3rd April 2013
US: Democratic Senator Tim Kaine shifts to fully support equal marriage 2
5:32 PM — US Senator Timothy Kaine said on Tuesday that "labels are important" when considering the debate around equal marriage, and announced that he had shifted his position to fully support equal marriage.
US: City becomes first in Arizona to allow same-sex civil unions despite warning of attorney general 4
4:16 PM — A city in Arizona has defied legal threats and legalised same-sex civil unions, in a first for the deeply conservative state.
US: Republican chair claims straight people would pretend to be gay to cheat equal marriage law 33
4:06 PM — A Republican chairwoman has claimed that, if equal marriage became legal, straight people would pretend to be gay, and marry each other in order to "abuse" the system.
US Representative: Equal marriage will force churches to hire ‘cross dressers and Satan worshippers’ 29
2:57 PM — During a discussion on the possibility of gun control in the US, a state Representative has compared the issue to equal marriage, claiming that once it is legal, polygamy and bestiality would follow naturally.
US: Conservative group slams Pennsylvania Senator for supporting equal marriage 3
12:32 AM — A day after he announced that he had changed his stance to support equal marriage, US Senator Bob Casey has come under attack from a conservative group who accuse him of going "too far" in a quest to "redefine marriage".
Uruguay: Equal marriage bill passes Senate and is ‘nearly certain’ to become law 18
12:09 AM — The Uruguayan Senate today passed a bill which would allow gay and lesbian couples to marry, and which is expected to be approved and signed into law.
2nd April 2013
US: Republican Senator Mark Kirk comes out in support of equal marriage 10
6:16 PM — Mark Kirk of Illinois is the second Republican Senator to come out in support of equal marriage, and follows Rob Portman, who recently offered his support to same-sex marriage.
‘Ex gay’ preacher to Starbucks: Your business will fail if you ‘thumb your nose’ at God 38
2:55 PM — An 'ex gay' preacher from the US has criticised Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz for his support of equal marriage, and urged Christians to stage a boycott of the coffee giant.
US talk show host condemns ‘fraud’ Bill O’Reilly for supporting equal marriage 44
1:41 PM — A conservative US talk show host has come down heavily on Fox News presenter Bill O'Reilly who last week announced that he had changed his stance to support equal marriage.
Poll: US state of Virginia still marginally opposes equal marriage 5
12:58 AM — A new poll has revealed that, despite rising support for equal marriage overall across the US, voters in the state of Virginia still marginally oppose it.
US: Democratic Senator Bob Casey announces support for equal marriage 2
12:35 AM — Amidst a rush of politicians to support equal marriage across the US, Democratic Senator Bob Casey has announced his support for efforts to legalise it.
1st April 2013
US: Arizona Congressman stands by opposition to equal marriage despite son being gay 19
7:59 PM — A Mormon Arizona Congressman has said that, despite his own son being gay, his stance on equal marriage hadn't "evolved" for him too support it.
US: Boy Scouts of America rejects LGBT centre sponsored application for non-gay troop 2
6:20 PM — The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has rejected an application from a group of scout and church leaders to create a troop, sponsored by an LGBT organisation, to be inclusive of boys whose parents opposed the BSA because of its ongoing ban on gay members.
Snoop Lion on equal marriage: ‘People can do as they please’ 3
4:42 PM — Rapper turned reggae artist Snoop Lion has confirmed that he supports equal marriage, and said that he has "no issues with nobody."
Marie Osmond comes out in support of equal marriage 11
4:02 PM — Marie Osmond, a member of the show business family The Osmonds has said that she supports equal marriage, and cited her daughter as one of the reasons she was in support.
31st March 2013
UK: Leading black Pentecostal pastor backs equal marriage for same-sex couples 25
11:45 PM — The Reverend Paul Bailey has become one of the first black church leaders to back the introduction of same-sex marriage in England and Wales.
GOP Senator: ‘It is inevitable that a GOP presidential candidate will support equal marriage’ 4
7:31 PM — A Republican Senator has spoken out to say that, despite being opposed to equal marriage himself, he thinks a future GOP candidate for the US presidency will support same-sex marriage.
Poll: Most believe Church of England is ‘out of touch’ with modern society 37
12:41 AM — More than two-thirds (69%) of the population believe that the Church of England is out of touch with society and half (54%) believe that it does a bad job of providing moral leadership. Almost half disagree with its stance on same-sex marriage.
30th March 2013
Bishop of Shrewsbury Easter homily plans to attack same-sex marriage as detracting from value of human life 39
12:27 PM — The Bishop of Shrewsbury will address a trinity of controversial topics in his Easter homily at Shrewsbury Cathedral tomorrow.
Northern Ireland: Amnesty warns of future legal battle over marriage inequality 7
11:37 AM — Amnesty International and the Rainbow Project have warned that the Northern Irish government will be subject to "a straightforward legal challenge on the basis of inferior treatment" from its residents, unless it brings its laws in line with the rest of the UK on equal marriage.