15th February 2014
US: Texas judges offer free Valentine’s Day commitment ceremonies for gay couples 1
9:13 PM — Two judges in Texas offered 'commitment' ceremonies to gay couples on Valentine's Day, causing friction with some Republican politicians.
Church of England to offer gay marriage prayers but gay clergy banned from marrying 89
10:48 AM — The Church of England has issued new guidance which allows clergy members to offer post-wedding prayers to gay couples, but bans them from performing same-sex weddings.
14th February 2014
Alex Salmond: The legalisation of same-sex marriage was one of the proudest days in Scotland’s history 12
5:13 PM — Writing for PinkNews, First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond, explains why the passage of a bill to legalise same-sex marriage in Scotland was "one of the proudest days in the history of Scotland."
UK: Brighton gay couple to marry one minute after law takes effect 6
1:50 PM — Brighton and Hove has announced one of the first gay couples who will be allowed to marry.
Wyoming House rejects equal marriage bill 1
11:57 AM — The Wyoming House of Representatives has voted down a bill which would have allowed same-sex marriage in the state.
US: Federal judge overturns Virginia same-sex marriage ban 14
11:30 AM — A US federal judge has overturned the US state of Virginia's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage.
13th February 2014
US: ‘Freedom Nevada’ launched to push for 2016 same-sex marriage ballot
7:22 PM — A coalition of groups advocating for same-sex marriage in the US state of Nevada was launched this week, in order to push for a measure to legalise it in the state.
US: Lawsuit challenges Alabama state ban on gay marriage recognition
7:09 PM — A lawsuit is to be filed in the US state of Alabama aiming to lift the ban on the state recognising out-of-state same-sex marriages.
US: Lawsuit announced to challenge Louisiana ban on recognition of out-of-state gay marriages
4:55 PM — A lawsuit challenging the US state of Lousiana's ban on recognising out-of-state same-sex marriage has been announced by a gay rights organisation.
12th February 2014
US: Texas begins hearing in lawsuit to strike-down ‘abhorrent’ same-sex marriage ban
7:38 PM — A powerful opening argument was heard in federal court on Wednesday in a case seeking to strike-down Texas' ban on same-sex marriage.
US: Judge strikes down Kentucky ban on recognition of out-of-state same-sex marriages 1
6:31 PM — A US federal judge has struck down a Kentucky ban on the recognition of same-sex marriages from other states.
Would you vote for an LGBT-specific political party? 11
5:33 PM — One the very few LGBT-specific political parties has launched in Australia, with a view to legalising same-sex marriage in the country once and for all.
Archbishop of Canterbury: Church of England not blessing gay marriages may be seen as ‘akin to racism’ 84
1:57 PM — The Archbishop of Canterbury has warned the Church of England that refusing to allow blessings for gay married couples could be seen as 'akin to racism'.
SNP councillor resigns over decision to legalise equal marriage 10
1:40 PM — An SNP councillor has resigned due to his party’s decision to legalise equal marriage.
11th February 2014
Kansas advances bill to allow religious business owners to refuse service to same-sex couples 44
10:44 PM — Politicians in the US state of Kansas on Tuesday advanced a bill which would allow religious business owners to discriminate against gay couples wishing to marry.
US: Texas lawsuit aims to strike down same-sex marriage ban 4
7:25 PM — Two couples in the US state of Texas will this week challenge the state's ban on same-sex marriage.
Archbishop of Dublin: ‘Homophobia is an insult to God’ 12
6:03 PM — The Archbishop of Dublin says “homophobia is an insult to God”.
Telegraph columnist Cristina Odone: ‘Putin has made it impossible for me to be against gay marriage’ 16
2:42 PM — The former editor of The Catholic Herald, Cristina Odone, who previously described religious gay weddings as a “pantomime”, says she is no longer against marriage equality.
Meet Gaysha, your bespoke LGBT-specific pre-wedding event planning service
1:25 PM — PinkNews meets Gaysha Events, a company set up to offer a bespoke events and wedding planning service, geared specifically towards the LGBT community.
Irish gay couples plan to marry in England due to lack of equal marriage at home 2
12:36 PM — Several Irish same-sex couples are planning to marry in England because Ireland is yet to legalise equal marriage.