23rd February 2012
First ten members of US Congress pose for NOH8 21
9:58 AM — Ten Democratic members of Congress have posed for the NOH8 campaign this week, the first elected national representatives to do so.
22nd February 2012
David Burrowes ‘faced death threat’ over equal marriage opposition 98
4:19 PM — Conservative David Burrowes is among a number of MPs backing the new Coalition for Marriage petition to opposite marriage equality for gay couples, but says he has received a death threat as a result of his views.
Australian Labor Party ejects anti-gay ‘extremist’, 19 44
2:26 PM — The Australian Labor Party has ejected a 19-year-old Queensland candidate from the party, dubbing him an 'extremist' for comments he made online about gays.
21st February 2012
Comment: Gay marriage will make us a beacon of equality 88
12:59 PM — Ken Livingstone writes that opposition to equal marriage is "a reminder that the battle for LGBT equality is not over".
20th February 2012
Comment: The Coalition for Marriage stands for homophobic discrimination 99
10:49 AM — Coalition members are entitled to believe that same-sex marriages are wrong, but they are not entitled to demand that their opposition to such marriages should be imposed on the rest of society and enforced by law, Peter Tatchell argues.
Lord Carey: Equal marriage is ‘one of the greatest political power grabs in history’ 210
10:10 AM — A former Archbishop of Canterbury has railed against the prime minister's support of equal marriage rights for gay couples, calling it undemocratic and 'one of the greatest political power grabs in history'.
18th February 2012
Maryland House of Delegates approves gay marriage bill 37
1:44 AM — The Maryland House of Delegates has passed a bill legalising same-sex marriage that is widely expected to be passed by the state senate and already has the support of the governor Martin O'Malley.
17th February 2012
Canada expected to fill gay marriage ‘gap’ today 21
4:24 PM — Canada is expected to announce changes to its Civil Marriage Act today which will stem fears about the validity of gay marriages between couples who could wed in Canada but not their home countries.
14th February 2012
Gay marriage events mark Valentine’s Day around the world 2
1:03 PM — Valentine's Day is being marked around the world with a series of rallies and campaigns backing equal marriage rights and personal freedoms for gays.
UK study: 61% of Christians back equal rights for gay couples 142
12:10 PM — Results of a poll released today say 61% of UK Christians back fully equal rights for gay couples. Three quarters of Christians thought religion should not have a special influence on public life.
13th February 2012
New Jersey Senate approves gay marriage but Governor will veto 24
6:46 PM — The state senate in New Jersey has voted in favour of giving equal marriage rights to gay couples. Governor Chris Christie has said he will veto the bill if it passes both houses in favour of a referendum.
8th February 2012
Washington House of Representatives votes for gay marriage 19
11:48 PM — Washington state's House of Representatives has passed a bill to introduce gay marriage by 55 votes to 43. The state's senate has already approved the measure which is also supported by the state governor.
7th February 2012
Appeals court rules California’s gay marriage ban breaks US constitution 18
11:02 PM — California's voter initiated ban on gay marriage has been ruled unconstitutional by a US federal court, upholding a decision by a judge to lift the ban in 2010.
2nd February 2012
Video: Washington state governor: ‘States can’t be in the business of discrimination’ 11
10:58 PM — The governor of the north-western US state of Washington has recorded a video for the Human Rights Campaign where she affirms her support for gay marriage, likely to be introduced in the state.
30th January 2012
Gay Aeroflot steward ‘forced to marry woman’ 12
5:05 PM — A gay air steward for the Russian carrier Aeroflot was forced to marry a woman in order to keep his job, campaigners say.
19th January 2012
Gay marriage rifts appear in several US states 11
2:32 PM — Politicians and campaigners in Minnesota, New Jersey and North Carolina on both sides of the same-sex marriage debate are gearing up for battle ahead of legislative sessions later this month.
Seventy mayors to press Obama on gay marriage 19
11:03 AM — A number of large-city mayors in the US have formed a coalition with the hope to achieve same-sex marriage equality.
16th January 2012
Canada to fill ‘gap’ on gay marriage 10
11:50 AM — The Canadian Justice Minister has reassured thousands of gay couples who have married in his country that their unions will be recognised there, but admitted there is a "legislative gap" in the rules on foreign nationals' marriages.
13th January 2012
Jersey’s religious civil partnership rules near implementation 10
3:01 PM — The island of Jersey's new civil partnership law will be coming into effect in the next few weeks with provisions for religious ceremonies after receiving royal assent.
Legal groups: Canada’s overseas gay marriages are safe 9
11:44 AM — Gay advocacy groups have responded to a statement by a government lawyer yesterday which called into question the validity of thousands of gay marriages between foreign nationals on Canadian soil.