7th October 2014
Italy: Bologna mayor refuses to annul overseas same-sex marriages 20
3:18 PM — Despite instructions from the Italian Interior Ministry this morning, the Mayor of Bologna has refused to annul the marriages of gay and lesbian couples entered into abroad.
Jamaica: Poll finds 91% support anti-gay buggery law 11
12:37 PM — A recent poll in Jamaican media has reported that only 5% of Jamaicans say the country's buggery law should be repealed.
US: Bishop says no trials for 36 ministers who blessed same-sex wedding 2
11:00 AM — A bishop in Philadelphia has said that three dozen ministers who blessed a same-sex wedding last year are no longer subject to disciplinary action and will not face church trials.
Watch: Gay man proposes in front of Ellen Show audience 5
9:58 AM — A gay man has proposed in his own special way, courtesy of Ellen DeGeneres, and it is guaranteed to make you smile.
6th October 2014
US: Wisconsin attorney general and governor concede same-sex marriage fight 5
8:20 PM — Wisconsin's attorney general and governor have conceded that the fight over same-sex marriage in the state is over.
Colorado, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin, Indiana and Oklahoma all begin marrying same-sex couples 13
7:02 PM — Six states across the US have today begun issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, or announced their intention to do so shortly.
US: Same-sex weddings resume in Utah after Supreme Court decision 3
6:41 PM — Same-sex couples have resumed marrying in Utah, after the Supreme Court declined to rule on a previous case striking down the state’s same-sex marriage ban.
US: North Carolina activists seek urgent repeal of marriage ban after Supreme Court decision
6:17 PM — Activists in North Carolina have urged a judge to quickly strike down the state's ban on same-sex marriage, after the Supreme Court opted not to rule on the issue.
US: Same-sex weddings can begin in Virginia after Supreme Court decision 2
5:08 PM — Same-sex marriages will begin in Virginia today, after the Supreme Court declined to rule on a previous ruling striking down the state's same-sex marriage ban.
Taiwan: Thousands campaign for same-sex marriage outside parliament gates
3:18 PM — A coalition of over 120 gay rights groups campaigned outside the Taiwanese parliament in Taipei on Sunday for the legalisation of same-sex marriage.
US: Supreme Court decision could allow gay couples to marry in 11 new states 26
3:14 PM — A decision by the US Supreme Court today to reject seven pending appeals in lawsuits to allow gays to marry could allow same-sex couples to marry in as many as eleven new states.
Ex-councillor Alan Craig tells French protesters gay adoption is ‘child trafficking’ 9
2:20 PM — As tens of thousands of anti-gay French protesters took to the streets of Paris and Bordeaux on Sunday, British ex-councillor Alan Craig stood to condemn IVF and surrogacy for gays as "child trafficking."
US: Owners of bakery which refused lesbian wedding may go bankrupt after $150,000 fine 67
1:55 PM — Now facing a fine of up to $150,000, the owners of a bakery which refused to provide a cake for a lesbian wedding may go bankrupt.
Christian Institute: Coronation Street’s gay vicar storyline is ‘detached from reality’ 32
12:41 PM — The Christian Institute has condemned a gay vicar storyline on Coronation Street as "detached from reality," asking why there aren't more stories of "sympathetically portrayed" evangelical ministers instead.
US: Alaska attorneys say equal marriage ban violates a ‘fundamental right’ 3
12:13 PM — Attorneys for a group of gay couples challenging Alaska's ban on same-sex marriage have refuted a claim that it does not violate the rights of any couples.
Israeli Health Minister: ‘No scientific evidence’ supporting gay conversion therapies 4
11:18 AM — Israeli Health Minister Yael German was warned that "there is no scientific evidence" supporting gay conversion therapies, and that such practices "may also cause harm to the individual."
Pope Francis urges bishops to speak ‘without concerns of human respect’ over gay rights 25
10:46 AM — Pope Francis has asked senior clerics to speak frankly and openly as part of an "extraordinary meeting" about issues like gay rights and marriage.
5th October 2014
US: Court orders Missouri to recognise same-sex marriages from out of state
2:13 PM — A Missouri court has ordered the state to begin recognition of same-sex marriages conducted out-of-state.
US: Christian group finishes 40-day ‘fast’ to stop same-sex marriage 22
12:18 PM — A Christian group has concluded a 40-day 'fast' - during which members could still eat food - aimed at halting same-sex marriage in the US.
4th October 2014
Poland: Boxing world champ backs same-sex unions and adoption 14
3:03 PM — A former boxing world champion has come out in favour of same-sex civil unions and adoptions in Poland.