27th November 2013
US: Two gay couples to challenge Texas ban on equal marriage 1
6:48 PM — A constitutional ban on equal marriage in the US state of Texas is being challenged by two couples in a San Antonio federal court.
US: Gay couple who protested against being refused marriage licence fined 1 cent 4
3:49 PM — A gay couple who refused to leave a Kentucky county clerk's office in protest against being refused a marriage licence, have been fined one cent after being convicted of trespassing.
26th November 2013
US: Terminally ill woman granted same-sex marriage license seven months early in Illinois 8
2:45 PM — A terminally ill woman in Illinois has been granted an early license to wed her partner seven months before the state's same-sex marriage laws come into effect.
Sir Ian McKellen: ‘I wish I had come out much earlier’ 2
1:28 PM — Actor and activist Sir Ian McKellen has spoken of how he had "one regret about coming out" - he wished he had done it much sooner.
25th November 2013
US: California sees eight-year record number of weddings month Prop 8 struck down
7:19 PM — More couples in the US state of California married in the month the state's ban on equal marriage Prop 8 was struck down, than any other month in the past eight years.
US: Trial to begin in case of gay couple who protested against being refused marriage licence 2
6:25 PM — The trial in the case of a gay couple arrested in January for protesting against the decision to not issue them a marriage licences is set to begin today.
23rd November 2013
Tony Abbott: It is ‘more than appropriate’ for the Governor General to back equal marriage 8
3:15 PM — Australian PM Tony Abbott has weighed in on the Governor General's remarks in favour of equal marriage to say they are "more than appropriate".
22nd November 2013
US: Pennsylvania lawsuit challenging equal marriage ban to be given June trial date
7:15 PM — The lawsuit in the US state of Pennsylvania challenging the state's ban on equal marriage will be given a June trial date.
US: Pennsylvania lawsuit challenging equal marriage ban may soon be given trial date
4:44 PM — A federal judge in the US state of Pennsylvania may soon set a trial date for the lawsuit challenging Pennsylvania's ban on equal marriage.
Tory Vice Chair: It’s crazy that gay couples’ marriages will be downgraded on entering Northern Ireland 8
2:10 PM — The Vice Chairman of the Conservative Party has said he thinks it is "ludicrous" that gay married couples travelling to Northern Ireland will not be recognised as married.
Australia: Governor General comes out in support of equal marriage 2
1:10 PM — The Australian Governor General this week indicated her support for equal marriage.
21st November 2013
US: Missouri Governor files order allowing already married same-sex couples to file joint tax returns
7:36 PM — The Governor of the US State of Missouri has written an executive order which allows same-sex couples legally married out of state to file joint tax returns in his state.
US: Arkansas clerk claims equal marriage county lawsuit is actually a state matter 3
7:27 PM — A county clerk from the US state of Arkansas, has said that a lawsuit challenging the state's equal marriage ban, should be filed in state court, rather than by the county itself.
US: Pennsylvania pastor turns down invitation to repent support for equal marriage or be defrocked 11
7:20 PM — A Pennsylvania pastor who found guilty of violating his church's doctrine in a "trial" earlier this week, has rejected 30 days given by the church to repent.
Study: US state equal marriage and adoption bans cause psychological distress to gay men 1
7:10 PM — A study from the University of Michigan has found that gay men hoping to become parents are caused psychological disress brought on by state-wide bans on equal marriage and adoption.
Church of Scotland: We won’t support equal marriage despite historic vote 18
12:53 PM — The Church of Scotland has responded to last night’s decision of the Scottish Parliament to back equal marriage by saying “marriage is between one man and one woman.”
20th November 2013
Comment: Equal marriage passing first stage in Scotland is a victory for all, not just LGBT people 8
8:24 PM — MSP Marco Biagi reflects on the passing of the equal marriage bill in the Scottish Parliament, rejects the idea that the debate was religious against non-religious or left vs right, and celebrates the hope that Scotland will become a beacon of progressive hope.
Equal marriage bill overwhelmingly passes Stage 1 Debate in Scottish Parliament 26
8:11 PM — The Scottish Parliament this evening passed its equal marriage bill through the first stage of debate.
Scottish Health Secretary: I urge all MSPs to back equal marriage in today’s vote 7
1:25 PM — Ahead of a key vote, Scotland’s Health Secretary has urged MSPs to support the country’s same-sex marriage bill.
Scottish Lib Dem leader: Today’s equal marriage vote will be ‘historic’ for Scotland 3
12:38 PM — Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has described today’s vote on equal marriage in the Scottish Parliament as an “historic day for equality in Scotland”.