2nd June 2014
US: Group of pastors urges Pennsylvania Governor to appeal gay marriage ruling 13
7:38 PM — A group of pastors in the US state of Pennsylvania has urged its Governor to reconsider a decision not to appeal a ruling made by a judge to strike down a ban on same-sex marriage.
Clare Balding: It was more powerful for me to go to Sochi than boycott it 44
2:47 PM — Famed sports broadcaster Clare Balding has spoken out about attending the Sochi Winter Olympics earlier this year, saying she thought it sent "a more powerful message" to go, rather than to boycott the games.
Christian Concern worried that a gay couple adopted children neglected by their Catholic parents 61
1:49 PM — The head of Christian Concern has spoken out to express her "concern" at the decision by a judge to allow a gay couple to adopt two children against the wishes of their Catholic birth parents, despite that they used to beat them.
1st June 2014
US: Illinois same-sex families can now apply for joint health insurance cover 1
8:17 PM — The Illinois health insurance marketplace has announced it can now accept applications for family cover from same-sex spouses, following the rollout of same-sex marriage across the state.
Illinois Governor: We are now on the right side of history 5
4:47 PM — Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has released a statement celebrating the rollout of same-sex marriage, proclaiming the state is "now on right side of history".
US: Same-sex marriage rolls out statewide across Illinois
3:35 PM — Same-sex marriage has today rolled out across the remainder of Illinois' 102 counties.
US: Singer Melissa Etheridge marries same-sex partner 2
2:44 PM — Singer and rights activist Melissa Etheridge has married her same-sex partner in a private ceremony.
31st May 2014
Florida Attorney General: Same-sex marriage would cause ‘significant public harm’ 21
2:02 PM — Florida's Attorney General is claiming that recognising same-sex marriage would cause significant harm to the state, in her legal briefs defending a marriage ban.
30th May 2014
Christian Concern: David Cameron should apologise for ‘destructive’ same-sex marriage 67
9:36 PM — The head of Christian Concern has called on David Cameron to apologise for introducing "destructive" same-sex marriage.
Luxembourg: Parliament to vote on same-sex marriage bill ‘before summer’ 13
9:02 PM — Luxembourg's same-sex marriage bill has been passed by parliament's legal affairs committee, clearing the way for a vote before the summer.
US: Wisconsin businesses begin to prepare for possibly gay marriage ban strike-down 1
12:50 PM — As judges prepare to take on a case challenging Wisconsin's ban on same-sex marriage, businesses in the state are also getting ready in anticipation.
Pennsylvania Republican: ‘Life’s too short’ to not support same-sex marriage 9
1:41 AM — One week after a federal judge ruled that Pennsylvania's same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional, a Representative from the state has come out in support of the right of gay couples to marry.
US: Human rights group seeks recognition of gay marriages in Michigan
1:29 AM — The American Civil Liberties Union in the state of Michigan has filed asking a judge to recognise marriages performed before an injunction was issued.
29th May 2014
UKIP MEP: I’ve never met a gay UKIP member who wants to get married 72
6:42 PM — Gerard Batten, the UKIP MEP for London, says equal marriage would cause a "nightmare" and that gay members of his party are "perfectly happy" not to have it.
US: Republican Senator admits same-sex marriage ‘will be the law of the land’ 7
4:58 PM — The Republican Senator of Utah, despite opposing marriage equality, has said it will be "the law of the land".
Gay UKIP MEP: ‘Neo-right activists are responsible for gay marriage’ 35
4:44 PM — UKIP’s newly elected MEP for Scotland David Coburn claims same-sex marriage is the product of “neo-right” activists.
Channel Islands: Equal marriage campaigners meet with Chief Minister 5
11:56 AM — Equal marriage campaigners in the Channel Islands have met with the islands’ Chief Minister Jonathan Le Tocq.
28th May 2014
US: Mayor of Pittsburgh to marry 20 same-sex couples in mass wedding at Pride 3
10:00 PM — The Mayor of Pittsburgh has announced he plans to marry up to 20 same-sex couples at Pride next month, to celebrate marriage equality in Pennsylvania.
US: Wisconsin Governor unsure of whether gay marriage ban breaks US Constitution 3
6:30 PM — Despite supporting the measure, Wisconsin's Governor has expressed concern over whether a ban on same-sex marriage in the state violates the US Constitution.
US: Anti-gay group fined over $50,000 for breaking Maine campaign laws 1
6:04 PM — The National Organization for Marriage (NOM), national anti-gay marriage group, has been fined more than $50,000 (£30,000) for breaking Maine's campaign finance laws.