3rd July 2014
Italy: Interior Minister ‘open’ to gay civil unions, but remains against equal marriage and adoption 5
3:52 PM — In a mixed bag of comments on Thursday, Italian Interior Minister Angelino Alfano, appeared to suggest he was "open" to the idea of introducing civil partnerships, including for gay couples.
US: ACLU to file lawsuit to protect marriages of 500 Wisconsin gay, married couples 1
2:52 PM — The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in the US state of Wisconsin is preparing to file a lawsuit which will aim to protect, and have recognised, the more than 500 marriages of same-sex couples.
Tony Blair: Equal marriage was a rare moment of unity in British politics 32
2:12 PM — Tony Blair tells PinkNews that same-sex marriage “was probably one of the few times” when the Conservatives, Liberal Democrats and Labour “agreed on anything.”
Priest calls on Church of England to marry gay couples 11
11:58 AM — A priest in Worcester has questioned why the Church of England opposes same-sex marriage and says "nothing short of equality is equality."
Fee to be waived for couples converting a civil partnership to a marriage 64
11:08 AM — Sajid Javid has confirmed that couples in civil partnerships will face no additional costs in converting their union to a marriage - providing it is done within a 12-month period.
2nd July 2014
US: Judge to delay decision on recovery of legal fees in Wisconsin same-sex marriage case
6:45 PM — A federal judge has decided to delay a decision about gay and lesbian plaintiffs' legal fees.
US: Indiana Attorney General warns clerks against marrying gay couples 3
5:56 PM — The Attorney General in the US state of Indiana has warned clerks who issued marriage licences to same-sex couples last week, not to issue more.
LGBT group criticises UK Government for ‘same-sex marriage farce’ 16
3:52 PM — A leading LGBT rights support organisation in Northern Ireland has called on the UK Government to end the "farce" of marriage inequality across the UK.
US: North Dakota asks judge to throw out case challenging gay marriage ban 5
1:56 PM — The US state of North Dakota has asked for a judge to dismiss a lawsuit challenging its ban on same-sex marriage.
Kentucky Family Foundation: Judge has declared martial law by striking down marriage ban 8
1:48 PM — The Family Foundation of Kentucky has claimed that a judge has declared 'martial law' by striking down the state's ban on same-sex marriage.
Conchita Wurst: It’s annoying I’m still waiting for my right to marry
12:50 PM — Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst has said that it's "annoying" that politicians insist on drawn-out discussions about same-sex marriage.
US: Florida same-sex marriage ban to face legal test 2
12:18 PM — The US state of Florida's same-sex marriage ban will face a legal test today.
Video: Joan Rivers officiates impromptu same-sex wedding at book signing 6
11:53 AM — Joan Rivers has officiated a same-sex wedding for two fans at a New York book signing.
US: Indiana court orders recognition of terminally ill lesbian’s marriage 1
10:48 AM — An appeals court has ordered that Indiana recognise a terminally ill lesbian's marriage, after a previous ruling stayed all same-sex marriage in the state.
1st July 2014
US: Colorado clerk refuses to stop issuing same-sex marriage licenses 1
10:42 PM — Boulder County's clerk Hillary Hall will continue issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples despite threats of unspecified legal action by Colorado Attorney General John Suthers. The announcement made Tuesday comes after Hall was offered an extension by Suthers' office to consider their request to ask the Colorado State Supreme Court to rule on whether or not she can continue issuing the licenses.
US: Indiana Attorney General urged to acknowledge marriage of lesbian couple battling cancer
8:31 PM — Lambda Legal has filed papers with the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in an attempt to have a stay lifted on the marriage of one lesbian couple currently battling ovarian cancer. The organization however, that has urged Attorney General Greg Zoeller to allow the recognition of Niki Quasney and Amy Sandler’s marriage, has again been met with resistance.
Judge strikes down Kentucky ban on equal marriage 11
6:18 PM — A federal judge has struck down Kentucky's ban on same-sex marriage.
US: Colorado attorney general asks clerk to stop issuing marriage licences to gay couples
5:46 PM — The attorney general in the US state of Colorado has asked a county clerk to stop issuing marriage licences to same-sex couples.
Jim Davidson: I’m not homophobic, gay actor Victor Spinetti was one of my closest friends 16
5:41 PM — Comedian Jim Davidson says he’s not homophobic and cites his former friendship with the late Victor Spinetti.
30th June 2014
US: New Orleans mayor quietly confirms support of equal marriage
11:22 PM — New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu has signed a statement by the group Mayors for the Freedom to Marry in support of marriage equality. Mayor Landrieu, a Catholic Democrat, has a history of supporting civil unions, but hadn't come out in support of equal marriages until now.