22nd January 2013
Video: Gay poet performs reading at official Obama inauguration ceremony 5
12:29 PM — An openly gay Cuban-American poet delivered a moving poem at the official public inauguration of President Barack Obama yesterday.
Nigerian anti-gay pastor: Same-sex marriage will wipe out humanity 49
11:42 AM — The general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God in Nigeria believes allowing gay couples to marry will wipe out humanity.
Alice Arnold: The lack of equal marriage is horrible and I can speak out about it now 15
2:40 AM — Former Radio 4 newsreader Alice Arnold has said that she didn't like that she had "suddenly" realised that gay people were not thought of or treated equally, and that she would be a more active spokesperson for equal marriage.
New Zealand: Select committee hears of benefits to legalising equal marriage 3
2:06 AM — The select committee considering the New Zealand equal marriage bill has heard from two charities which gave the benefits of legalising equal marriage for the physical and mental health of the population, in their submissions.
21st January 2013
Labour MP Rob Flello: The government should not ‘re-write’ marriage 46
7:28 PM — Rob Flello, the Labour Shadow Justice Minister and MP for Stoke-on-Trent South, says same-sex marriage is not "an issue of equality".
New Zealand group distances itself from leader who linked equal marriage to crime 3
3:23 PM — A New Zealand charity, the leader of which made a submission to parliament attempting to link equal marriage with rising crime rates has released a statement distancing itself from his comments.
Video: Anti-abortion UK activist says ‘homosexuals are promiscuous’ and equal marriage will ‘confuse’ children 83
1:23 PM — The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children says the teaching of equal marriage in schools would lead to the “promotion” of gay lifestyles.
Bishop of Truro: I’m against same-sex marriage — maybe we could call it something else? 67
12:15 PM — The Bishop of Truro is against the idea of gay couples entering into marriages, although he has stressed the importance of maintaining a dialogue about the subject.
20th January 2013
Labour Shadow Justice Minister Rob Flello to vote against same-sex marriage equality 96
2:18 PM — The Labour Shadow Justice Minister and MP for Stoke-on-Trent South has told a PinkNews reader that he will vote against the Government's upcoming legislation to introduce same-sex marriage.
New Zealand lobbyist says equal marriage will bring increase in crime 32
1:25 PM — The head of a victim lobby group made a submission to the New Zealand parliament, claiming that legalising equal marriage would bring with it an increase in all levels of crime.
MPs to plan for gay royals marrying same-sex partners and their children becoming king or queen 79
9:29 AM — MPs look set to debate a change in the law to allow royals in same-sex relationships to marry or be in civil partnerships and for their children to be recognised as the heir to the throne.
18th January 2013
Oxford Union ‘gay parenting’ debate: PinkNews founder Benjamin Cohen’s winning speech 11
2:09 PM — In an Oxford Union debate on Thursday evening about gay parenting, a motion in support of the principle was passed by a large majority. Here is the winning speech, delivered to the packed house.
Comment: ‘Offended by marriage equality’: the admission of a lost argument 102
10:51 AM — A number of MPs recently have stated they will oppose marriage equality because they don't want to 'offend' religious people. It is not merely anti-democratic, but anti-faith, writes Adrian Tippetts for PinkNews.
17th January 2013
France: Elle magazine releases ‘marriage for all’ pro-equality issue 6
5:22 PM — The French edition of Elle Magazine has come out in support of equal marriage in France, amidst a heated debate on the issue by featuring a lesbian couple getting married, on its cover.
Italian PM Mario Monti opposes equal marriage and same-sex adoption rights 20
2:39 PM — Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti has said he opposes same-sex marriage and adoption rights for gay people.
US: NFL player Chris Kluwe to receive award for his support of gay rights and equal marriage 3
1:04 PM — Pro-gay NFL player, Chris Kluwe, is to be honoured by an LGBT community group, for being an advocate of equal rights and equal marriage for the LGBT community.
New Zealand pastor accused of trying to rig equal marriage poll 18
12:53 PM — The head of an evangelical church in Auckland has been discovered attempting to rig a cabinet minister's poll on a pending equal marriage bill.
16th January 2013
Massachusetts: Pro-gay Episcopal bishop to step down
7:13 PM — The outspoken pro-gay bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts says he plans to retire in 2014.
US: Pentagon backs Army base decision to allow lesbian to be barred from spouses’ club 4
4:31 PM — The Pentagon has backed army leaders at a North Carolina base who chose not to intervene in the case of the wife of a lesbian service member who was denied admittance into a spouses' club.
Video: Hundreds protest against Rhode Island hearings on equal marriage 14
3:56 PM — As Rhode Island held hearings on whether to legalise equal marriage for same-sex couples, hundreds of demonstrators turned out to protest against the potential change at hearings