10th December 2014
Japan: Zen Buddhist temple offers same-sex wedding ceremonies 1
2:12 PM — A Zen Buddhist temple in Kyoto has become one of the first to offer same-sex weddings - even though they aren't recognised in Japan.
Comment: Why I am happy to be able to call my marriage a marriage 7
12:30 PM — Tory MP Mike Freer writes for PinkNews on why it is important to him to be able to convert his civil partnership to marriage.
Nick Clegg: Same-sex marriage sends a message of LGBT solidarity around the world 2
8:52 AM — Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has congratulated same-sex couples converting their civil partnerships to marriage today and in the future.
It’s official couples in civil partnerships can now MARRY! 9
12:46 AM — From today all couples have the right to marry in England and Wales as the first civil partnership conversion ceremonies take place.
Nicky Morgan & Nick Boles: The green light for all couples to marry 10
12:25 AM — Writing exclusively for PinkNews, the Education Secretary and Minister for Women and Equalities Nicky Morgan and the Equalities and Skills Minister Nick Boles explain why today will go down in LGBT rights history.
9th December 2014
Five times Elton John did something more significant than fall off a chair 9
4:58 PM — If you have been online in the past 24 hours (presumably you have otherwise how are you reading this?) you can't have missed the now viral footage of Sir Elton John falling off a chair.
Transport for London rolls out rainbow crossing for civil partnership conversion date 8
12:15 PM — Transport for London is set to once again roll out London’s first ever rainbow crossing in Trafalgar Square, to mark the moment that same-sex couples can convert their civil partnerships into marriages.
ACLU files motion to have Kansas same-sex married couples recognised for benefits 1
8:48 AM — The American Civil Liberties Union on Monday filed a request for a preliminary injunction, which would stop officials from denying benefits to same-sex married couples.
8th December 2014
US: Tampa prepares same-sex weddings ads ahead of legal deadline 3
2:41 PM — Tampa Bay is ready to promote itself as a gay wedding venue - before same-sex marriage is even legal in Florida.
7th December 2014
Australia: Same-sex couples who had marriages voided mark 1-year anniversary 4
5:52 PM — 31 same-sex Australian couples are marking one year since the government annulled their marriages.
6th December 2014
Kansas minister: I get death threats for performing same-sex weddings 6
1:02 PM — One of the first ministers in Kansas to perform same-sex weddings has revealed that she is getting frequent death threats.
5th December 2014
Whoops! Judge mistakenly grants first divorce to same-sex couple 2
7:27 PM — A judge has mistakenly granted his state's first same-sex divorce to a lesbian couple.
Australia looks set to get its first out gay territory leader 3
11:31 AM — Australia looks set to have its first out gay territory leader, as the Chief Minister of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), Katy Gallagher, stepped down today.
4th December 2014
Nicky Morgan: I stand by vote against same-sex marriage but I’d probably vote for it now 44
11:42 AM — Minister for Women and Equalities Nicky Morgan says she stands by her decision to vote against same-sex marriage and that she feels Britain is “a basically Christian country”.
US: Same-sex marriages could begin to take place in Florida soon 2
9:15 AM — After a federal appeals court refused to extend a stay preventing same-sex couples from marrying in Florida, the first weddings could take place from the new year.
3rd December 2014
Greek justice minister: It is ‘dangerous’ to talk about same-sex adoption and marriage 15
10:36 AM — The Greek justice minister has been widely criticised for condemning same-sex marriage, saying it would not be possible in the country because its citizens "respect traditions" and "human nature".
1st December 2014
Australian PM refuses to back free vote on same-sex marriage bill 26
5:37 PM — Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has refused to back a free vote for MPs on an upcoming same-sex marriage bill.
29th November 2014
Baroness Brinton elected Liberal Democrat President
6:11 PM — Vocal equal marriage supporter Baroness Brinton has been elected as the new President of the Liberal Democrats.
Finland: Church head welcomes same-sex marriage vote 18
5:03 PM — The head of the largest religious denomination in Finland has praised the country's passage of same-sex marriage.
28th November 2014
Jersey: Same-sex marriage bill won’t include ‘spousal veto’ for trans people 4
7:59 PM — Jersey's planned equal marriage bill will exclude a controversial 'spousal veto' clause, which can stop trans people gaining legal gender recognition.