incest’ remarks 25
3:25 PM — The Archbishop of Lyon and Primate of the Gauls, who claimed marriage rights for same-sex couples could lead to incest and polygamy, says his comments to a radio station were misinterpreted, but has stopped short of making an apology.
US: Support for equal marriage increasing, according to latest polls 6
1:40 PM — Two new national polls show that support for marriage equality in the US is steadily increasing.
Gay mayor of Paris appalled at ‘ugly’ anti-gay comments of Catholic bishop 45
12:55 PM — Bertrand Delanoe, the gay Socialist mayor of Paris, has strongly criticised the Archbishop of Lyon and Primate of the Gauls for making a series of outspoken remarks about equal marriage.
Australian Senate unlikely to support equal marriage, says Finance minister 16
12:19 PM — Senator Penny Wong, Australia’s gay Finance minister is downplaying expectations that the country’s upper parliamentary chamber will support equal marriage rights for same-sex couples in an historic vote, due to take place in the next 24 hours.
17th September 2012
PM told to stop ‘whoring’ after the gay vote, by Telegraph journalist 98
5:37 PM — Damian Thompson, the editor of Telegraph Blogs and a columnist for the paper has criticised Prime Minister David Cameron for trying to gain support from the LGBT community.
Anti-equal marriage protesters to hold Tory conference rally 137
11:20 AM — A rally by the Coalition for Marriage, the campaign group leading the opposition to equal marriage rights for same-sex couples in the UK, is to take place on Monday 8 October at next month’s Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham.
13th September 2012
Nick Clegg issues apology to church leaders over ‘bigot’ row 80
2:01 PM — Nick Clegg has written a formal letter of apology to the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Archbishop of Westminster over claims he was prepared to call the opponents of equal marriage “bigots” in a speech at an LGBT reception.
12th September 2012
London Assembly passes motion in support of equal marriage 15
5:42 PM — The London Assembly has become the latest local body in England to throw its weight behind the government’s plan to legalise civil marriage for same-sex couples.
Comment: What exactly is a ‘bigot’? 107
12:27 PM — Writing for PinkNews.co.uk Nicolas Chinardet assesses the ‘bigot’ row that has hit Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg in the past 24 hours.
Conservative MP calls on Nick Clegg to quit over ‘bigot’ row 83
10:37 AM — Peter Bone, the Conservative MP for Wellingborough in Northamptonshire, has called on Nick Clegg to apologise or resign over claims he was prepared to describe the opponents of equal marriage as “bigots” in a speech
Exclusive: Nick Clegg dismisses ‘bigot’ row and defends reshuffle changes 35
1:20 AM — Nick Clegg is rejecting claims he was prepared to brand opponents of equal marriage “bigots” at a reception for the LGBT community. In an exclusive interview with PinkNews.co.uk the deputy PM also defended changes to the Government Equalities Office and the new Culture Secretary Maria Miller.