4th April 2013
France: Same-sex marriage bill reaches Senate 5
12:00 PM — The French Senate will debate the country’s proposed same-sex marriage bill today.
Jeremy Irons: Same-sex marriage could lead to fathers marrying their sons for tax purposes 163
11:07 AM — British actor Jeremy Irons says equal marriage could lead to fathers marrying their sons.
29th March 2013
US: Legal challenge planned against new Colorado civil unions law in favour of equal marriage 6
2:11 AM — Just a week after civil unions were signed into law in the US state of Colorado, legal action is being planned to challenge the law in favour of equal marriage.
22nd March 2013
US: Colorado Governor signs civil unions bill into law 3
2:08 PM — In a historic day for the US state of Colorado, Governor John Hickenlooper signed civil unions into law on Thursday, following several attempts to pass the legislation in recent years.
11th March 2013
US: Colorado House of Representatives passes initial vote in favour of same-sex civil unions 1
11:45 PM — The Colorado House of Representatives have granted initial approval to legislation to introduce civil unions for same-sex couples.
5th March 2013
Poll: Delaware backs same-sex marriage 4
6:27 PM — A new poll revealed that at least half of the voters in Delaware would support legislation that gives marriage rights to same-sex couples.
1st March 2013
US: Colorado House committee passes civil unions bill 1
2:02 PM — A Colorado House committee advanced a civil unions bill on Thursday, with one Republican joining Democrats to vote yes for the legislation which is expected to become law in 2013.
18th February 2013
Video: Alaskan Republicans laugh when asked about plans for civil unions 9
3:44 PM — A video has surfaced online, which appears to show members of the Alaskan House Caucus laughing when asked by a member of the press about its plans to legalise civil unions, before saying the issue "never came up" during discussions.
31st January 2013
Wyoming fails to pass domestic partnership rights for gay couples 13
3:59 PM — A bill to extend domestic partnership rights to gay couples in the US state of Wyoming has been defeated.
17th January 2013
New Zealand pastor accused of trying to rig equal marriage poll 18
12:53 PM — The head of an evangelical church in Auckland has been discovered attempting to rig a cabinet minister's poll on a pending equal marriage bill.
31st December 2012
Archbishop of Chicago: Same-sex marriage ‘violates natural law’ 59
5:35 PM — The Catholic Archbishop of Chicago, Cardinal Francis George, has warned against introducing marriage equality in the state of Illinois because he claims gay couples cannot consummate their unions.
27th December 2012
Uruguay delays same-sex marriage vote until April 3
10:50 AM — Gay rights campaigners have criticised the decision of Uruguay's Senate to delay voting on the country’s proposed equal marriage bill.
6th November 2012
Civil partnership defeat for Slovakia 7
4:59 PM — Lawmakers in Slovakia have rejected plans by the country’s opposition party to legalise civil partnerships for gay couples.
10th July 2012
US: Most Utah voters back legal recognition for gay couples – but not marriage 7
11:55 PM — Polling shows that 71 per cent of Utah voters support some form of legal recognition for gay couples. The survey, by Brigham Young University, found that 43 per cent of respondents thought civil unions should be legal, while 28 per cent wanted full marriage equality.
9th May 2012
North Carolina voters pass Amendment One to ban gay marriage, civil unions and domestic partnerships 211
2:40 AM — Voters in North Carolina have approved Amendment One, which introduces a constitutional ban on gay marriages and outlaws even civil unions. The amendment reads: “Marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this State.”
4th May 2012
Colorado a step closer towards civil partnerships for gay couples 13
10:24 PM — A bill calling for civil partnerships for gay couples, granting rights similar to that granted by marriages, has passed through a Republican-led judiciary committee, even though it was rejected by the same committee last year.
25th April 2012
Colorado bill to introduce gay civil unions expected to move forward 7
5:42 PM — A bill to allow same-sex couples to form civil unions in Colorado is expected to move forward following months of stalling in the Colorado legislature. The bill to give gay couples almost identical rights to straight married couples is expected to pass in the Democratic controlled Senate because a similar bill passed comfortably there last year by 23 to 12 votes.
10th October 2011
Transgender woman set to become Polish MP 16
1:29 PM — A transgender woman is expected to become the first trans person in Poland to be elected as an MP. Anna Grodzka, 57, of Krakow, believes she will be the world's only sitting transgender MP if elected for the Palikot Movement party.
10th August 2011
Chile’s president backs civil unions 7
12:26 PM — The president of Chile has proposed legalising civil unions for gay and straight couples. Sebastian Pinera said that all couples deserve "respect, dignity and support of the state" in a speech this week.
29th June 2011
Gay campaigners oppose Rhode Island civil unions bill 7
3:20 PM — Gay rights campaigners in Rhode Island are urging the state's governor to veto a civil unions bill because they say it contains “dangerous” and “discriminatory” language. The bill is expected to be passed by the Senate this week but campaigners are deeply concerned about some of the religious provisions within it.