9th October 2013
US: North Carolina couples to file for marriage licences in protest against equal marriage ban
7:44 PM — Same-sex couples in the US state of North Carolina are to file for marriage licences, knowing they will get turned down, in protest against the state's equal marriage ban.
Challenger to anti-gay marriage New Jersey Governor: ‘My gay daughter is not a political agenda’ 3
6:19 PM — A challenger to the Governor of the US state of New Jersey has slammed him for his continuing opposition to equal marriage, responding to say: "My daughter is not a political agenda".
US: Indianapolis City Councilmember soon to marry same-sex partner 1
5:40 PM — A member of the Indianapolis City Council has said he will marry his same-sex partner next week.
US: Judge pauses on setting trial date for challenge to Pennsylvania equal marriage ban
5:21 PM — The judge overseeing a challenge to Pennsylvania's ban on equal marriage, has paused before setting a trial date in the case.
8th October 2013
Video: Conservative group attacks Republican Liz Cheney on equal marriage 1
7:45 PM — A Conservative Political Action Committee (PAC) in the US has attacked the Republican daughter of former Vice President, Liz Cheney, for not being conservative enough on the issue of equal marriage.
US: Lawyer says Pennsylvania Governor can’t be sued for equal marriage ban 1
6:21 PM — A lawyer acting on behalf of Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett has said he and his health secretary can't be sued for the state's equal marriage ban.
Daily Mail apologises for wrongly stating that David Cameron ‘regretted’ equal marriage 16
4:14 PM — The Daily Mail has apologised for a column written by consultant editor Andrew Pierce that claimed David Cameron told a meeting that he made a "terrible" mistake with his equal marriage policy.
7th October 2013
US: Two lawsuits against florist which refused service to gay couples’ weddings may be combined
3:59 PM — The county court in a US county will this week decide whether two separate lawsuits against a florist which refused service for a same-sex wedding will be combined.
4th October 2013
US: Pennsylvania Governor compares same-sex marriage to incest 4
5:22 PM — The Governor of Pennsylvania has restated his opposition to same-sex marriage by comparing it to incest.
3rd October 2013
US: Equal marriage opponents praise New Jersey Governor for appeal against judge’s ruling in favour of it 7
8:18 PM — Same-sex marriage opponents have called for a referendum on equal marriage in the US state of New Jersey, praising Governor Chris Christie for his persistence in appealing against a judge who ruled to say that banning equal marriage in the state was unconstitutional.
US: Pennsylvania official compares equal marriage benefits to ‘giving money out to people’s pets’ 5
6:32 PM — An official in the US state of Pennsylvania has taken a financial stance in opposing equal marriage benefits for same-sex couples, comparing it to same-sex couples to offering "money out to peoples' pets".
US: Equal marriage bill to be introduced in Pennsylvania 1
12:35 PM — Two state lawmakers from Philadelphia are to introduce a bill to legalise same-sex marriage in the US state of Pennsylvania. Brian Sims and Steve McCarter, both Democrat members of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, will formally announce the introduction of the Pennslyvania Marriage Equality Act during news conference at 10am local time (3pm BST).
2nd October 2013
South Carolina National Guard changes benefit applications to federal offices due to equal marriage ban
7:39 PM — The National Guard in the US state of South Carolina has issued a benefit card to a same-sex couple, and is directing benefit applications to federal installations to avoid a conflict with a law banning equal marriage in the state.
Sister of Australian PM says he may be beginning to see equal marriage ‘in a slightly different way’ 8
4:25 PM — The sister of Tony Abbott, the Prime Minister of Australia, has said he may be "shifting" his stance on equal marriage, despite conceding that he may never vote in favour of it.
US: Kentucky Attorney General defends equal marriage ban but admits it puts gay couples at disadvantage 1
1:28 PM — The Attorney General in the US state of Kentucky has defended the state's equal marriage ban, despite his office admitting that overturning it would grant equal legal protections to same-sex couples.
New Jersey state: Equal marriage would cause ‘irreparable harm’ if allowed to go ahead 11
12:08 PM — The administration of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, on requesting that a judge place a stay on the issue of marriage licences to same-sex couples, said equal marriage would cause "irreparable harm" in the state.
US: Military veterans push for equal marriage in Illinois
11:48 AM — Military veterans in the US state of Illinois have joined up with efforts to legalise equal marriage in the state.
1st October 2013
US: Pennsylvania county appeals against ruling to block equal marriage 4
8:03 PM — The Pennsylvania county which was last month ordered to stop issuing marriage licences to same-sex couples, is appealing against the decision.
Video: Julia Gillard notes her ‘dated’ feminist views as reason for opposing equal marriage 38
7:41 PM — Former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has made her first public appearance since being ousted as Prime Minister in June, and when asked, blamed her opposition to equal marriage on her 1980s feminist politics.
US: New Jersey Governor appeals against judge ruling that equal marriage be made legal
4:24 PM — The administration of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has, as expected, filed an appeal against a ruling last week that equal marriage be made legal in the state.