2nd October 2012
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.
Scottish bishop criticises Green Party over gay rights 33
12:45 PM — A Scottish Catholic bishop has condemned the Green Party for expelling one of its councillors for breaking rank over the issue of equal marriage.
22nd September 2012
Video: Emotional TV ad in favour of equal marriage in Washington State 3
12:23 PM — A new TV advertisement has been aired as Washington State heads closer the ballot on whether to retain equal marriage legislation.
21st September 2012
Black ministers gather in Maryland in support of equal marriage rights 5
10:26 PM — A group of black clergy members gathered in Maryland today in support of a bid to legalise equal marriage in the state, and to dispel the idea that all black ministers are against equal marriage.
UK: Cardinal Keith O’Brien nominated for ‘bigot’ of the year, by Stonewall 32
8:03 PM — Stonewall, Britain’s largest gay rights charity, has nominated the UK’s most senior catholic, Cardinal Keith O’ Brien for the title of Bigot of the Year as part of its annual awards ceremony.
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.