26th August 2014
US: Judge compares same-sex marriage bans to laws prohibiting interracial marriage 6
7:29 PM — As attorneys general in both Wisconsin and Indiana appealed to have their same-sex marriage bans reinstated, one judge compared the laws to those which banned interracial marriages.
US: Hundreds queue up to hear same-sex marriage arguments in appeals court 3
4:28 PM — Hundreds of people have queued up outside a federal appeals court, with the hopes of hearing arguments for and against same-sex marriage in the US states of Wisconsin and Indiana.
US: Federal appeals court to hear arguments against Wisconsin and Indiana gay marriage bans
12:38 PM — A federal appeals court panel will today hear arguments in cases challenging the same-sex marriage bans in the states of Wisconsin and Indiana.
Inquiry results into ‘gay marriage caused floods’ councillor to be made public 3
12:18 PM — The results of an inquiry into a former UKIP councillor expelled for claiming that David Cameron's decision to legalise same-sex marriage caused floods in the UK, will be made public this week.
25th August 2014
US: Minnesota hunting lodge pays for gay couple’s wedding after turning them away 64
3:24 PM — A Minnesota hunting lodge has apologised for refusing to hold a gay couple's wedding - by paying for their entire ceremony.
US: Florida church that opposes same-sex marriage drops polling station after complaints 1
2:07 PM — A church in Florida that campaigns against same-sex marriage will no longer operate as a polling station, after complaints that it could influence voters.
US: Indiana governor rebuked by judge for ‘contradicting himself’ on same-sex marriage 1
12:38 PM — A judge has rebuked Indiana's governor for ordering his government not to recognise same-sex marriages, after claiming he didn't have "authority to enforce" a marriage ban.
Video: What if same-sex marriage causes the apocalypse in Ireland? 30
12:08 PM — A video released by a rights group has joked about the coming 'apocalypse' if same-sex marriage is passed in Ireland.
24th August 2014
Ecuador: Same-sex unions to be formally recognised from next month 4
5:22 PM — Ecuador will begin to formally recognise the unions of same-sex couples on documents from September 15, it has been announced.
Is this the UK’s first same-sex fetish wedding? 29
11:28 AM — A couple have married in what they claim is the UK's first same-sex fetish wedding.
22nd August 2014
US: Oklahoma’s same-sex marriage ban is costing state over $20 million in revenue
7:36 PM — A recent study has estimated Oklahoma's same-sex marriage ban could be costing the state over $20 million (£12,062,300).
US: Gay Democrats urge Florida not to appeal against ruling to allow gay marriages
7:06 PM — Gay Democrats in the US state of Florida have urged Attorney General Pam Bondi and Governor Rick Scott not to appeal against a ruling which struck down the state's same-sex marriage ban.
US: Former NOM official says marriage equality will happen by next year 8
6:09 PM — A former National Organisation for Marriage official predicted in a recent speech that same-sex marriage will be legal nationwide by next year.
US: Oregon attorneys to receive legal fees following gay marriage ruling
5:08 PM — Attorneys who fought for same-sex marriage in the US state of Oregon, will receive legal fees and court costs back after a ruling to allow gay and lesbian couples to marry.
US: Colorado extends length of same-sex marriage ban stay
4:48 PM — A Colorado federal appeals court extended the length of a stay put in place after the state's same-sex marriage ban was ruled unconstitutional.
US: Nashville Mayor endorses same-sex marriage 4
4:02 PM — The Mayor of Nashville has announced his support for same-sex marriage.
Is this Russia’s first same-sex marriage? 6
11:28 AM — Authorities were legally unable to prevent the two brides from marrying - because one is legally male.
21st August 2014
US: Federal judge rules Florida’s same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional
9:33 PM — A federal judge has today declared Florida's same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional.
US: Indiana appeals order to recognise out-of-state same-sex marriages 2
4:40 PM — The US state of Indiana is appealing yesterday's ruling that the state must recognise out-of-state same-sex marriages.
US: Hundreds of gay Michigan couples seek recognition of their marriages
4:09 PM — Same-sex couples in the US state of Michigan have sought a court order forcing the state to recognise their marriages.