25th June 2014
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: First same-sex couple marries in Indiana 2
6:20 PM — The first same-sex couple has married in Indiana, following a court ruling striking down the state's marriage ban.
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.
US: Judge strikes down Indiana same-sex marriage ban 1
5:11 PM — A judge has struck down Indiana's same-sex marriage ban, declaring it unconstitutional.
Journalist: Opponents of equal marriage are not ‘un-British extremists’ 72
3:35 PM — Social conservatives who oppose same-sex marriage risk being unfairly demonised, Muslim campaigner and journalist Myriam Francois-Cerrah claims.
24th June 2014
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.
US: Conference of Mayors urges federal courts to allow all gay couples to marry 2
12:44 PM — A group of more than 200 mayors in the US has urged federal courts, including the Supreme Court, to allow all gay couples the right to marry across the US.
Former Archbishop of Canterbury: The state rushed into ‘redefining’ marriage 72
11:10 AM — Lord Williams says he has "no problem" with legal parity for same-sex couples, but claims the state rushed into "redefining" marriage.
23rd June 2014
UK government bans teaching creationism as science in all state schools 39
7:18 PM — The British Government has banned the teaching of creationism as science in all academies and free schools.
US: Republican candidate compares same-sex marriage to polygamy 10
6:49 PM — A Republican candidate for the House in Washington state has compared same-sex marriage with polygamy.
US: Alaska claims same-sex marriage ban doesn’t violate any rights 9
6:46 PM — The state of Alaska has filed a brief defending its same-sex marriage ban, claiming that it does not violate the rights of any couples.
Republican Senator: We have to get over same-sex marriage and focus on other issues 2
5:22 PM — A Republican Senator has urged his party to get over issues such as same-sex marriage, in order to get ahead at the upcoming elections.
22nd June 2014
London: Gay vicar defies Church to marry same-sex partner 19
1:55 PM — A popular London vicar has married his same-sex partner, in defiance of the Church of England's gay marriage ban.
20th June 2014
US: Arkansas Legislative Council claims judge ‘abused authority’ by striking down marriage ban 1
7:16 PM — The Arkansas Legislative Council has approved a resolution condemning the judge who struck down the state's same-sex marriage ban.
Defrocked pastor who performed gay son’s wedding begins appeal 5
6:40 PM — A pastor who was defrocked by his church for officiating at his gay son’s wedding begins an appeal to get his job back today.
US: Louisville Mayor comes out in support of same-sex marriage 1
5:13 PM — The mayor of Louisville, Kentucky, has officially come out in support of same-sex marriage.
Rick Santorum: Same-sex marriage hurts the economy by destroying families 12
4:28 PM — Failed Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum has claimed that same-sex marriage would hurt the economy.
19th June 2014
Pastor sacked for officiating at gay son’s wedding to begin appeal 3
5:18 PM — A pastor who was defrocked by his church for officiating at his gay son’s wedding will begin an appeal to get his job back.
Gay activist hopes to unseat Tory MP who warned of ‘aggressive homosexuals’ 12
4:46 PM — An LGBT rights campaigner is running to become a selected Labour candidate in a seat occupied by Conservative MP Sir Gerald Howarth.
US: County clerk to pursue federal appeal against same-sex marriage in Pennsylvania 4
2:33 PM — A county clerk in the US state of Pennsylvania has said she plans to appeal against same-sex marriage in the state at a federal level, after a judge rejected her attempt to do so.