18th August 2014
New Zealand: 926 same-sex couples marry in first year 5
1:43 PM — Nearly 1000 same-sex couples have married in New Zealand since same-sex marriage came into effect a year ago.
Family Research Council: Judges should be abolished if they keep ruling in favour of equal marriage 21
12:27 PM — The Family Research Council has called for the abolition of the judiciary, because 'unelected judges' keep ruling in favour of same-sex marriage.
16th August 2014
US: Ohio mayors sign up to support same-sex marriage
6:12 PM — Over a dozen Ohio mayors have signed a national pledge in favour of same-sex marriage.
US: Arizona gay couple ask judge to recognise marriage over terminal illness 2
3:17 PM — A gay couple in the US state of Arizona has asked a federal judge to instruct the state to recognise their marriage, because one of them is terminally ill.
Bishop of Buckingham speaks out in support of same-sex marriage 12
11:50 AM — The Bishop of Buckingham has appeared at a church debate on same-sex marriage, reiterating strong support.
15th August 2014
US: Supreme Court Justice to decide Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban stay 2
11:16 PM — Attorneys representing two same-sex couples in Virginia's same-sex marriage ban case have until Monday evening to respond to a request to stay the state's same-sex marriage ban.
Actor Lupita Nyong’o celebrates at same-sex wedding in New York 3
6:07 PM — Actor and director Lupita Nyong'o attended a same-sex wedding this week, and thanked the grooms for a "reminder that love and its declaration can be simple."
Ireland: Radio host condemned by broadcast regulator for supporting same-sex marriage 16
3:52 PM — A radio show host has been condemned by Ireland's broadcast regulator for voicing his support for same-sex marriage.
14th August 2014
Gay marriage supporters urge quick ruling in North Carolina
6:10 PM — Lawyers in North Carolina are calling for a quick ruling to overturn the state's ban on same-sex marriage.
US Rep asks Michigan to stop defending same-sex marriage ban 3
2:21 PM — A US Representative has asked the Governor of Michigan to stop defending his state's ban on same-sex marriage.
13th August 2014
Texas activist: People are fleeing states that have same-sex marriage 22
5:48 PM — A Texas activist has claimed that people are fleeing states that introduce same-sex marriage.
US: Ruling could mean Virginia gay couples allowed to marry next week
5:32 PM — A ruling by the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit today could mean that gay and lesbian couples in the US state of Virginia could marry as soon as next week.
12th August 2014
US: New study cites benefits of same-sex marriage for all of Michigan
11:01 PM — Lifting the current stayed ruling on same-sex marriage in Michigan would generate an estimated $53.2 million in spending to the state’s economy, according to a new study.
US: New Jersey court ruling recognises the significance of LGBT parental rights
7:21 PM — Last week a New Jersey appellate court ruling recognised that a parent with no biological or legal ties to a child may still be entitled to custodial rights as a 'Psychological Parent'.
US: Attorneys want Indiana’s federal appeals court to overturn same-sex marriage ruling
5:56 PM — After a judge ruling last month striking down the same-sex marriage ban, the Indiana attorney's general office wants a federal appeals court to overturn the decision.
Australia: Campaigners mark 10 years since introduction of ban on same-sex marriage 1
12:36 PM — Campaigners in Australia are marking the 10th anniversary of the country's legal ban on same-sex marriage.
11th August 2014
US: Missouri gay marriage ban challenge to return to court
4:34 PM — A challenge to the US state of Missouri's same-sex marriage ban will today return to court.
10th August 2014
US: Pro-gay marriage Hawaii Governor loses seat in primary 18
6:17 PM — Despite backing from President Obama, Hawaii's Governor Neil Abercrombie, a strong supporter of same-sex marriage, has been defeated in his re-election bid.
Channel Islands equal marriage groups receive ‘positive response’ from churches 6
4:30 PM — Equal marriage groups in the Channel Islands have said they have received a "positive response so far" when speaking to local church leaders.
9th August 2014
US: Virginia Attorney General asks Supreme Court to rule in gay marriage case 4
12:52 PM — The Attorney General of the US state of Virginia has asked the US Supreme Court to review lower court rulings striking down same-sex marriage bans.