11th April 2014
US: Virginia attorney general files brief supporting same-sex marriage
5:33 PM — The attorney general of the US state of Virginia has filed a brief which condemns the state's same-sex marriage ban, saying it is unconstitutional.
Norway’s city halls open up for priests to bless gay couples’ marriages 3
3:57 PM — In protest against the Church of Norway's refusal to perform same-sex marriages, mayors have vowed to open up city halls to allow priests to perform blessings for gay couples' marriages.
Gay Tory minister defends appointment of anti-equal marriage Minister for Women 8
2:29 PM — Planning minister Nick Boles has rejected criticism over the appointment of Nicky Morgan as the new Minister for Women.
10th April 2014
US: Federal appeals court to hear arguments over same-sex marriage ban in Utah
7:27 PM — A federal appeals court will on Thursday hear arguments in a case challenging the state’s ban on same-sex marriage.
Justice Minister Chris Grayling invites trans groups to share their views on spousal veto 15
7:14 PM — The Secretary of State for Justice Chris Grayling, has invited trans groups to write to him with testimony surrounding the spousal veto included in the same-sex marriage legislation for England and Wales.
US: Federal judge allows recognition of marriage of Indiana gay couple due to terminal illness
6:36 PM — The marriage of a gay couple in the state of Indiana will be recognised following an emergency request due to terminal illness.
Italy: Court orders town to recognise gay couple’s marriage for first time 4
1:55 PM — A town in Italy has been ordered to recognise the marriage of a same-sex couple who married in the US.
Britain’s first openly lesbian MP Angela Eagle: I can’t believe the minister for women is anti-gay rights 32
12:27 PM — Speaking in the House of Commons today, Labour's Shadow Leader of the House of Commons Angela Eagle has condemned the Prime Minister's judgement for the Maria Miller situation.
9th April 2014
US: Catholic church fires ‘gifted’ gay musician for marrying his partner 67
10:07 PM — A 'gifted' gay musician who worked in Catholic churches for over 30 years has been fired, because he married his same-sex partner.
Watch: Mormon couple defies church to back same-sex marriage in ad campaign 13
7:43 PM — A Mormon couple has featured in a political advertising campaign in favour of same-sex marriage, against the teachings of their church.
Tory gay rights group appalled at appointment of Nicky Morgan as Minister for Women 12
7:12 PM — The Chair of LGBTory says the appointment of Nicky Morgan as Minister for Women, along with departmental changes at the Equalities Office "shows the government in a poor light".
This former Republican Senator has a moving message about same-sex marriage 3
6:40 PM — This former Republican Senator has joined up with a same-sex marriage campaign to offer a moving message of support to same-sex couples who want to marry.
Number 10: Minster for Women reports directly to David Cameron not Equalities Secretary 2
6:07 PM — Downing Street has told PinkNews that Nicky Morgan will report directly to the Prime Minister and not the new Equalities Secretary Sajid Javid.
Lib Dem Baroness Barker: I hope Nicky Morgan will use her position to make life better for all women 4
4:41 PM — Lib Dem peer Baroness Barker has said she hopes the newly appointed Minister for Women will take the opportunity to "make life better" for lesbian, bi and trans women, despite having voted against same-sex marriage.
Stonewall CEO: Nicky Morgan will be judged as Minister for Women by her record in office 4
3:31 PM — The Acting Chief Executive of Stonewall has commented on the controversial appointment of Nicky Morgan as the new Minister for Women by highlighting that lesbians and bisexual women continue to face discrimination.
Peter Tatchell: How can Nicky Morgan be Minister for Women when she’s against lesbians marrying? 15
2:07 PM — Peter Tatchell has criticised David Cameron for appointing Nicky Morgan as Minister for Women due to her opposition over equal marriage.
Shadow Equalities Minister Gloria De Piero: ‘Nicky Morgan must speak for all women, regardless of sexuality’ 4
1:51 PM — Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities Gloria De Piero has criticised the appointment of Nicky Morgan as Minister for Women, as she voted against same-sex marriage.
New Tory Minister for Women opposes right of lesbians to marry 47
12:11 PM — David Cameron’s new Minister for Women, Tory MP Nicky Morgan voted against same-sex marriage by stating “marriage is between a man and a woman.”
8th April 2014
San Marino: Governors to consider recognising overseas same-sex marriages 4
8:32 PM — The government of San Marino is to consider recognising same-sex marriages from other countries.
Maria Miller facing tabloid ‘witch-hunt’ due to equal marriage, claims her parliamentary aide 16
7:08 PM — Maria Miller's Parliamentary Private Secretary says her role on equal marriage and media reform explains why certain newspapers want her to resign - claims rejected by several commentators across Fleet Street.