27th May 2014
US: North Dakota couples soon to file lawsuit challenging same-sex marriage ban
7:11 PM — North Dakota remains as the only state in the US with an unchallenged same-sex marriage ban, but that may all change as a lawsuit is already in the pipeline there.
Lord Ashcroft: The Tories need to apologise ‘for the way gay marriage was introduced’ 58
6:54 PM — Conservative peer Lord Ashcroft believes the leadership of the Tory party needs to offer a “sincere apology” for equal marriage if it’s to reconnect with its grassroots members.
US: Six gay and lesbian couples file challenge to South Dakota’s same-sex marriage ban
6:48 PM — Six gay and lesbian couples in the US state of South Dakota have filed a challenge to the state's same-sex marriage ban.
US: Appeals court to hear Nevada same-sex marriage ban challenge in September
6:37 PM — An appeals court has set September as the month in which it will hear a challenge to the state of Nevada's ban on same-sex marriage.
US: Census to stop categorising same-sex married couples as ‘unmarried’
5:26 PM — The US Census Bureau is to finally begin categorising same-sex married couples as families, and stop categorising them as 'unmarried'.
US: Gay Republican slammed by colleague for coming out 10
5:21 PM — Pennsylvania State Representative Mike Fleck has been criticised by a fellow Republican over his 2012 decision to come out as gay.
Tory blogger Tim Montgomerie: ‘I support gay marriage but most traditionalists are not homophobes’ 30
12:11 PM — Conservative blogger Tim Montgomerie says a failure to accommodate the views of “traditionalists” who oppose equal marriage has contributed to the rise of UKIP.
Gay UKIP MEP David Coburn: ‘Gay marriage breeds homophobia’ 123
11:00 AM — UKIP’s newly elected MEP for Scotland claims same-sex marriage “breeds homophobia” and that civil partnerships “should be enough”.
26th May 2014
US: Equality lawyer says same-sex marriage will be in 50 states ‘within a year’ 43
9:30 PM — A leading marriage equality lawyer has said that same-sex marriage in all 50 states is likely to be a reality within 12 months.
Northern Ireland: Local candidate who said she would ‘recriminalise homosexuality’ fails with 67 votes 35
12:54 PM — A Northern Irish independent local council candidate who said she would like to “recriminalise homosexuality," has been eliminated with only 67 votes.
25th May 2014
Utah Governor: Officials choosing to not defend marriage bans ‘one step from anarchy’ 6
7:45 PM — The Governor of Utah has been criticized for claiming Attorney Generals refusing to defend same-sex marriage bans is equivalent to "anarchy".
Santorum-endorsed judge: Politics was not a factor in decision to strike down marriage ban 9
2:05 PM — The judge who struck down Pennsylvania's marriage ban, despite being endorsed by anti-gay Republican Rick Santorum, has said politics was not a factor in the decision.
Last unchallenged marriage ban in the US to face lawsuit in North Dakota 3
12:25 PM — Every US state which does not recognise same-sex marriage is now facing legal challenges, following plans for filing in North Dakota.
24th May 2014
US: Virginia Republican calls for Attorney General to be impeached over ‘sodomy marriage’ 11
6:34 PM — A Virginia Republican is calling for the state's Attorney General to be impeached for supporting "sodomy marriage".
US: Same-sex couple to marry atop six-storey novelty giant elephant 2
2:08 PM — A six-storey novelty giant elephant will host its first same-sex wedding next month in New Jersey.
US: Couples begin to marry in Pennsylvania as same-sex marriage ruling comes into effect 2
12:19 PM — Same-sex couples across Pennsylvania have begun to marry, as the state's marriage ruling comes into effect.
23rd May 2014
Facebook apologises after banning Queer as Folk producer for celebrating marriage equality 24
10:58 PM — Facebook has apologised to Queer of Folk producer Del Shores, after he was banned from the site for a post celebrating marriage equality.
US: Oregon same-sex marriage activists abandon planned ballot after court victory 1
9:46 PM — Pro-gay activists in Oregon have ended a campaign for a state ballot on same-sex marriage early, after a judge overturned the constitutional marriage ban.
US: Rick Santorum refusing to comment after judge he endorsed struck down marriage ban 4
8:20 PM — Notoriously anti-gay Republican Rick Santorum is refusing to comment, after a judge he endorsed decided to strike down Pennsylvania's marriage ban.
US: Wisconsin Attorney General asks for block on potential gay marriage ruling 1
5:50 PM — The Attorney General in the US state of Wisconsin has made an unusual request for a federal judge to stay any ruling she may make to strike down the state's ban on same-sex marriage.