19th March 2014
Nigel Farage appears to U-turn again on same-sex marriage 55
12:39 PM — UKIP seemed to have found itself in a bit of a pickle this week, as an apparent breakdown in internal communication led to seemingly unapproved words from Nigel Farage being sent out to the media.
18th March 2014
Tory and Lib Dem politicians react with ‘scepticism’ to UKIP gay marriage ‘u-turn’ 10
4:43 PM — Liberal Democrat and Conservative politicians have reacted with scepticism at the announcement by Nigel Farage that UKIP will not seek to overturn same-sex marriage.
Lynne Featherstone: Former Stonewall boss Ben Summerskill ‘couldn’t be more wrong’ 7
4:18 PM — Liberal Democrat International Development Minister Lynne Featherstone, previously an equalities minister, writes of her disappointment at Ben Summerskill’s decision to question her party’s motives in supporting equal marriage.
US: Judge expected to rule imminently in gay marriage ban challenge 3
4:13 PM — Gay marriage advocates in the US state of Michigan are hopefully anticipating a ruling by a federal judge, which could strike down the state's ban on same-sex marriage.
Poll: Over half of people in Japan oppose same-sex marriage 5
2:29 PM — Despite three-quarters of Japanese adults thinking society is unkind to LGBT people, just over half still oppose same-sex marriage.
Faroe Islands: Equal marriage bill voted down 25
2:14 PM — A same-sex marriage bill has been defeated on the Faroe Islands.
17th March 2014
Chick-fil-A boss: I learned a lot from gay marriage controversy, but haven’t changed my mind 11
10:22 PM — Chick-fil-A boss Dan Cathy has said that he regrets getting the company entangled in controversy over anti-gay marriage donations, but that he hasn't changed his mind.
Michael Cashman MEP: Ben Summerskill’s attack on Lib Dems undermines Stonewall’s founding principles 3
3:01 PM — Labour MEP and Stonewall co-founder Michael Cashman, has criticised the leading gay rights organisation's former chief executive Ben Summerskill for attacking the Lib Dems' support for same-sex marriage.
Lib Dem MP Stephen Gilbert: Ben Summerskill tried to ‘rewrite history’ with attack on Lib Dems 5
2:10 PM — Liberal Democrat MP Stephen Gilbert has joined those who have condemned former Stonewall boss Ben Summerskill for suggesting that the party was "cynical and opportunistic" in its support for same-sex marriage.
Nick Clegg is ‘sad and disappointed’ ex-Stonewall boss Ben Summerskill is trying to divide LGBT community 21
12:37 PM — Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has criticised the former chief executive of Stonewall for saying the Liberal Democrats were “opportunistic” in supporting equal marriage.
16th March 2014
Comment: Stonewall should distance itself from Ben Summerskill’s Lib Dem equal marriage comments 16
2:37 PM — Lib Dem councillor Mathew Hulbert reacts to comments by former Stonewall boss Ben Summerskill, to defend his party's support for same-sex marriage, and urge Stonewall to distance itself from the comments.
Former Lib Dem MP Evan Harris refutes Ben Summerskill’s claim of ‘cynical’ support of equal marriage 4
12:49 PM — Former Liberal Democrat MP, Evan Harris, has launched back at Ben Summerskill for accusing him of political opportunism over equal marriage, saying he outright misquoted him to support his own politically partisan agenda.
Outrage as Ben Summerskill claims Lib Dems cynically and opportunistically supported equal marriage 58
9:53 AM — Former Stonewall Chief Executive Ben Summerskill has launched an extraordinary attack on the Liberal Democrats, accusing the party of supporting same-sex marriage in a "cynical and opportunistic way", despite his own u-turn on the issue.
15th March 2014
Video: Australian PM Tony Abbott tongue tied over gay marriage questions from high school students 40
2:23 PM — The Prime Minister of Australia earlier this week perhaps regretted his decision to talk to a group of high school students in the grounds of Parliament House.
US: Tennessee must recognise some same-sex marriages, rules judge 1
12:31 PM — A federal judge has made a preliminary ruling which could pave the way for the recognition of same-sex marriages in Tennessee.
14th March 2014
US: Retired bishop faces formal complaints for officiating at gay wedding 1
7:41 PM — A retired bishop is facing formal complaints over his decision to officiate at a same-sex wedding in Alabama.
Was it really necessary for a shop to block this magazine cover featuring lesbian brides? 6
5:31 PM — This shop in the US state of Wisconsin has found itself the subject of strong criticism, as it made an executive decision to block the front cover of a magazine because it shows a pair of lesbian brides almost touching each other.
Ex-UKIP ‘Gay marriage caused storms’ councillor to face Council investigation
3:24 PM — A former UKIP councillor who blamed flooding on equal marriage is to be formally investigated by officials.
Lesbian’s loss of earnings lawsuit hoped to overturn South Carolina gay marriage ban
1:08 PM — An attorney in the US state of South Carolina is hoping that a woman's lawsuit centred around loss of earnings due to no legal recognition of her partnership with her ex, will upend the state's laws banning same-sex marriage.
BBC panel show denies censoring debate about Islam and homosexuality 9
11:34 AM — The BBC has denied accusations of censorship after it dropped a planned debate about homesexuality in Islam from a BBC3 politics show.