4th April 2013
Video: Bill O’Reilly in spat with Christian radio host over ‘bible thumpers’ comment 11
3:14 PM — Fox News host Bill O'Reilly has come under fire again from a Fox contributor over comments he made last week during which he said he supported equal marriage and that members of the religious right had to do more than just "thump the bible" to win the debate on same-sex marriage.
France: Same-sex marriage bill reaches Senate 5
12:00 PM — The French Senate will debate the country’s proposed same-sex marriage bill today.
Jeremy Irons: Same-sex marriage could lead to fathers marrying their sons for tax purposes 163
11:07 AM — British actor Jeremy Irons says equal marriage could lead to fathers marrying their sons.
3rd April 2013
US: Democratic Senator Tim Kaine shifts to fully support equal marriage 2
5:32 PM — US Senator Timothy Kaine said on Tuesday that "labels are important" when considering the debate around equal marriage, and announced that he had shifted his position to fully support equal marriage.
US: City becomes first in Arizona to allow same-sex civil unions despite warning of attorney general 4
4:16 PM — A city in Arizona has defied legal threats and legalised same-sex civil unions, in a first for the deeply conservative state.
Spectator columnist: ‘Katie Price demeans marriage more than gay marriage ever could’ 38
4:11 PM — With her latest marriage to a 26-year-old stripper, Conservative writer and commentator Douglas Murray says Katie Price “demeans marriage more than gay marriage ever could.”
US: Republican chair claims straight people would pretend to be gay to cheat equal marriage law 33
4:06 PM — A Republican chairwoman has claimed that, if equal marriage became legal, straight people would pretend to be gay, and marry each other in order to "abuse" the system.
US Representative: Equal marriage will force churches to hire ‘cross dressers and Satan worshippers’ 29
2:57 PM — During a discussion on the possibility of gun control in the US, a state Representative has compared the issue to equal marriage, claiming that once it is legal, polygamy and bestiality would follow naturally.
Malta: Transgender woman wins legal right to marry after government drops case 7
1:50 PM — Campaigners have welcomed a decision to allow a transgender woman in Malta the right to marry.
Son of Ronald Reagan: ‘Same-sex marriage will lead to ‘polygamy, bestiality and murder’ 99
10:51 AM — The son of former president Ronald Reagan says legalising equal marriage will lead to “polygamy, bestiality and perhaps even murder.”
US: Conservative group slams Pennsylvania Senator for supporting equal marriage 3
12:32 AM — A day after he announced that he had changed his stance to support equal marriage, US Senator Bob Casey has come under attack from a conservative group who accuse him of going "too far" in a quest to "redefine marriage".
Uruguay: Equal marriage bill passes Senate and is ‘nearly certain’ to become law 18
12:09 AM — The Uruguayan Senate today passed a bill which would allow gay and lesbian couples to marry, and which is expected to be approved and signed into law.
2nd April 2013
US: Republican Senator Mark Kirk comes out in support of equal marriage 10
6:16 PM — Mark Kirk of Illinois is the second Republican Senator to come out in support of equal marriage, and follows Rob Portman, who recently offered his support to same-sex marriage.
‘Ex gay’ preacher to Starbucks: Your business will fail if you ‘thumb your nose’ at God 38
2:55 PM — An 'ex gay' preacher from the US has criticised Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz for his support of equal marriage, and urged Christians to stage a boycott of the coffee giant.
US talk show host condemns ‘fraud’ Bill O’Reilly for supporting equal marriage 44
1:41 PM — A conservative US talk show host has come down heavily on Fox News presenter Bill O'Reilly who last week announced that he had changed his stance to support equal marriage.
Irish Catholic bishop: ‘Attempts to equate same-sex unions with marriage will always fail’ 41
11:38 AM — An Irish bishop says same-sex relationships can never be seen as “equal” to heterosexual relationships.
Video: Young boy shouts anti-gay abuse at worshippers from pro-LGBT North Carolina church 21
10:59 AM — Footage has emerged of a child shouting that gay people are going to “hell” outside a church in North Carolina.
Poll: US state of Virginia still marginally opposes equal marriage 5
12:58 AM — A new poll has revealed that, despite rising support for equal marriage overall across the US, voters in the state of Virginia still marginally oppose it.
US: Democratic Senator Bob Casey announces support for equal marriage 2
12:35 AM — Amidst a rush of politicians to support equal marriage across the US, Democratic Senator Bob Casey has announced his support for efforts to legalise it.
1st April 2013
US: Arizona Congressman stands by opposition to equal marriage despite son being gay 19
7:59 PM — A Mormon Arizona Congressman has said that, despite his own son being gay, his stance on equal marriage hadn't "evolved" for him too support it.