29th March 2014
Lynne Featherstone: I hope the first same-sex weddings send a global message that everyone is equal 2
12:49 PM — Lib Dem MP Lynne Featherstone spoke to PinkNews at one of the first same-sex weddings in England and Wales to express her joy at the fact that the law has changed to allow gay and lesbian couples to marry.
Hooray! Same-sex weddings have finally arrived in England and Wales! 37
12:01 AM — Gay rights advocates up and down the country are celebrating as marriage laws have finally changed to allow same-sex couples to marry.
28th March 2014
US: Small town vice mayor in big trouble over accidental Fred Phelps endorsement 7
8:17 PM — The Vice Mayor of this Arizona town found himself amid a huge controversy this week, after accidentally endorsing the late founder of the 'God Hates Fags' Westboro Baptist Church.
Video: Nick Clegg congratulates same-sex couples marrying this weekend 2
7:06 PM — In a YouTube video, Nick Clegg has offered congratulations to all same-sex couples getting married this weekend, as the law changes on 29 March.
Pictures: Rainbow flag flies above Whitehall for first same-sex weddings 4
5:51 PM — The rainbow flag is being flown over Whitehall until Monday, in celebration of the first same-sex marriages which will take place from tomorrow.
Evening Standard prints rainbow masthead in celebration of equal marriage 5
3:21 PM — On the comment and diary pages of the Evening Standard newspaper, the masthead's iconic logo was printed in rainbow colours today, to celebrate the first same-sex marriages set to take place in England and Wales tomorrow.
US Attorney General confirms federal recognition of Michigan same-sex marriages
3:06 PM — The US Attorney General has confirmed that in the eyes of the federal Government, the marriages of 300 gay and lesbian couples in Michigan will be recognised.
Exclusive Video – Ed Miliband: Same-sex marriage is a ‘proud moment’ for Britain 7
12:57 PM — In a video recorded for PinkNews, Labour leader Ed Miliband has congratulated campaigners and MPs for their work towards same-sex marriage.
BBC ComRes poll finds that 1/5 people would turn down same-sex wedding invitation 33
12:24 PM — Less than a day before the first same-sex marriages are set to take place in England and Wales, the BBC has published a poll which claims 20% of people would turn down an invitation to a same-sex wedding.
Evangelical Alliance leader claims there is ‘definitely a choice element’ in sexuality 29
10:44 AM — During a debate around same-sex marriage in England and Wales, the leader of Northern Ireland's Evangelical Alliance has claimed that being attracted to the same-sex is a choice.
Shadow Equalities Minister: It is unclear why it is taking so long to allow civil partnerships to be converted to marriage 16
8:10 AM — With the first same-sex weddings due to take place tomorrow in England and Wales, Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities Gloria De Piero has pushed Maria Miller on the issue of converting civil partnerships to marriage.
27th March 2014
Nigel Evans found not guilty of one count of sexual assault
7:55 PM — Openly gay Tory MP Nigel Evans has told a court that he did not rape or sexually assault anyone.
London’s Manbar could face closure after pending legal battle with Westminster City Council 17
7:18 PM — A gay bar in the centre of London could close as it faces a potentially expensive legal battle over complaints about noise.
Former NFL player vows to crack down on locker room issues for gay players
6:50 PM — A former NFL player has vowed to tackle issues faced in the locker room by gay players, and said in his career, he played alongside various openly gay players.
Anti-gay activist: World Vision must sack its leadership team over brief gay acceptance 9
6:30 PM — The head of an adamantly anti-gay organisation in the US has weighed in on the debate surrounding Christian charity giant World Vision, to say it must sack its leadership team after flip-flopping on gay acceptance.
Record number of lesbian couples have children through fertility treatment
5:21 PM — Official figures have shown that a record number of lesbian couples have conceived children through fertility treatment.
Swedish American Football player comes out as gay 2
4:33 PM — A Swedish American Football player has come out, saying he wanted to inspire any young LGBT people who feel like they don't belong.
US: Michigan politicians urge legal recognition of 300+ gay newlyweds
4:02 PM — Six Democrats in the US state of Michigan have urged US Attorney general Eric Holder to recognise the marriages of 300+ gay couples from Saturday.
Michigan human rights group considers legal action over 300 gay married couples in legal limbo
12:40 PM — A leading human rights group has said it is considering taking legal action on behalf of 300+ gay and lesbian married couples now in legal limbo in the state.
26th March 2014
Nigel Farage will not support equal marriage unless Britain withdraws from ECHR 69
8:15 PM — Nigel Farage has said he does not support equal marriage due to Britain's current membership of the European Court of Human Rights.