20th October 2014
Barack Obama: I think the Constitution guarantees equal marriage in 50 states 3
3:08 PM — Barack Obama has weighed in on ongoing legal battles surrounding same-sex marriage, to say he believes that equal marriage is a Constitutional right.
Supreme Court justice: No need for us to intervene on same-sex marriage 7
2:43 PM — US Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says there is "no need" for the high court to intervene on same-sex marriage.
Hong Kong: Unannounced speaker delivers ‘ridiculous’ anti-gay rant at cathedral 2
1:59 PM — A unidentified man delivered an anti-gay rights speech after Saturday afternoon Mass at a Hong Kong cathedral, it has been reported.
Influential megachurch pastor clarifies his support for ‘traditional’ marriage 11
12:43 PM — The pastor at a global megachurch has clarified his belief in "traditional" marriage after apparently signalling a shift in stance towards same-sex marriage.
Seoul: Government says mayor’s ‘hope’ for equal marriage was a mistranslation
10:57 AM — The Seoul Metropolitan Government has released a statement on mayor Park Won-soon's apparent endorsement of same-sex marriage last week, saying it was "not an expression of his own volition."
19th October 2014
Mandatory gay brainwashing, and 6 other stories you might have missed this week 4
7:13 PM — PinkNews brings you a roundup of news from the past seven days.
18th October 2014
John McCain’s daughter celebrates marriage equality in Arizona: ‘F*** yes!’ 3
3:27 PM — The daughter of former Republican presidential candidate John McCain has celebrated equal marriage arriving in the family's home state of Arizona.
Italy: Mayor of Rome flouts law by registering 16 same-sex marriages 8
2:54 PM — The Mayor of Rome has openly flouted Italian law, by allowing a number of same-sex couples to register their marriages.
US: Judge strikes down Wyoming’s same-sex marriage ban
11:28 AM — A judge has struck down a ban on same-sex marriage in the state of Wyoming.
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.