4th October 2012
Paris: District mayor suggests equal marriage could lead to ‘incest’ 28
7:07 PM — A district mayor in Paris is under fire after announcing that he will refuse to conduct same-sex marriages after he said they could open the door to the approval of polygamous or incestuous unions.
3rd October 2012
Comment: The gay rights debate should avoid political point scoring 28
9:54 PM — Writing for PinkNews.co.uk, David Skelton, the deputy director of the influential Policy Exchange think-tank argues that discussion on LGBT issues should avoid descending into “party political tribalism”.
Comment: Some Tories are Gay Get Over It! 190
9:47 PM — In a comment piece for PinkNews.co.uk, Conservative Party member Tara Hewitt hits back at the recent criticism of her party.
Chick-fil-A boss: We support ‘Biblical families’ 62
7:11 PM — Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy has voiced his support for "Biblical families" in one of his first interviews since his earlier comments caused controversy regarding equal marriage rights for same-sex couples.
UK: Anti-equal marriage conference held in Blackpool 66
11:12 AM — The director of the Society for the Protection of the Unborn Child (SPUC) has attacked government proposals to legalise same-sex marriage at a conference in Blackpool.
2nd October 2012
Rowan Williams admits the Church of England may have caused ‘mental’ pain towards gay people 91
7:58 PM — The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, admits the Church of England’s attitude to gay relationships has often been harmful to people on the receiving end of its message.
Video: US football star records Catholic video against same-sex marriage 20
5:47 PM — The Baltimore Ravens' Matt Birk is reiterating his opposition to equal marriage rights for same-sex couples in a new video for the Minnesota Catholic Conference.
Rupert Everett: Why do ‘queens’ want to go and get married in churches? 169
1:33 PM — Rupert Everett has told the Guardian – in another substantial rant – that he remains mystified on why same-sex couples would like to have religious marriage ceremonies.
US: Football player voices opposition to equal marriage, says ‘marriage is in trouble’ 50
12:27 AM — The question of NFL players being allowed to speak out in favour of equal marriage has been a contentious issue recently, and those opposed to the idea are beginning to voice their opinions too.
1st October 2012
Arnold Schwarzenegger: ‘I don’t have to be for gay marriage’ — despite carrying them out 12
6:23 PM — California’s former governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, has spoken of performing two marriage ceremonies for gay couples during his eight years in office - although he is quick to point out that it doesn’t mean he is for “gay marriage”.
Presbyterian Church: Equal marriage will ‘demolish’ society 42
2:56 PM — The Presbyterian Church has written to all Northern Ireland Assembly members stating its staunch opposition to equal marriage.
29th September 2012
Christian Institute: There aren’t enough gays in UK to justify giving them equal rights 305
1:58 PM — Just 2.6 per cent of people questioned by the Office of National Statistics have said that they are either lesbian, gay or bisexual, leading the Christian Institute to question whether such a small populous should be given the right to marry.
28th September 2012
UK: Religious equal marriage opponents criticise Ed Miliband 61
10:49 AM — Several Christian organisations that are opposed to gay rights in the UK have criticised Labour leader Ed Miliband’s recent public intervention on equal marriage.
27th September 2012
UK: Labour to make equal marriage a whipped vote 30
4:48 PM — PinkNews.co.uk understands Labour is likely to whip its MPs when it comes to supporting the government’s policy of equal civil marriage rights for gay couples.
Ed Miliband: Gay marriages should be allowed in church 124
12:07 PM — Labour leader Ed Miliband adds his support to the Out4Marriage campaign to introduce equal marriage rights for gay couples in the UK, saying Labour believes that churches should be given the right to hold same-sex weddings.
Australia: Defeat for equal marriage bill in Tasmania 22
9:57 AM — Tasmania's same-sex marriage bill has failed to pass the Legislative Council after a key member indicated he would vote against it.
26th September 2012
UK: Process to appoint new Archbishop of Canterbury gets underway 34
10:47 AM — Anglican officials are preparing to make a final decision on who is to be the new Archbishop of Canterbury, ahead of Dr Rowan Williams' retirement from the post in December.
25th September 2012
Stephen Fry tweet confuses fans into believing Hugh Grant came out as gay 20
11:44 PM — Following the news that Hugh Grant had 'come out' in support of equal marriage today, Stephen Fry's celebratory tweet confused some Twitter users into thinking he was actually coming out as gay.
Video: Hugh Grant comes @Out4Marriage and says ‘love is the same for everyone’ 23
12:15 PM — Hugh Grant, star of Four Weddings and a Funeral, Love Actually, About a Boy and the Bridget Jones films, has recorded a video in support of the Out4Marriage campaign to make same-sex marriage legal in the UK.
24th September 2012
Comment: We must stop apologising for being like everybody else 40
4:37 PM — Writing for PinkNews.co.uk, Chris Ward takes celebrity heiress Paris Hilton to task over her recent homophobic outburst.