5th October 2014
Pope opens Catholic meeting expected to reaffirm opposition to homosexuality 35
1:16 PM — The Pope has opened a meeting of over 200 Catholic bishops, which is expected to reaffirm the church's teachings on homosexuality.
1st October 2014
Italy: Survey finds 71% do not approve of gay parenting 5
3:58 PM — A recent survey in Italy has revealed that only 29% favour allowing same-sex couples to have children.
21st August 2014
Labour peer Lord Glasman sympathises with anti-gay Catholic adoption agencies 111
2:49 PM — Lord Glasman says it’s “completely legitimate” for Catholics to be sceptical of Labour because it opposes the right of adoption agencies to discriminate against gay couples.
20th August 2014
David Cameron: I want more gay couples to adopt children 6
5:11 PM — The Prime Minister has said “prejudice” should not stop gay couples getting in the way of adopting children.
12th August 2014
Israel allows Jews to immigrate with same-sex spouses 40
2:23 PM — The Israeli Government says it will now allow Jews to immigrate to Israel with their non-Jewish same-sex spouses.
15th July 2014
Croatia passes civil partnerships law 52
5:14 PM — Croatia’s Parliament has passed a law allowing civil partnerships for same-sex couples.
10th July 2014
Same-sex couples could be banned from ballroom dancing by UK governing body 44
12:07 PM — The British Dance Council is set to consider a proposal that would ban same-sex dance partners from ballroom competitions.
3rd July 2014
Priest calls on Church of England to marry gay couples 11
11:58 AM — A priest in Worcester has questioned why the Church of England opposes same-sex marriage and says "nothing short of equality is equality."
26th June 2014
Government report shows equalising pensions for gay couples could cost £2.9 billion 31
2:14 PM — A joint review looking at equalising pension schemes for same-sex couples shows the government will have to “consider” the cost of changing the law.
24th June 2014
Cardinal Murphy-O’Connor defends anti-gay adoption agencies 29
6:43 PM — Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor has defended Catholic adoption agencies that discriminate against same-sex couples.
23rd May 2014
Germany: Gay couples receive limited adoption rights 7
5:51 PM — The German Parliament has ruled that same-sex couples in civil unions can legally adopt a partner's child.
23rd April 2014
Secular Society: Scotland has left the door open for registrars to discriminate against gay couples 22
2:49 PM — PinkNews Exclusive. The National Secular Society criticises the Scottish Government for putting local authorities in an “invidious position” of having to decide individually whether it is permissible for religious registrars to discriminate against gay couples.
26th March 2014
London vicar: Gay couples have ‘perverted love’ and blessing them is ‘disrespectful to God’ 81
4:26 PM — A London vicar has slammed clergy for blessing gay couples, saying doing so is “disrespectful” to the Church of England, “unfaithful to Christ” and “ultimately confusing”.
17th March 2014
Scottish Catholic adoption agency given green light to continue discriminating against gays 6
1:55 PM — The Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator will not appeal a court ruling quashing its decision to revoke charitable status from an anti-gay Catholic adoption agency.
10th March 2014
Archbishop of New York: Gay civil unions make me feel uncomfortable 56
11:03 AM — The Archbishop of New York says the idea of same-sex partnerships makes him feel "uncomfortable".
4th March 2014
US: Indiana bill would deny tax benefits to same-sex couples 1
7:20 PM — Despite an instruction from the federal tax agency in the US, the state of Indiana has introduced a measure to deny tax benefits to same-sex couples.
21st February 2014
UK: Set back for gay rights as tribunal rules pension schemes can discriminate against gay couples 16
12:15 PM — The Employment Appeal Tribunal in London has ruled that pension schemes can discriminate against same-sex couples.
20th February 2014
London: Church parish to protest at ‘harmful’ gay blessing ban 4
11:42 AM — A vicar in north London is challenging the Church of England’s decision to ban clergy from blessing same-sex couples.
13th February 2014
Russia bans foreign gay couples from adopting children 10
11:48 AM — Russia says it will no longer allow foreign couples to adopt Russian children if their country has same-sex marriage - or if the couples are gay.
4th February 2014
French President condemned for shelving lesbian IVF rights 3
3:24 PM — Francois Hollande has been accused of caving in to homophobes after shelving legislation that would have legalised medically assisted procreation for lesbian couples.