28th April 2013
Australia: MP calls for election day referendum on equal marriage 30
5:06 PM — An independent Australian MP has proposed that the issue of equal marriage be put to voters in a referendum, as soon as this September, in a move supported by the Green Party.
29th March 2013
Ireland: Gay Anglicans reiterate calls for same-sex marriage 9
4:12 PM — Changing Attitude Ireland has made a submission to the Irish Constitutional Convention in support of extending civil marriage to same-sex couples.
25th March 2013
Rush Limbaugh falsely claims equal marriage has failed every time at referendum 23
11:29 PM — US conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh has falsely claimed that every time equal marriage has been on a ballot in the US it has been defeated.
EU eases restrictions on Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s government 9
3:26 PM — Despite its reputation for violating human and LGBT rights, the EU has suspended the majority of its sanctions against Zimbabwe’s government.
5th February 2013
Comment: It’s time for a referendum on marriage- to force balding heterosexuals to divorce 21
11:47 AM — PinkNews.co.uk founder Benjamin Cohen takes a sideways look at the calls by some MPs for a referendum on allowing same-sex couples to marry.
5th January 2013
France: A majority of French people would like a referendum on equal marriage 32
1:17 AM — A new survey has revealed that more than two thirds of French people would like a referendum on marriage equality and adoption rights for same-sex couples.
26th December 2012
Gay New Jersey Assemblyman says he agrees with putting gay equality to a public vote 8
5:54 PM — New Jersey is to put gay marriage to referendum, in a turn-around decision by the state's first openly gay lawmaker who previously opposed putting the issue to ballot.
22nd December 2012
US: Wisconsin court rules in favour of same sex domestic partnership registry 3
2:34 AM — An appeals court ruled on Friday that Wisconsin's same sex domestic partnership registry does not violate a state constitutional amendment which bans marriage equality.
7th November 2012
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.
2nd November 2012
US: Equal marriage advocates rally in Maine ahead of 6 November referendum 1
1:14 AM — Hundreds of people came out to rally in Maine ahead of Monday's referendum on equal marriage, in an attempt to get more people to vote 'yes' on Question 1, which would legalise same-sex marriage in the state.
1st November 2012
Governor O’Malley: Equal marriage law has a ‘real shot at prevailing’ in Maryland 9
3:00 AM — Governor Martin O'Malley, a strong supporter of the campaign to legalise equal marriage in the state of Maryland has said he thinks that if it keeps raising money, it is possible that the campaign will succeed.
25th October 2012
US: Ex-Maine bishop says voting for equal marriage is ‘unfaithful to Catholic doctrine’ 11
11:23 PM — The former bishop of Maine today released a statement saying that any Catholic who votes in favour of equal marriage “is unfaithful to Catholic doctrine.”
US: 100 Catholics stand up for equal marriage in Maine through newspaper adverts 10
10:53 PM — A pro-marriage equality group in Portland, Maine, is reiterating its support for the referendum on equal marriage in November, by launching a new campaign of newspaper adverts in the state.
23rd October 2012
US: Bill Gates donates $500,000 towards legalising equal marriage in Washington 6
10:24 PM — Microsoft owner, Bill Gates, and his wife Melinda, have personally given $500,000 (£313,000) towards efforts to legalise equal marriage in the state of Washington, pushing the total raised by equal rights advocates to $10.8 million (£6.7 million).
US: New York Mayor donates $500,000 towards equal marriage efforts 7
1:16 AM — The Mayor of New York City has offered $500,000 (£312,000) from his personal fortune towards the push for marriage equality in Maine, Minnesota and Washington.
17th October 2012
US: Suspended university diversity officer demands reinstatement and compensation 20
1:06 AM — The chief diversity officer at Gallaudet University has spoken out, saying she should be reinstated, as well as receiving fair compensation for the embarrassment her suspension caused.
13th October 2012
Update: Diversity officer put on leave for signing petition hires lawyer, hopes to be reinstated 35
2:31 AM — A senior administrator at a Washington university who was put on paid leave, after she signed a petition to send equal marriage to referendum in Maryland, has hired an attorney to represent her, and will address the media next week.
US: Petition started to reinstate diversity officer put on leave for signing marriage ballot 2
2:04 AM — A petition has been started to reinstate a senior administrator at a Washington-based university who was put on paid leave, after she signed a petition to send equal marriage to referendum in Maryland.
11th October 2012
Video: Anti-equal marriage advert ‘Not about Equality’ airs in Washington 10
11:15 PM — With the vote on equal marriage growing ever closer, anti-equal marriage groups have begun to show TV adverts in the state of Washington.
US: Seattle based department store backs equal marriage referendum in Washington
10:46 PM — A large fashion retailer based in the US state of Washington, has joined other large employers in publicly voicing their support for equal marriage, which will be voted on by Washington residents next month.