5th July 2014
Jersey: Senator attempts to derail equal marriage vote 5
5:01 PM — A Senator in Jersey has been criticized for attempting to derail an upcoming vote on same-sex marriage.
Australia: Football club endorses marriage equality campaign 2
1:48 PM — An Australian rules football club has backed a campaign for marriage equality.
Vice President Joe Biden: Equal marriage is the civil rights issue of our day 4
12:05 PM — Joe Biden has declared that equal marriage is the "civil rights issue of our day", while giving a speech marking Independence Day.
4th July 2014
US: Colorado Attorney General sues clerk for performing same-sex marriages 9
4:23 PM — Colorado's Attorney General has launched legal action against a clerk who is performing same-sex marriages in defiance of the state's legal ban.
Video: Uber celebrates Pride by marrying 8 gay and straight couples
3:17 PM — Transport firm Uber has celebrated the anniversary of marriage equality in California by providing free weddings to eight couples, gay and straight.
US: Federal appeals court rejects appeal attempt by county clerk against same-sex marriage 2
3:15 PM — A federal appeals court has rejected an attempt by a county clerk to appeal a ruling which made same-sex marriage possible in Pennsylvania.
US: ACLU asks judge to lift stay on same-sex marriage in Wisconsin 1
1:50 PM — The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in Wisconsin has asked a federal judge to lift a stay currently stopping same-sex couples from marrying in the state.
United Nations to recognise same-sex marriage everywhere 3
1:06 PM — The United Nations has announced that it will globally extend its employee benefits to workers in same-sex marriages .
US: Wisconsin Governor fought for marriage ban while his son served as witness at gay wedding 3
10:46 AM — The son of the Governor of Wisconsin served as a witness at a family same-sex wedding last month, despite his father supporting efforts to put a same-sex marriage ban back in place.
3rd July 2014
US: Colorado officials ask court to declare same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional 1
9:20 PM — Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper and Republican Attorney General John Suthers asked a federal court Wednesday to issue an injunction declaring Colorado’s same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional.
US: Arguments heard in Florida same-sex marriage case
6:07 PM — Attorneys for six same-sex Florida couples, the state of Florida, and supporters of the state's current same-sex marriage ban met in court Wednesday in a lawsuit that looks to bring equal marriage to the state.
US Judge: Those who say gay marriage is bad for the economy ‘are not serious people’ 4
4:37 PM — A federal judge who recently struck down Kentucky's same-sex marriage ban has said those who argue that because gay couples cannot procreate, same-sex marriage does not benefit the economy, "are not serious people".
Italy: Interior Minister ‘open’ to gay civil unions, but remains against equal marriage and adoption 5
3:52 PM — In a mixed bag of comments on Thursday, Italian Interior Minister Angelino Alfano, appeared to suggest he was "open" to the idea of introducing civil partnerships, including for gay couples.
US: ACLU to file lawsuit to protect marriages of 500 Wisconsin gay, married couples 1
2:52 PM — The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in the US state of Wisconsin is preparing to file a lawsuit which will aim to protect, and have recognised, the more than 500 marriages of same-sex couples.
Tony Blair: Equal marriage was a rare moment of unity in British politics 32
2:12 PM — Tony Blair tells PinkNews that same-sex marriage “was probably one of the few times” when the Conservatives, Liberal Democrats and Labour “agreed on anything.”
Priest calls on Church of England to marry gay couples 11
11:58 AM — A priest in Worcester has questioned why the Church of England opposes same-sex marriage and says "nothing short of equality is equality."
Fee to be waived for couples converting a civil partnership to a marriage 64
11:08 AM — Sajid Javid has confirmed that couples in civil partnerships will face no additional costs in converting their union to a marriage - providing it is done within a 12-month period.
2nd July 2014
US: Judge to delay decision on recovery of legal fees in Wisconsin same-sex marriage case
6:45 PM — A federal judge has decided to delay a decision about gay and lesbian plaintiffs' legal fees.
US: Indiana Attorney General warns clerks against marrying gay couples 3
5:56 PM — The Attorney General in the US state of Indiana has warned clerks who issued marriage licences to same-sex couples last week, not to issue more.
LGBT group criticises UK Government for ‘same-sex marriage farce’ 16
3:52 PM — A leading LGBT rights support organisation in Northern Ireland has called on the UK Government to end the "farce" of marriage inequality across the UK.