9th July 2014
First gay clergy member to marry in UK considers suing Church of England after sacking 14
7:08 PM — The first gay clergy to marry in the UK, who was later sacked for doing so, has accused the Church of England of homophobia, and says he is considering legal action.
US: Judge declines to speed up proceedings in Wisconsin gay marriage lawsuit
6:57 PM — A federal judge has refused to speed up the proceedings of a case challenging the state of Wisconsin's same-sex marriage ban.
US: State lawsuit to stop rogue clerk from issuing gay marriage licences begins 4
6:49 PM — The lawsuit against a clerk who issued marriage licences to gay and lesbian couples, and refused to stop doing so, despite instructions from the attorney general, has begun.
Head of abuse inquiry Butler-Sloss said same-sex marriage would lead to ‘immorality’ 34
5:58 PM — The retired judge appointed to chair a child abuse inquiry was one of the most vocal critics of the government’s decision to legalise same-sex marriage for England and Wales.
Jersey: First ever LGBT rally will take place on Saturday following equal marriage disappointment 2
5:00 PM — Jersey's first ever LGBT rally will take place on Saturday, in response to the stalling of a bill to make same-sex marriage legal there.
France: Activists on trial for topless Notre Dame equal marriage protest
4:39 PM — A group of activists stood trial today after taking part in a topless pro-equal marriage protest.
UK: Christian bakery ‘gay cake’ row taken to PMQs 36
3:40 PM — In the first question during today’s broadcast of Prime Minister’s Questions, David Cameron was called on to respond to the case of the bakery which may face legal action after refusing to bake a pro-equal marriage cake.
Ann Widdecombe backs anti-gay marriage Belfast bakery 97
2:54 PM — Ann Widdecombe is supporting the owners of a Belfast bakery who refused to make a cake featuring a pro-equal marriage message.
Australia: Greens Senator ‘very proud’ to be in same-sex marriage after wife’s transition 5
2:14 PM — A newly-elected senator grilled on Australian national radio about remaining married to her transgender wife has said she is “very proud” of being in a same-sex marriage and stressed it is “possible to stay together”.
US: Virginia same-sex marriage appeal ruling expected soon
1:21 PM — A federal appeals court is expected to rule on Virginia's same-sex marriage ban soon.
Jersey: Same-sex marriage delayed, as minister claims it would have ‘unintended consequences’ 14
11:22 AM — A bill to allow same-sex marriage in Jersey has been stalled, as States members approved an amendment meaning a "detailed study" must take place.
8th July 2014
US: Out-of-state couples struggle to marry in Illinois 1
9:04 PM — Couples traveling across the border to marry in Illinois are finding themselves unable to, due to a provision written into the Illinois marriage law.
US: Arizona state and gay couples want judge to rule on same-sex marriage ban without trial
7:03 PM — Both the state of Arizona and gay couples suing it over its same-sex marriage ban, have asked a judge to rule in the case without a trial.
US: Gay couples assert that anti-gay marriage arguments ‘don’t hold water’ in court filing 1
6:34 PM — Arguments against recognising the marriage of some 300 married same-sex couples in Michigan "don't hold water", a court filing argues.
US: Episcopal churches go to court over $500 million in property over gay priests 5
6:04 PM — Several dozen Episcopal churches in the US state of South Carolina are suing the national church over the introduction of gay priests, stating that they should be able to retain property when they leave the church.
US: Californian law makes marriage gender-neutral 1
12:18 PM — State law in California is to formally acknowledge the current legality of same-sex marriage, by replacing references to marriage as only being “between a man and a woman”.
7th July 2014
US: Missouri county will not be defending state’s ban on same-sex marriage 3
10:47 PM — Missouri's Jackson County will not fight a lawsuit challenging Missouri’s current ban on same-sex marriage.
US: Pennsylvania clerk takes appeal against same-sex marriage to Supreme Court 8
3:40 PM — A Pennsylvania clerk who is fighting for the right to defend the state's already-removed same-sex marriage ban has taken her appeal to the Supreme Court.
Hong Kong: Trans man to legally challenge new transgender marriage law
11:35 AM — A trans man in Hong Kong has launched a legal challenge against a new law that would ban him from marrying unless he undergoes surgery.
6th July 2014
US: Kentucky Baptist church to host same-sex wedding 2
2:13 PM — A Kentucky Baptist church has made plans to host its first same-sex wedding, despite the state's same-sex marriage ban.