19th December 2014
Poland: Bill to legalise gay registered partnerships fails for a third time 6
9:47 AM — For the third time, a bill to allow gender-neutral registered partnerships has been rejected in Poland.
18th December 2014
US: Florida grants first divorce to gay couple 1
12:57 PM — A same-sex couple has been granted a divorce for the first time in the US state of Florida.
Elton John and David Furnish to marry this weekend 6
9:59 AM — Sir Elton John and his civil partner David Furnish are set to convert their civil partnership to marriage this weekend.
16th December 2014
Jeb Bush, who called same-sex marriage ‘a distraction’, hints at 2016 presidential run 14
5:47 PM — Jeb Bush, who has a dubious record on LGBT rights, has announced he will "actively explore" a run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016.
Northern Ireland is now the only place in the UK where gays can’t marry 49
4:39 PM — As the first same-sex wedding ceremonies took place in Scotland today, and many others gave notice to marry on New Year's Eve, Northern Ireland became the only place in the UK where gay and lesbian couples can't tie the knot.
Ireland: Cabinet discusses equal marriage referendum 42
11:06 AM — The Irish government is discussing the country’s same-sex marriage referendum at a meeting of the cabinet.
Just 17 percent of Scots now oppose equal marriage, as first couples wed 9
12:04 AM — Less than two in ten Scots remain opposed to same-sex marriage in Scotland, as the country's marriage law comes into effect.
CONGRATULATIONS! Scots in civil partnerships can now marry 6
12:01 AM — Same-sex marriage is now legal in Scotland, after a law passed earlier this year came into effect.
15th December 2014
US: Pastor gets death threats for performing same-sex weddings 6
10:45 AM — A pastor in the US state of Kansas has said she won't give in to death threats she has received for officiating at same-sex marriages in the state.
13th December 2014
Sir Elton John to marry David Furnish next week in ‘low-key’ ceremony 3
7:19 PM — Sir Elton John is expected to marry his partner David Furnish next week, in a "small and intimate" ceremony.
12th December 2014
US: Texas judge refuses bid to allow same-sex marriage in time for Christmas 2
5:29 PM — An appeal to allow same-sex marriage in Texas in time for Christmas has failed, after a judge refused to lift the ban.
US: Kansas issues gender-neutral marriage forms
9:08 AM — The US state of Kansas has begun issuing gender-neutral marriage forms amid a battle around same-sex marriage.
11th December 2014
Pope Francis: Parents must support gay children 88
6:00 PM — Pope Francis says the Catholic Church must help parents to stand by their gay children – but that same-sex marriage “never crossed the minds” of bishops when they gathered at the Vatican in October.
Scotland’s Episcopal Church tells clergy: Don’t be tempted to marry gays 8
3:24 PM — Scotland’s Episcopal Church is reiterating its warning to clergy not to marry same-sex couples as equal marriage comes into force in the country at the end of this month.
After half a century of waiting – this gay couple were finally allowed to tie the knot 5
2:10 PM — While many same-sex couples celebrated as they converted their civil partnerships to marriage starting yesterday, one couple had waited longer than most.
Australia gets its first openly gay Chief Minister 1
12:14 PM — An Australian Labor Party politician has become the country's first openly gay government leader.
10th December 2014
Comment: The struggle for relationship equality is not over – it’s time to open civil partnerships to all 11
5:42 PM — Charles Keidan and Rebecca Steinfeld write for PinkNews on the arguments for keeping civil partnerships, ironing out the lingering inequalities between same- and opposite-sex marriages, and why we need to open civil partnerships to all to achieve full relationship equality.
BBC features anti-gay campaigner to discuss first day of civil partnership conversions 59
5:33 PM — A BBC local breakfast programme this morning, in a segment about the new same-sex marriage law in England and Wales, featured an anti-gay campaigner who said same-sex marriage is a "falsehood and a fabrication".
Comedian Sandi Toksvig marries partner Debbie 16
3:54 PM — Comedian Sandi Toksvig and partner Debbie have converted their civil partnership to a marriage - in their third wedding ceremony.
Comment: Why we will not be converting our civil partnership to marriage 18
3:31 PM — Gaby Charing, 70, and Liz Day, 64, registered their civil partnership on 21 December 2005. They feel strongly about not wanting to convert to marriage and writing for PinkNews, Gaby explains why.