7th November 2012
France unveils same-sex marriage bill 15
4:16 PM — French President Francois Hollande’s government has approved a bill to legalise equal marriage and allow gay couples to adopt.
US 2012: Washington state passes same-sex marriage 13
3:22 PM — On a momentous night for LGBT equality, the US west coast state of Washington followed Maine and Maryland in passing a referendum in support of marriage rights for gay couples, and Minnesota voted against outlawing equal marriage.
US 2012: Maine legalises same-sex marriage 18
5:36 AM — The US state of Maine has voted in favour of marriage rights for gay couples in a public referendum.
US 2012: Maryland legalises same-sex marriage 14
5:08 AM — The US state of Maryland has voted in favour of civil equal marriage in a public referendum.
Barack Obama re-elected US President 104
4:20 AM — Barack Obama has reached the projected magic number of 270 electoral college votes needed to be re-elected President of the United States of America.
6th November 2012
Anti-gay Ohio senate candidate rejected by voters and family 18
10:16 PM — On US election night, Ohio lived up to its reputation for picking a presidential winner, and defeated anti-gay Republican US Senate candidate Josh Mandel at the same time.
Spanish court protects equal marriage law 13
7:52 PM — Spain’s Constitutional Court has upheld the country’s seven-year-long equal marriage law.
Gay equality critic Nadine Dorries suspended as a Tory MP over ‘I’m a Celebrity’ row 32
6:11 PM — Equal marriage critic Nadine Dorries has been suspended as a parliamentary member of the Conservative Party after she announced that she would be appearing in ITV's reality show I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here!
Spain to decide on same-sex marriage law 18
2:33 PM — Spain's Constitutional Court is expected to rule on an appeal against the country's equal marriage law this evening.
US 2012: LGBT history in the making 17
12:28 PM — Election Day has arrived in the United States with millions of Americans going to the polls to vote for the country’s next president, along with landmark public referendums on equal marriage taking place in four different states.
5th November 2012
Republican invokes memory of gay dead brother to blast equal marriage 96
8:50 PM — A Republican state representative in Maine has urged voters in Tuesday’s equal marriage referendum to reject the measure and says even in death, he still disagrees with his late brother’s sexuality.
Same-sex marriage test for France 21
6:17 PM — French President Francois Hollande has privately conceded that the religious opponents of his equal marriage plans are proving to be “tough”.
Comment: A Mitt Romney presidential win would be a disaster for LGBT Americans 40
1:20 PM — Writing from the US for Pinknews.co.uk on the eve of Election Day, Laurence Watts makes the case that a Mitt Romney presidency would be a disaster for LGBT rights.
Video: UK same-sex parenting campaign film launched 11
10:28 AM — A new film, highlighting the discrimination faced by same-sex parents, has been launched to coincide with the UK’s National Adoption Week.
2nd November 2012
Scotland: Gay rights charity wins award for equal marriage campaign 7
8:05 PM — Equality Network, a Scottish LGBT rights group, has won an award for its equal marriage campaign from Scotland’s Herald newspaper.
Alex Salmond: Stonewall wrong to call Cardinal O’Brien a ‘bigot’ 205
3:04 PM — Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond has waded into the row over Stonewall’s Bigot of the Year title after the gay rights charity awarded it to the leader of Scotland’s Catholic Church.
1st November 2012
US: HRC urges investigation into anti-gay texts 3
12:11 PM — The Human Rights Campaign is taking action over controversial anti-equal marriage text messages.
31st October 2012
Brad Pitt donates $100,000 towards equal marriage fight 9
4:25 PM — Brad Pitt has agreed to donate $100,000 (£62,000) to help the Human Rights Campaign raise money for its efforts to support equal marriage initiatives in several US states.
US preacher blames same-sex marriage for Hurricane Sandy 51
3:23 PM — A right-wing homophobic US preacher, who claimed Hurricane Sandy was an example of God’s wrath due to President Obama’s support of equal marriage, is defending his remarks.
Comment: Why I’m no longer Gay but still want to marry someone of the same sex 203
1:56 PM — Can you be homosexual without having a Gay identity? Chris Morris, whose case in the European Court of Human Rights helped secure an equal age of consent, explores how labels affect our self-image.