8th May 2013
Stephen Williams: Same-sex marriage is a great social reform but I’m waiting for Prince Charming 13
11:04 PM — Stephen Williams, the openly gay Liberal Democrat MP for Bristol West has named same-sex marriage as one “great social reforms of this Parliament” in his loyal address welcoming the Queen’s Speech.
Northern Ireland: District Council passes motion supporting gay civil marriage 7
3:47 PM — The District Council in Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, has passed a Sinn Fein motion in favour of "supporting the same rights and entitlements to civil marriages for all citizens of Fermanagh regardless of race, religion or sexuality."
The New Yorker unveils Mothers’ Day cover art featuring lesbian parents 3
2:08 PM — The New Yorker magazine in the US has unveiled its latest cover, which features an image by a graphic artist, of a lesbian couple waking up on Mothers' Day to gifts from their children.
London Evening Standard urges David Cameron to stick with same-sex marriage in order to be a ‘conviction politician’ 19
1:36 PM — In an editorial the London Evening Standard has commented on today’s highly-anticipated absence of the same-sex marriage bill from the Queen's Speech, saying David Cameron “must stick” with the policy in order to be seen as a “conviction politician”.
Gay Israeli MP Nitzan Horowitz to run for mayor of Tel Aviv
11:22 AM — Gay Israeli MP Nitzan Horowitz has formally announced his intention to run for mayor of Tel Aviv.
Poll: 68% approve of equal marriage in the Faroe Islands 6
12:28 AM — A survey has found that, out of the population of the Faroe Islands, more than two thirds support legalising civil marriage for gay couples.
7th May 2013
Delaware Senator Karen Peterson comes out during same-sex marriage vote 8
11:56 PM — Delaware State Senator Karen Peterson came out as a lesbian during her speech to convince colleagues to vote in favour of same-sex marriage.
US: Delaware becomes the 11th state to make same-sex marriage legal 17
10:18 PM — Lawmakers in the US state of Delaware have voted 12 to 9 in favour of a bill to legalise equal marriage on Tuesday, making the Diamond State the 11th to allow same-sex marriage.
Comment: No, I will not stop using the term ‘gay marriage’ 134
7:01 PM — Writing for PinkNews Murray Lipp, administrator of the Facebook page “Gay Marriage USA”, shares his views about the differences between the terms “gay marriage” and “marriage equality”.
Conservative Home Editor: Scrapping equal marriage bill ‘would leave David Cameron looking weak’ 7
4:14 PM — The Catholic editor of influential Conservative website Conservative Home has said that, despite opposing equal marriage, he does not think that David Cameron should bow to pressure to scrap the bill to legalise it.
US: Minnesota House appears likely to pass equal marriage bill 3
3:56 PM — A bill to legalise equal marriage in the US state of Minnesota, will go to the State House floor on Thursday, possibly suggesting that its advocates have gathered enough votes for it to pass.
US: Illinois GOP Chairman resigns after supporting equal marriage
2:53 PM — The Chairman of the US Republican Party in Illinois has resigned, following persistent calls for him to step down over his support for equal marriage, but has denied that is the reason for his resignation.
William Hague rejects change of direction on equal marriage to tackle UKIP threat 28
2:29 PM — William Hague has rejected the suggestion that the government should change direction on issues such as equal marriage and immigration, to win back voters lost to UKIP in last week's local elections.
Senior Tory Councillor: It is a shame that some voters have gone to UKIP over equal marriage 15
1:40 PM — A senior Conservative county councillor has expressed disappointment at the fact that ballot papers in last week's local elections were spoiled by voters who voiced their opposition to equal marriage.
US: Delaware Senate to consider equal marriage bill 2
1:26 PM — Lawmakers in the US state of Delaware are to take up a bill to legalise equal marriage on Tuesday, which could potentially make the Diamond State the eleventh to allow same-sex marriage.
UK: Same-sex marriage supporting MPs selected for Queen’s Speech Loyal Address 3
1:21 PM — Two pro-marriage equality MPs have been selected for the Loyal Address during proceedings for tomorrow’s Queen’s Speech.
6th May 2013
Poll: 70% of US millennials support equal marriage 6
5:12 PM — A new poll has found that, in the US, millennials are leading the push towards greater acceptance for equal marriage, which 70% saying the support marriage for same-sex couples.
Tory MPs urge David Cameron to scrap equal marriage bill over UKIP threat 84
2:02 PM — David Cameron, has been urged to scrap the equal marriage bill, in an effort to attempt to win back voters who chose UKIP over his party in last week's local elections.
5th May 2013
Archbishop of San Francisco: Rhode Island’s legalisation of same-sex marriage is an ‘injustice’ 67
5:20 PM — The legalisation of same-sex marriage in the state of Rhode Island prompted condemnation from the Archbishop of San Francisco, who called the law an injustice to children.
Northern Ireland Alliance Party leader: ‘Straight majority shouldn’t decide what counts as anti-gay discrimination’ 8
11:27 AM — The leader of Northern Ireland's Alliance Party, David Ford, has spoken of his support for same-sex marriage, warning that it is dangerous for a majority to tell a minority what is and isn't discrimination.