6th February 2013
Video: CNN host challenges defender of scouts gay ban who likens homosexuality to paedophilia 11
4:56 PM — A CNN host has challenged the head of a Christian right-wing group who, in defending the Boy Scouts of American's ban on gay members, linked homosexuality to paedophilia, and said that being gay was a choice.
Update: The Boy Scouts of America delays vote on gay ban until May 9
4:17 PM — The Boy Scouts of American has delayed a vote on whether or not to lift a ban on gay scouts, volunteers and staff, until May "due to the complexity of the issue".
US: Debate heats up as Boy Scouts expected to give decision on gay ban today 1
4:00 PM — The Boy Scouts of America is expected to give a decision today on a vote by its board on whether to drop its ban on gay members, volunteers and staff.
US: Gay porn star commits suicide aged 45 in New York home 20
3:23 PM — A Hungarian-born porn star has been found dead in his New York City apartment, after an apparent suicide.
US: TV baker steps in to offer services to lesbians denied wedding cake by Christian baker 19
2:06 PM — A celebrity baker has stepped in to save the day after a couple were refused a cake by a Christian baker when he realised they were lesbians.
US: State finds six surgeons to perform gender reassignment for trans woman prisoner
1:37 PM — The US state of Massachusetts has found six surgeons willing to perform gender reassignment on a trans woman prisoner allowed to have the surgery in prison.
Video: Christian TV host says Scouts lifting gay ban will allow ‘predators and paedophiles’ 13
1:06 PM — A Christian television host has questioned whether "predators and paedophiles" would be allowed to be Scout Masters if the Boy Scouts were to lift its ban on openly gay scouts, volunteers and staff.
US: ‘Ex-gay’ preacher admits continuing to use Grindr to contact gay men 43
12:42 PM — An "ex-gay" preacher, who claimed to have "turned away" from his "homsexual desires" was discovered using the gay dating app, Grindr, and admitted that the profile was his.
Frank Ocean accuses Chris Brown of homophobic slur and for threatening to shoot him 5
1:57 AM — Despite saying he would not press charges, Frank Ocean has accused fellow singer Chris Brown of threatening to shoot him, after one of his entourage called him a "faggot".
US: Author of ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill compares homosexuality to ‘shooting heroin’ 28
1:41 AM — The author of a newly revived bill proposing to outlaw any teaching about homosexuality in schools, has now compared being gay to "shooting heroin".
US: Pentagon set to extend benefits to gay service members 1
1:23 AM — Reports suggest that that the Pentagon is to extend some benefits to same-sex partners of gay service members.
US: Illinois equal marriage bill passes first reading and will face full Senate vote 3
12:56 AM — The US state of Illinois came one step closer to legalising equal marriage on Tuesday, as a bill to legalise it passed the Senate Executive Committee, and will now face the vote in the full senate.
5th February 2013
Head of Christian law firm: ‘Satan is bullying the Boy Scouts into including gay members’ 37
12:59 PM — The head of a Christian legal firm in the US has said that the reason that the Boy Scouts of America may make moves towards dropping its ban on gay scouts, volunteers and staff is "spiritual pressure" from Satan.
Boy Scouts of America receive 1.4 million signatures pushing for end to anti-gay policy 1
11:44 AM — A rally delivered a petition with 1.4 million signatures pushing for the Boy Scouts of America to drop its ban on gay members, volunteers and staff, on Monday.
4th February 2013
Study: Straight men who watch porn are more likely to support equal marriage 23
5:59 PM — New research suggests that the more pornography consumed by straight men, the less likely they are to be opposed to equal marriage.
Investigation for baker who refused to make a cake for lesbian wedding 11
5:19 PM — A baker from Oregon who refused to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian couple, and who allegedly called them "abominations unto the Lord", has come under investigation.
Catholic League: ‘Gay’ dog being saved proves being gay is a ‘bonus’ for dogs and humans 15
3:47 PM — The president of the Catholic League has responded to the news that a dog which was rescued after being condemned to being put down because his owner thought he was gay.
US: University unveils memorial centre plan for gay student suicide victim Tyler Clementi 1
2:47 PM — A university in New Jersey plans to create a centre named after Tyler Clementi, the gay student who killed himself after his roommate used a webcam to spy on him kissing another man.
Obama says Boy Scouts ban on gays must end 7
2:10 AM — President Barack Obama said on Sunday that gay people should be allowed in the Boy Scouts of America, and that "nobody should be barred" from the experience of being a scout.
2nd February 2013
Governor Rick Perry: ‘I think the Boy Scouts should keep its anti-gay policy’ 22
7:37 PM — Governor Rick Perry has said that he thinks the Boy Scouts of America shouldn't remove its ban on openly gay scouts, volunteers and staff.