23rd October 2014
Equalities Minister Nick Boles commends Jewish Masorti approval of same-sex marriage
4:56 PM — The Minister for Skills and Equalities Nick Boles has commended the Jewish Masorti for its announcement that it will now approve of same-sex marriages.
US: Veteran wins approval to be buried with her wife 1
3:50 PM — An Idaho woman who filed a lawsuit to be buried with her late wife in the state's Veterans Cemetery has won her case, after the constitutional same-sex marriage ban was struck down this month.
US: Republican congressman says gay people shouldn’t serve in the military because they’ll need massages 70
2:50 PM — State Representative Louie Gohmert has said gay people shouldn't serve in the military because warriors in ancient Greece used to have massages before going into battle.
Watch: Televangelist Pat Robertson says gay people are ‘terrorists’ 54
11:43 AM — Right-wing televangelist Pat Robertson has claimed that "terrorist" same-sex couples are forcing Christians to marry them or else face jail.
US: Gay rights group receives $3 million donation 2
9:55 AM — A gay rights group has received a $3 million donation from the estate one of the group's late founders.
22nd October 2014
Nick Clegg: MPs who support equal marriage at risk under Goldsmith Recall Bill plan 21
7:09 PM — Conservative MP Zac Goldsmith’s proposals for the Recall Bill could threaten MPs with a history of supporting same-sex marriage, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg warns.
Italy: Mayor of Rome might take same-sex marriage fight to European Court 8
6:57 PM — The Mayor of Rome has said that he may take the case for equal marriage to the European Court of Human Rights.
Conservative Jewish Masorti movement approves equal marriage 10
6:16 PM — The British conservative Jewish Masorti movement has joined Liberal and Reform groups in allowing Rabbis to perform same-sex marriages.
US: Formerly defrocked pastor who married his gay son to go to appeal 9
11:47 AM — A Methodist pastor who was defrocked after he preceded over his gay son's wedding, but later re-ordained, will this week discover whether he can remain so.
21st October 2014
US: Same-sex marriage becomes legal in Wyoming 12
5:46 PM — Same-sex marriage has been legalised in the US state of Wyoming, after officials filed a notice saying they would not continue to defend a law banning it.
US: Wyoming set to allow same-sex marriages 1
4:14 PM — The US state of Wyoming is set to become the latest state to allow same-sex couples to marry.
Tory MP: Opposing gay marriage is ‘understandable’ and not homophobic 35
2:12 PM — Conservatives who oppose same-sex marriage are holding "an understandable theological and cultural position", says Windsor MP Adam Afriyie.
US: South Carolina candidate calls gay couples ‘Gremlins’ who will destroy society 18
1:42 PM — The Republican candidate for South Carolina Anthony Culler has invoked the movie "Gremlins" to describe same-sex couples, saying they are not "cute and cuddly" but seek to destroy our way of life.
20th October 2014
UK: Slovakian woman ‘on the run’ after sham same-sex marriage conviction 5
7:44 PM — A Slovakian woman has reportedly gone on the run, after failing to attend her own sentencing for involvement in a sham same-sex wedding scam.
Televangelist Pat Robertson: Christians in same-sex marriage states should flee to the border 86
7:03 PM — Right-wing televangelist Pat Robertson has claimed that Christians should flee the 32 states that currently recognise same-sex marriage.
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."