6th October 2014
Pope Francis urges bishops to speak ‘without concerns of human respect’ over gay rights 25
10:46 AM — Pope Francis has asked senior clerics to speak frankly and openly as part of an "extraordinary meeting" about issues like gay rights and marriage.
5th October 2014
US: Court orders Missouri to recognise same-sex marriages from out of state
2:13 PM — A Missouri court has ordered the state to begin recognition of same-sex marriages conducted out-of-state.
US: Christian group finishes 40-day ‘fast’ to stop same-sex marriage 22
12:18 PM — A Christian group has concluded a 40-day 'fast' - during which members could still eat food - aimed at halting same-sex marriage in the US.
4th October 2014
Poland: Boxing world champ backs same-sex unions and adoption 14
3:03 PM — A former boxing world champion has come out in favour of same-sex civil unions and adoptions in Poland.
Supreme Court justice: Same-sex marriage case will be heard ‘soon’ 10
11:28 AM — Justice Antonin Scalia has hinted that the Supreme Court intends to take up a same-sex marriage case "soon".
3rd October 2014
Six times human rights laws helped LGBT equality 34
7:40 PM — Following David Cameron's pledge to scrap the Human Rights Act, we take a look at some of the major wins for gay rights made possible by human rights laws.
US: Gay couple who had wedding ruined by homophobe given ‘do-over’ ceremony 7
3:26 PM — A gay couple who had their wedding ruined by a homophobic heckler have been gifted a second chance to hold their dream ceremony.
Couples converting from civil partnerships will get backdated marriage certificates 47
12:50 PM — The government has confirmed that backdated marriage certificates will be issued to couples converting their civil partnerships to marriages.
Lena Dunham: I don’t want to marry until my gay sister can in all 50 states
11:31 AM — Girls creator Lena Dunham has said she wouldn't feel comfortable marrying her boyfriend until same-sex marriage is legal in all 50 states.
London church holds one-day conference on same-sex marriage 2
10:57 AM — An community church in London has held a "successful" one-day conference on the possible affirmation of same-sex marriage.
2nd October 2014
US: Florida County Hillsborough votes to include gay rights civil protections 1
12:54 PM — Hillsborough County commissioners have voted unanimously to expand human rights ordinance to outlaw workplace and public accommodations discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
Texas Attorney General: I oppose equal marriage because I’ve had a wife for 33 years 33
10:50 AM — Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has claimed he opposes same-sex marriage because he's been married to his wife for 33 years.
1st October 2014
Poll finds that same-sex marriage was most popular Tory policy 5
1:55 PM — A new poll has found that more of the British public perceive that the only Conservative policy which has been "good for Britain" is the introduction of same-sex marriage, than think it was bad.
Australia: Same-sex marriage bill put on hold 2
12:06 PM — Australian marriage equality activists have suffered another setback, after a same-sex marriage bill was stalled just days before it was due to be debated.
Actor Mark Ruffalo withdraws support for Brazilian Presidential hopeful over gay rights 14
10:56 AM — Hollywood actor Mark Ruffalo has pulled support for Marina Silva, the Brazilian presidential hopeful who recently dropped a "mistaken" pledge to defend same-sex marriage.
30th September 2014
Nicky Morgan: Homophobic bullying in schools is ‘intolerable and we will stamp it out’ 20
3:49 PM — Equalities Minister Nicky Morgan, who voted against same-sex marriage, has spoken at the Tory Conference to say homophobic bullying in schools is "intolerable", and that the Government will do more to "stamp it out".
Veteran Tory: Introducing same-sex marriage ‘was a political disaster’ 22
2:29 PM — A veteran Tory MP has said he thought introducing same-sex marriage "was a disaster" politically, as it “looked like a distraction”.
Poll: 60% of Tory councillors say David Cameron was wrong to legalise gay marriage 35
11:18 AM — A poll of more than 1,000 Conservative councillors has found 60% disagree with same-sex marriage - with one councillor suggesting David Cameron has played "God" over the issue.
29th September 2014
US: St Louis challenges Missouri same-sex marriage ban
10:04 PM — The Jackson County Circuit Court heard testimony Monday from the assistant attorney general and the St Louis City Counselor on the validity of Missouri’s same-sex marriage ban.
Italy: Court overturns ruling recognising one same-sex marriage 7
7:55 PM — An Italian court has overturned a ruling ordering the recognition of one same-sex couple's marriage.