13th November 2012
George Osborne: Tories must back same-sex marriage or risking losing like US Republicans 56
10:25 AM — Chancellor George Osborne has told the Conservative Party that ditching its support for equal marriage could cause a catastrophic defeat at the 2015 general election.
9th November 2012
Video: Tony Perkins: Same-sex marriage is tearing America apart 61
10:59 PM — The firebrand media opponents of gay rights have been taking to the airwaves to denounce Tuesday’s historic equal marriage victories in several US states.
Vatican paper brushes off equal marriage victories 32
8:41 PM — The semi-official newspaper of the Holy See, L’Osservatore Romano, is seeking to downplay this week’s equal marriage victories in the US and Europe.
UK: New Archbishop signals openness on LGBT issues 86
3:02 PM — The Bishop of Durham Justin Welby, who has been appointed as the new Archbishop of Canterbury, says the Church of England must have “no truck with any form of homophobia”.
8th November 2012
Analysis: A new dawn for LGBT America 5
9:40 PM — After an extraordinary US election result with voters in three states passing equal marriage rights for gay couples, Scott Roberts sums up the highlights of an incredible week for America.
In Photos: Paris equal marriage rally 1
4:47 PM — Images of this week's large-scale equal marriage rally in Paris.
UK: Culture secretary seeks to reduce religious fears over equal marriage 71
12:23 PM — Culture Secretary Maria Miller says the government is looking at incorporating additional “locks” in its proposed equal marriage legislation.
UK: Anti-equal marriage bishop chosen to become Archbishop of Canterbury 123
11:19 AM — The Bishop of Durham Justin Welby, who is strongly opposed to equal marriage, is set to become the next Archbishop of Canterbury.
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”.