31st January 2014
US: Hawaii court rejects Republican’s bid to end same-sex marriages 5
3:55 PM — A Hawaii court has thrown out a constitutional challenge by a Republican representative attempting to stop same-sex marriages in the country.
US: Lesbian couple due baby in less than a week sue Utah to recognise their marriage 1
1:49 PM — A lesbian couple in the US has filed a lawsuit against Utah to push the state to recognise their marriage as they are expecting a baby in the first week in February.
Polling giant Ipsos MORI ignores couples in civil partnerships like ‘whether or not they eat meat’ 8
12:00 PM — The second largest market research company in the UK, Ipsos MORI, still runs polls which do not give respondents the option to indicate that they are in a civil partnership, nine years after they were introduced in the UK.
29th January 2014
Man accused of plot to derail train attacks Canada’s legal code: ‘Donkey males marry donkey females’ 15
7:51 PM — A man accused of plotting to derail a train from New York to Toronto has criticised Canada's Criminal Code because it is "written by humans".
US bishop: Gays should be ‘disciplined like children’ if they try to marry each other 66
7:07 PM — A Bishop in the US state of Illinois has said that gay people who wish to get married should be treated like naughty children and "disciplined".
US: Indiana bill to ban same-sex marriage passes House vote 3
6:34 PM — A bill to ban same-sex couples from marrying in the US state of Indiana has passed its House vote and will move to the Senate.
US: Utah politician hopes to allow tax form option to donate money to equal marriage ban
6:14 PM — A politician in the US state of Utah has proposed a bill which would offer citizens the option to tick a box on their tax form to donate money towards preventing same-sex couples from marrying.
US: Kansas bill would allow religious business owners to refuse service to same-sex couples 5
3:21 PM — Politicians in the US state of Kansas have considered a bill which would pre-emptively allow those with "sincerely held religious beliefs" to discriminate against gay couples wishing to get married.
28th January 2014
US: Thousands of same-sex marriage opponents and supporters to gather in Utah 7
5:51 PM — With a thousand people expected to turn out for either side, both supporters and opponents of same-sex marriage are today expected to protest in Utah.
Church of England: Bishops unable to reach consensus on gay blessings 10
1:29 PM — The bishops of the Church of England have deferred any decision on allowing blessings for same-sex marriages until next month.
27th January 2014
US: Indiana bill to ban same-sex marriage expected to have second House reading 2
7:28 PM — The House in the US state of Indiana is on Monday expected give a second reading to a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage.
US: Indianapolis Bar Association announces opposition to proposed same-sex marriage ban 2
5:37 PM — A proposed same-sex marriage ban in the US state of Indiana has been branded "inappropriate", by the Indianapolis Bar Association.
Indiana House ‘evenly split’ on same-sex marriage ban
2:38 PM — The Indiana House of Representatives are evenly split on a constitutional amendment currently being discussed that would ban same-sex marriage in the state.
25th January 2014
US: Virginia Republicans urge appointment of lawyers to defence of same-sex marriage ban 11
7:39 AM — Republican politicians in the US state of Virginia have asked for legal counsel to be appointed in order to defend the state's same-sex marriage ban, now that the Attorney General has said he will not.
24th January 2014
US: Indiana Democrats to challenge civil unions clause in proposed same-sex marriage ban 1
5:42 PM — The leading Democratic politician in the Indiana House is to next week focus efforts on deleting a clause from a proposed same-sex marriage ban, which includes civil unions.
Labour MEP Michael Cashman pays tribute to Stonewall CEO by applauding him for letting go 14
2:10 PM — One of the co-founders of Stonewall, Labour MEP Michael Cashman, has paid tribute to its chief executive, Ben Summerskill, following his decision to leave the charity, saying “you have to have the courage to let go”.
UK Government launches consultation into future of civil partnerships 54
2:02 PM — The British Government has launched a public consultation into the future of civil partnerships.
A quarter of all same-sex marriages in New Zealand are by Australians 3
1:11 PM — Nearly a hundred Australian same-sex couples have resorted to travelling to New Zealand to get married since August, due to Australia's equal marriage ban.
UK: Gay couple threaten to sue government over delay in turning their civil partnership into a marriage 44
11:26 AM — A gay couple in Barnsley have threatened the UK Government with legal action over the delay in being able to turn their civil partnership into a marriage.
23rd January 2014
US: Two key Oregon same-sex marriage lawsuits consolidated by judge 3
7:50 PM — In a move which could potentially open the door to more quickly removing a ban on same-sex marriage, a federal judge consolidated two lawsuits seeking just that.