17th October 2014
US: Same-sex marriages to begin in Arizona after judge strikes down ban 41
6:52 PM — Same-sex marriages are to begin immediately in Arizona, after a judge struck down the state's marriage ban.
US: Federal government to recognise same-sex marriages in 7 new states 2
6:46 PM — The US federal government is set to recognise marriages between gay and lesbian couples in seven new states.
Taiwan: Christian groups protest against equal marriage public hearing 8
12:52 PM — Christian groups in Taiwan protested a public hearing on equal marriage on Wednesday outside the Taiwanese parliament in Taipei.
Brazil: Serial killer suspect confesses to ’39 murders’ of gays, women, and homeless people 4
11:25 AM — A security guard in Brazil has confessed to killing at least 39 people “out of anger,” including gay people, homeless people, and women.
16th October 2014
Scotland for Marriage says ‘silent majority’ who oppose equal marriage should be respected 24
12:52 PM — Campaigners against marriage equality in Scotland have said the "substantial silent majority" should be respected, despite polls showing only a minority oppose the legislation.
Government announces new regulations for civil partnership conversion including religious venues 44
12:22 PM — As revealed by PinkNews yesterday, the British Government has announced revised regulations for converting civil partnerships to marriage, which include the option of a conversion ceremony in a church, synagogue, meeting house and other venues.
15th October 2014
US: Same-sex couples begin to marry across Idaho
7:50 PM — Same-sex couples have begun to marry across the state of Idaho.
US: Las Vegas launches same-sex wedding ad campaign 2
6:52 PM — Las Vegas has launched an ad campaign promoting itself as a venue for same-sex weddings, less than a week after equal marriage became law in Nevada.
Italy: Democratic Party MP denies plans of a same-sex civil unions bill 7
4:42 PM — A cabinet under-secretary has denied reports that the Italian government is working on a gay civil unions bill.
Free Church of Scotland leader hits back at critics who accuse him of anti-gay views 37
12:17 PM — Scotland's Free Church moderator who warned that same-sex marriage will lead to “sexual confusion” has defended his anti-gay marriage views, saying he thinks homophobia is "irrational and immoral."
EXCLUSIVE: Religious venues to be allowed for civil partnership conversions 13
11:45 AM — The government will soon announce plans for civil partnership conversion, which will still take place later this year, and now include the provision to allow a conversion ceremony to take place with a registrar at venues other than register offices including churches, synagogues, meeting houses and other registered venues.
14th October 2014
Tory MP: UKIP risks encouraging homophobia and racism in Britain 41
2:45 PM — Sarah Wollaston has condemned Nigel Farage’s remarks that migrants living with HIV should not be allowed to enter Britain and warns UKIP is "enabling" people to express "homophobic or racist sentiments".
US: Thieves steal teen’s phone and use it to text his mother ‘I’m gay’ 3
2:22 PM — A group of thieves beat up a 16-year-old for his phone and then used it to text the victim's mother "I'm gay."
UKIP deputy leader: ‘We face problems caused by migrants with HIV’ 37
12:51 PM — UKIP deputy leader Paul Nuttall has defended Nigel Farage’s remarks that migrants living with HIV should not be allowed to enter Britain.
Turkey: Gay couple face death threats after staging ‘symbolic’ wedding 9
11:37 AM — A gay couple in Istanbul have lost their jobs, been evicted from their home, and are facing death threats from family members after holding a 'symbolic' open wedding last month.
Tory MP Conor Burns: I’m not defecting to UKIP
11:17 AM — Conservative MP Conor Burns says he’s not defecting to UKIP, despite a “good chat” with Nigel Farage.
Burma: First LGBT film festival to be held in the country’s largest city 4
10:56 AM — Burma's first LGBT film festival is to be held next month in the former capital city of Rangoon.
US: Wisconsin Governor to recognise existing same-sex marriages
9:37 AM — For the purpose of amending past tax returns, some 500 same-sex couples who married in the US state of Wisconsin in June will have their marriages recognised.
13th October 2014
This British ‘same-sex’ couple just celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary 4
6:47 PM — You might think same-sex marriage has only just started - but one British 'same-sex' couple have just celebrated 25 years since they tied the knot.
Comment: Want to be one of the first to marry in Scotland? 4
5:50 PM — With the Scottish Government having announced that the Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Act will come into force on the 16th December 2014, couples across Scotland are rushing to be the first to tie the knot. Tom French from the Equality Network explains how you can make that happen.