29th November 2013
Malta: Catholic bishop claims gay couples do ‘not have a role in society’ 46
2:01 PM — Malta's Auxiliary Bishop has spoken out to express his displeasure at the lack of a clear difference between marriage and civil partnerships in the debate around civil partnerships for same-sex couples in Malta, saying that gay people do "not produce offspring" so do "not have a role in society".
28th November 2013
US: Gay couple become first to marry in Illinois after judge rules because of terminal illness 5
8:03 PM — A same-sex couple became the first in the US state of Illinois to marry, as a judge ruled they should be granted a marriage licence six months early as one of them has terminal cancer.
Greece: Bishop threatens to excommunicate officials who support gay civil partnerships 31
6:29 PM — A bishop in Greece has threatened to excommunicate any officials in his diocese who support measures to legalise same-sex civil partnerships.
Watch a 13-year-old use his Bar Mitzvah speech to call for equal marriage for gay couples 54
3:45 PM — A 13-year-old Jewish boy has used his Bar Mitzvah speech to call for same-sex couples in his home state of Oregon to be granted the right to marry. Watch him take his community with him as he explains why the biblical definition of marriage is nothing like what those who oppose equality say it is and by the end you'll be cheering him on like his local Jewish community.
Human rights group calls on Croatia to stand up for equality at same-sex marriage referendum 6
3:42 PM — International LGBT rights group ILGA-Europe has called on citizens in Croatia to do the right thing in voting in favour of equal marriage in a referendum this Sunday, 1 December.
Church of England recommended to hold same-sex couple blessings 11
11:32 AM — The Church of England has been recommended to perform blessings for same-sex couples as soon as they have had a civil partnership or marriage.
27th November 2013
British band The xx issue statement condemning use of their music in anti-equal marriage advert 5
7:11 PM — British band The xx have issued a statement saying they do not condone the use of their music by a Croatian anti-equal marriage organisation.
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.