1st June 2014
US: Illinois same-sex families can now apply for joint health insurance cover 1
8:17 PM — The Illinois health insurance marketplace has announced it can now accept applications for family cover from same-sex spouses, following the rollout of same-sex marriage across the state.
Illinois Governor: We are now on the right side of history 5
4:47 PM — Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has released a statement celebrating the rollout of same-sex marriage, proclaiming the state is "now on right side of history".
US: Same-sex marriage rolls out statewide across Illinois
3:35 PM — Same-sex marriage has today rolled out across the remainder of Illinois' 102 counties.
US: Singer Melissa Etheridge marries same-sex partner 2
2:44 PM — Singer and rights activist Melissa Etheridge has married her same-sex partner in a private ceremony.
31st May 2014
Cyprus holds first ever Pride march, organisers push for same-sex unions 15
6:09 PM — Cyprus has held its first ever pride march, with organisers hoping to draw attention to poor LGBT rights in the country.
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.
30th May 2014
Christian Concern: David Cameron should apologise for ‘destructive’ same-sex marriage 67
9:36 PM — The head of Christian Concern has called on David Cameron to apologise for introducing "destructive" same-sex marriage.
Luxembourg: Parliament to vote on same-sex marriage bill ‘before summer’ 13
9:02 PM — Luxembourg's same-sex marriage bill has been passed by parliament's legal affairs committee, clearing the way for a vote before the summer.
US: Wisconsin businesses begin to prepare for possibly gay marriage ban strike-down 1
12:50 PM — As judges prepare to take on a case challenging Wisconsin's ban on same-sex marriage, businesses in the state are also getting ready in anticipation.
Pennsylvania Republican: ‘Life’s too short’ to not support same-sex marriage 9
1:41 AM — One week after a federal judge ruled that Pennsylvania's same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional, a Representative from the state has come out in support of the right of gay couples to marry.
US: Human rights group seeks recognition of gay marriages in Michigan
1:29 AM — The American Civil Liberties Union in the state of Michigan has filed asking a judge to recognise marriages performed before an injunction was issued.
29th May 2014
UKIP MEP: I’ve never met a gay UKIP member who wants to get married 72
6:42 PM — Gerard Batten, the UKIP MEP for London, says equal marriage would cause a "nightmare" and that gay members of his party are "perfectly happy" not to have it.
US: Republican Senator admits same-sex marriage ‘will be the law of the land’ 7
4:58 PM — The Republican Senator of Utah, despite opposing marriage equality, has said it will be "the law of the land".
Gay UKIP MEP: ‘Neo-right activists are responsible for gay marriage’ 35
4:44 PM — UKIP’s newly elected MEP for Scotland David Coburn claims same-sex marriage is the product of “neo-right” activists.
Channel Islands: Equal marriage campaigners meet with Chief Minister 5
11:56 AM — Equal marriage campaigners in the Channel Islands have met with the islands’ Chief Minister Jonathan Le Tocq.
28th May 2014
US: Mayor of Pittsburgh to marry 20 same-sex couples in mass wedding at Pride 3
10:00 PM — The Mayor of Pittsburgh has announced he plans to marry up to 20 same-sex couples at Pride next month, to celebrate marriage equality in Pennsylvania.
US: Wisconsin Governor unsure of whether gay marriage ban breaks US Constitution 3
6:30 PM — Despite supporting the measure, Wisconsin's Governor has expressed concern over whether a ban on same-sex marriage in the state violates the US Constitution.
US: Anti-gay group fined over $50,000 for breaking Maine campaign laws 1
6:04 PM — The National Organization for Marriage (NOM), national anti-gay marriage group, has been fined more than $50,000 (£30,000) for breaking Maine's campaign finance laws.
US: Anti-gay group asks Supreme Court to suspend Oregon marriage ruling 2
4:12 PM — A group strongly opposed to same-sex marriage has asked the Supreme Court to suspend a ruling in the state of Oregon which allowed gay and lesbian couples to wed.
US: Pittsburgh Mayor ‘thrilled’ to officiate at same-sex weddings 1
2:26 PM — The mayor of Pittsburgh has said he is "thrilled" at the idea of officiating at same-sex weddings, and will begin doing so in June.