22nd November 2012
French president U-turns on same-sex marriage opt-out idea 16
1:06 PM — French President Francois Hollande appears to have backtracked on suggestions that mayors who oppose equal marriage should be allowed to personally opt-out from pending legislation.
Source: David Cameron to introduce equal marriage legislation within weeks 57
12:26 AM — A senior source in Downing Street has told the Daily Mail that Prime Minister David Cameron is to fast-track legislation to introduce equal marriage within weeks.
UK: Same-sex marriage vote due ‘within weeks’ says Mail 1
12:19 AM — Plans to allow same-sex marriage could be voted on and approved by MPs within weeks, according to the Daily Mail.
21st November 2012
French president hints at concessions over same-sex marriage bill 30
4:15 PM — French President Francois Hollande has suggested that mayors who oppose equal marriage should be allowed to personally opt-out from pending legislation.
Poll: 34% ‘less likely’ to vote Tory if same-sex marriage is legalised 46
12:37 PM — The political arguments on whether equal marriage is a vote winning policy for the Conservative Party shows no sign of dying down, as ComRes releases another poll.
20th November 2012
Australian campaigners hope new law can help in equal marriage fight 5
11:48 AM — Marriage equality advocates in Australia have welcomed a new draft national anti-discrimination law.
19th November 2012
Brighton: Anti-equal marriage Christian councillor loses latest appeal 28
10:25 PM — Same-sex marriage opponent Christina Summers is still fighting to overturn disciplinary action taken by the Green Party after she voted against equality.
George Osborne ‘foolish’ on same-sex marriage, says Archbishop Nichols 105
10:55 AM — George Osborne’s support for equal marriage is “foolish” and resembles a “political football” says the leader of the Catholic Church in England and Wales, Archbishop Vincent Nichols.
18th November 2012
Scotland: First minister’s vicar speaks out against Alex Salmond’s plans to let gays marry 23
11:38 AM — Alex Salmond’s local vicar has spoken out against the first minister’s plans to make gay marriage legal in Scotland.
16th November 2012
‘No intention to support same-sex marriage’ says UKIP 78
4:25 PM — The UK Independence Party has restated its opposition to equal marriage rights for gay couples.
US: Catholic Church denies teenager confirmation until he publicly denounces gay equality 104
3:20 PM — A teenage Catholic boy has been banned from confirmation after he posted a photograph on Facebook urging people to vote for equal marriage rights.
Peter Tatchell: Facebook ruling is a ‘victory’ for free speech 48
2:26 PM — Peter Tatchell has welcomed a High Court ruling in favour of a Christian worker who was demoted for a comment he wrote on Facebook about equal marriage.
UK: Christian worker wins same-sex marriage Facebook case 47
11:09 AM — A Christian housing worker, who was demoted for posting remarks about equal marriage on Facebook, has won a legal case against his employers.
15th November 2012
MOD chaplains could be “sacked for opposing gay marriage” says Tory MP 57
2:30 PM — Sir Gerald Howarth, who left the Ministry of Defence in September, says the government’s equal marriage reforms could make the position of some chaplains who disagree with the change untenable.
Comment: Lobby Maria Miller so we can have full marriage equality 14
1:27 PM — Peter Tatchell says now is the time to email the Culture Secretary and Minister for Equalities Maria Miller, in order to ensure the LGBT community can secure complete marriage equality.
Tory MP criticises George Osborne for going ‘big’ on same-sex marriage 79
11:28 AM — Conservative MP Glyn Davies says he is disappointed that the prime minister, deputy prime minister and chancellor are all supporting equal marriage.
14th November 2012
PM ‘wrong’ on same-sex marriage poll says ComRes chief 29
7:06 PM — The chief executive of ComRes Andrew Hawkins has accused David Cameron of making misleading statements over polling data regarding equal marriage.
New Zealand politician criticised for comparing same-sex marriage to apartheid 21
3:43 PM — A New Zealand politician says allowing gay couples to marry is like apartheid South Africa calling the Maori rugby team "honorary whites".
Telegraph blasts George Osborne for supporting same-sex marriage 61
1:50 PM — The Telegraph newspaper has criticised Chancellor George Osborne’s recent intervention on equal marriage and has accused him of playing a “dangerous game” over the issue.
Comment: Why ‘straight’ Bob Filner will be better for San Diego than ‘gay’ Carl DeMaio 15
10:43 AM — Writing for PinkNews.co.uk, Laurence Watts assesses last week’s defeat of Carl DeMaio, a gay Republican who was running to become Mayor of San Diego.