1st August 2014
US: West Virginia couples ask judge to lift same-sex marriage stay
5:14 PM — Three same-sex couples challenging West Virginia's same-sex marriage ban are asking a judge to lift a stay put in place pending the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals decision on Virginia's marriage ban case.
Supreme Court Justice: Court will rule on same-sex marriage by 2016 or sooner 9
4:10 PM — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg has said that she expects her court to rule on the issue of same-sex marriage by 2016 at latest.
Gay vicar: It would be wonderful if the government ‘talked sense’ to Church over marriage ban 14
10:58 AM — A vicar who is facing possible punishments after marrying his same-sex partner has said he would welcome intervention from the government.
31st July 2014
US: Couple marries in Washington D.C. after braving opposition in their home state 2
10:38 PM — A same-sex couple who braved an anti-LGBT rally to attempt to get a marriage license in North Carolina earlier this month legally wed in Washington D.C. this week.
US: Former Facebook President is donating to anti-gay Republicans 11
10:08 PM — Multi-billionaire Sean Parker, best known for creating the music service Napster and being Facebook's first president, is donating an average of six figures to anti-gay Republican candidates.
Survey: Black youth twice as likely to prioritise fight against HIV/AIDS over same-sex marriage
3:02 PM — A new survey of black, white and Latino youth in the US on LGBT activism has shown a sharp divide over the prioritising of different LGBT issues between racial groups.
30th July 2014
US: South Carolina equal rights groups petition for state to stop defending marriage ban
11:14 PM — South Carolina Equality and the ACLU of South Carolina launched a petition Wednesday asking Attorney General Alan Wilson to stop defending the state's ban on same-sex marriage.
US: Skateboarder Tony Hawk lends his support for same-sex marriage
10:37 PM — Professional skateboarder Tony Hawk recently stated his support for same-sex marriage by starring in a Human Rights Campaign video.
US: ACLU lawyers seek speedy ruling against North Carolina same-sex marriage ban
4:34 PM — Lawyers with the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina plan to return to court within the next week to seek a fast ruling in an attempt to quickly strike down of the state’s same-sex marriage ban.
Ex-Tory Chair: Govt should protect gay vicars who marry from Church sacking 15
3:22 PM — Lord Fowler says the government should consider intervening to stop the Church of England sacking gay vicars who marry.
Zambian vice president dismisses same-sex marriage question: ‘We care more about education’ 19
11:45 AM — The vice president of Zambia has dismissed a question of same-sex marriage during a visit to his roots in Scotland during the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
29th July 2014
US: Colorado Supreme Court tells Boulder County to stop issuing same-sex marriage licenses
11:29 PM — Colorado Supreme Court has ordered Boulder County's clerk to stop issuing same-sex marriage licenses while an appeal from Colorado's attorney general is heard.
US: Wyoming same-sex marriage lawsuit will be allowed to go to trial
10:17 PM — A Wyoming judge has declined to summarily rule on the constitutionality of a state law that specifies marriage is limited to one man and one woman.
Texas Attorney General: It is in my state’s interest to ban same-sex marriage 48
6:23 PM — The Attorney General in the US state of Texas has argued that the US Constitution allows the state to ban same-sex marriage.
28th July 2014
US: South Carolina won’t stop supporting the state’s same-sex marriage ban 3
11:06 PM — South Carolina will continue to fight a lawsuit over its same-sex marriage ban even though a federal appeals court with jurisdiction over the state ruled Virginia's same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional on Monday.
US: North Carolina to drop opposition to same-sex marriage 6
10:45 PM — In the wake of Virginia's same-sex marriage ban being ruled as unconstitutional, North Carolina's attorney general has said that prosecutors will not continue to defend his state's ban on same-sex marriage.
US: Federal appeals court strikes down Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban 7
8:19 PM — A Virginia federal appeals court struck down the state's same-sex marriage ban on Monday.
US: Colorado Attorney General wants clerk banned from issuing same-sex marriage licences
6:32 PM — The Attorney General in the US state of Colorado has again asked the courts to stop a clerk from issuing marriage licences to same-sex couples, following failed attempts.
US: Florida couple ask judge to fast track ruling on same-sex marriage
5:56 PM — A couple in the US state of Florida have asked for a judge to fast track a ruling on same-sex marriage.
Government launches ‘Scotland believes in equality’ campaign 22
3:21 PM — The Scottish Government has launched a new campaign to promote LGBT equality.