27th June 2014
Lord Mayor of London to give Sir Ian McKellen freedom of the city 2
11:24 AM — Sir Ian McKellen was welcomed by the Lord Mayor of London as guest of honour to a Pride in London gala dinner this week, as it was revealed that he would be given the freedom of the city.
26th June 2014
Russia on list of approved UK consulates allowing same-sex marriages 9
6:55 PM — Among a list of host countries which allow same-sex marriage ceremonies to take place in British consulates is Russia, despite an anti-gay law passed last year.
First ever British same-sex consular marriage to take place in Sydney 9
6:40 PM — On Friday the first ever same-sex marriage in a British consulate will take place in Sydney, Australia.
Stonewall ‘delighted’ that couples can from December convert civil partnerships to marriage 5
5:57 PM — Leading gay rights charity Stonewall is celebrating the announcement that gay couples in civil partnerships will be able to convert to marriage from December.
Nick Clegg: I am very pleased at the civil partnerships conversion announcement
5:50 PM — Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has expressed his joy at the announcement that gay couples in civil partnerships will in December be able to convert to marriage.
Shadow Equalities Minister Gloria De Piero asks Government on cost of civil partnership conversion 18
4:44 PM — Shadow Equalities Minister Gloria De Piero has asked the Government for clarification on issues surrounding the conversion of civil partnerships to marriage.
Peter Tatchell: ‘David Cameron has betrayed equality by denying straight couples civil partnerships’ 48
3:42 PM — Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has heavily criticised the government for not extending civil partnerships to include straight couples.
Review launched into marriages by non-religious belief organisations 9
1:51 PM — A review has been launched by the Government into whether or not to allow non-religious belief organisations such as humanists, to perform marriage ceremonies.
Government to make no changes to civil partnerships following consultation 6
1:28 PM — Following a consultation into the future of civil partnerships, the Government has announced that the legislation will remain in place, unaltered.
Straight couples to remain banned from entering into civil partnerships 9
11:21 AM — Along with other announcements on the future of civil partnerships in the UK, the Government will today announce that straight couples will remain banned from entering them.
Exclusive: Government to announce December date for civil partnership conversion 70
8:50 AM — The Government today will announce that the first date couples already in civil partnerships can convert to marriage will be 10 December 2014, but that civil partnerships will not be extended to include straight couples.
25th June 2014
FAQ: Can I marry my same-sex partner in Indiana? And other questions
7:21 PM — Today was a great day for same-sex marriage in the US, as a federal judge struck down the state of Indiana's same-sex marriage ban, and we have been sent questions from readers on the meaning of today's ruling.
US: Pennsylvania county cuts off benefits for same-sex partners, unless they are married 8
6:42 PM — A county in the US state of Pennsylvania has cut off benefits for same-sex partners of its employees, unless the couple are married, now that gay and lesbian couples can marry in the state.
US: Appeals court upholds strike-down of Utah same-sex marriage ban 20
5:34 PM — An appeals court in the US has ruled that Utah's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.
Lord Mayor of London: Homophobia still exists in the City and is bad for business 8
5:13 PM — The Lord Mayor of London is due to host a Pride in London dinner this evening, and will note that homophobia is still prevalent in the City, but that diversity must be accepted if businesses are to thrive.
Putin: It is a fictional idea that Russia is anti-gay – we don’t execute gays 14
4:39 PM — Russian President Vladimir Putin has addressed international controversy surrounding his country's recently introduced anti-gay law, to say that because the country does not execute gay people, it is "fictional" that gay people are oppressed.
Kyrgyzstan Parliamentary Committee passes bill to ban LGBT ‘propaganda’ 1
3:51 PM — The Parliament of Kyrgyzstan's Human Rights Committee has approved a bill banning LGBT "propaganda", and a full parliamentary vote may take place this week.
24th June 2014
US court upholds ruling that gay jurors should not be excluded from service 4
6:50 PM — A US appeals court has upheld an earlier decision by a panel which stated that gay people should not be excluded from jury duty because of their sexual orientation.
Pastor sacked for performing gay son’s wedding reinstated after appeal 1
6:27 PM — The defrocking of a pastor who officiated at his gay son's wedding has been overturned at appeal.
Gary Oldman defends Alec Baldwin following anti-gay controversy 16
5:20 PM — Actor Gary Oldman has come to the defence of Alec Baldwin who was heavily criticised for comments including calling a journalist a "cocksucking fag".