6th April 2013
Video: Family Research Institute head claims same-sex marriage would shorten lifespan of gay people 39
9:50 PM — The founder of the Family Research Institute has urged the Supreme Court to uphold bans on same-sex marriage in order to prevent harm to gay people, claiming his research shows their lifespans are shortened by long term relationships.
5th April 2013
Brendon Ayanbadejo says four gay NFL players may soon come out, all at the same time 6
10:44 PM — American football player and equal rights advocate Brendon Ayanbadejo has said that he thinks several NFL players could come out "sooner than you think", and that he was in talks with four players who might all come out on the same day.
3rd April 2013
US: Alabama lawmakers urged to repeal law which requires schools to teach that being gay is illegal 8
11:01 PM — Alabama lawmakers have come under pressure to repeal a law which technically requires schools to incorrectly teach students that being gay is illegal, and that it is "not a lifestyle acceptable to the general public."
Son of Ronald Reagan: ‘Same-sex marriage will lead to ‘polygamy, bestiality and murder’ 99
10:51 AM — The son of former president Ronald Reagan says legalising equal marriage will lead to “polygamy, bestiality and perhaps even murder.”
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".
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.
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.
1st April 2013
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
Archbishop of New York: Gay couples are only ‘entitled to friendship’, not sex 81
7:03 PM — The Archbishop of New York Timothy Dolan has reiterated the opposition to gay relationship by the Catholic Church, and went on to say that gay couples are only "entitled to friendship", and that “sexual love…is intended only for a man and a woman”.
29th March 2013
Gay Tea Party co-founder: I oppose equal marriage doing so is ‘not homophobic’ 35
5:48 PM — An openly gay co-founder of the US National Capital Tea Party Patriots, has said he is opposed to equal marriage, and has said that it is "not homophobic" to oppose it.
28th March 2013
Bill Maher: Is one of the criteria for being allowed to marry ‘ejaculating in a vagina’? 17
6:35 PM — Television host Bill Maher weighed in on the equal marriage debate when the Supreme Court heard arguments around two cases this week, as he took to Twitter to joke that people might accept equal marriage if they called it by a different name.
US Pastor: Christians will be ‘forced underground’ if Supreme Court allows equal marriage 25
3:26 PM — A US pastor has spoken out against equal marriage following the Supreme Court hearings around it, saying if it is allowed, Christians will be "forced underground", and "their buildings will be taken away from them".
President Obama: There is a ‘strong basis’ for allowing equal marriage 5
1:48 AM — After the US Supreme Court took up two cases around equal marriage this week, President Barack Obama said in an interview that he thought there was a "strong basis" for allowing equal marriage, and the benefits which come with it.
27th March 2013
US: Supreme Court indicates it may strike down the Defense of Marriage Act 5
5:47 PM — The US Supreme Court Justices on Wednesday indicated a possible interest in striking down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), as it heard arguments around the issue.
Fox News hosts: ‘Tony Perkins has no persuasive argument against equal marriage’ 13
3:02 PM — Fox News presenters Megyn Kelly and Bill O'Reilly surprised viewers by arguing that those opposed to equal marriage, including Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council, had no strong arguments against it.
US: Supreme Court takes on arguments around the Defense of Marriage Act 4
2:12 PM — In a second day of landmark hearings, the US Supreme Court is to take on arguments around the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which bans equal marriage across the US.
US: Hundreds of thousands take to social media to support equal marriage 7
2:45 AM — Thousands of social media users have taken to Facebook and Twitter, to change their profile pictures to an altered version of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) logo, in support of equal marriage.
Beyoncé and Madonna come out in support of equal marriage 4
1:46 AM — Beyoncé has joined thousands online in showing her support for equal marriage on her Facebook page, on the first day that the US Supreme Court has taken on two cases challenging same-sex marriage bans.
26th March 2013
West Virginia US Senator Jay Rockefeller announces same-sex marriage support 5
6:14 PM — US Senator Jay Rockefeller says he now opposes a federal law banning same-sex marriage.