16th March 2013
Russian Orthodox group looked to sue US for Alaska to save it from same-sex marriage 22
12:15 PM — A Russian religious conservative group filed a claim in court to sue the US for Alaska, which it bought from Russia in 1867. Their reasoning was they wanted to protect Alaskan Orthodox Christians from the 'sin' of same-sex marriage.
US: Native American tribe hosts first legal Michigan same-sex wedding 2
3:05 AM — The first same-sex wedding ceremony has taken place in the US state of Michigan, following a Native American tribe signing equal marriage into law.
Video: US House Speaker says he ‘can’t imagine’ his position on equal marriage will ‘ever change’ 21
2:43 AM — In an interview, the United States House Speaker John Boehner has said that he "can't imagine" he would "ever" change from his current stance in opposition to equal marriage.
Supreme Court grants Obama administration the right to argue same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional 13
12:02 AM — President Obama's administration has been granted the opportunity to argue to the US Supreme Court that California's Prop 8 ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.
15th March 2013
Highland Council: Civil registrars should not be able to refuse to marry same-sex couples 21
5:31 PM — Highland Council has responded to the Scottish Government’s consultation on its proposed equal marriage bill by saying civil registrars should not be able to refuse to marry same-sex couples.
France: Plans for anti-same-sex marriage Champs Elysees march refused by police 8
2:25 PM — French police have refused permission to hold a mass anti-equal marriage march on the Champs Elysees, one of Paris' most famous landmarks.
US: Hardline anti-equal marriage Senator reverses position over son’s coming out 23
11:52 AM — A Republican Senator previously known for his staunch opposition of marriage equality has done a complete u-turn on his position, saying his son's coming out as gay made him change his mind.
14th March 2013
Poll: Majority of Americans believe legalisation of same-sex marriage is inevitable 2
6:04 PM — A poll has shown that the majority of Americans believe same-sex marriage will be legalised, and also reveals the some feel discrimination against gay people and couples by certain professions should be allowed.
US: Top lawyer predicts that the US Supreme Court will support equal marriage 17
1:48 PM — The head of a well-known law firm and top attorney has said that he expects the US Supreme Court to resoundingly support equal marriage, when it takes on two cases challenging equal marriage bans in America.
Tory peer Lord True: ‘What happens if we have a lesbian Queen in a gay marriage who conceives using donor sperm?’ 72
1:32 PM — Conservative peer Lord True has suggested the law needs to be changed to prepare for a married lesbian Queen who conceives using donor sperm.
Minnesota: Same-sex marriage bill survives Republican attempts to halt it 8
12:41 PM — A proposed equal marriage bill in the US state of Minnesota has survived several moves by Senate Republicans to block its progress.
New Zealand: Equal marriage passes critical second vote 15
11:23 AM — Lawmakers in New Zealand voted 77 to 44 yesterday to pass same-sex marriage legislation. The bill will now go to a final vote, but it is widely believed that it has passed the critical hurdle and should have a smooth course into becoming law.
13th March 2013
New Pope Francis believes same-sex marriage and gay adoption are the Devil’s work 157
10:33 PM — The new pope, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the 76-year-old Argentinean, who will be known as Pope Francis, has in the past described same-sex marriage and gay couples adopting as a "destructive attack on God's plan."
Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan: We are currently 12 votes short of passing equal marriage 3
7:03 PM — Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan says passing a same-sex marriage bill out of the Illinois House will be "very difficult."
Obama: Banning same-sex marriage is unconstitutional 10
3:46 PM — US President Barack Obama says he cannot imagine a state's same-sex marriage ban being constitutional.
Video: Minnesota ‘concerned father’ makes bizarre claims about equal marriage and HIV 23
2:49 PM — In bizarre and incorrect testimony a “concerned father” has told politicians that he believes equal marriage could lead to greater HIV transmission in Minnesota.
US: Illinois State Representative says gay couples have ‘disordered relationships’ 29
2:39 PM — A representative in the US state of Illinois has taken what she called a "courageous" stance against equal marriage, and defended "natural" marriage, by saying gay people have "disordered relationships".
Indonesia: Judge issues apology for speaking out against equal marriage
1:08 PM — A judge in Indonesia's constitutional court has issued an apology after making a statement against equal marriage during proceedings at the House of Representatives.
Update: US: Minnesota Senate and House committees pass equal marriage bill 9
1:23 AM — The equal marriage bill in Minnesota passed committees in both the House and Senate, and will head to the floor on both sides of the legislature.
US: Catholic Church threatens to end adoption services in Colorado if civil unions become law 27
1:05 AM — As LGBT rights advocates celebrated in the US state of Colorado on Tuesday, when civil unions all but became law, a Catholic adoption charity suggested they might cease to operate if and when the civil unions bill is signed by the Governor.