5th January 2013
US: First openly gay Anglican bishop, Gene Robinson, retires after 10 years 13
9:46 PM — The US Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop, Gene Robinson, retired from his post on Saturday, after almost ten years.
29th December 2012
US: Church denied software for being “inclusive” of LGBT people 12
2:27 AM — A church in Utah was not allowed to buy church management software, which enables efficient administration, because it was inclusive of LGBT people, which meant it was not "sufficiently Christian," reports suggest.
18th December 2012
Rabbi: Bans gay teachers, says they are ‘perverts’ 36
3:34 PM — A prominent Rabbi has said that people seeking private lessons, especially for their children, are not allowed to employ "perverted" gay teachers, "evil" atheists.
Republican Mike Huckabee: The Newtown shootings were the fault of gay people 57
2:38 PM — Fox News presenter and former 2008 Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, has made several comments about the Newtown, Connecticut, school shootings, seemingly blaming gay people for the massacre.
Muslim council wants exemption from “discriminatory” marriage equality law 81
10:49 AM — Muslim leaders have spoken out about upcoming marriage equality legislation to say that all religions should be allowed exemption from the law, not just the Church of England and Church in Wales.
9th December 2012
Nick Herbert: Legalising same-sex marriage is ‘the right thing to do’ 13
10:35 AM — The former Police Minister, and current Conservative MP for Arundel and South Downs, Nick Herbert, has written on his support for equal marriage, including religious freedoms, the European Court of Human Rights, and that he thinks it still plays an important role in society.
7th December 2012
Video: One Million Moms outraged by new advert featuring Ellen Degeneres ‘and three elves’ 39
4:17 PM — Anti gay rights group, One Million Moms, has once again focussed itself on US department store JC Penney, and the company's spokesperson, Ellen Degeneres, because of a new ad featuring the openly gay TV presenter, and three elves.
6th December 2012
US: Mormon website encourages compassion, asks gays to stay in the church 24
11:03 PM — Leaders of the Mormon Church launched a new website on Thursday which, despite saying the church is still opposed to same-sex marriage, encourages churchgoers to be more compassionate in discussions over homosexuality.
22nd November 2012
South Dorset MP criticises David Cameron for fast-track vote on equal marriage 36
10:57 PM — The MP for South Dorset has written an open letter to David Cameron, voicing his strong opposition to equal marriage, giving religious reasons, and saying that marriage should only be between one man and one woman.
New Zealand: Committee told that equal marriage is an ‘abomination’, and could lead to incest 25
12:44 AM — The select committee reviewing the equal marriage bill in New Zealand, has heard submissions from two pastors, one who called equal marriage a sin, and an "abomination," and another who said that incest is "the way it could go" if equal marriage became legal.
17th November 2012
US: Synagogues terminate relationship with Boy Scouts of America over homophobic policies 43
12:46 PM — Synagogues and other Jewish organisations across the United States are terminating their relationships with the Boy Scouts of America over its policy of discriminating against gay members and leaders.
16th October 2012
Eastenders star feared being typecast as ‘the gay Muslim’ 56
11:55 AM — Actor Marc Elliott says his decision to quit Eastenders was motivated through the fear of becoming typecast as “the gay Muslim”.
11th October 2012
Rick Santorum: Equal marriage would destroy churches, families and ‘disintegrate’ marriage 55
3:25 AM — Rick Santorum has joined the campaign against equal marriage in the state of Washington, and has said that if it became a reality, churches and families would be destroyed.
8th October 2012
New Zealand: Presbyterian Church to defy its governing body and perform same-sex marriages 12
9:17 PM — A church in Wellington, New Zealand, has vowed to go against its governing body if equal marriage becomes legal, and perform same-sex weddings.
26th September 2012
Madonna: I was being ‘ironic’ over Obama ‘Muslim’ remark 12
1:20 PM — The Material Girl made the gaff while also praising President Obama’s commitment to gay rights during a speech to her fans at a concert in Washington on Monday.
25th September 2012
Video: Madonna praises Obama on gay rights and then calls him a ‘Muslim’ 27
5:33 PM — Madonna has declared her support for President Barack Obama but surprisingly appeared to be confused by his religion.
21st September 2012
Black ministers gather in Maryland in support of equal marriage rights 5
10:26 PM — A group of black clergy members gathered in Maryland today in support of a bid to legalise equal marriage in the state, and to dispel the idea that all black ministers are against equal marriage.
18th September 2012
US: Clergy plan to announce support for equal marriage this week 5
2:14 AM — A group of pastors from across the US are to rally this week in Maryland, in support for equal marriage rights.
31st August 2012
New Zealand: Churches vow not to officiate same-sex weddings 59
8:48 PM — A majority of New Zealand churches have said that they will not officiate same-sex marriages, following news that an equal marriage bill has jumped the first hurdle towards becoming law.
27th August 2012
Parents of suicide teenager leave church over anti-gay teachings 51
1:41 PM — The parents of Tyler Clementi, who committed suicide in 2010 after finding out that his roommate had filmed a sexual encounter he had, have left their church due to its views on gay rights.