Switzerland’s supreme court refuses to recognise gay couple as fathers of their child 1
1:00 PM — The highest court in Switzerland has declined to recognise a gay couple as the fathers of their children.
Watch: Model born to gay parents via IVF explains her ‘rainbow’ family 3
12:17 PM — A model who was born to a lesbian and a gay man via IVF has spoken about her unique family set-up.
10th May 2015
Anti-gay parenting ‘study’ included a giant and a baby convict 16
5:09 PM — A much-cited study that claims gay parenting is bad for children has been called into question over some surreal data - including fake responses from a giant and an arrested baby.
14th April 2015
Utah married lesbian couple sue to be recognised as legal parents
10:37 AM — Angie and Kami Roe want to be legally recognised as the parents of their child.
21st March 2015
Banned children’s book ‘Heather Has Two Mummies’ gets update with equal marriage 13
5:16 PM — Famous children's book 'Heather Has Two Mummies' - which is routinely used to teach children about diversity - has been updated to reflect same-sex marriage.
21st February 2015
Children of lesbians have more ’emotional problems’, Daily Mail warns 77
1:29 PM — A group has warned in the Daily Mail that an increase in lesbians having babies could lead to more "emotional problems".
14th February 2015
Mary Portas’s brother donated sperm for Mary and wife Melanie to have baby 3
10:20 AM — Queen of the High Street Mary Portas has revealed that her brother donated sperm to enable her to start a family with wife Melanie Rickey.
17th November 2014
Israel: Gay-friendy ID cards introduced for children of same-sex parents 17
12:37 PM — Israel has begun issuing new ID cards to children of same-sex parents - as previous cards only allowed for a 'mother' and a 'father'.
29th August 2014
Switzerland: Gay couple recognised as parents in landmark ruling 1
2:53 PM — In the first ruling of its kind in Switzerland, a gay couple have been legally recognised as the parents of a child.
28th July 2014
Study praised for showing that ‘gay men can make great dads’ 2
1:08 PM — A study at Oregon State University has found that men are equally as good at being a child’s primary caregiver as women.
7th July 2014
Study: Children of gay couples have better ‘general health’ than those with straight parents 7
3:43 PM — A study has found that gay parents provide children with better "general health and family cohesion", than children of straight parents.
5th July 2014
Study: Children raised by same-sex parents are ‘healthier and happier’ 31
11:44 AM — Children raised by same-sex parents are both healthier and happier than others, a study has found.
24th May 2014
UK: Court denies attempt by Slovak parents to block adoption by gay couple 28
1:19 PM — A court has rejected an attempt by Slovak parents to block the adoption of their children by a same-sex couple.
8th May 2014
US: Hallmark introduces ‘two mums’ Mother’s Day card 7
10:36 PM — Card manufacturer Hallmark has introduced a Mother's Day card for people with lesbian parents.
1st May 2014
ITV to broadcast moving story of gay couple who have 4 adopted children 4
2:51 PM — One of the first ever gay couple to adopt children in Stoke-on-Trent will share their emotional story in an ITV documentary to be shown tonight.
31st March 2014
Jamaica: Parents tell newspaper they would ‘disown’ gay children 2
12:21 PM — Parents in Jamaica have told a newspaper that they would 'disown' a gay child, or try to cure them through 'counselling'.
1st November 2013
Germany: First European state to introduce a third option for gender 3
1:58 PM — From today, Germany becomes the first country in Europe to give parents the choice to leave the child’s gender indeterminate on their birth certificate.
8th October 2013
US Author of ‘flawed and misleading’ study backs similar in Canada 9
7:24 PM — The author of a heavily discredited study published last year which claimed that children were put at a disadvantage with gay parents, has thrown his weight behind a new, very similar study, in Canada.
7th August 2013
Gay celebrity chef Yotam Ottolenghi announces birth of his first son 21
1:31 AM — Openly gay celebrity chef Yotam Ottolenghi has announced the birth of his first son using a Californian surrogacy service.
5th July 2013
Association of Teachers and Lecturers says free schools will make it harder to fight homophobia 7
4:45 PM — Discrimination is becoming harder to challenge as more schools become academies and free schools independent of local control, the Association of Teachers and Lecturers has warned.