13th September 2012
US: Democrats call on Republican aide to quit after he sent a video of a Senate hopeful at gay pride 18
7:45 PM — Calls for a Republican political aide to resign have come after he sent links to a video of an openly gay Democratic Sentate hopeful dancing at a gay pride event, along with a message questioning her "heartland values".
5th September 2012
Democrats endorse equal marriage, and ‘appropriately represent’ LGBT community 10
12:48 AM — The Democratic National Convention has kicked off, and has been praised for appropriately representing, and embracing the LGBT community in the US.
29th August 2012
Republican party platform would halt US hopes of marriage equality 78
3:51 AM — The Republican Party today announced approval on a platform which would ban any hopes of marriage equality, and all abortions, at the GOP national convention in Tampa, Florida.
21st August 2012
Mitt Romney advisor likened being gay to being a drug addict 46
11:40 PM — Mitt Romney's advisor spoke out in opposition to an amendment which would allow civil unions at a Republican assembly, likening being gay to drug use, and polygamy.
24th July 2012
US: Hedge fund managers back marriage equality in four states 1
10:23 PM — Pro-Republican hedge fund managers are backing marriage equality efforts in four US states. Marriage equality campaigns in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington have received financial support from hedge fund billionaire Paul Singer and Cliff Asness, the founder of AQR Capital Management, the Financial Times reports.
23rd July 2012
Illinois: Republican representatives want to defend gay marriage ban 3
9:59 PM — Two Republican representatives in Illinois, US, have introduced a joint resolution in support of the state's ban on equal marriage. David Reis and Thomas Morrison's resolution says marriage should be restricted to heterosexual couples.
Video: Bristol Palin’s three-year-old son uses gay slur in reality show 43
9:38 AM — Sarah Palin's three-year-old grandson has been filmed using a gay slur against his aunt in one of the family's reality television shows.
10th July 2012
Gay US congressman Barney Frank says Republicans ‘ignored’ his wedding 7
11:45 PM — Barney Frank, the gay US congressman who married his partner at the weekend, says Republican colleagues have "mostly ignored" his wedding.
US: Marriage equality campaign aims to attract young conservatives 1
11:21 PM — A new US marriage equality campaign has been launched for young people who consider themselves Republican, conservative or libertarian. The 'Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry' initiative was launched by national group Freedom to Marry and aims to highlight the bipartisan nature of marriage equality.
24th April 2012
Gay presidential candidacy hopeful Fred Karger unveils ‘Sexy Frisbee’ campaign video 26
3:13 PM — Fred Karger, the Republican presidential candidate who has hopes to become the party's first openly gay, Jewish nominee has unveiled his new campaign video.
11th April 2012
Gay equality in presidential race policies ’6 percent higher’ after Rick Santorum exit 15
10:29 AM — Rick Santorum's decision to end his campaign seeking the Republican party's nomination to run for presidential race later this year has boosted the proportion of gay-friendly policies in race by 6 percent, according to an analysis released today.
22nd February 2012
Rick Santorum portrait made entirely from gay porn 14
12:25 PM — When many voters see Rick Santorum, they may not see a pioneer for gay equality, but a politically-minded artist has ensured that as a next-best thing, they can see the US presidential nomination hopeful and a lot of gay pornography.
19th January 2012
Gay marriage rifts appear in several US states 11
2:32 PM — Politicians and campaigners in Minnesota, New Jersey and North Carolina on both sides of the same-sex marriage debate are gearing up for battle ahead of legislative sessions later this month.
9th January 2012
Video: Rick Santorum would try to be a “good father” to a gay son 66
2:48 PM — As gay rights continue to be discussed by the Republican presidential candidacy hopefuls, an NBC debate on Sunday drew noteworthy statements from both Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum.
Alan Cumming announces gay wedding in New York 30
12:59 PM — The bisexual actor announced last night he had married his partner in the US. The pair were celebrating the fifth anniversary of their civil partnership and had a special message for Rick Santorum.
4th January 2012
Rupert Murdoch considers Rick Santorum’s “big vision” 38
12:50 PM — Rupert Murdoch, Chairman of News Corporation, has spoken out in support of Republican presidential candidacy hopeful and marriage equality opponent Rick Santorum's "big vision" for the US and praised his presentation style "regardless of policies".
30th December 2011
Kelly Clarkson defends Ron Paul backing amid newsletter controversy 40
4:15 PM — American singer Kelly Clarkson defended her decision to back Ron Paul's campaign for the Republican presidential nomination today as the controversy over his newsletters resurfaced. Voicing her support for the 76-year-old Congressman, she had said on Twitter: "I love Ron Paul. I liked him a lot during the last Republican nomination and no one gave him a chance. "
22nd December 2011
Gay Republicans say Newt Gingrich’s “vote Obama” comment was “mischaracterised” 33
10:42 AM — Newt Gingrich's suggestion that a gay Iowan voter support US President Barack Obama in next year's elections if he values marriage equality above other issues has been "mischaracterised" according to gay Republican groups.
21st December 2011
Newt Gingrich “told gay Iowan to vote for Obama” 38
1:01 PM — A gay man in Iowa says when he asked Republican presidential candidacy hopeful Newt Gingrich how he would engage gay Americans, the politician told him he should support Obama. The exchange took place at an event in Oskaloosa, Iowa, for Gingrich's campaign to win his party's nomination for the presidential elections next year.
15th December 2011
Rick Santorum blames lower US wedding rates on marriage equality 46
10:39 AM — Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum has blamed the fall in numbers of married Americans on gay marriage, referencing a survey which did not draw that conclusion itself.