7th November 2013
Tory MP Mike Freer receives Spectator Award for Parliamentary Speech of the Year 1
4:20 PM — Conservative MP Mike Freer has been honoured with the Spectator Award for Parliamentary Speech of the Year.
Baroness Tina Stowell receives Spectator Award for Peer of the Year 2
4:07 PM — Baroness Tina Stowell of Beeston has been given the Spectator award for Peer of the Year in its 2013 Awards.
6th November 2013
US: Cardinal who compared Pride to Ku Klux Klan rally says Illinois equal marriage is ‘bad legislation’ 15
3:19 PM — Chicago Cardinal Francis George, who once compared gay rights campaigners to the Ku Klux Klan, has come out in opposition to the recent passing of same-sex marriage in Illinois, calling it "bad legislation."
Obama: I applaud the Illinois General Assembly for passing equal marriage bill
12:29 AM — President Barack Obama has praised the Illinois General Assembly, on which he used to serve for voting to make same-sex marriage legal.
5th November 2013
Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny: I will support and fight for equal marriage 11
11:31 PM — The Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister) Enda Kenny has pledged that he will campaign strongly in favour of same-sex marriage in an upcoming referendum.
Illinois House passes bill to make same-sex marriage legal 2
10:18 PM — The Illinois House has voted 61-54 in favour of making same-sex marriage legal.
Illinois vote on equal marriage could take place as soon as today 4
7:26 PM — A vote will take place in the US state of Illinois on Tuesday, on a bill to legalise equal marriage, reports suggest.
US: Hawaii House to hear fifth day of equal marriage testimony in ‘unprecendented’ hearing
7:05 PM — The House Judiciary and Finance Committee will on Tuesday hear a fifth day of testimony around a bill to legalise equal marriage.
Hawaii police officer: ‘You would have to kill me’ before I would enforce an equal marriage law 18
5:45 PM — Monday's equal marriage debate in the House of Representatives in the US state of Hawaii saw over 5,000 testify both for and against equal marriage, but one police officer shocked with his statement.
US: Texas Supreme Court to take up arguments around equal marriage ban 1
5:19 PM — The Supreme Court in the US state of Texas on Tuesday will hear arguments in a case which could challenge the state's constitutional ban on equal marriage.
4th November 2013
Marriage tax allowance to benefit 420,000 London married couples and civil partners 9
7:51 PM — The marriage tax allowance which will take effect from 2015, will allow 420,000 Londoners, both gay and straight, to claim a transferrable tax allowance.
Video: Children react to same-sex proposals 18
7:21 PM — This video, uploaded by the Fine Bros, explores the issue of equal marriage, and same-sex relationships, with children, and documents their (mainly quite adorable) reactions to same-sex proposal videos.
US: Hopeful to be Maine Governor comes out as gay: ‘I’m not ashamed of who I am’ 1
1:01 PM — A hopeful for the office of Governor in the US state of Maine has come out as gay, saying he wants to counter "whisper campaigns" raising questions about his sexuality.
US: Officials change procedure in Hawaii equal marriage testimony as opponents suspected of cheating
12:45 PM — After thousands of citizens testified at the House in the US state of Hawaii over the weekend, Monday's testimony may be off to a rocky start with allegations of cheating in the queue to speak.
3rd November 2013
US: Obama urges Hawaii to pass same-sex marriage bill 2
10:20 AM — President Barack Obama has voiced his support for marriage equality in Hawaii, after the state recently approved legislation at senate stage aiming to repeal a ban on same-sex marriage, moving it to the Hawaii House stage for voting.
2nd November 2013
US: Pennsylvania Governor released as defendant in equal marriage lawsuit
4:19 PM — The Governor of the US state of Pennsylvania, Tom Corbett, has been swapped out as a defendant in a federal case demanding equal marriage in the state.
1st November 2013
NOW: Comedian Aziz Ansari makes amusing but poignant point about racial stereotypes and homophobia 5
8:05 PM — Hit US comedian Aziz Ansari in a clip for his latest show makes an amusing yet poignant point about racial stereotypes, and homophobia.
US: Nebraska officials convene meeting to discuss equal marriage
7:54 PM — Officials in the US state of Nebraska on Friday conducted a meeting with a view to resolving legal conflicts for same-sex couples qualifying for federal marriage benefits, but whose relationships are not recognised by the state.
US: New Jersey leaders may not immediately write equal marriage into law
3:31 PM — Legislators in the US state of New Jersey may not seek to write equal marriage into law immediately, despite a court ruling last month legalising it, as doing so could leave gay couples with less rights than if they do nothing.
31st October 2013
US: Thousands expected to turn out for Hawaii House committee on same-sex marriage 4
6:30 PM — Thousands are expected to turn out for a public hearing around a bill to legalise equal marriage in the House of the US state of Hawaii on Thursday.