29th April 2014
United Methodist Church extends benefits to same-sex spouses and partners 3
11:25 PM — Despite not allowing same-sex marriage, same-sex spouses working at any general agency of the United Methodist Church will be entitled to state benefits.
US: Widowed Pennsylvania woman sues state for not recognising her marriage for tax benefits 1
11:07 PM — A woman in the US state of Pennsylvania has sued the state after it refused to recognise her out-of-state marriage to her late wife.
Feature: Vote Blue, go Pink? After equal marriage, a gay Tory asks ‘What’s Next?’ 61
9:43 PM — In an extract from a new book, Conservative Nigel Fletcher reflects on changes within his own party after equal marriage, and society as a whole, as well as asking "what's next?"
Church of England’s top female cleric would have ‘no problem’ blessing same-sex marriages 6
3:59 PM — The Dean of York - tipped as potentially being the first female bishop in England - has called the Church of England's stance over equal marriage "dreadful," saying she would have no problem blessing same-sex weddings herself.
US: Texas Christian group to rally in support of suspended minister who officiated at gay wedding
3:14 PM — A North Texas Christian group has announced plans to deliver a petition to the United Methodist Church after it suspended an 85-year-old minister for officiating at a same-sex wedding.
Amnesty: ‘Northern Ireland Assembly will not be able to block equal marriage indefinitely’ 7
2:15 PM — Human rights charity Amnesty International says the Northern Ireland Assembly will not be able to block same-sex marriage indefinitely.
US: Despite request, Michigan same-sex marriage ban lawsuit will take usual court route 1
12:12 PM — Despite a request from the state for an appeal against a lawsuit challenging Michigan's same-sex marriage ban to see a full panel of 15 judges, the case will take a normal course through the courts.
28th April 2014
Poll: ‘Overwhelming’ support for same-sex marriage in Colorado despite ban 11
9:16 PM — A poll has found that supporters of same-sex marriage in Colorado outnumber opponents by nearly two to one, despite the state maintaining a constitutional ban.
US: Tennessee wedding venue refuses to hold commitment ceremony for two Iraq veterans 2
7:36 PM — A wedding venue in Tennessee has refused to allow two gay Iraq veterans to hold their commitment ceremony there.
US: Court reverses ruling to recognise Tennessee same-sex marriages 4
7:16 PM — A US federal appeals panel has reversed an earlier decision to force the state to recognise the marriages of three Tennessee gay couples.
DUP Chief Whip: ‘Same-sex marriage is not an issue of equality or human rights’ 30
7:08 PM — The Democratic Unionist Party’s Chief Whip has defended his party’s opposition to equal marriage in Northern Ireland.
Brighton councillor: I was called a ‘fascist’ and ‘bigot’ for opposing equal marriage 37
6:12 PM — An independent councillor in Brighton who protested over equal marriage and was then expelled from the Green Party has torn into her former colleagues.
US: Clergy members challenge North Carolina same-sex marriage ban with lawsuit 4
5:06 PM — A lawsuit challenging the US state of North Carolina's same-sex marriage ban was today filed by clergy members in the state.
DUP once again vetoes Northern Ireland equal marriage vote 26
4:52 PM — Tuesday’s planned vote on equal marriage has been vetoed by the Democratic Unionist Party.
UKIP Northern Ireland candidate: ‘No government has the right to redefine marriage’ 40
12:13 PM — A UKIP candidate for Mid Ulster has warned against legalising same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland, saying it lacks legitimacy.
UKIP Northern Ireland Assembly Member to vote against ‘homosexual and lesbian marriage’ 20
11:03 AM — The UK Independence Party’s sole member of the Northern Ireland Assembly has announced he will vote against same-sex marriage in Tuesday’s debate.
27th April 2014
Rowan Williams: People still say I let them down on gay rights, but an Archbishop can’t be a campaigner 26
4:51 PM — Former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams has said that people are still upset he didn't push the gay rights agenda more than he did.
US: Maine Republicans reaffirm opposition to same-sex marriage, despite it already being legal 7
1:57 PM — Maine's Republican party has reaffirmed its opposition to same-sex marriage, despite voters opting to legalise it in the state almost two years ago.
UKIP candidate: Same-sex marriage coming in was a ‘sad day’ for all straight people 81
12:50 PM — A UKIP candidate has come under fire, after he claimed that the introduction of same-sex marriage in England and Wales was a 'sad day' for straight people.
25th April 2014
US: Virginia Christian group planning 40-day hunger strike over same-sex marriage 95
7:48 PM — An evangelical Christian group in Virginia have announced they will hold a 40-day hunger strike in protest of same-sex marriage.