1st April 2013
US: Muslim caller tells TV host gay Americans should be beheaded 63
2:50 PM — The host of a phone-in programme in New York was left stunned after a caller suggested gay Americans should be beheaded in accordance with Sharia law.
31st March 2013
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.
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”.
Video: Film trailer claims equal marriage will lead to the ‘criminalisation of Christianity’ 36
3:24 PM — The trailer for a new fillm by a Christian organisation claims that the legalisation of equal marriage, and the advancement of LGBT rights will lead to the "criminalisation of Christianity".
30th March 2013
US: Students shun top neurosurgeon following anti-gay comments on Fox News 31
10:50 PM — Dr Benjamin Carson, a neurosurgeon at John Hopkins University and conservative speaker, has come under fire for comments made on Fox News in which he compared gay people to a pedophilia advocacy group, as well as to bestiality.
US: Public consultation on hold while Medicare definition of gender reassignment as ‘experimental’ challenged 2
9:55 PM — A consultation on US healthcare programmes covering gender reassignment surgery was quickly halted, with the Department of Health and Human Services saying they must first consider a challenge to Medicare's definition of the surgery as "experimental".
US Church: North Korean aggression caused by God because of ‘gay marriage and gay scouts’ 58
6:56 PM — The President of the US Southern Baptist Convention has claimed same-sex marriage is the cause of recent North Korean threats to the United States.
29th March 2013
US: San Francisco bar accused of anti-gay discrimination 2
11:59 PM — A San Francisco bar has been accused of anti-gay discrimination by two women who claimed they were kicked out after responding to homophobic remarks, and who have since called for a boycott of the bar.
US: Transgender man told he cannot divorce wife 27
7:52 PM — An Arizona judge has rejected a divorce petition from Thomas Beatie, a transgender father of three.
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.
Peter Tatchell: ‘Dan Choi’s $100 fine is a victory for him but he’s been left exhausted’ 11
5:31 PM — The decision of a judge to fine a gay former solider $100 for chaining himself to the White House fence is a “victory” for the “exhausted” defendant, says Peter Tatchell.
Jon Stewart: There is no excuse for the Supreme Court to delay taking a stance on equal marriage 2
5:14 PM — Speaking on Thursday evening's The Daily Show, Jon Stewart was heavily critical of some arguments heard in the US Supreme Court around equal marriage in the first two days of hearings this week.
Gay former NFL player: No gay athlete should ‘feel alone’ in being gay
4:09 PM — Openly gay former NFL player Kwame Harris has opened up about being gay in the NFL, saying if he had the chance again he would hope to have "found the strength" to come out, and that he didn't want gay athletes to "feel alone".
US: Gay former solider fined $100 for White House protest 10
2:54 PM — Former US Army lieutenant Dan Choi, who chained himself to the White House fence in protest over America’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell law, has avoided a prison sentence.
Michelle Shocked responds to cancelled show following anti-gay rant by staging sit-in 4
2:12 PM — Folk singer Michelle Shocked has responded to the cancellation of dates of her tour following a recent show in San Francisco during which she allegedly went on a homophobic rant, by turning up at a venue anyway and staging a sit-in.
US: Legal challenge planned against new Colorado civil unions law in favour of equal marriage 6
2:11 AM — Just a week after civil unions were signed into law in the US state of Colorado, legal action is being planned to challenge the law in favour of equal marriage.
US: San Francisco law professors predict Supreme Court will invalidate Prop 8 and DOMA 7
1:00 AM — Two law professors from San Francisco's Bay Area predicted after two days of hearings around equal marriage, that the Supreme Court would rule to invalidate both Proposition 8 and a the Defense of Marriage Act.
Adam Lambert to be honoured with GLAAD Media Award 4
12:16 AM — GLAAD, the LGBT media advocacy organisation, has announced that singer Adam Lambert will be honoured with an award at its 24th annual Media Awards in May.
28th March 2013
US magazine editor: Gay NFL players should stay in the closet 33
7:06 PM — The editor of a Christian magazine has weighed into the debate over there being no openly gay US professional athletes, said that being gay is "clearly a sin", and that gay NFL players should not come out.
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.