25th March 2014
Michigan Governor to follow any court ruling on same-sex marriage 3
3:48 PM — The Republican Governor of the US state of Michigan has said he will follow a ruling in either direction on same-sex marriage in the state.
New Chief Executive of Firefox gave $1,000 to support California’s Prop 8 equal marriage ban 28
3:19 PM — Brendan Eich, who financially backed efforts to ban equal marriage in California, has been appointed CEO of Mozilla, the company behind the Firefox web browser.
Nick Clegg: Britain will never forget the arrival of equal marriage on Saturday 7
1:28 PM — The arrival of equal marriage in England and Wales on Saturday is a day that it's hoped Britain will always remember, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has said.
US: Christian charity World Vision will now recognise staff in same-sex marriages 14
12:35 PM — One of America’s largest Christian charities has announced that it will recognise the rights and entitlements of employees who are in same-sex marriages.
24th March 2014
US: Over 300 gay married couples ‘left in limbo’ after Michigan marriage ban put back in place 3
9:34 PM — Michigan is still refusing to clarify the legal status of the over 300 same-sex couples who legally married before a same-sex marriage ban was put back in place.
Sandi Toksvig and partner to renew vows on Saturday to ‘celebrate equal marriage’ 4
8:30 PM — Sandi Toksvig and her partner are to publicly renew their vows on Saturday to celebrate the start of same-sex marriage.
US Justice Department ‘closely monitoring’ Michigan gay marriage situation
5:06 PM — The US Justice Department has responded to calls for Attorney General Eric Holder to recognise the 300+ same-sex marriages which took place in Michigan before a stay, to say it is "closely monitoring" the situation.
US Attorney General pushed to recognise Michigan same-sex marriages
4:49 PM — The week after a same-sex marriage ban in the US state of Michigan was struck down, then reinstated, two counties have urged US Attorney General Eric Holder to recognise some 300 same-sex couples who married in the interim.
US: National Organisation for Marriage co-founder admits equal marriage will happen ‘in all 50 states’ 22
2:50 PM — The co-founder of the the anti-gay National Organisation for Marriage has admitted that "we are now in the 'gay marriage in all 50 states' phase whether we like it or not."
23rd March 2014
US: Michigan same-sex marriage ban reinstated by order of stay in appeals court 2
11:38 AM — Not long after a judge declared Michigan's ban on same-sex marriages unconstitutional, an appeals court has now issued a stay against the ruling.
Video: US Vice President Joe Biden says ‘it’s outrageous’ that ENDA is still even being debated 3
10:16 AM — US Vice President Joe Biden has identified gay rights as an "inseparable part of America's promotion of human rights" in a call he made to Congress on Saturday to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.
22nd March 2014
US: 85-year-old Dallas minister suspended for officiating at gay wedding 4
12:22 PM — A minister in the US state of Texas has been suspended for officiating at the same-sex wedding of two men in their 80s.
US: Kalamazoo Bishop says strike-down of same-sex marriage ban ‘unfortunate and regrettable’ 24
12:01 PM — On a momentous day for same-sex couples in the US state of Michigan, one Bishop set out to voice his displeasure at the "unfortunate and regrettable" ruling.
21st March 2014
US: Judge strikes down Michigan’s ban on same-sex marriage 16
9:58 PM — A judge has declared a ban on same-sex marriages in Michigan unconstitutional.
US: Tennessee judge refuses to halt order to recognise three same-sex marriages
8:57 PM — A Tennessee judge has refused to stay a ruling ordering the state to recognise some same-sex marriages.
UKIP Wales ‘marriage is for the procreation of children’ statement mysteriously vanishes 17
7:32 PM — Yesterday UKIP Wales added to confusion over the party's position on same-sex marriage, claiming it was for "procreation of children", today the statement has mysteriously disappeared.
Bishop of Portsmouth: Catholic MPs who voted for equal marriage should be banned from communion 40
4:41 PM — The Bishop of Portsmouth says Catholic politicians who voted for same-sex marriage should be denied Holy Communion for going against their faith.
20th March 2014
Michigan Bishop offers strong support to same-sex marriage 2
5:29 PM — A bishop in the US state of Michigan has offered his strong support to same-sex marriage, as a federal judge prepares to make a ruling on it.
19th March 2014
US: Kentucky same-sex marriage recognition ‘put on hold’ two days before taking effect 1
9:38 PM — A ruling that Kentucky must begin to recognise same-sex marriages from other states has been put on hold, just two days before it was meant to take effect.
Woman of first Illinois gay marriage dies aged 65 3
8:01 PM — A woman who was a long time gay rights activist and part of the first same-sex couple to marry in the US state of Illinois, has died.