20th August 2014
US: Supreme Court stays same-sex marriages in Virginia 9
10:11 PM — The Supreme Court has issued an order to stop same-sex marriages in Virginia, which were planned to start Thursday morning.
US: Indiana must recognise out-of-state same-sex marriages
7:50 PM — A federal judge has ruled Indiana must recognise same-sex marriages performed in other states.
Luxembourg PM: I am engaged and will marry same-sex partner ‘soon’ 6
6:10 PM — Luxembourg's out Prime Minister has revealed that he will marry his partner 'soon', after his country passed a same-sex marriage law.
US: Couples reject Utah request for more time to appeal against same-sex marriage
5:24 PM — Couples in the US state of Utah have expressed opposition to the state's request to have more time to file its appeal.
David Cameron: I want more gay couples to adopt children 6
5:11 PM — The Prime Minister has said “prejudice” should not stop gay couples getting in the way of adopting children.
US: Virginia officials prepare for same-sex marriages to begin 3
4:22 PM — Officials in the US state of Virginia are preparing for same-sex marriages to begin on Thursday, as long as the US Supreme Court does not intervene.
Telegraph columnist: Protect registrars who refuse to marry gay couples 67
4:10 PM — The former editor of The Catholic Herald has suggested the state should protect Christian registrars who refuse to marry gay couples.
19th August 2014
Ireland: NUJ backs radio presenter rebuked for supporting same-sex marriage 20
6:12 PM — The National Union of Journalists has condemned the Irish broadcast regulator, for ruling that a radio host was "unbalanced" in his support for same-sex marriage.
18th August 2014
US: Couples ask Arkansas court not to delay same-sex marriages from taking place
7:30 PM — Gay and lesbian couples in the US state of Arkansas have asked for the state Supreme Court not to delay same-sex couples from marrying until the US Supreme Court rules on proceedings.
Irish poll: 86% approve of gay and lesbian couples 6
2:07 PM — A poll in Ireland has found that 86% of people approve of same-sex relationships.
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.