15th October 2014
EXCLUSIVE: Religious venues to be allowed for civil partnership conversions 13
11:45 AM — The government will soon announce plans for civil partnership conversion, which will still take place later this year, and now include the provision to allow a conversion ceremony to take place with a registrar at venues other than register offices including churches, synagogues, meeting houses and other registered venues.
14th October 2014
Turkey: Gay couple face death threats after staging ‘symbolic’ wedding 9
11:37 AM — A gay couple in Istanbul have lost their jobs, been evicted from their home, and are facing death threats from family members after holding a 'symbolic' open wedding last month.
Burma: First LGBT film festival to be held in the country’s largest city 4
10:56 AM — Burma's first LGBT film festival is to be held next month in the former capital city of Rangoon.
US: Wisconsin Governor to recognise existing same-sex marriages
9:37 AM — For the purpose of amending past tax returns, some 500 same-sex couples who married in the US state of Wisconsin in June will have their marriages recognised.
13th October 2014
This British ‘same-sex’ couple just celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary 4
6:47 PM — You might think same-sex marriage has only just started - but one British 'same-sex' couple have just celebrated 25 years since they tied the knot.
Comment: Want to be one of the first to marry in Scotland? 4
5:50 PM — With the Scottish Government having announced that the Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Act will come into force on the 16th December 2014, couples across Scotland are rushing to be the first to tie the knot. Tom French from the Equality Network explains how you can make that happen.
Taiwan: New species of snail named in celebration of same-sex marriage 2
3:44 PM — Researchers in Taiwan have taken an unprecedented step in naming a newly discovered species of snail in support of same-sex marriage laws.
Vatican document: Gay people have ‘gifts and qualities to offer’ 55
2:48 PM — The Roman Catholic Church must find a "fraternal space" for gay people, a Vatican document has said.
US: Republican Mike Huckabee says equal marriage is a ‘betrayal of our constitution’ 13
1:49 PM — Former Arkansas Governor Mark Huckabee has told Republican party members to "grow a spine" and oppose equal marriage legislation, which he says betrays the constitution.
Seoul mayor hopes South Korea ‘will be the first’ Asian nation to allow equal marriage 4
11:45 AM — In a first for mainstream politics in South Korea, Seoul mayor Park Won-soon has spoken publicly to endorse same-sex marriage.
CONGRATULATIONS Scotland: Gay couples set to marry from New Year’s Eve 10
8:44 AM — The date the first gay and lesbian couples will be able to marry in Scotland has been announced as New Year's Eve 2014.
12th October 2014
Ireland: Poll suggests landslide victory in upcoming equal marriage referendum 15
7:13 PM — An upcoming referendum on same-sex marriage could result in a landslide victory for marriage equality, a poll has found.
Texas Attorney General: Banning same-sex marriage reduces number of unwed mothers 46
2:29 PM — Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has bizarrely claimed that banning same-sex marriage reduces the number of unwed mothers.
Australia: Tasmanian Liberal party condemned for voting to oppose equal marriage 9
11:55 AM — The Tasmanian Liberal party has passed a motion reaffirming the party's opposition to same-sex marriage.
11th October 2014
US: Idaho clerk begins marrying same-sex couples
2:19 PM — Same-sex couples have begun to marry in some parts of Idaho, after a court overturned the state's marriage ban.
US: First same-sex couples marry in North Carolina after marriage ban struck down
12:53 PM — The first same-sex couples have married in North Carolina, after a judge struck down the state's same-sex marriage ban.
10th October 2014
US: First gay couple weds in ‘God Hates Fags’ church’s home state 7
7:30 PM — The first same-sex weddings have taken place in the home state of the Westboro Baptist Church.
Catholic cardinal: We will never bless same-sex couples 95
6:39 PM — A leading Catholic cardinal has said that the Church will "never" bless weddings for same-sex couples.
US: First marriage licence issued to gay couple in Kansas 1
4:44 PM — A court office in the US state of Kansas has become the first to issue a marriage licence to a same-sex couple.
US: Utah Republican attempting to change law to call same-sex marriages ‘pairages’ 19
4:35 PM — A Utah Republican is attempting to change the word for same-sex marriage to 'pairage' - to keep them distinct from straight couples.