27th June 2013
Big brands come out in support of Supreme Court DOMA and Prop 8 decisions 3
12:44 AM — Following the US Supreme Court's decision in favour of same-sex couples in two landmark cases today, many large brands came out to show their support of the decision.
26th June 2013
Video: ‘We won everything we asked and hoped for’ says Edith Windsor, anti-DOMA champion 4
11:12 PM — Edith Windsor, whose lawsuit against the United States government resulted in today's historic ruling by the Supreme Court has said that she "won everything we asked and hoped for."
Obama phones Supreme Court plaintiffs to congratulate them on overturning ban on same-sex marriage 4
7:15 PM — US President Barack Obama has applauded the decision of the Supreme Court that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional, phoning the people who brought the case to tell them "you guys should be very proud of today."
Australia’s first lesbian cabinet minister elected Senate leader 5
6:52 PM — Penny Wong has been elected unopposed as leader of the Australian Senate.
Boris Johnson opens Pride with joke about gay men taking their future husbands ‘up the Arcelor’ 30
6:06 PM — The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, praised the organisers of this weekend’s Pride in London festival on Tuesday evening, and also made a risqué joke about gay men taking their husbands up the "Arcelor" on their wedding day.
US Supreme Court rules ‘no standing’ on Proposition 8, reinstating equal marriage in California 29
3:29 PM — The US Supreme Court has just struck down Proposition 8, the US State of California's ban on same-sex marriages.
US Supreme Court rules that DOMA is unconstutional 47
3:03 PM — The US Supreme Court has issued its opinions in the challenge to the Defense of Marriage Act, to say that it is unconstitutional.
US Representative: Straight people will pretend to be gay if equal marriage becomes legal 42
2:12 PM — A US Republican Representative has weighed in on the imminent ruling by the Supreme Court on two landmark equal marriage cases, to say that the court should uphold the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), because without it, straight people would pretend to be gay to get married "for practical reasons".
Another defeat for equal marriage in Northern Ireland in the Stormont Assembly 36
1:31 PM — The Northern Ireland Assembly has voted against recognising the same-sex marriage bill for England and Wales.
France: Gay couple sue mayor who refused to officiate at their wedding 6
1:13 PM — A French gay couple have mayor to court who said he would rather "go to the gallows", than marry a same-sex couple, under the newly introduced French equal marriage law.
Australia: Equal marriage campaigners welcome Julia Gillard’s decision to resign as prime minister 18
12:40 PM — Julia Gillard, who is strongly opposed to equal marriage, has confirmed she will resign as Australia's prime minister in favour of Kevin Rudd.
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard loses leadership ballot to equal marriage supporter Kevin Rudd 15
12:08 PM — Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard, who is strongly opposed to equal marriage, has been ousted as leader of her party by Kevin Rudd.
Tory MP Mike Freer: Gay people are being short-changed when it comes to pensions equality 8
11:22 AM — Conservative MP Mike Freer says it's wrong that gay couples continue to be treated unequally in the area of survivor's benefits.
US: Supreme Court to issue opinions in key equal marriage cases today 3
11:16 AM — The US Supreme Court is set to issue opinions in two key equal marriage cases today, the official final day of its term, after several days of speculation on when the ruling would come.
US: Anti-gay group releases equal marriage win statement despite no decision by Supreme Court 21
1:14 AM — A US anti-gay group got a little ahead of itself on Tuesday, and released a success statement, which commended the US Supreme Court for ruling against same-sex couples in two key cases, despite the court not having released an opinion.
Zachary Quinto: I hope the Supreme Court opinion on equal marriage is a ‘galvanising moment’ 4
12:49 AM — Actor Zachary Quinto has said that, despite not wanting to speculate on the upcoming Supreme Court decision in two key equal marriage cases, he hopes it will be a "galvanising moment".
25th June 2013
Government: Marriage to be recognised in the tax system for gay and straight couples 10
3:47 PM — Treasury Minister David Gauke says the government is "firmly committed" to recognising marriage in the tax system – a move which would benefit those in civil partnerships, heterosexual and same-sex marriages.
US Supreme Court to rule on key equal marriage cases on Wednesday 3
3:36 PM — The US Supreme Court has added Wednesday as the final day of opinions for this session, and is expected to give decisions on two key equal marriage cases.
Poll: UK support for equal marriage at 55% 18
2:04 PM — A new poll by Ipsos of 16 countries puts support for equal marriage in the UK at 55%.
24th June 2013
Baroness Deech: If gays can marry, cohabiting sisters should be allowed civil partnerships 110
11:16 PM — The eventual passage of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill, could lead to cohabiting relatives, or carers, being given the same legal status as married couples, the House of Lords has heard.