2nd May 2014
California State Senate votes to make marriage gender neutral 3
6:57 PM — A bill changing the traditional definition of marriage from California law has been approved by the state Senate
US: Tennessee wedding venue that turned away gay veterans will allow same-sex couples 1
3:05 PM — A Tennessee wedding venue that refused to allow two gay Iraq veterans to hold a commitment ceremony there has changed its policy, and will now allow same-sex ceremonies.
US: Georgia same-sex couples apply for marriage licenses, post rejection letters on Twitter
12:54 PM — Same-sex couples in Georgia applied for marriage licenses yesterday before posting their rejection letters online, to peacefully protest the state's marriage ban.
1st May 2014
US: Idaho man donates cemetary plot, so lesbian veteran can be buried next to her wife 9
8:53 PM — An Idaho man has offered to give up his plot in a military cemetery, so that two lesbians barred from being interred together can still be buried side-by-side.
US: Denver Mayor celebrates a year of civil unions in Colorado 2
8:12 PM — The mayor of Denver Michael Hancock made efforts to mark the first year of same-sex civil unions in Colorado with a special reception.
Video: First trailer for ‘The Case Against 8′ HBO Prop 8 documentary 1
7:55 PM — Directors have released the first trailer for an HBO documentary following the case against California's same-sex marriage ban Prop 8.
US: Judge dismisses defendants in Wisconsin same-sex marriage ban challenge
4:08 PM — In a trial challenging the US state of Wisconsin's same-sex marriage ban, a federal judge has dismissed three defendants.
30th April 2014
US: Lawsuit hopes to allow gay couples to marry in Ohio
4:54 PM — A lawsuit has today been filed with a view to allowing gay and lesbian couples in the US state of Ohio to marry.
US: Ohio civil rights attorneys plan lawsuit against same-sex marriage ban
12:48 PM — A lawsuit seeking to force the US state of Ohio to allow same-sex couples to marry is being planned by civil rights attorneys.
29th April 2014
United Methodist Church extends benefits to same-sex spouses and partners 3
11:25 PM — Despite not allowing same-sex marriage, same-sex spouses working at any general agency of the United Methodist Church will be entitled to state benefits.
US: Widowed Pennsylvania woman sues state for not recognising her marriage for tax benefits 1
11:07 PM — A woman in the US state of Pennsylvania has sued the state after it refused to recognise her out-of-state marriage to her late wife.
Feature: Vote Blue, go Pink? After equal marriage, a gay Tory asks ‘What’s Next?’ 61
9:43 PM — In an extract from a new book, Conservative Nigel Fletcher reflects on changes within his own party after equal marriage, and society as a whole, as well as asking "what's next?"
Church of England’s top female cleric would have ‘no problem’ blessing same-sex marriages 6
3:59 PM — The Dean of York - tipped as potentially being the first female bishop in England - has called the Church of England's stance over equal marriage "dreadful," saying she would have no problem blessing same-sex weddings herself.
US: Texas Christian group to rally in support of suspended minister who officiated at gay wedding
3:14 PM — A North Texas Christian group has announced plans to deliver a petition to the United Methodist Church after it suspended an 85-year-old minister for officiating at a same-sex wedding.
Amnesty: ‘Northern Ireland Assembly will not be able to block equal marriage indefinitely’ 7
2:15 PM — Human rights charity Amnesty International says the Northern Ireland Assembly will not be able to block same-sex marriage indefinitely.
US: Despite request, Michigan same-sex marriage ban lawsuit will take usual court route 1
12:12 PM — Despite a request from the state for an appeal against a lawsuit challenging Michigan's same-sex marriage ban to see a full panel of 15 judges, the case will take a normal course through the courts.
28th April 2014
Poll: ‘Overwhelming’ support for same-sex marriage in Colorado despite ban 11
9:16 PM — A poll has found that supporters of same-sex marriage in Colorado outnumber opponents by nearly two to one, despite the state maintaining a constitutional ban.
US: Tennessee wedding venue refuses to hold commitment ceremony for two Iraq veterans 2
7:36 PM — A wedding venue in Tennessee has refused to allow two gay Iraq veterans to hold their commitment ceremony there.
US: Court reverses ruling to recognise Tennessee same-sex marriages 4
7:16 PM — A US federal appeals panel has reversed an earlier decision to force the state to recognise the marriages of three Tennessee gay couples.
DUP Chief Whip: ‘Same-sex marriage is not an issue of equality or human rights’ 30
7:08 PM — The Democratic Unionist Party’s Chief Whip has defended his party’s opposition to equal marriage in Northern Ireland.