20th July 2013
FAQ: Why will same-sex marriage be legal only in England and Wales? And other questions 24
3:59 PM — PinkNews.co.uk has many readers across the UK and the world and so we have been sent in many questions relating to the passing of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act this week. Here are some of the questions and the answers.
19th July 2013
Comment: Northern Ireland could face legal action if our politicians don’t support equal marriage soon 24
11:21 PM — Writing for PinkNews.co.uk, Gary Spedding speculates on the possible legal problems faced by Northern Ireland unless it begins the processes to allow equal marriage.
US: City measure introduced to allow same-sex married couples full marriage benefits 1
4:39 PM — A measure has been introduced in the city of Richmond, Virginia which would allow employees of the city in same-sex marriages to receive the same benefits as straight married couples.
Facebook UK adds ‘feeling Pride’ icon following passing of same-sex marriage act 3
12:47 PM — Facebook has rolled out its 'feeling pride' status icon to users in the UK following the passing into law of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act on Wednesday of this week.
Gay murderers marry in French prison with terrorist Carlos the Jackal as a witness 16
10:58 AM — French media are reporting that the first same-sex marriage has taken place in a prison following France introducing marriage equality.
18th July 2013
US: Judge strikes down pretrial motions in case of florist which refused service to same-sex wedding
5:51 PM — A judge in the US county of Benton struck down motions filed on both sides of a discrimination case brought against a florist who refused to provide services to a same-sex wedding.
Kaleidoscope Trust: Equal marriage could make ‘life worse’ for gay people in developing countries 29
2:52 PM — LGBT rights charity the Kaleidoscope Trust has warned that gay rights in the West, including the recent Same Sex Marriage Act, could lead to an erosion of LGBT freedoms in the developing world.
Poll: Half of Virginia voters support equal marriage 1
2:08 PM — Half of Virginia voters have now said they support equal marriage, with a clear majority of females approving of it, a new poll has discovered.
Maria Miller: Equal marriage would have made suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst proud 6
12:23 PM — Culture Secretary and Minister for Women and Equalities Maria Miller says that Wednesday's Royal Assent of equal marriage fits a proud tradition of British social reform, including the suffragette campaigns of the women's rights activist Emmeline Pankhurst.
Exclusive: I am so proud we have had the courage to make love equal by David Cameron 67
11:04 AM — Writing exclusively for PinkNews.co.uk and the media partner of our Out4Marriage campaign, the London Evening Standard, the Prime Minister has said that love should not be "divided by law". David Cameron also heaped praise on Out4Marriage and Freedom to Marry, the Conservative equal marriage group founded by Nick Herbert.
17th July 2013
David Cameron: ‘Gay marriage is something I believe we can be proud of as a country’ 58
9:39 PM — This evening, the Prime Minister, David Cameron, has Tweeted that same-sex marriage is something that English and Welsh people should be proud of.
Catholic Church says equal marriage act was ‘rushed through’ Parliamentary process 64
5:51 PM — The Catholic Church has issued a statement commenting on the passage of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act into law, claiming that greater protection for religious groups should have been included.
New Zealand: Airline hopes to hold first same-sex wedding 30,000 ft above the ground 6
5:06 PM — Air New Zealand has announced that it plans to hold the country's first same-sex wedding ceremony at 30,000 ft above the ground.
US: $2 million campaign launched to support equal marriage efforts in Illinois
3:32 PM — Supporters of equal marriage in the US state of Illinois have launched a $2 million (£1.3 million) campaign to legalise equal marriage in the state.
Equal marriage bill for England and Wales given Royal Assent and is now law 184
2:18 PM — The equal marriage bill for England and Wales was today given Royal Assent, and is now officially law.
Placebo lead singer: ‘If gay people are crazy enough to want to get married, it should be allowed’ 12
2:06 PM — Speaking in celebration of the passing of the equal marriage bill for England and Wales, lead singer of the band Placebo has offered the band's support for a global movement towards the legalisation of same-sex marriage.
16th July 2013
Yvette Cooper: It is time to celebrate equal marriage and I hope we can get on and enjoy all the weddings 5
11:08 PM — Labour's Shadow Home Secretary and Shadow Minister for Equalities, Yvette Cooper, has expressed her joy at the passage of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill, which is now on its way to Royal Assent.
Equal marriage bill passes final House of Commons stage and will receive Royal Assent 146
9:21 PM — The equal marriage bill for England and Wales has once again been passed in the House of Commons, and will soon will be given Royal Assent to become law.
15th July 2013
US: California Supreme Court refuses to halt resume of same-sex marriages 12
11:30 PM — The Supreme Court in the US state of California has refused to halt the resume of same-sex marriages in the state, following the US Supreme Court's ruling last month, and a petition filed challenging it.
The PinkNews Guide to the history of England and Wales equal marriage 3
6:45 PM — Although we are now drawing to a close for the final decision regarding the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill in England and Wales, UK marriage equality has had a longstanding history.