19 February 2013Alaskan Republicans apologise for ‘inappropriate’ laughter over same-sex unions question 7 Leading Repiblicans of the Alaska House of Representatives have apologised for laughing when the issue of civil unions was raised at a caucus.
18 February 2013US: Republican senator attacks Illinois same-sex marriage bill as ‘discriminatory’ towards straight people 31 Republican Illinois Senator Kyle McCarter took to his Facebook page last week and condemned the state Senate’s 34-21 vote approving a bill to try to legalise same-sex marriage.
8 February 2013Gay husband of Facebook co-founder announces plan to run for US Congress 16 Sean Eldridge, the gay husband of Facebook founder Chris Hughes, has announced plans to run for the US Congress in 2014.
2 February 2013US: Illinois Senate to vote on equal marriage on Valentine’s Day 5 The Illinois Senate may pass a bill which would legalise equal marriage in the state, and will vote on it on 14 February.
1 February 2013US: Romney advisor says Republicans need to ‘modernise’ by supporting same-sex marriage 6 Mitt Romney's advisor in the swing state of Iowa has said that the Republican Party should support same-sex marriage, and claims he has done so himself for 12 years.
31 January 2013Chuck Hagel defends values and reputation in front of Armed Services Senate Committee 2 Having faced questions over his previous anti-gay positions, US Defence Secretary nominee Chuck Hagel has been defending his reputation in front of the Senate Armed Services Committee.
31 January 2013Tennessee: ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill revived, now requires students to be outed to parents 21 The "Don't Say Gay" bill has been revived, and now says that teachers in Tennessee should have to inform parents if a child confides in them about being gay.
21 January 2013Rick Santorum blames colleges for promoting equal marriage and porn 14 According to Rick Santorum, US colleges and universities promote a "sea of antagonism towards Christianity", and blamed that for the use of pornography and for the move towards equal marriage.
17 January 2013Mississippi: Long-serving gay Republican mayor to step down 2 A gay Republican Mississippi mayor says he will not seek re-election this year - and is leaving office under a cloud.
16 January 2013Chuck Hagel supports equal benefits for same-sex military couples + The all but appointed defence secretary, Chuck Hagel, has said that he supports equal benefits for same-sex military couples in a letter to Senator Barbara Boxer who questioned his previous stance on LGBT rights, before she would endorse him for the post.
15 January 2013Maryland: Anti-gay Republican blames same-sex marriage for alcohol abuse 32 A Republican Maryland politician says legislators who voted for the state’s same-sex marriage bill contributed to his alcohol abuse.
12 January 2013Illinois Republican party chairman refuses to resign over same-sex marriage support 12 The Chairman of the Republican Party (GOP) in the state of Illinois has rejected calls for him to resign for supporting same-sex marriage.
4 January 2013Kelly Clarkson: I’m not a lesbian but I get hit on by the hottest girls ever! + Kelly Clarkson has said that while she gets hit on by “the hottest girls ever", she is not a lesbian.
31 December 2012President Obama gives Chuck Hagel his backing — despite gay rights row 12 Despite facing renewed criticism for his previous anti-gay remarks, Chuck Hagel, who is tipped to become the next US defence secretary, has President Obama’s support.
26 December 2012Gay New Jersey Assemblyman says he agrees with putting gay equality to a public vote 8 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.
21 December 2012Questions over anti-gay past of Chuck Hagel, tipped to become next US defence secretary 5 Chuck Hagel, who is in the running to become the next US defence secretary, previously suggested an ambassador could be unfit to serve due to his sexuality by describing him as “aggressively gay”.
20 December 2012Lesbian half-sister of Newt Gingrich says she’s ‘proud’ of his same-sex marriage U-turn 4 Candace Gingrich-Jones, the lesbian half-sister of former US House Speaker Newt Gingrich, has welcomed his call for the Republican Party to accept the idea of same-sex civil marriages.
20 December 2012US: Anti-gay judge and former Romney adviser Robert Bork dies 20 Former US federal judge Robert Bork, known for his extreme homophobic views, has died at the age of 85.
19 December 2012US: Republican Todd Akin pushes for homophobic ‘licence to bully’ law 44 Missouri Republican Representative Todd Akin is giving one last push to an anti-gay bill before leaving the US House of Representatives.
13 December 2012US: GOP Senator who cast deciding vote for New York marriage equality concedes 11 A Republican Senator who cast the key vote to legalise marriage equality in the state of New York has conceded that he has lost his re-election bid, and will not be returning to the Senate.
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- UK: Ugandan rapist who claimed he was at risk of homophobic persecution deported3
- Florida: Lesbian teen expelled from school and charged over same-sex relationship9
- US: LGBT activists protests against removal of gay protections from immigration reform bill+
- Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks: I’ve not come out strongly against same-sex unions, but we don’t do them21
- US: Boy Scouts council to vote on lifting ban on gay members1
- US church: Equal marriage bill is to blame for violent Woolwich murder15
- US Boy Scouts President: Allowing gay boy scouts would be ‘the right decision’1
- Peter Tatchell: ‘I may disagree with David Cameron on austerity, but on equal marriage I salute him’10
- Ukraine: Gay pride rally cancelled by court for fear that it will spark violence+
- Cornwall: Tory deputy chair Sarah Newton defends abstaining in equal marriage Commons vote15
- US church blames Woolwich suspected terror killing on UK acceptance of gay people55
- Tory MP Sir Gerald Howarth defends 'aggressive homosexual community' equal marriage slur 63
- David Cameron called 'marriage wrecker' and warned of 'long battle' over equal marriage in House of Lords47
- Seven amusing and shocking things we learned during the equal marriage debate7
- Columnist Richard Godwin: Does Tory MP Sir Gerald Howarth 'dream that everyone in Soho wants to bum him?' 10
- Sir Gerald Howarth: 'I should have used 'militant' rather than 'aggressive' to describe the 'homosexuality community'50
- US church blames Oklahoma tornado on gay basketball player Jason Collins56
- US church: Equal marriage bill is to blame for violent Woolwich murder15
- Lib Dem MP John Pugh criticised for voting against equal marriage bill -- Simon Hughes and Tim Fallon abstained18
- US radio host: Employers should be allowed to discriminate against gays who 'display their lifestyle'46
- London: Gay couple threatened with death in violent late night homophobic assault141
- Government considers watered down same-sex marriage bill to minimise Tory rebellion133
- Tory MP Gerald Howarth: 'There are plenty in the aggressive homosexual community who want more than just same-sex marriage'94
- France: Far right activist commits suicide in Notre Dame following legalisation of equal marriage93
- Philip Hammond: 'No great demand for gay marriage and it's upsetting vast numbers of people'73
- Government to consider abolishing civil partnerships or opening up to straight couples68
- Norman Tebbit: David Cameron has 'f**** things up' with his equal marriage bill66
- David Cameron: Gay teenagers will stand that bit taller following equal marriage vote63
- Tory MP Sir Gerald Howarth defends 'aggressive homosexual community' equal marriage slur63
- Lib Dem Deputy Leader Simon Hughes: 'Marriage should be between one man and one woman'58
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