4th September 2013
Texas and Mississippi National Guard refuse to process gay couples’ benefits despite Pentagon directive 6
12:25 PM — The National Guard in the US states of Texas and Mississippi have refused to process benefits requests from Tuesday from same-sex couples, despite a directive from the Pentagon to do so.
US Priest: Christians should no longer ‘go gaily into the dark’ — the word gay has been ‘too distorted’ 32
11:28 AM — Father Paul Check, the director of a program which attempts to make gay Catholics live chaste lives, has said that Christians should now go "cheerfully" rather than "gaily" into the dark, as the word gay has been too "distorted."
3rd September 2013
US: Surge of weddings expected as new leave for same-sex military couples to marry kicks in 1
6:30 PM — Beginning on Tuesday, gay members of the US Military are expected to begin emptying their savings, and taking up newly available leave put in place to allow same-sex couples to travel to a state which allows equal marriage.
US: New couple joins battle for equal marriage in Ohio over death certificate listing
5:00 PM — A new plaintiff has joined the lawsuit to have same-sex marriages recognised in the US state of Ohio, despite a ban.
France: Actor Alain Delon says men are meant to ‘woo women’ not ‘pick up guys’ 42
1:51 PM — French actor Alain Delon, who was once described as France's answer to James Dean, has said that being gay is against nature, and that men are here to "love a woman" and not to "flirt with or get picked up by guys."
Exclusive Video: X Factor finalist Melanie Masson backs equal marriage for Scotland
12:56 PM — X Factor Finalist Melanie Masson is the latest to speak out in support of equal marriage in Scotland as part of the Equality Network’s It’s Time video campaign.
Oman: Newspaper issues front page apology for publishing a sympathetic article about gay life 7
12:26 PM — A newspaper in Oman has printed a front page apology for a sympathetic article it published last week on the story of a young gay man in the country.
US: Gay couples claim a third of all marriage licenses in Minnesota 3
11:23 AM — An Associated Press survey has found that ever since same-sex couples have been allowed to marry in Minnesota, gay couples have received nearly a third of all marriage licenses in the state.
US: Oregon bakery which refused cake for same-sex wedding closes down 27
10:12 AM — Sweet Cakes, an Oregon Bakery sued in August for refusing to provide a wedding cake to a same-sex couple, has closed its doors.
2nd September 2013
US: Judge rules that Veterans Affairs agency must pay benefits to same-sex spouse 1
6:44 PM — A federal judge in the US has ruled that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) must pay equal benefits to a California veteran in a same-sex marriage.
Watch the Australian PM destroy a pastor’s arguments against same-sex marriage 18
4:02 PM — In a Q&A appearance on Australian television, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd defended his support of same-sex marriage after a local pastor challenged him to measure his views against the Biblical definition of marriage as between a man and a woman.
US: Mary Cheney slams her sister’s opposition to same-sex marriage 6
12:07 PM — Mary Cheney, the lesbian daughter of former US vice-president Dick Cheney, has condemned her older sister, a Republican who is running for the Senate, for her opposition to same-sex marriage.
New Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis vows to maintain ‘orthodox’ stance against same-sex marriages 62
11:01 AM — Britain's new Chief Rabbi, Ephraim Mirvis, says he wants gay Jewish people to feel at "home" in orthodox synagogues, but has sworn out any possibility for same-sex marriages.
Comment: Marriage is a step into the unknown for many gay people 32
10:02 AM — Writing for PinkNews.co.uk, Stephen Mansell says the arrival of equal marriage may resemble a brave new world when it comes to many gay relationships.
1st September 2013
First US Supreme Court Justice officiates at same-sex wedding 3
3:26 PM — US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Saturday became the first Supreme Court justice to officiate at the wedding of a gay couple.
31st August 2013
Taiwan: Gay activists plan ‘wedding banquet’ for same-sex unions
2:13 PM — Over 800 activists have pledged to support the "Taiwan Alliance to Promote Civil Partnership Rights" campaign this September, in a bid to press for the legalisation of same-sex unions.
US: Women’s basketball star protests against same-sex marriage 64
1:39 PM — A Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) player has spoke out against an LGBT anti-discrimination bill in San Antonio, saying she does not support same-sex marriages.
US Supreme Court Justice to conduct same-sex marriage ceremony this weekend 6
12:58 AM — US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is to become the first Supreme Court justice to officiate at the wedding of a gay couple in a ceremony to be conducted later today (Saturday).
30th August 2013
US: New Mexico county clerks urge further clarification on equal marriage law 4
7:05 PM — Several County Clerks in the US state of New Mexico have joined together to urge the Supreme Court in the state to rule on equal marriage, following a district court ruling earlier this week.
Archbishop of Wales backs Cardiff Mardi Gras and says Church needs to support LGBT people 17
4:52 PM — The Archbishop of Wales has issued a message of support for this weekend's Cardiff Mardi Gras and at the same time admits the Anglican Church has not always treated LGBT people "with the respect they deserve."