23rd May 2014
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.
20th May 2014
Anti-gay Republican Rick Santorum endorsed the judge who struck down Pennsylvania’s marriage ban 9
10:10 PM — The judge who today struck down Pennsylvania's same-sex marriage ban was previously endorsed by notoriously anti-gay Republican Rick Santorum.
15th May 2014
US: Arkansas same-sex marriages to resume after judge strikes down secondary ban 4
9:17 PM — Same-sex weddings will resume again in Arkansas tomorrow, following a ruling by a judge striking down a secondary marriage ban.
US: Texas judge refuses to let state intervene in same-sex divorce case 2
3:47 PM — A Texas judge has refused to let the state intervene in the case of a same-sex couple attempting to get divorced.
US: Arkansas clerk to stop marrying same-sex couples temporarily
12:59 PM — A county clerk in Arkansas has said he will temporarily stop marrying same-sex couples, after a Supreme Court ruling caused legal confusion.
12th May 2014
US: Judge quits after ‘invasive’ reports reveal his gay hookup app profile 16
9:35 PM — A Florida judge who struck down a ban on same-sex adoption has resigned from his post, following reports that he used gay hookup app Manhunt.
9th May 2014
US: Arkansas judge strikes down same-sex marriage ban 17
11:16 PM — Judge Chris Piazza has struck down Arkansas' constitutional same-sex marriage ban.
6th May 2014
Man files challenge in Utah court to be allowed to marry his ‘porn-filled’ laptop 71
7:03 PM — A man in the US state of Utah has filed a challenge linked to same-sex marriage action in the state, to be allowed to marry his "porn-filled" Apple laptop.
US: NYC trans woman wins name-change legal battle 2
5:23 PM — A trans woman in New York City has won a legal battle over a case to remove problematic language from her name change order.
2nd May 2014
US: Washington state appoints first gay Supreme Court judge
2:31 PM — Washington has appointed gay judge Mary Yu, who performed the state's first same-sex marriage, to the state Supreme Court.
24th April 2014
US: NOM ‘very pleased’ judge will hear its request to defend equal marriage ban 9
10:18 PM — The National Organisation for Marriage is 'very pleased' an Oregon judge will hear their request to defend the state's same-sex marriage ban, despite hearing the opening arguments for overturning the ban unopposed.
19th April 2014
Arkansas judge: I will rule on same-sex marriage ban within fortnight 1
3:22 PM — An Arkansas judge has said he will issue a ruling on a same-sex marriage case within the next two weeks.
17th April 2014
UK: Judge who called equal marriage a ‘shambles’ retires 8
6:29 PM — A High Court judge who was previously warned for making critical comments about same-sex marriage retired today.
16th April 2014
US: Judge halts enforcement of ruling that Ohio must recognise same-sex marriages 3
7:38 PM — After two days of deliberation, a federal judge has delayed the enforcement of a ruling which requires the state of Ohio to recognise out-of-state same-sex marriages.
26th March 2014
Zimbabwe: Man who claimed stab victim was gay acquitted of attempted murder 9
12:52 PM — A man in Zimbabwe has reportedly been acquitted of stabbing a man who he says is gay.
21st March 2014
US: Tennessee judge refuses to halt order to recognise three same-sex marriages
8:57 PM — A Tennessee judge has refused to stay a ruling ordering the state to recognise some same-sex marriages.
4th March 2014
Former Miss Kentucky comes out: ‘I am queer’ 3
9:31 PM — A former Miss Kentucky pageant winner has come out as queer, after a judge in the state struck down a law banning recognition of out-of-state same-sex marriages.
19th December 2013
UK: Judge who criticised equal marriage receives official warning over conduct 17
11:48 AM — A High Court judge who was previously warned against making public criticism of equal marriage legislation has now been disciplined for saying that married couples “have statistically a far greater chance of remaining intact than a cohabiting couple”.
26th November 2013
Oregon: Lesbian lawyer wins federal healthcare discrimination case
4:16 PM — A federal law clerk in Oregon who was denied healthcare benefits for her same-sex domestic partner was discriminated against and must be compensated, judges have ruled.