13th February 2014
US: ‘Freedom Nevada’ launched to push for 2016 same-sex marriage ballot
7:22 PM — A coalition of groups advocating for same-sex marriage in the US state of Nevada was launched this week, in order to push for a measure to legalise it in the state.
US: Lawsuit challenges Alabama state ban on gay marriage recognition
7:09 PM — A lawsuit is to be filed in the US state of Alabama aiming to lift the ban on the state recognising out-of-state same-sex marriages.
US: Lawsuit announced to challenge Louisiana ban on recognition of out-of-state gay marriages
4:55 PM — A lawsuit challenging the US state of Lousiana's ban on recognising out-of-state same-sex marriage has been announced by a gay rights organisation.
12th February 2014
US: Texas begins hearing in lawsuit to strike-down ‘abhorrent’ same-sex marriage ban
7:38 PM — A powerful opening argument was heard in federal court on Wednesday in a case seeking to strike-down Texas' ban on same-sex marriage.
US: Judge strikes down Kentucky ban on recognition of out-of-state same-sex marriages 1
6:31 PM — A US federal judge has struck down a Kentucky ban on the recognition of same-sex marriages from other states.
Would you vote for an LGBT-specific political party? 11
5:33 PM — One the very few LGBT-specific political parties has launched in Australia, with a view to legalising same-sex marriage in the country once and for all.
Archbishop of Canterbury: Church of England not blessing gay marriages may be seen as ‘akin to racism’ 84
1:57 PM — The Archbishop of Canterbury has warned the Church of England that refusing to allow blessings for gay married couples could be seen as 'akin to racism'.
SNP councillor resigns over decision to legalise equal marriage 10
1:40 PM — An SNP councillor has resigned due to his party’s decision to legalise equal marriage.
11th February 2014
US: Texas lawsuit aims to strike down same-sex marriage ban 4
7:25 PM — Two couples in the US state of Texas will this week challenge the state's ban on same-sex marriage.
Telegraph columnist Cristina Odone: ‘Putin has made it impossible for me to be against gay marriage’ 16
2:42 PM — The former editor of The Catholic Herald, Cristina Odone, who previously described religious gay weddings as a “pantomime”, says she is no longer against marriage equality.
Meet Gaysha, your bespoke LGBT-specific pre-wedding event planning service
1:25 PM — PinkNews meets Gaysha Events, a company set up to offer a bespoke events and wedding planning service, geared specifically towards the LGBT community.
Irish gay couples plan to marry in England due to lack of equal marriage at home 2
12:36 PM — Several Irish same-sex couples are planning to marry in England because Ireland is yet to legalise equal marriage.
State of Nevada admits defeat and will not defend ban on gay couples marrying 10
12:55 AM — The US state of Nevada is to drop its defence in court of the ban on same-sex couples marrying soon to be heard in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
10th February 2014
Comment: The equal marriage vote was a proud moment for Scotland 5
5:47 PM — The Equality Network’s Tom French reflects for PinkNews.co.uk on how last week's decision of Scotland to legalise equal marriage was cause for celebration and pride.
US Attorney General says Justice Department will aggressively defend equal marriage 2
2:41 PM — US Attorney General Eric Holder says the US Government will recognise equal marriage regardless of individual states' position.
Scottish Tory leader: I wept with relief when Holyrood passed equal marriage 3
11:59 AM — Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson writes of how she cried "deep sobbing tears" of relief and joy when the Scottish Parliament legalised equal marriage last week.
7th February 2014
Bulgaria: Nationalist party introduces new draft bill to ban gay pride events 2
4:35 PM — A right wing nationalist party in Bulgaria has introduced a new draft bill to ban gay pride marches, it has emerged.
Cyprus: First ever gay pride celebration to take place this year
1:01 PM — Cyprus is set to hold its first ever gay pride event this year, celebrating an imminent repeal of a ban against homosexuality in the northern part of the country.
5th February 2014
Nigeria: Catholic bishops congratulate President for criminalising same-sex marriage 12
12:47 PM — Nigerian Catholics have described a law banning same-sex marriage as "a right step in the right direction for the protection of the dignity of the human person".
4th February 2014
Hurrah for Scotland as years of campaigning leads to equal marriage victory! 36
10:01 PM — A bill to legalise equal marriage has passed the Scottish Parliament in an historic final Stage Three vote.