30th July 2014
US: South Carolina equal rights groups petition for state to stop defending marriage ban
11:14 PM — South Carolina Equality and the ACLU of South Carolina launched a petition Wednesday asking Attorney General Alan Wilson to stop defending the state's ban on same-sex marriage.
28th July 2014
US: South Carolina won’t stop supporting the state’s same-sex marriage ban 3
11:06 PM — South Carolina will continue to fight a lawsuit over its same-sex marriage ban even though a federal appeals court with jurisdiction over the state ruled Virgina's same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional on Monday.
US: Florida couple ask judge to fast track ruling on same-sex marriage
5:56 PM — A couple in the US state of Florida have asked for a judge to fast track a ruling on same-sex marriage.
26th July 2014
US: Petition urges Florida Attorney General to stop ‘wasting resources’ by fighting same-sex marriage 5
2:13 PM — Over 7000 people signed a petition calling on Florida Attorney General to stop wasting resources fighting against same-sex marriage.
23rd July 2014
US: Wisconsin Attorney General says there is no fundamental right to same-sex marriage 15
9:51 PM — Wisconsin's Attorney General compared same-sex marriage to abortion Wednesday, arguing there is no fundamental right to either and calling state laws defining marriage as between one man and one woman “reasonable.”
22nd July 2014
US: Colorado county clerk agrees to stop issuing same-sex marriage licenses 2
5:06 PM — Hillary Hall, the county clerk who issued over three dozen same-sex marriage licenses in Boulder, Colorado, has reluctantly agreed to stop.
20th July 2014
US: Texas Attorney General accused of ‘stalling’ same-sex marriage appeal 2
12:01 PM — Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has been accused of deliberately stalling his appeal, after the state's same-sex marriage ban was struck down.
15th July 2014
US: Colorado Attorney General asks state Supreme Court to halt same-sex marriages 4
5:13 PM — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers has asked the Colorado Supreme Court to stop same-sex marriages in the state until they rule on his appeal of a lower court’s ruling that found Colorado’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional.
14th July 2014
Dominic Grieve, who said homosexuals are ‘a bit weird’, quits as Attorney General 4
8:51 PM — Tory MP Dominic Grieve, who claimed homosexuals are 'a bit weird', has stepped down from his post as Attorney General during this evening's reshuffle.
13th July 2014
Eric Holder: Justice department will fight against same-sex marriage bans in Supreme Court 10
4:41 PM — US Attorney General Eric Holder has confirmed that the Department of Justice will argue in favour of striking down bans on same-sex marriage if the Supreme Court takes up a case.
10th July 2014
US: Colorado judge rules in favour of gay marriage, immediately issues stay
1:15 PM — A judge in Colorado has overturned the state’s ban on gay marriage, only to put his own judgement on hold until it is backed-up by a court with greater authority.
4th July 2014
US: Colorado Attorney General sues clerk for performing same-sex marriages 9
4:23 PM — Colorado's Attorney General has launched legal action against a clerk who is performing same-sex marriages in defiance of the state's legal ban.
21st June 2014
US: White House says Congress needs to pass laws for further same-sex benefits changes 1
4:56 PM — The White House has confirmed that it has extended benefits to same-sex couples as far as possible following the repeal of DOMA, with further changes requiring legislation from Congress.
15th June 2014
Wisconsin Attorney General: I’m very pleased same-sex weddings have been halted 18
1:24 PM — Wisconsin's Attorney General says he is "very pleased" that same-sex weddings have been halted in the state.
12th June 2014
Wisconsin Attorney General: Clerks issuing same-sex marriage licenses could be punished 6
9:04 PM — The Wisconsin Attorney General has warned clerks issuing same-sex marriage licenses that could face punishment for doing so.
11th June 2014
US Attorney General: Boy Scouts’ ban on gay members is a ‘relic of prejudice’ 1
11:00 AM — The US Attorney General has attacked the Boy Scouts of America for their ban on gay adult members, describing it as a "relic of prejudice".
7th June 2014
US: First same-sex couples marry in Wisconsin 7
1:35 PM — The first same-sex weddings in Wisconsin have been performed, following the striking down of the state's marriage ban.
3rd June 2014
US: Twice-divorced Florida Attorney General defends claim that same-sex marriage will ’cause harm’ 18
5:09 PM — Florida's Attorney General Pam Bondi, who is married to her third husband, has defended her claim in a legal brief that same-sex marriage will cause 'harm'.
31st May 2014
Florida Attorney General: Same-sex marriage would cause ‘significant public harm’ 21
2:02 PM — Florida's Attorney General is claiming that recognising same-sex marriage would cause significant harm to the state, in her legal briefs defending a marriage ban.
25th May 2014
Utah Governor: Officials choosing to not defend marriage bans ‘one step from anarchy’ 6
7:45 PM — The Governor of Utah has been criticized for claiming Attorney Generals refusing to defend same-sex marriage bans is equivalent to "anarchy".