10th August 2014
US: Pro-gay marriage Hawaii Governor loses seat in primary 18
6:17 PM — Despite backing from President Obama, Hawaii's Governor Neil Abercrombie, a strong supporter of same-sex marriage, has been defeated in his re-election bid.
Channel Islands equal marriage groups receive ‘positive response’ from churches 6
4:30 PM — Equal marriage groups in the Channel Islands have said they have received a "positive response so far" when speaking to local church leaders.
9th August 2014
US: Virginia Attorney General asks Supreme Court to rule in gay marriage case 4
12:52 PM — The Attorney General of the US state of Virginia has asked the US Supreme Court to review lower court rulings striking down same-sex marriage bans.
Christian wedding boutique refuses dresses for lesbian couple 22
11:14 AM — A Christian wedding boutique in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, has found itself amid a controversy for refusing to serve a lesbian couple.
8th August 2014
US: Tennessee judge will not grant same-sex couple’s divorce 8
10:59 PM — A Tennessee judge has decided that two men who were married in Iowa cannot be granted a divorce because the state doesn’t recognize their marriage.
Baptist Minister: ‘Most people’ don’t want the history of gay marriage taught to their kids 53
6:37 PM — A Baptist Minister from Stratford upon Avon has said "most people" don't want their children to be taught about gay marriage.
Florida asks Supreme Court to decide in gay marriage cases 2
5:51 PM — The US state of Florida has asked for no further rulings to be made on its same-sex marriage ban, until the US Supreme Court makes a broader decision.
US: Missouri’s same-sex marriage ban case moves to federal court
5:16 PM — A lawsuit challenging Missouri's same-sex marriage ban has been moved from state court to federal court.
Australia: 8-year-old writing to Tony Abbot every day to ask for equal marriage 4
3:25 PM — An 8-year-old girl is writing to Australian Prime Minister every day in order to ask for same-sex marriage.
Faroe Islands poll: 61% support same-sex marriage 2
2:30 PM — A poll has found that 61% of people in the Faroe Islands support same-sex marriage.
NOM launches boycott of Target over support for marriage equality 42
12:08 PM — The anti-gay National Organisation for Marriage has launched a boycott of retail giant Target, after it announced support for marriage equality.
7th August 2014
US: Equality supporters ask officials to drop defense of Wyoming’s marriage ban
4:54 PM — Marriage equality supporters in Wyoming have delivered more than 2,300 signatures asking the governor and attorney general to stop their defense of the state's same-sex marriage ban.
6th August 2014
US: Texas lawmakers compare same-sex marriage to paedophilia and incest in legal brief 10
11:02 PM — Sixty-three Texas lawmakers have signed a legal brief that compares same-sex marriage to paedophilia and incest.
US: Arkansas Attorney General asks courts to dismiss same-sex marriage lawsuits
8:45 PM — The Arkansas Attorney General's Office has asked a federal judge and the state Supreme Court to dismiss lawsuits challenging the state’s same-sex marriage ban.
US: Florida’s same-sex marriage ban struck down for a fourth time
4:29 PM — A fourth Florida county judge has found the state's same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional.
US retailer Target publicly endorses equal marriage 4
2:53 PM — US retail giant Target has endorsed same-sex marriage for the first time, in a legal brief.
US: Federal court hearing marriage ban appeals from four states at once 1
11:00 AM — A federal appeals court will today hear appeals from four states at once against rulings striking down same-sex marriage bans.
5th August 2014
US: Utah’s Attorney General files appeal to uphold same-sex marriage ban
10:40 PM — Utah's Republican Attorney General Sean Reyes, has filed a US Supreme Court appeal asking for a judicial review of a federal appeals court ruling that struck down Utah's same-sex marriage ban.
US: Same-sex couples file appeal to reject current stay on marriage ban
9:10 PM — Attorneys for two same-sex couples in a court case currently challenging Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban filed an appeal this Monday.
US: Nebraska denies woman drivers license based on her marital status 2
7:21 PM — The state of Nebraska refused to give native resident, Sue Stroesser, a new drivers license or even recognise her name because she is married to another woman.