9th December 2014
Transport for London rolls out rainbow crossing for civil partnership conversion date 8
12:15 PM — Transport for London is set to once again roll out London’s first ever rainbow crossing in Trafalgar Square, to mark the moment that same-sex couples can convert their civil partnerships into marriages.
ACLU files motion to have Kansas same-sex married couples recognised for benefits 1
8:48 AM — The American Civil Liberties Union on Monday filed a request for a preliminary injunction, which would stop officials from denying benefits to same-sex married couples.
8th December 2014
UKIP suspends general secretary Roger Bird for ‘alleged impropriety’ 9
5:49 PM — UKIP has suspended its general secretary Roger Bird - who defended the party from claims of homophobia - over allegations of 'impropriety'.
US: Tampa prepares same-sex weddings ads ahead of legal deadline 3
2:41 PM — Tampa Bay is ready to promote itself as a gay wedding venue - before same-sex marriage is even legal in Florida.
7th December 2014
Australia: Same-sex couples who had marriages voided mark 1-year anniversary 4
5:52 PM — 31 same-sex Australian couples are marking one year since the government annulled their marriages.
6th December 2014
Kansas minister: I get death threats for performing same-sex weddings 6
1:02 PM — One of the first ministers in Kansas to perform same-sex weddings has revealed that she is getting frequent death threats.
5th December 2014
Whoops! Judge mistakenly grants first divorce to same-sex couple 2
7:27 PM — A judge has mistakenly granted his state's first same-sex divorce to a lesbian couple.
Australia looks set to get its first out gay territory leader 3
11:31 AM — Australia looks set to have its first out gay territory leader, as the Chief Minister of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), Katy Gallagher, stepped down today.
4th December 2014
Nicky Morgan: I stand by vote against same-sex marriage but I’d probably vote for it now 44
11:42 AM — Minister for Women and Equalities Nicky Morgan says she stands by her decision to vote against same-sex marriage and that she feels Britain is “a basically Christian country”.
US: Same-sex marriages could begin to take place in Florida soon 2
9:15 AM — After a federal appeals court refused to extend a stay preventing same-sex couples from marrying in Florida, the first weddings could take place from the new year.
3rd December 2014
Greek justice minister: It is ‘dangerous’ to talk about same-sex adoption and marriage 15
10:36 AM — The Greek justice minister has been widely criticised for condemning same-sex marriage, saying it would not be possible in the country because its citizens "respect traditions" and "human nature".
2nd December 2014
UKIP denies tweeting that World AIDS Day is a ‘reminder’ to ‘tighten our borders’ 53
12:36 PM — UKIP is in complete confusion over a Twitter account that claimed to represent its Cheltenham branch and said World AIDS Day was a "reminder" for Britain to "tighten" its borders.
1st December 2014
Australian PM refuses to back free vote on same-sex marriage bill 26
5:37 PM — Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has refused to back a free vote for MPs on an upcoming same-sex marriage bill.
29th November 2014
Baroness Brinton elected Liberal Democrat President
6:11 PM — Vocal equal marriage supporter Baroness Brinton has been elected as the new President of the Liberal Democrats.
Finland: Church head welcomes same-sex marriage vote 18
5:03 PM — The head of the largest religious denomination in Finland has praised the country's passage of same-sex marriage.
28th November 2014
Jersey: Same-sex marriage bill won’t include ‘spousal veto’ for trans people 4
7:59 PM — Jersey's planned equal marriage bill will exclude a controversial 'spousal veto' clause, which can stop trans people gaining legal gender recognition.
Finland’s Parliament votes to allow same-sex marriage 38
12:05 PM — A petition has been started calling for all anti-gay legislation to be scrapped in Uganda.
27th November 2014
Slovakia to hold referendum on same-sex marriage in 2015 49
3:26 PM — The Slovakian President has announced that the country will hold a referendum on same-sex marriage early next year.
26th November 2014
UK: Coalition for Marriage still wants to void all same-sex marriages 26
4:32 PM — The Coalition for Marriage is still calling for same-sex marriages to be voided in England and Wales.
Finnish Parliament prepares for close vote on same-sex marriage 20
1:05 PM — The Finnish Parliament is set for a vote on Friday on a proposal which would make marriage gender-neutral, and extend marriage rights to gay and lesbian couples.