30th October 2012
French political leader calls for same-sex marriage protests 37
11:02 AM — The leader of France’s main centre-right opposition party has called for street protests to take place across the country over the government’s proposed equal marriage law.
US: Priest of forty years speaks out in favour of equal marriage in Maryland 13
7:52 AM — A Baltimore priest who had served his parish for almost forty years, spoke out in a sermon urging Catholics to vote in favour of equal marriage in Maryland.
27th October 2012
Mitt Romney: ‘Some gays are actually having children. It’s not right’ 81
2:17 PM — Mitt Romney was recently accused of deliberately trying to make it harder for same-sex couples to register the birth details of their children during his time as governor of Massachusetts.
26th October 2012
Video: Google promotes equal marriage video ahead of ballots 4
7:44 PM — Google is raising awareness of the equal marriage public ballots that are due to take place in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington next month with a new campaign video featuring its staff.
25th October 2012
US: 100 Catholics stand up for equal marriage in Maine through newspaper adverts 10
10:53 PM — A pro-marriage equality group in Portland, Maine, is reiterating its support for the referendum on equal marriage in November, by launching a new campaign of newspaper adverts in the state.
24th October 2012
Ugandan parliamentary speaker blasts Canada over gay rights criticism 71
12:03 PM — The Speaker of Uganda’s Parliament claims that Canada has refused to grant visas for several of the country’s politicians due to its ban on same-sex marriage.
Minnesota: Anti-gay group apologies for Hitler remarks 6
11:02 AM — An anti-gay group in Minnesota who are trying to secure a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage has apologised after one of its officials suggested that equal marriage supporters were using techniques similar to Hitler.
23rd October 2012
US: Top New York court rejects appeal against equal marriage law 8
11:57 PM — On Tuesday, the New York Court of Appeals refused to hear a challenge against the 2011 law which legalised equal marriage in the state.
US: Bill Gates donates $500,000 towards legalising equal marriage in Washington 6
10:24 PM — Microsoft owner, Bill Gates, and his wife Melinda, have personally given $500,000 (£313,000) towards efforts to legalise equal marriage in the state of Washington, pushing the total raised by equal rights advocates to $10.8 million (£6.7 million).
French president accused of making U-turn on gay fertility rights 9
12:31 PM — French President Francois Hollande has been accused of dropping plans to allow same-sex couples access to fertility treatment.
22nd October 2012
New York: Lesbian couple banned from wedding venue 20
8:52 PM — A lesbian couple in New York have filed a discrimination complaint after they were turned away from a wedding venue.
Comment: I love being Jewish and bisexual 21
10:47 AM — Writing for PinkNews.co.uk, Sarah McCulloch responds to a recent comment piece by Oliver Kasin and says life is getting easier for LGBT Jews in the UK.
19th October 2012
President Obama vows to protect LGBT rights in Daily Show appearance 22
9:28 PM — Taking aim at his Republican rival Mitt Romney, President Obama has said in a TV interview that he will not allow the US Constitution to be used to restrict the rights of LGBT Americans.
France delays equal marriage debate 13
6:54 PM — French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault has reportedly confirmed that the country's draft equal marriage bill will now be introduced at the later date of 7 November 2012.
Attorney general apologises for suggesting gay people are a bit ‘weird’ 41
2:06 PM — The Conservative frontbencher Dominic Grieve has been accused of using “language of the 19th century” during an Oxford Union debate with the Labour MP Chris Bryant.
US: Court official faces same-sex marriage fraud charges 1
2:01 AM — An investigation has been launched into the case of a court official from Iowa, who allegedly filed false documents saying she had married a same-sex couple from Florida, despite never having met the men, who had never travelled to Iowa for a ceremony.
18th October 2012
Manchester: Christian equal marriage Facebook case begins 37
10:03 PM — A Christian man in Manchester who was demoted after questioning the merits of religious same-sex marriages on his private Facebook page has taken his employer to court.
Gay Tory MP blasts equal marriage policy 82
8:17 PM — Conor Burns, the gay Conservative MP for Bournemouth West, Branksome East and Alderney, says the gay community has expressed “no clamour” of support for the right to marry.
UK: Equal marriage film director turns his attention to same-sex parenting 11
11:20 AM — Film director Mike Buonaiuto, whose equal marriage film Homecoming became a huge online success, has now turned his attention to the issue of same-sex parenting.
17th October 2012
Lynne Featherstone wins Attitude’s ‘Politician of the Year’ award 4
6:44 PM — Lynne Featherstone says she is “absolutely delighted” to have been named “Politician of the Year” at last night’s awards ceremony by Attitude magazine in central London.