28th May 2015
Poland blocks debate on gay civil partnerships 5
8:26 PM — The Polish Parliament has voted against having a debate on the regulation of gay and straight civil partnerships.
MEP Janice Atkinson ‘still sitting with UKIP’ despite being expelled over fraud allegations 8
1:07 PM — An MEP who was supposedly expelled from the UK Independence Party over allegations of fraud is still sitting with the party in Brussels.
27th May 2015
Angela Merkel rules out same-sex marriage in Germany 102
4:32 PM — A spokesman for Germany's chancellor Angela Merkel has again ruled out introducing same-sex marriage.
When will Ireland’s first same-sex weddings take place?
3:49 PM — Ireland's first same-sex weddings are set to take place this year, as the government plans to rush through legislation before the summer.
Vice President Joe Biden: World should follow Ireland’s progress on same-sex marriage 2
12:21 PM — The Vice President of the United States, Joe Biden, has praised Ireland for passing same-sex marriage - and called other parts of the world to catch up.
Westboro Baptist Church threatens to picket Dumbledore’s wedding 5
12:17 PM — Westboro Baptist Church threaten to picket Dumbledore's wedding
Vatican: Irish vote for same-sex marriage is a ‘defeat for humanity’ 44
11:24 AM — A senior Vatican official has spoken out against Ireland's recent vote for equal marriage, claiming it was not just "a defeat for Christian principles, but of a defeat for humanity.”
Parliament in Greenland unanimously approves same-sex marriage 13
10:51 AM — Greenland's Parliament has unanimously approved same-sex marriage and adoption.
26th May 2015
Labour leadership hopeful Andy Burnham: I want Pope Francis to back gay rights 21
11:11 PM — Labour's Andy Burnham has said he hopes the Pope and the Catholic Church will back gay rights.
Oops… Anti-gay church blames Ivory Coast for Ireland’s gay marriage result 20
7:01 PM — The Westboro Baptist Church has inadvertently declared its hatred for the Ivory Coast, after printing the Irish flag backwards on protest posters.
Politicians in Texas attempt to revive notorious anti-gay marriage bill 8
6:54 PM — A notoriously high-profile anti-gay marriage bill has been revived in the Texas House in a sneaky way.
JK Rowling has celebrated that Dumbledore could marry Gandalf in Ireland 3
5:38 PM — The author behind Harry Potter has once again spoken out in support of gay rights, after Ireland voted in favour of same-sex marriage.
Morrissey congratulates Ireland for gay marriage decision 2
2:37 PM — Singer Morrissey has congratulated the people of Ireland for "teaching the politicians" on same-sex marriage.
25th May 2015
Protests to be held in Northern Ireland calling for same-sex marriage 5
3:17 PM — Protests will be held in Belfast - calling on Northern Ireland to follow the Republic in introducing same-sex marriage.
UN head Ban Ki-moon hails ‘historic’ victory for equality in Ireland 1
11:28 AM — UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has praised Ireland, for becoming the first country to pass same-sex marriage by popular vote
23rd May 2015
David Cameron congratulates Ireland on victory for same-sex marriage 4
8:45 PM — Prime Minister David Cameron has congratulated the Republic of Ireland, for passing same-sex marriage in a landslide public vote.
Politicians welcome victory for same-sex marriage in Ireland 3
7:34 PM — Politicians and campaigners have hailed a victory for equality in Ireland, as the country passed same-sex marriage by popular vote.
CONGRATULATIONS! Ireland says YES to same-sex marriage by a landslide 55
7:02 PM — The Republic of Ireland has approved same-sex marriage after a referendum on the issue.
This 9-year-old’s ballot paper will melt your heart 4
12:49 PM — They might be too young to vote, but that wasn't going to stop them.
Ireland looks set to comfortably approve same-sex marriage 2
11:19 AM — The Republic of Ireland looked set to pass same-sex marriage this morning, with early counts indicated a margin of up to 2:1 for the measure.