28th July 2014
US: North Carolina to drop opposition to same-sex marriage 6
10:45 PM — In the wake of Virginia's same-sex marriage ban being ruled as unconstitutional, North Carolina's attorney general has said that prosecutors will not continue to defend his state's ban on same-sex marriage.
US: Federal appeals court strikes down Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban 7
8:19 PM — A Virginia federal appeals court struck down the state's same-sex marriage ban on Monday.
US: Colorado Attorney General wants clerk banned from issuing same-sex marriage licences
6:32 PM — The Attorney General in the US state of Colorado has again asked the courts to stop a clerk from issuing marriage licences to same-sex couples, following failed attempts.
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.
Government launches ‘Scotland believes in equality’ campaign 22
3:21 PM — The Scottish Government has launched a new campaign to promote LGBT equality.
27th July 2014
Australia: New South Wales Labor Party allows MPs to support equal marriage 24
12:11 PM — The Labor party in New South Wales, Australia, has declared support for same-sex marriage at its state conference.
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.
US: Appeals court to hear Indiana and Wisconsin marriage ban cases next month 1
1:35 PM — The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals will hear same-sex marriage cases from the states of Indiana and Wisconsin on August 26, it has been announced.
US: Miami judge overturns Florida’s same-sex marriage ban 1
12:04 AM — A Miami judge has overturned Florida's ban on same-sex marriage in a ruling that impacts Miami-Dade County.
25th July 2014
US: Same-sex marriage would bring $181.6 million to Texas over 3 years
4:09 PM — A new study says legalising same-sex marriage in Texas would generate an estimated $181.6 million dollars (£107,000,000) for the state's economy and create over 1,500 new jobs over three years.
France: Mayor who opposes same-sex marriage officiates son’s wedding to a man 11
3:47 PM — A French mayor who condemned and mocked same-sex marriage has officiated the wedding between his son and his male partner.
24th July 2014
US: Arizona attorneys say same-sex marriage is not valid because couples cannot reproduce 18
11:18 PM — Arizona attorneys defend the state's same-sex marriage ban in court documents by saying it is justified because same-sex couples cannot reproduce without the help of a third person.
US: Legal briefs filed in Indiana and Wisconsin cases are majority anti-gay
11:12 PM — Marriage equality opponents have filed legal briefs citing everything from political theory to social stability to biblical text in the federal court cases concerning Indiana and Wisconsin's same-sex marriage bans.
US: Florida appeals court won’t lift same-sex marriage stay 1
5:22 PM — A Florida appeals court declined to intervene in the same-sex marriage case in Monroe County on Wednesday.
US: Colorado same-sex marriage ban struck down
12:40 PM — Colorado's same-sex marriage ban has been declared unconstitutional by a judge.
US: Christian group ‘fasting’ to oppose same-sex marriage says members can still eat food 104
12:18 PM — A Christian group that is planning a 'fast' in opposition to same-sex marriage has claimed that members don't actually have to stop eating food to take part.
23rd July 2014
Commonwealth Games opening ceremony celebrates equality with John Barrowman gay kiss 85
10:08 PM — The opening ceremony of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games this evening featured a kiss between actor John Barrowman and a male dancer, in celebration of equality in Scotland.
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.”
US: Colorado judge rules once again that Boulder clerk can issue same-sex marriage licenses
8:48 PM — A Colorado state judge has again refused to stop Boulder’s clerk from issuing same-sex marriage licenses.
US: North Dakota couples ask judge to bypass trial in same-sex marriage lawsuit
6:26 PM — Seven same-sex couples challenging North Dakota's same-sex marriage ban are asking a judge to bypass a trial and issue an immediate ruling.