20th April 2014
UK: Nursery worker, fired for refusing to read ‘gay stories’ to children, sues for religious discrimination 169
2:04 PM — A Christian nursery worker, who was fired after giving a Bible to a lesbian colleague and refusing to read 'gay stories' to children, is suing her former employer for religious discrimination.
19th April 2014
US: Colorado faith leaders form coalition to back same-sex marriage 10
5:29 PM — Faith leaders in Colorado have formed a coalition to lobby in favour of same-sex marriage.
9th April 2014
Watch: Mormon couple defies church to back same-sex marriage in ad campaign 13
7:43 PM — A Mormon couple has featured in a political advertising campaign in favour of same-sex marriage, against the teachings of their church.
6th April 2014
Mormon leaders: God will always be opposed to ‘redefining marriage’ 42
3:25 PM — A senior member of the Mormon church has reaffirmed that God is opposed to 'redefining' marriage to include same-sex couples.
4th April 2014
Vatican launches inquiry into sexual misconduct of anti-gay disgraced Cardinal Keith O’Brien 14
2:34 PM — The Vatican has announced it is to investigate the sexual misconduct of the disgraced Cardinal Keith O'Brien.
US: Governor of Mississippi signs law legalising anti-gay discrimination 11
1:33 PM — The Governor of the US state of Mississippi has signed into law a bill which could allow anti-gay discrimination by religious business owners.
1st April 2014
Protestant South Korean sex reassignment surgeon: ‘I’ve decided to defy God’s will’ 4
2:54 PM — A leading sex reassignment surgeon in South Korea has spoken about his experiences helping transgender people as a devout Protestant, saying he has made it his mission to correct what he calls "God's mistakes."
31st March 2014
US: Lesbian New York chef wins $1.6m payout from ‘homophobic’ boss
6:31 PM — A lesbian chef in New York has been awarded $1.6m (£961k), after suing her boss who told her to "marry a man and have children", and that gay people were "going to hell".
26th March 2014
Tennessee: Bill to permit anti-gay religious discrimination in schools passes 24
8:34 PM — The Tennessee Senate and House of Representatives have both overwhelmingly passed a bill which will allow students in state-funded schools to discriminate against gay people on religious grounds.
16th March 2014
NYC pastor: ‘Jesus would stone homos – stoning is still the law’ 75
10:31 AM — Dr James Manning, a New York City pastor who recently blamed Obama for “releasing homo demons on the black man,” is now calling on Christians to stone gay people.
12th March 2014
US: Kansas bill would ban anti-LGBT discrimination
1:54 PM — Less than one month after a bill to legalise anti-gay discrimination was passed in the Kansas House, a politician has drafted a bill to ban such discrimination.
26th February 2014
New bill to allow businesses to discriminate against gays introduced in Missouri 20
6:27 PM — Amid an international outcry surrounding an Arizona bill which would allow business owners to discriminate against gay people, Missouri has introduced something very similar.
Poll: Jewish Americans more likely to support equal marriage 17
5:57 PM — According to a recent survey of religious groups, Jewish people are most in favour of equal marriage in the US.
22nd February 2014
The way this pizzeria took revenge on politicians for an anti-gay bill is amazing 9
11:39 AM — A bill to legalise discrimination against gay couples passed the final legislative hurdle in Arizona yesterday – but this pizzeria wasn’t having any of it. Senate Bill 1062 would prevent the state from taking action against individuals and businesses who refuse services to people or groups based on their religious beliefs if such enforcement would “substantially […]
19th February 2014
US: Tennessee drops ‘turn away the gays’ ahead of Senate vote 5
2:05 PM — A Tennessee Senator has dropped a bill which would have allowed businesses to refuse service for gay couples' weddings based on religious beliefs.
29th January 2014
US: Kansas bill would allow religious business owners to refuse service to same-sex couples 5
3:21 PM — Politicians in the US state of Kansas have considered a bill which would pre-emptively allow those with "sincerely held religious beliefs" to discriminate against gay couples wishing to get married.
28th January 2014
Church of England: Bishops unable to reach consensus on gay blessings 10
1:29 PM — The bishops of the Church of England have deferred any decision on allowing blessings for same-sex marriages until next month.
23rd December 2013
Charlie Sheen slams ‘mallard brained’ anti-gay Duck Dynasty star on Twitter 7
4:09 PM — Actor Charlie Sheen has recently taken to Twitter in a polemical attack against the Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson, who last week sparked controversy after making anti-gay comments.
21st December 2013
US: GLAAD hails veteran comedian for cancelling Catholic gig, citing ‘rabid anti-gay’ agenda 6
4:02 PM — A gig for a group of Catholic business leaders has been cancelled by a long time US comedian, in a decision hailed by LGBT rights group GLAAD.
28th November 2013
Church of England report on sexuality recognises tension on gays in church but urges for understanding 14
12:49 PM — Today the Church of England published a report on "human sexuality" which notes a tension between the church and contemporary culture, but which recommends that same-sex marriages and civil partnerships should be blessed, and that homophobia should be tackled across the church.