23rd March 2015
Australian MPs receive 1 million emails asking for equal marriage 6
12:18 PM — MPs in Australia have received a deluge of more than a million emails, calling for a free vote to be held on same-sex marriage.
16th March 2015
Irish senator calls for ‘open debate’ on whether same-sex marriage would ban Mother’s Day 32
1:14 PM — An Irish senator has called for an "open debate" about same-sex marriage - after claiming Mother's Day could be banned if it becomes law.
15th March 2015
Irish senator claims Mother’s Day will be banned if same-sex marriage becomes law 63
6:08 PM — An Irish senator has claimed that Mother's Day will be banned if the country passes same-sex marriage.
14th March 2015
Irish lesbian senator challenges opponent to debate on equal marriage 17
3:47 PM — Ireland's only out lesbian senator has challenged an opponent to a public debate, ahead of the country's referendum on same-sex marriage.
13th March 2015
Irish senator opens up: I cried for weeks when my son came out 35
2:12 PM — An Irish senator has opened up about his own struggle accepting his son's sexuality - in a bid to convince people to support same-sex marriage.
19th January 2015
Irish Senator’s clumsy message to gay colleague sparks Twitter trend 5
5:28 PM — An Irish Senator has accidentally sparked a Twitter trend - after using an unusual choice of hashtag to congratulate a gay colleague.
3rd December 2014
US: Republican Senator who supports same-sex marriage rules out run for President 3
7:46 PM — The first Republican Senator to support same-sex marriage has decided not to run for President in 2016.
26th November 2014
Same-sex marriage bill introduced in Australia 4
10:34 AM — A bill to allow same-sex couples to marry has been introduced in Australia by a Liberal Democrat Senator.
9th November 2014
Senator Rob Portman: Republican party will eventually support same-sex marriage 11
3:37 PM — Republican Senator Rob Portman has said he is "glad" he made the decision to back equal marriage - and thinks his party will join him eventually.
28th September 2014
US: Anti-gay conference picks Ted Cruz as top choice for President 3
3:37 PM — Texas senator Ted Cruz has been picked as the most popular potential Presidential candidate at the anti-gay Values Voter Summit.
20th August 2014
Spanish senator: Economic crisis caused by ‘favours’ for gays 20
1:44 PM — A Spanish senator has defended her comments, after claiming that the country's economic crisis was caused by subsidies for gays.
14th July 2014
Australia: Senator calls for cross-party support of new same-sex marriage bill
11:28 AM — An Australian Senator has called for cross-party cooperation in passing a new same-sex marriage bill.
11th July 2014
Australia: Newly-elected Senator to introduce same-sex marriage bill 5
11:59 AM — An Australian Senator will reportedly introduce a same-sex marriage bill as a priority, shortly after taking office.
26th June 2014
US: Republican Senator announces support for equal marriage after HRC endorsement
12:09 PM — A Republican senator in Maine has become the fourth sitting Republican to indicate support for same-sex marriage, following an endorsement for her re-election from a major gay rights group.
21st June 2014
US: Newly-out Democrat leads Maine Pride parade 2
7:38 PM — A Maine Democrat who came out as gay last year has marshalled the state's biggest Pride parade for the first time.
14th June 2014
US: Anti-gay Republican Senator jokes about doing ‘indecent things’ with animals 3
2:36 PM — A Republican Senator who opposes gay rights has joked about doing 'indecent things' with animals as a child.
16th April 2014
Australia: Departing pro-gay Senator attacks ‘deeply homophobic’ colleague 5
10:10 PM — A pro-gay Labor senator has laid into a colleague who will replace her, alleging that he is 'deeply homophobic' and 'disloyal'.
2nd April 2014
US: Newly out Arizona senator told to ‘act more gay’ by colleague 6
9:56 PM — Newly-out Arizona Senator Steve Gallardo has been told to 'act more gay' by a colleague attempting to have him removed as party whip.
19th March 2014
Idaho: Gay ex-senator ‘hides in Statehouse closet’ in discrimination law protest 2
8:34 PM — A gay former Senator hid in a closet in the Idaho Statehouse for over five hours, in protest at the Senate's refusal to amend anti-discrimination laws to protect gay people.
5th March 2014
Arizona Senator comes out: ‘I’m gay, I’m Latino, and it’s okay’ 4
9:39 PM — An Arizona state Senator has come out as gay, after the state's governor had to veto a senate bill which would have legalised anti-gay discrimination.