24th January 2014
Labour MEP Michael Cashman pays tribute to Stonewall CEO by applauding him for letting go 14
2:10 PM — One of the co-founders of Stonewall, Labour MEP Michael Cashman, has paid tribute to its chief executive, Ben Summerskill, following his decision to leave the charity, saying “you have to have the courage to let go”.
UK Government launches consultation into future of civil partnerships 54
2:02 PM — The British Government has launched a public consultation into the future of civil partnerships.
A quarter of all same-sex marriages in New Zealand are by Australians 3
1:11 PM — Nearly a hundred Australian same-sex couples have resorted to travelling to New Zealand to get married since August, due to Australia's equal marriage ban.
UK: Gay couple threaten to sue government over delay in turning their civil partnership into a marriage 44
11:26 AM — A gay couple in Barnsley have threatened the UK Government with legal action over the delay in being able to turn their civil partnership into a marriage.
23rd January 2014
US: Two key Oregon same-sex marriage lawsuits consolidated by judge 3
7:50 PM — In a move which could potentially open the door to more quickly removing a ban on same-sex marriage, a federal judge consolidated two lawsuits seeking just that.
US: Utah Governor defends decision to spend $300,000 to attempt to reinstate same-sex marriage ban 16
7:34 PM — The Governor of the US state of Utah has defended his decision to continue to fight to enforce a same-sex marriage ban, despite estimated costs of at least $300,000 to hire outside counsel.
What this 4-year-old told the Australian PM about same-sex marriage will warm your heart 11
2:08 PM — A four-year-old girl has written a letter to Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, asking him to "let boys marry boys and girls marry girls."
Attorney General: I won’t defend Virginia’s unconstitutional ban on equal marriage 3
11:15 AM — Virginia’s ban on equal marriage is unconstitutional and should no longer be defended, State Attorney General Mark Herring has concluded.
22nd January 2014
US: Indiana committee to hear arguments around bill to ban gay couples from marrying 4
8:01 PM — Those for and against same-sex marriage will today give evidence in the US state of Indiana, for a bill which would ban marriage for gay couples.
Nevada Governor argues that same-sex marriage ban serves a legitimate purpose 10
7:08 PM — Lawyers acting on behalf of Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval have argued that the state's ban on same-sex marriage serves a legitimate purpose - to preserve opposite-sex marriage.
‘Gay marriage caused storm’ UKIP councillor cannot be forced to stand down 8
6:33 PM — More than 1,000 people have signed a petition demanding the resignation of a UKIP councillor who blamed recent floods on equal marriage – however officials say he cannot be forced to stand down.
Irish Government: Gay couples to get parental rights ‘regardless of equal marriage referendum’ 3
1:35 PM — Irish equality minister Alan Shatter says he plans to bring in laws to establish equal parenthood rights for gay couples, regardless of the outcome of an upcoming referendum on equal marriage.
David Cameron and Brighton MP mock ‘gay marriage caused storm’ UKIP councillor 15
1:05 PM — Prime Minister David Cameron has joked at PMQs about the recent weather-related anti-equal marriage remarks of UKIP Oxfordshire Councillor David Silvester.
Final vote date of Scotland’s equal marriage bill announced 11
11:01 AM — The date of the final vote on Scotland's equal marriage bill has been announced.
21st January 2014
Utah sued by civil liberties group over refusal to recognise same-sex marriages 1
7:05 PM — The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), in Utah will today file a against the state because it refused to recognise same-sex marriages after a federal court ruling.
Dutch television show to feature first ever same-sex marriage and the Backstreet Boys 28
6:28 PM — A Dutch TV show will on Friday feature its first ever same-sex marriage.
UK minister: ‘Thick’ Eurosceptic Tory MPs are still angry at David Cameron over equal marriage 12
4:50 PM — A government minister has said Tory MPs who signed a rebellious letter over Europe are “thick” – and believes several were only doing it to get back at David Cameron for legalising equal marriage.
US: Retired Texas pastor to begin performing same-sex weddings 1
1:51 PM — A minister in the US state of Texas has said he is to begin performing weddings for gay and lesbian couples.
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1:25 PM — Are you getting married or do you know a gay or lesbian couple who are? The Ooh Yes I Do wedding planner is the must-have, personal and comprehensive guide to planning your big day - and it is specifically tailored to same-sex couples.
20th January 2014
Nigel Farage: It’s fine to have ‘barmy’ views on gay marriage in UKIP but please follow party rules 6
5:40 PM — UKIP leader Nigel Farage says he took action against a UKIP councillor in Oxfordshire because he ignored requests to stop talking to the media about his "barmy" views on same-sex marriage.