10th July 2014
US: Over 5,000 couples have married in Illinois since law change 1
12:06 PM — A survey has revealed that thousands of same-sex couples in the US state of Illinois have married since the law changed earlier this year.
3rd July 2014
Italy: Interior Minister ‘open’ to gay civil unions, but remains against equal marriage and adoption 5
3:52 PM — In a mixed bag of comments on Thursday, Italian Interior Minister Angelino Alfano, appeared to suggest he was "open" to the idea of introducing civil partnerships, including for gay couples.
10th March 2014
Archbishop of New York: Gay civil unions make me feel uncomfortable 56
11:03 AM — The Archbishop of New York says the idea of same-sex partnerships makes him feel "uncomfortable".
12th December 2013
European Court of Justice: Civil partnerships must contain the same worker benefits as marriages 5
2:44 PM — The European Court of Justice has ruled that EU LGBT workers must get the same benefits as married employees if they have entered into a civil partnership.
13th November 2013
Governor of Hawaii signs equal marriage into law: ‘Another universe is about to change for all time’ 7
9:28 PM — The Governor of Hawaii has signed same-sex marriage into law, just a day after the state's Senate gave the legislation for its approval.
14th October 2013
Malta: Civil unions bill to arrive in Parliament 5
11:33 AM — A bill to introduce civil unions for gay couples in Malta will arrive in the country’s Parliament this week.
30th July 2013
Mexico: State of Colima legalises civil unions for same-sex couples 2
1:13 PM — The Mexican state of Colima has become the latest in the country to allow same-sex couples to enter into civil partnerships, as a change was made in the state's constitution by a majority of local authorities.
24th July 2013
Colombia: First ever civil union legally recognised 2
10:51 PM — For the first time in Colombia, a judge has recognised the civil union of a gay couple.
1st July 2013
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.
19th June 2013
Maltese Prime Minister: A civil unions bill is to be introduced by the end of this year 4
3:45 PM — The Maltese Prime Minister has said that civil unions for same-sex couples will be introduced by the end of this year.
16th June 2013
Israel: Justice Minister tables bill to allow same-sex civil unions 12
2:17 PM — Israeli Justice Minister Tzipi Livni, has announced that she is on Sunday to present to ministers a bill to allow civil unions for gay couples.
13th May 2013
Italy: Rome mayoral candidate pledges to introduce same-sex civil unions 8
4:20 PM — A candidate to become mayor of Rome on Monday promised that he would issue same-sex civil unions in the city, if he is elected.
2nd May 2013
Australia: Catholic priest breaks with official teachings to support civil unions 9
2:56 PM — A Catholic priest in the Australian Capital Canberra, has departed from the official teachings of the church to say that committed same-sex relationships should be celebrated.
1st May 2013
Rhode Island: Same-sex marriage bill heading for final vote 12
10:41 AM — With a final vote on Thursday, Rhode Island is poised to become the tenth US state to allow same-sex couples to marry
24th April 2013
US: Delaware House approves equal marriage bill 10
12:34 AM — The House in the US state of Delaware passed a bill to legalise equal marriage, taking the state one step closer to legalising same-sex marriage.
16th April 2013
Jeremy Irons: ‘I don’t know the difference between a same-sex marriage and a civil partnership’ 37
3:10 PM — Jeremy Irons says he should have “buttoned” his lip when he joked equal marriage could lead to fathers marrying their sons, although he now admits that he doesn’t know the difference between a same-sex marriage and a civil partnership.
12th April 2013
US: Delaware lawmakers introduce equal marriage bill 4
4:33 PM — Delaware could be the tenth state in the US to allow same-sex marriage as it became the latest to introduce legislation to legalise equal marriage.
10th April 2013
Iceland PM asked to meet with gay rights activists in Chinese visit 2
1:31 PM — Iceland’s Johanna Sigurdardottir, the world’s first openly gay prime minister, has been asked to meet with the parents of gay children in next week's visit to China.
7th April 2013
Poll: US support for equal marriage has grown in all 50 states 3
7:42 PM — Over the past eight years support for equal marriage has grown in all 50 US states by an average of 13.6%, a new poll has found.
3rd April 2013
US: City becomes first in Arizona to allow same-sex civil unions despite warning of attorney general 4
4:16 PM — A city in Arizona has defied legal threats and legalised same-sex civil unions, in a first for the deeply conservative state.