14th March 2014
Nigerian Justice Minister: Anti-gay law ‘prevents citizens from taking the law into their own hands’ 8
11:11 AM — Nigerian Justice Minister Mohammed Adoke has described a law banning same-sex marriage and further criminalising homosexuality in the country as a "win-win situation," saying it protects gay people from mob violence.
13th March 2014
US: Arizona couples to challenge same-sex marriage ban
10:15 PM — Gay and lesbian couples in Arizona have filed a lawsuit to challenge the state's ban of same-sex marriage.
US: Kentucky governor hires private law firm to fight same-sex marriage ruling 5
9:20 PM — The Kentucky governor has hired a private law firm to appeal a ruling that found the state must begin to recognise same-sex marriages, after the Attorney General declined to contest it.
US: Florida gay couples sue state for recognition of out-of-state same-sex marriages
8:29 PM — Eight gay couples in the US state of Florida have filed a lawsuit against the state which claims it discriminates by not recognising their out-of-state marriages.
Ed Miliband: I pledge if I become PM to use every mechanism at my disposal to fight for global equality 9
8:11 PM — Ed Miliband last night gave a speech celebrating equal marriage, and looking ahead to pledge if he is elected to Prime Minister, that he would do everything he could to fight against international inequalities.
Congratulations Scotland, Queen gives Royal Assent to same-sex marriage 7
7:10 PM — Same sex marriage is one step closer to becoming a reality in Scotland as its bill to legalise it has received Royal Assent.
Lord Alli: Culture Secretary had look of ‘rabbit scared in headlights’ during equal marriage debate 23
4:45 PM — In a speech praising Yvette Cooper’s role in assisting the Coalition with its same-sex marriage law, Labour peer Lord Alli took a pop at Maria Miller, the Culture Secretary and Minister for Women and Equalities.
Would you let the BBC film and broadcast your wedding ? This gay couple is 2
3:56 PM — The BBC has announced that it has been given access to film one of the first same-sex marriages as it takes place when the law changes on 29 March.
Lib Dem peer Lord Paddick: Today I’m legally married at last! 15
11:01 AM — Lord Brian Paddick writes for PinkNews.co.uk of his delight at the fact that today his marriage to his Norwegian husband, Petter, is finally recognised in England and Wales.
Congratulations! England and Wales begin to recognise overseas same-sex marriages 40
12:00 AM — Same-sex couples who wed overseas are now recognised as married in England and Wales
12th March 2014
Comment: The kinks and quirks of equal marriage 13
5:59 PM — Writing for PinkNews.co.uk, family lawyer Michael Wells-Greco says it's important that gay people are aware of the different legal provisions governing same-sex marriages ahead of 29 March.
Anyone looking for love and marriage will relate to this moving video 19
5:30 PM — This video, shown at the end of Sydney Mardi Gras 2014, depicts the story of a gay man searching for love.
Comment: The Church of England must stop its persecution of gay priests 8
3:49 PM — The Chair of LGBT+ Liberal Democrats, Ed Fordham, writes for PinkNews.co.uk on his dismay at the latest attempts by the Church of England to suppress equality among its own ranks.
11th March 2014
US poll: 61% of Republicans under 30 support same-sex marriage 7
8:42 PM — According to a new poll, for the first time ever a majority of young Republicans are in favour of same-sex marriage.
Lesbian couple to be first to marry at the Roman Baths 2
8:06 PM — A lesbian couple from London have announced they will be the first to exchange vows at the Roman Baths.
Zach Galifianakis jokes he would make ‘same sex divorce illegal’ in weird Obama interview
2:46 PM — In a strange comedy interview, actor and personality Zach Galifianakis joked to President Barack Obama that he would "make same-sex divorce illegal", if he were made President.
10th March 2014
US: Virginia appeals against same-sex marriage to be heard in May 1
8:21 PM — A US appeals court has set a May date to hear appeals against a judge's decision to strike down Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage.
US: Church drops case against pastor who officiated at gay son’s wedding 16
7:53 PM — A US church has dropped a case against a NYC pastor who was accused of going against its teachings by officiating at his gay son's wedding.
Archbishop of New York: Gay civil unions make me feel uncomfortable 56
11:03 AM — The Archbishop of New York says the idea of same-sex partnerships makes him feel "uncomfortable".
7th March 2014
US: Indiana couples sue to overturn same-sex marriage ban 1
10:15 PM — Four couples in Indiana are attempting to overturn a state ban on same-sex marriage in a federal court case.