30th June 2014
Elton John to return to Russia and plans to meet up with Putin 23
4:46 PM — Sir Elton John has said he intends to travel to Russia this November to perform, and will also try to meet up with President Vladimir Putin.
US: Judge who struck down Indiana same-sex marriage ban knows decision upset some
4:17 PM — A federal judge who last week struck down the US state of Indiana’s same-sex marriage ban has said he knows his decision will have seen public opposition but that judges must remain unfazed by public opinion. US District Judge Richard Young last week struck down the state of Indiana’s same-sex marriage ban. A federal appeals […]
29th June 2014
Fox News pundit: Equal marriage is a ‘Marxist plot’ from the New World Order 17
4:59 PM — A Fox News pundit has claimed that same-sex marriage is a "plot" conceived by the New World Order to impose communism.
US: St Louis marries four same-sex couples in spite of state ban 1
3:05 PM — Four same-sex couples have been allowed to marry in St Louis, Missouri, despite the state constitutionally banning same-sex marriage.
Fifth of US population now in states with ‘stayed’ marriage bans 2
2:19 PM — A fifth of the US population now lives in states where decisions striking down same-sex marriage bans have been stayed, pending appeal.
28th June 2014
US: Former Republican Governor files legal brief in favour of same-sex marriage 1
6:12 PM — The former Republican Governor of Floria has filed a legal brief supporting the introduction of same-sex marriage.
US: Washington state to convert most domestic partnerships to marriages on Monday 6
5:54 PM — Washington state will convert thousands of existing same-sex domestic partnerships into marriages on Monday.
US: Indiana court halts same-sex marriages 6
10:57 AM — An Indiana court has put the state's marriage ban back into place temporarily, staying an earlier ruling striking it down.
27th June 2014
David Cameron: Same-sex marriage is just one reason to celebrate this Pride in London 19
8:17 PM — Prime Minister David Cameron reflects on changes made for LGBT people such as same-sex marriage, and celebrates Pride in London.
US: Judge to issue opinion in Tennessee divorce case 2
8:03 PM — After under an hour's hearing in a same-sex divorce case, a judge announced on Friday that he would issue a written opinion.
Christian Concern: Families would be unstable if straight couples could enter civil partnerships 16
7:11 PM — In opposition to the introduction of civil partnerships for straight couples, Christian groups claimed that it would "discourage" opposite sex couples from marrying.
Human rights group objects to Indiana appeal for stay on same-sex marriage ruling
6:00 PM — The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in the state of Indiana has objected to the state's request for an emergency stay to stop same-sex couples from marrying in the state.
US: Colorado clerk flouts marriage ban to wed 34 same-sex couples
5:48 PM — A rogue county clerk in Boulder County, Colorado has married 34 same-sex couples - including a state senator - despite the state maintaining a ban on same-sex marriage.
Channel Islands: Jersey Christians claim equal marriage leads to ‘instabilities and infidelities’ 26
4:21 PM — A Christian group in the Channel Island of Jersey is preparing a document warning politicians that equal marriage will lead to increased infidelity in heterosexual marriages.
Toronto holds international mass gay wedding to celebrate World Pride 2014 2
10:44 AM — 115 same-sex couples from across the world were married yesterday, in a free ceremony hosted in Toronto’s Casa Loma.
26th June 2014
First ever British same-sex consular marriage to take place in Sydney 9
6:40 PM — On Friday the first ever same-sex marriage in a British consulate will take place in Sydney, Australia.
Stonewall ‘delighted’ that couples can from December convert civil partnerships to marriage 5
5:57 PM — Leading gay rights charity Stonewall is celebrating the announcement that gay couples in civil partnerships will be able to convert to marriage from December.
Shadow Equalities Minister Gloria De Piero asks Government on cost of civil partnership conversion 18
4:44 PM — Shadow Equalities Minister Gloria De Piero has asked the Government for clarification on issues surrounding the conversion of civil partnerships to marriage.
Peter Tatchell: ‘David Cameron has betrayed equality by denying straight couples civil partnerships’ 48
3:42 PM — Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has heavily criticised the government for not extending civil partnerships to include straight couples.
Review launched into marriages by non-religious belief organisations 9
1:51 PM — A review has been launched by the Government into whether or not to allow non-religious belief organisations such as humanists, to perform marriage ceremonies.