2nd April 2013
‘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.
Texas: Parents of gay teenage suicide victim drop school district lawsuit 8
1:13 PM — The parents of gay teenage suicide victim Asher Brown have decided to drop their lawsuit against their son's former school district.
Video: Young boy shouts anti-gay abuse at worshippers from pro-LGBT North Carolina church 21
10:59 AM — Footage has emerged of a child shouting that gay people are going to “hell” outside a church in North Carolina.
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: Gay student begins Mount Everest challenge in support of Trevor Project 3
7:16 PM — An American student is well on his way to becoming the first openly gay mountaineer to conquer the highest peak on each continent.
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.
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.