2nd July 2013
Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg and 700 employees join gay pride parade in San Francisco 15
12:27 AM — Facebook co-founder and Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg, and over 700 of the company's employees marched in San Francisco's gay pride parade on Sunday.
1st July 2013
US: Iowa Governor: My state will ‘live with’ the Supreme Court ruling on DOMA 10
6:12 PM — When asked his opinion on the Supreme Court's decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act, the Governor of Iowa declined to give a personal opinion, and instead just said that his state would "live with" the decision.
US: Senator and partner become first same-sex couple in the state of Delaware to marry 2
5:47 PM — A Delaware Senator and her partner, became the first same-sex couple to marry, as the state's new equal marriage law came into effect.
Gay binational couple in the US first to receive confirmation of green card approval after DOMA ruling 3
4:59 PM — A Bulgarian man in the US, who is married to an American man, has become the first gay spouse to receive confirmation of approval for a permanent resident visa, following the US Supreme Court's ruling against the Defense of Marriage Act.
Rap duo of pro-equal marriage song, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, win BET award for best group 4
3:42 PM — Rap duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, who entered the Billboard chart last week with a song strongly supporting equal marriage, have been awarded a BET award for best group.
David Cameron confirms tax breaks for those in marriages and civil partnerships 22
12:15 PM — Prime Minister David Cameron says the government will bring forward proposals for a transferable tax allowance for married couples and civil partners.
29th June 2013
Prop 8 supporters accuse court of ‘lawlessness’ for allowing resume of same-sex weddings 14
5:26 PM — Supporters of the now defunct Proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriages in the US state of California, have claimed that the courts have acted in a "lawless" way, following the resume of same-sex weddings in the state.
US: First weddings take place as same-sex marriages allowed to resume in California
3:19 PM — As pride events are kicking off all around the world, the US state of California has resumed issuing marriage licences to same-sex couples, following a Supreme Court ruling this week.
BBC News presenter Jane Hill: Equality in the UK has moved forward but ‘there is still lots to fight for’ 18
3:00 AM — BBC News presenter Jane Hill this week spoke at a fundraising dinner for London Community Pride, to commend the progress in the UK for gay rights, but to say that, around the world, as well as in the UK, there is still a lot to do for equality.
US: Court gives green light to allow same-sex weddings to resume immediately in California 4
1:15 AM — Same-sex couples wishing to marry in the US state of California have been pleasantly surprised, as a crucial stay has been lifted, meaning the state can immediately begin issuing marriage licenses to gay couples.
28th June 2013
US: Gay man adopts 73-year old partner to avoid inheritance tax 7
5:04 PM — A gay couple in the US say they have had to use adoption to avoid paying the inheritance tax that would be forced on them due to their state's lack of same-sex marriage laws.
Video: YouTube announces it is ‘Proud to Love’ the LGBT community 3
4:36 PM — In a moving compilation video posted this week, video site YouTube has launched a campaign to feature gay pride videos, and has launched a campaign to inspire LGBT people and their allies to show their pride.
President Obama: Same-sex marriages should be recognised across all American states 3
3:36 PM — In the wake of this week's US Supreme Court rulings in two key equal marriage cases, President Obama said in a speech that he believes all marriages should be valid across state borders.
The New Yorker features Sesame Street’s Bert and Ernie celebrating Supreme Court equal marriage rulings 1
2:59 PM — The New Yorker magazine has thrown its support behind the Supreme Court's decision to repeal a key section of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), earlier this week, by unveiling an equal marriage themed Sesame Street cover.
Australia: Kevin Rudd pledges to push for referendum on equal marriage 9
11:10 AM — Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has announced his intentions to hold a referendum on same-sex marriage, just one day after being sworn in to the role.
Yvette Cooper: Pride is a time for celebration and a call to action to tackle homophobia in schools 3
10:38 AM — Labour's Shadow Home Secretary and Shadow Minister for Equalities, Yvette Cooper, writes exclusively for PinkNews.co.uk about her pride that gay couples will soon be able to marry but argues that more needs to be done to tackle homophobia in schools.
US: Bill to be introduced in Kansas would constitutionally ban equal marriage 16
12:50 AM — An amendment to the constitution of the US state of Kansas, to be introduced this week, would define marriage specifically as between one man and one woman.
Anna Wintour uses Twitter for the first time to commend Supreme Court for equal marriage rulings 4
12:30 AM — Anna Wintour has taken to Twitter for the first time, and was compelled to do so to congratulate the US on two Supreme Court rulings in favour of equal marriage.
27th June 2013
Video: US House Democrat: ‘Who cares’ what Michele Bachmann thinks about DOMA? 10
5:36 PM — US House of Representatives Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, showed her approval for the strike-down of the Defense of Marriage Act yesterday by the US Supreme Court, and said that she did not care what Representative Michele Bachmann had to say.
Kristen Bell proposes to boyfriend Dax Shepard in solidarity with Prop 8 defeat 4
5:16 PM — Kristen Bell took to Twitter yesterday to ask her boyfriend, Dax Shepard to marry her. The couple had said they would not get married until same-sex couples in their state had the same right.