3rd March 2014
Michigan clerk says she would issue gay marriage licences if told by a judge 2
7:36 PM — Despite being called in defence of a Michigan law banning same-sex marriage, a county clerk admitted she would issue marriage licences to same-sex couples, if ordered by a judge.
US: Texas men in half-century relationship marry ‘in the name of God’ 6
6:52 PM — A gay couple in the US state of Texas who have been together for 53 years, married before a crowd of hundreds.
London: Gay vicar vows to defy Church marriage ban and marry partner 4
5:35 PM — A north London vicar vows to marry his partner of 14 years despite the risk that he could be thrown out of the Church of England.
‘First public gay wedding’ takes place in Burma 2
3:03 PM — The first traditional and public same-sex 'wedding', has taken place in Burma.
2nd March 2014
US poll: 56% support marriage for same-sex couples 2
4:17 PM — A new poll published recently has found that 56% of Americans support marriage for same-sex couples.
28th February 2014
Michigan same-sex marriage ban challenged in ongoing lawsuit
7:41 PM — A court challenge to Michigan's same-sex marriage ban wrapped up on Friday with a Harvard University professor, an expert on marriage in the US.
What would Freud say about this hilarious anti-gay marriage Texas Senator’s Twitter typo? 14
5:30 PM — When a District Judge in the US state of Texas ruled that a ban on same-sex marriage, this Senator tried to voice his angry opposition.
US: Final order makes Kentucky recognise out-of-state same-sex marriages 1
12:33 PM — The US state of Kentucky must now recognise out-of-state same-sex marriages, a US District Judge ruled in a final order given yesterday.
27th February 2014
Secondary equal marriage legislation passes House of Lords 13
7:31 PM — The secondary legislation needed for same-sex marriages to commence in England and Wales have passed in the House of Lords.
Kentucky asks for delay to order to recognise other-state gay marriages 4
6:35 PM — The Attorney General of the US state of Kentucky has asked for a three month delay on an order requiring the state to recognise out-of-state same-sex couples.
26th February 2014
Texas gay marriage ban is unconstitutional, rules judge 4
7:53 PM — A US District Judge on Wednesday ruled that the state of Texas' same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional.
Mail: Billionaire Tory donor pulls plug on Cameron over equal marriage 32
6:38 PM — Sir Michael Hintze has reportedly called time on his donations to the Conservative Party because of David Cameron’s decision to legalise equal marriage.
Poll: Jewish Americans more likely to support equal marriage 17
5:57 PM — According to a recent survey of religious groups, Jewish people are most in favour of equal marriage in the US.
Second Illinois county begins issuing gay marriage licences early
4:20 PM — A second county in the US state of Illinois has begun issuing marriage licences to same-sex couples early.
25th February 2014
US Attorney General: States should be ‘suspicious’ of gay marriage bans
5:53 PM — The US Attorney General Eric Holder has spoken out to say that any state Attorney General should be "suspicious" of any bill which specifically bans gay couples from marrying.
‘Gay marriage is nuts’ Tory MP Peter Bone denies £100k benefits fraud 7
1:09 PM — A Conservative MP, who was a staunch opponent of equal marriage, is denying allegations of benefit fraud relating to his mother-in-law.
UK Government: Those in civil partnerships will be able to convert to marriages by end of year 14
12:19 PM — Equalities Minister Helen Grant has confirmed that same-sex couples who are in civil partnerships in England and Wales will be able to convert them to marriages by the end of 2014.
24th February 2014
Opposition to gay relationships in Northern Ireland falls dramatically 8
4:39 PM — The percentage of people opposed to gay relationships in Northern Ireland has dropped from three quarters to a quarter over a period of 25 years.
22nd February 2014
US: Virginia kills bill to allow extra defence of same-sex marriage ban 1
10:56 PM — The Senate in the US state of Virginia yesterday killed a bill which would have allowed a secondary defence of its same-sex marriage ban.
Gay men to be banned from becoming Queen ahead of first same-sex marriages 139
12:04 PM — Ahead of the first gay couples being able to wed next month, laws are being changed to ban men from becoming Queen or Princess of Wales.