13th August 2014
US: Ruling could mean Virginia gay couples allowed to marry next week
5:32 PM — A ruling by the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit today could mean that gay and lesbian couples in the US state of Virginia could marry as soon as next week.
12th August 2014
US: New study cites benefits of same-sex marriage for all of Michigan
11:01 PM — Lifting the current stayed ruling on same-sex marriage in Michigan would generate an estimated $53.2 million in spending to the state’s economy, according to a new study.
US: New Jersey court ruling recognises the significance of LGBT parental rights
7:21 PM — Last week a New Jersey appellate court ruling recognised that a parent with no biological or legal ties to a child may still be entitled to custodial rights as a 'Psychological Parent'.
US: Attorneys want Indiana’s federal appeals court to overturn same-sex marriage ruling
5:56 PM — After a judge ruling last month striking down the same-sex marriage ban, the Indiana attorney's general office wants a federal appeals court to overturn the decision.
Australia: Campaigners mark 10 years since introduction of ban on same-sex marriage 1
12:36 PM — Campaigners in Australia are marking the 10th anniversary of the country's legal ban on same-sex marriage.
11th August 2014
US: Missouri gay marriage ban challenge to return to court
4:34 PM — A challenge to the US state of Missouri's same-sex marriage ban will today return to court.
10th August 2014
US: Pro-gay marriage Hawaii Governor loses seat in primary 18
6:17 PM — Despite backing from President Obama, Hawaii's Governor Neil Abercrombie, a strong supporter of same-sex marriage, has been defeated in his re-election bid.
Channel Islands equal marriage groups receive ‘positive response’ from churches 6
4:30 PM — Equal marriage groups in the Channel Islands have said they have received a "positive response so far" when speaking to local church leaders.
9th August 2014
US: Virginia Attorney General asks Supreme Court to rule in gay marriage case 4
12:52 PM — The Attorney General of the US state of Virginia has asked the US Supreme Court to review lower court rulings striking down same-sex marriage bans.
Christian wedding boutique refuses dresses for lesbian couple 22
11:14 AM — A Christian wedding boutique in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, has found itself amid a controversy for refusing to serve a lesbian couple.
8th August 2014
US: Tennessee judge will not grant same-sex couple’s divorce 8
10:59 PM — A Tennessee judge has decided that two men who were married in Iowa cannot be granted a divorce because the state doesn’t recognize their marriage.
Baptist Minister: ‘Most people’ don’t want the history of gay marriage taught to their kids 53
6:37 PM — A Baptist Minister from Stratford upon Avon has said "most people" don't want their children to be taught about gay marriage.
Florida asks Supreme Court to decide in gay marriage cases 2
5:51 PM — The US state of Florida has asked for no further rulings to be made on its same-sex marriage ban, until the US Supreme Court makes a broader decision.
US: Missouri’s same-sex marriage ban case moves to federal court
5:16 PM — A lawsuit challenging Missouri's same-sex marriage ban has been moved from state court to federal court.
Australia: 8-year-old writing to Tony Abbot every day to ask for equal marriage 4
3:25 PM — An 8-year-old girl is writing to Australian Prime Minister every day in order to ask for same-sex marriage.
Faroe Islands poll: 61% support same-sex marriage 2
2:30 PM — A poll has found that 61% of people in the Faroe Islands support same-sex marriage.
NOM launches boycott of Target over support for marriage equality 42
12:08 PM — The anti-gay National Organisation for Marriage has launched a boycott of retail giant Target, after it announced support for marriage equality.
7th August 2014
US: Equality supporters ask officials to drop defense of Wyoming’s marriage ban
4:54 PM — Marriage equality supporters in Wyoming have delivered more than 2,300 signatures asking the governor and attorney general to stop their defense of the state's same-sex marriage ban.
6th August 2014
US: Texas lawmakers compare same-sex marriage to paedophilia and incest in legal brief 10
11:02 PM — Sixty-three Texas lawmakers have signed a legal brief that compares same-sex marriage to paedophilia and incest.
US: Arkansas Attorney General asks courts to dismiss same-sex marriage lawsuits
8:45 PM — The Arkansas Attorney General's Office has asked a federal judge and the state Supreme Court to dismiss lawsuits challenging the state’s same-sex marriage ban.