28th February 2014
US: Final order makes Kentucky recognise out-of-state same-sex marriages 1
12:33 PM — The US state of Kentucky must now recognise out-of-state same-sex marriages, a US District Judge ruled in a final order given yesterday.
27th February 2014
Secondary equal marriage legislation passes House of Lords 13
7:31 PM — The secondary legislation needed for same-sex marriages to commence in England and Wales have passed in the House of Lords.
Kentucky asks for delay to order to recognise other-state gay marriages 4
6:35 PM — The Attorney General of the US state of Kentucky has asked for a three month delay on an order requiring the state to recognise out-of-state same-sex couples.
26th February 2014
Texas gay marriage ban is unconstitutional, rules judge 4
7:53 PM — A US District Judge on Wednesday ruled that the state of Texas' same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional.
Mail: Billionaire Tory donor pulls plug on Cameron over equal marriage 33
6:38 PM — Sir Michael Hintze has reportedly called time on his donations to the Conservative Party because of David Cameron’s decision to legalise equal marriage.
Second Illinois county begins issuing gay marriage licences early
4:20 PM — A second county in the US state of Illinois has begun issuing marriage licences to same-sex couples early.
25th February 2014
US Attorney General: States should be ‘suspicious’ of gay marriage bans
5:53 PM — The US Attorney General Eric Holder has spoken out to say that any state Attorney General should be "suspicious" of any bill which specifically bans gay couples from marrying.
‘Gay marriage is nuts’ Tory MP Peter Bone denies £100k benefits fraud 7
1:09 PM — A Conservative MP, who was a staunch opponent of equal marriage, is denying allegations of benefit fraud relating to his mother-in-law.
UK Government: Those in civil partnerships will be able to convert to marriages by end of year 14
12:19 PM — Equalities Minister Helen Grant has confirmed that same-sex couples who are in civil partnerships in England and Wales will be able to convert them to marriages by the end of 2014.
24th February 2014
Opposition to gay relationships in Northern Ireland falls dramatically 8
4:39 PM — The percentage of people opposed to gay relationships in Northern Ireland has dropped from three quarters to a quarter over a period of 25 years.
22nd February 2014
US: Virginia kills bill to allow extra defence of same-sex marriage ban 1
10:56 PM — The Senate in the US state of Virginia yesterday killed a bill which would have allowed a secondary defence of its same-sex marriage ban.
Gay men to be banned from becoming Queen ahead of first same-sex marriages 139
12:04 PM — Ahead of the first gay couples being able to wed next month, laws are being changed to ban men from becoming Queen or Princess of Wales.
21st February 2014
US District Judge says gay couples don’t have to wait until June to marry 5
7:24 PM — A US District Judge on Friday ruled that couples in a county of Illinois do not have to wait until June to be able to marry.
Poll: 76% of people in Ireland support equal marriage 11
2:26 PM — A new poll has found that a majority of Irish people still support the right of gay and lesbian couples to get married.
20th February 2014
US: Oregon’s Attorney General refuses to defend state gay marriage ban 2
7:11 PM — The Attorney General of the US state of Oregon has announced that she will not defend her state's ban on same-sex marriage.
Graham Norton: I’m f**king furious that RTE settled with anti-gay marriage activists 4
2:06 PM — In a new interview Graham Norton slams Irish broadcaster RTE for paying €85,000 in damages to a Catholic anti-gay marriage group.
19th February 2014
Supreme Court judge tells Northern Ireland: ‘Same-sex marriage shows that love is equal’ 14
7:24 PM — A UK Supreme Court judge has given a robust defence of equal marriage in a speech delivered in Northern Ireland - where the measure remains illegal.
Kansas bill to deny service to gay couples killed in Senate 3
7:22 PM — A bill which would have allowed religious business owners to refuse service to same-sex couples in the state of Kansas, has been killed.
US: Tennessee drops ‘turn away the gays’ ahead of Senate vote 5
2:05 PM — A Tennessee Senator has dropped a bill which would have allowed businesses to refuse service for gay couples' weddings based on religious beliefs.
Jim Davidson: I’m not homophobic, I have gay friends and I support equal marriage 14
12:37 PM — Jim Davidson says he’s not homophobic and that he supports same-sex marriage.