31st March 2013
Archbishop of New York: Gay couples are only ‘entitled to friendship’, not sex 81
7:03 PM — The Archbishop of New York Timothy Dolan has reiterated the opposition to gay relationship by the Catholic Church, and went on to say that gay couples are only "entitled to friendship", and that “sexual love…is intended only for a man and a woman”.
29th March 2013
Gay Tea Party co-founder: I oppose equal marriage doing so is ‘not homophobic’ 35
5:48 PM — An openly gay co-founder of the US National Capital Tea Party Patriots, has said he is opposed to equal marriage, and has said that it is "not homophobic" to oppose it.
Jon Stewart: There is no excuse for the Supreme Court to delay taking a stance on equal marriage 2
5:14 PM — Speaking on Thursday evening's The Daily Show, Jon Stewart was heavily critical of some arguments heard in the US Supreme Court around equal marriage in the first two days of hearings this week.
US: San Francisco law professors predict Supreme Court will invalidate Prop 8 and DOMA 7
1:00 AM — Two law professors from San Francisco's Bay Area predicted after two days of hearings around equal marriage, that the Supreme Court would rule to invalidate both Proposition 8 and a the Defense of Marriage Act.
28th March 2013
US Pastor: Christians will be ‘forced underground’ if Supreme Court allows equal marriage 25
3:26 PM — A US pastor has spoken out against equal marriage following the Supreme Court hearings around it, saying if it is allowed, Christians will be "forced underground", and "their buildings will be taken away from them".
President Obama: There is a ‘strong basis’ for allowing equal marriage 5
1:48 AM — After the US Supreme Court took up two cases around equal marriage this week, President Barack Obama said in an interview that he thought there was a "strong basis" for allowing equal marriage, and the benefits which come with it.
27th March 2013
US: Supreme Court indicates it may strike down the Defense of Marriage Act 5
5:47 PM — The US Supreme Court Justices on Wednesday indicated a possible interest in striking down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), as it heard arguments around the issue.
Fox News hosts: ‘Tony Perkins has no persuasive argument against equal marriage’ 13
3:02 PM — Fox News presenters Megyn Kelly and Bill O'Reilly surprised viewers by arguing that those opposed to equal marriage, including Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council, had no strong arguments against it.
US: Supreme Court takes on arguments around the Defense of Marriage Act 4
2:12 PM — In a second day of landmark hearings, the US Supreme Court is to take on arguments around the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which bans equal marriage across the US.
Beyoncé and Madonna come out in support of equal marriage 4
1:46 AM — Beyoncé has joined thousands online in showing her support for equal marriage on her Facebook page, on the first day that the US Supreme Court has taken on two cases challenging same-sex marriage bans.
26th March 2013
US: Supreme Court justices question proponents of Proposition 8 12
7:18 PM — In today's Supreme Court hearing around Proposition 8, the state of California's ban on equal marriage, the justices questioned the meaning of marriage, and challenged arguments for the ban.
Tony Perkins: Supreme Court ruling in favour of equal marriage could mean ‘revolution’ 38
5:58 PM — Tony Perkins, the president of the anti-gay Family Research Council has claimed that the US Supreme Court ruling in favour of equal marriage could lead to "revolution".
US: Supreme Court poised to debate same-sex marriage for the first time 4
1:08 PM — The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) is set to hear two historic arguments that will decide the legality of same-sex marriage in the US, starting later today.
25th March 2013
US: Senator Claire McCaskill officially announces support for equal marriage 1
2:41 PM — US Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri has announced her official support for equal marriage, and joined the increasing number on both sides of the political spectrum to endorse marriage equality.
US: NFL players make final push for equal marriage: ‘why is common sense not enough?’ 5
12:26 PM — Players in the US National Football League (NFL) have been using their influence to speak out in favour of equal marriage, ahead of the Supreme Court taking on two cases around the issue this week.
24th March 2013
US: Senator who reversed position to support equal marriage finds GOP crowd ‘very respectful’ 5
2:34 AM — US Senator Rob Portman, who came out in support of equal marriage last week, spoke at a Republican Party event this weekend, and said that the audience was "very respectful" of his change in stance.
23rd March 2013
US: Queue forms for Supreme Court marriage equality cases four days in advance 4
9:45 AM — People wanting to hear next week's Supreme Court deliberations on equal marriage have begun queueing outside, in the face of freezing temperatures and snow forecasts.
21st March 2013
US: Family Research Council tells members to pray that pro-same-sex marriage Supreme Court lawyers are ‘inept’ 22
5:14 PM — Conservative Christian lobby group the Family Research Council have released guides on their website which urge readers to pray that the US Supreme Court maintains anti-equal marriage laws, calling the alternative "an assault against Jesus Christ, Himself."
20th March 2013
US: Supreme Court to release same-day audio recordings from equal marriage cases 4
1:46 AM — In an unexpected move, the US Supreme Court is to release same-day audio recordings of oral arguments given in the two cases around equal marriage, which are due to be taken on next week.
19th March 2013
Study: The Defense of Marriage Act may have cost the US Government over $6 billion 2
5:10 PM — The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) could cost the federal budget of the US over $6 billion between 2005 and 2014, according to a report which predicted that the federal law, which bans equal marriage, could be costing money.