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.
Victoria Beckham, Courtney Love back Dolce & Gabbana boycott over ‘non-traditional’ families jibe 23
12:01 PM — Stars including Victoria Beckham, Courtney Love, and Michelle Visage have backed Elton John in boycotting Dolce & Gabbana - after disparaging comments about 'non-traditional' families.
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.
Sweden picks singer who claimed gay sex is ‘not natural’ for Eurovision 147
3:08 PM — Sweden has selected singer Måns Zelmerlöw to represent the country at Eurovision - despite previous controversial comments about gay sex.
14th March 2015
This Conchita Wurst performance might not be what you expected 8
4:46 PM — This Conchita Wurst performance contains an extra twist.
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.
Gay fashion designers Dolce and Gabbana attack ‘non-traditional’ families 158
12:42 PM — Legendary fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have spoken out against same-sex families - despite being gay themselves.
13th March 2015
Vladimir Putin is definitely not dead, Kremlin insists 32
8:11 PM — The Kremlin has been forced to deny that Russian President Vladimir Putin has died - after he cancelled a string of public appearances.
New poll shows 76% want marriage equality in Ireland 1
7:05 PM — A new poll released this week shows that 76% intend to vote yes in Ireland's marriage referendum
UKIP and Tories abstain on EU motion to recognise same-sex marriage 33
6:38 PM — A number of UKIP and Conservative Members of European Parliament have voted against or abstained on a motion praising same-sex marriage, nearly a year after the UK's first weddings.
IKEA pulls Russian magazine over anti-gay law 9
3:06 PM — IKEA has pulled the Russian edition of its Family Life magazine to avoid being in breach of the country's anti-gay propaganda law.
Anti-gay lawmaker calls for Russia to boycott Eurovision 21
2:51 PM — Anti-gay Russian lawmaker Vitaly Milonov has called for Russia to boycott this year's Eurovision Song Contest, due to champion Conchita Wurst.
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.
European court: Turkey can’t force trans people to be sterilised 9
1:49 PM — Europe's top human rights court has ruled against the Turkish government - finding that it cannot make sterilisation a requirement for gender reassignment.
12th March 2015
Father poured boiling water over his gay son for coming out as gay 90
4:52 PM — Three Lebanese men have been fined by a Berlin court for allegedly attempting to force a 15-year-old relative into a straight marriage.
11th March 2015
Irish Minister Leo Varadkar delivers heartfelt plea for equal marriage 26
2:05 PM — Ireland's Minister for Health Leo Varadkar - who came out as gay earlier this year - has delivered a stirring speech in favour of same-sex marriage.
Bishop ‘regrets causing hurt’ after comparing homosexuality to Down’s syndrome 28
1:55 PM — An Irish bishop who compared homosexuality to Down's syndrome has defended his remarks.
10th March 2015
WATCH this Catholic couple’s heartfelt plea for equal marriage in Ireland 23
11:45 AM — Brighid and Paddy, a Roman Catholic couple who have been married for 50 years, have released a video showing their support for equal marriage in Ireland.
9th March 2015
Yes Equality campaign launched in Dublin 2
5:32 PM — A pro-equal marriage campaign has been officially launched in the Republic of Ireland - just over two months before the country's referendum.
Irish bishop equates homosexuality to Down’s syndrome 148
1:10 PM — An Irish bishop has compared homosexuality to Down's syndrome , while claiming it is not "what God intended".