18th July 2014
Two and a Half Men to end with sham gay marriage and adoption 8
2:51 PM — Popular US television series 'Two and a Half Men' is coming to an end, and producers have announced that in its next and final season, Ashton Kutcher's straight character Walden will enter into a same-sex marriage to make it easier for him to adopt a child.
VP Joe Biden: LGBT community ‘freed straight people’ to give our support 5
1:43 PM — Vice-President Joe Biden has praised the LGBT community for its work on equal rights, saying that in recent years the movement has “freed” straight allies to show their support.
17th July 2014
US: Connecticut landmark ruling declares same-sex marriage rights are retroactive 1
8:18 PM — Connecticut's Supreme court has overturned two lower court rulings in a 6-0 decision declaring that some legal rights of same-sex couples predate the state’s approvals of civil unions in 2005 and same-sex marriage in 2008.
US: Judge opens up same-sex marriage in one Florida county 5
6:41 PM — A judge in the Florida Keys has ruled in favour of same-sex marriage, overturning its constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.
US: Utah asks for US Supreme Court to block ruling to recognise same-sex marriages 1
4:38 PM — The US state of Utah has asked the US Supreme Court in an emergency appeal to block a ruling instructing the state to recognise the marraiges of hundreds of same-sex couples in the state.
US: Struggling anti-gay NOM launches boycott against JPMorgan Chase 3
2:37 PM — The anti-gay National Organization for Marriage is urging supporters to boycott international mega-bank JPMorgan Chase, following claims that the bank asked employees if they were “an ally of the LGBT community”.
European Court of Human Rights confirms forced divorce of trans people is legal 6
1:01 PM — Married trans people living in countries without same-sex marriage must divorce if they want their new gender recognised, European judges rules.
Nicky Morgan calls constituent ‘typical man’ for questioning her anti-gay marriage stance 66
12:04 PM — The new Education Secretary and Minister for Women and Equalities Nicky Morgan, earlier this year told a constituent that he was a "typical man", when he asked about her stance opposing same-sex marriage.
16th July 2014
US: Arkansas couples ask federal judge to strike down state’s same-sex marriage ban 1
11:07 PM — Attorneys for two same-sex couples asked an Arkansas federal judge Wednesday to order the striking down the state’s same-sex marriage ban.
US: First ever Mississippi mayor states support for equal marriage 7
6:35 PM — The first ever mayor in the US state of Mississippi has declared his support for same-sex marriage.
US: Democrats in Wisconsin ask state to cease defence of same-sex marriage ban
6:25 PM — Democrats in the US state of Wisconsin have asked the state's Attorney General and Governor to cease their defence of a law banning same-sex couples from marrying.
Macedonia: Parliament approves constitutional same-sex marriage ban 15
6:06 PM — The Macedonian Assembly has approved a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.
Australia: Second poll confirms rise in support for marriage equality 1
5:39 PM — A poll has corroborated earlier findings that suggested support for marriage equality had surged.
US: Ohio Attorney General asks federal court to overturn ruling in favour of same-sex marriage 1
5:03 PM — The Attorney General of the US state of Ohio has asked for a federal judge to overturn an earlier ruling in favour of four gay couples.
Rob Portman: My support of equal marriage has been ‘helpful’, say voters 4
12:42 PM — The first Republican senator to support same-sex marriage, and a potential presidential candidate, has said that his support and “willingness to talk” about his gay son have been “helpful” to voters struggling on the issue.
15th July 2014
US: Colorado Attorney General asks state Supreme Court to halt same-sex marriages 4
5:13 PM — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers has asked the Colorado Supreme Court to stop same-sex marriages in the state until they rule on his appeal of a lower court’s ruling that found Colorado’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional.
Michael Cashman: It is ‘deeply worrying’ that Nicky Morgan has been appointed as equalities minister 25
5:08 PM — Former Labour MEP Michael Cashman has slammed the appointment of Nicky Morgan as minister for women and equalities and education secretary, saying it is "deeply worrying".
Gloria De Piero: ‘It is strange that Nicky Morgan won’t implement same-sex marriage’ 9
4:07 PM — Labour's shadow minister for equalities Gloria De Piero, has commented on the appointment of Nicky Morgan as the minister for women and equalities in today's reshuffle, to say it is "pretty strange" that she is not responsible for implementing same-sex marriage.
Dublin: Same-sex marriage motion passes at local council 4
3:51 PM — A motion supporting same-sex marriage passed with 34-1 majority in South County Dublin this week.
Anti-gay marriage Tory Nicky Morgan promoted, stays minister ‘for women and equalities’ in reshuffle 28
9:51 AM — Nicky Morgan, a Tory MP who voted against same-sex marriage, has been promoted to education secretary, and "continues as minister for women and equalities".