12th September 2013
US: Pennsylvania judge orders clerk to stop issuing marriage licenses to gay couples 5
6:51 PM — A Pennsylvania judge has ordered a Philadelphia clerk to stop issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
6th September 2013
US: Hawaii democrats to meet Governor to discuss draft equal marriage legislation 1
3:41 PM — House Democrats in the US state of Hawaii are set to meet Governor Neil Abercrombie and the attorney general to discuss draft equal marriage legislation for the state.
29th August 2013
US: Republican lawyers draw comparison with child marriage in case against equal marriage clerk 11
7:29 PM — Attorney's for Pennsylvanian Governor, Tom Corbett have argued that granting marriage licenses to same-sex couples is no different than if the state were to issue licenses to children.
29th March 2013
US: Transgender man told he cannot divorce wife 27
7:52 PM — An Arizona judge has rejected a divorce petition from Thomas Beatie, a transgender father of three.
2nd March 2013
US: NFL players Kluwe and Ayanbadejo file Supreme Court brief in support of equal marriage 4
1:28 AM — Two top NFL players, both equal rights advocates, have filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court, urging it to strike down Proposition 8, the Californian ban on equal marriage.
2nd January 2013
US: Transgender man faces difficulty in getting divorced from wife 25
10:47 AM — Thomas Beatie, a transgender father of three, is fighting an Arizona judge to get a divorce from his wife of nine years, Nancy Beatie, with a decision due next month.
6th February 2012
Court to rule tomorrow if California’s gay marriage ban is constitutionally valid 22
6:47 PM — A federal appeals court will rule tomorrow on whether California’s Proposition 8 ban on same-sex marriage is constitutionally valid. Prop 8, the 2008 voter initiative that banned gay and lesbian marriages has been the subject of constant legal battles.
20th December 2011
Marcus Bachmann says he would use White House status to back gay marriage ban 22
1:35 PM — Marcus Bachmann, husband of Michele Bachmann, has said if his wife were elected he would use his platform to protect the current federal ban on same-sex marriages.
14th December 2011
George Clooney to star in second production of Dustin Lance Black’s Proposition 8 play 9
11:51 AM — George Clooney has confirmed he will star in the second one-night-only production of Milk screenwriter Dustin Lance Black's Proposition 8 play. The show revisits the ballot measure which banned gay couples from marrying in California and its reversal by Judge Vaughn Walker last year.
9th December 2011
US Appeals Court judges tear down Prop 8 supporters’ attempts to disqualify decision of gay judge 53
2:39 PM — The sponsors of California’s controversial gay marriage ban attempted to disqualify the decision of a federal judge, Vaughn Walker, because he didn’t declare that he was gay when he overturned the state’s gay marriage ban last year.
22nd November 2011
North Carolina church: No more weddings until gay marriage is legalised 28
11:30 AM — The Pullen Memorial Baptist Church has said it will not hold weddings for straight couples until the state enacts equal marriage legislation. The state recently approved plans for a referendum on introducing a constitutional ban on gay marriage.
21st November 2011
Kelly Osbourne apologises for “derogatory and hurtful” trans term 20
11:50 AM — Reality TV star writes in an open letter that she was not aware how "unbelievably offensive" the term was.
29th September 2011
Religious groups say gay marriage ban blocks faith freedom 65
10:45 AM — Scottish religious leaders have warned that banning faiths from holding gay weddings will compromise religious freedom. Representatives from the Unitarians, Liberal Jews, Quakers, the Metropolitan Community Church and the Pagan Federation held a conference in Edinbugh yesterday to back calls for marriage equality.
13th September 2011
North Carolina House approves referendum on gay marriage ban 10
10:33 AM — North Carolina's House of Representatives have approved a measure for a voter referendum on a gay marriage ban. Although the US state does not currently recognise gay marriage, Republicans are seeking a constitutional ban on the practice, which would prevent courts from ruling for marriage equality.
8th September 2011
Poll: North Carolina residents oppose gay marriage ban 8
5:08 PM — A small poll of voters in the US state of North Carolina says that most would vote against a proposed ban on gay marriage. Republican lawmakers announced last week that they will push for a voter referendum on the issue in 2012.
6th September 2011
Next round for California’s gay marriage ban 21
11:34 AM — The next challenge for California's ban on gay marriage comes today when the state's highest court considers whether gay marriage opponents have the legal standing to defend it in court.
1st September 2011
North Carolina lawmakers consider gay marriage bill 7
4:27 PM — Republican lawmakers in North Carolina, US, announced this week that they hope to win a constitutional ban on gay marriage. Speaking at a press conference in Raleigh on Tuesday, they said they will push for a voter referendum on the issue in 2012.
17th May 2011
Poll says most Minnesota voters don’t want gay marriage ban 2
2:18 PM — A poll suggests that just over half of Minnesota voters do not want a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. The state may hold a referendum on the issue next year if the House follows the Senate in approving a bill.
29th March 2011
Indiana Senate approves gay marriage ban bill 26
9:51 PM — The Indiana Senate has approved a constitutional amendment banning gay marriages and civil unions by 40 votes to 10. The public gallery had to be cleared after gay rights protesters shouted at politicians.
3rd March 2011
New Hampshire delays anti-gay marriage laws until 2012 3
10:54 PM — New Hampshire politicians have postponed debate on two bills that sought to ban repeal gay marriage in the state until next year.