26th June 2014
Shadow Equalities Minister Gloria De Piero asks Government on cost of civil partnership conversion 18
4:44 PM — Shadow Equalities Minister Gloria De Piero has asked the Government for clarification on issues surrounding the conversion of civil partnerships to marriage.
Peter Tatchell: ‘David Cameron has betrayed equality by denying straight couples civil partnerships’ 48
3:42 PM — Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has heavily criticised the government for not extending civil partnerships to include straight couples.
Review launched into marriages by non-religious belief organisations 9
1:51 PM — A review has been launched by the Government into whether or not to allow non-religious belief organisations such as humanists, to perform marriage ceremonies.
Government to make no changes to civil partnerships following consultation 6
1:28 PM — Following a consultation into the future of civil partnerships, the Government has announced that the legislation will remain in place, unaltered.
Sajid Javid: I am pleased to announce that couples can soon convert civil partnerships to marriage 17
12:22 PM — Writing exclusively for PinkNews, Minister for Equalities Sajid Javid officially announces that gay couples in civil partnerships will from December be able to convert to marriage.
US: Republican Senator announces support for equal marriage after HRC endorsement
12:09 PM — A Republican senator in Maine has become the fourth sitting Republican to indicate support for same-sex marriage, following an endorsement for her re-election from a major gay rights group.
Straight couples to remain banned from entering into civil partnerships 9
11:21 AM — Along with other announcements on the future of civil partnerships in the UK, the Government will today announce that straight couples will remain banned from entering them.
Exclusive: Government to announce December date for civil partnership conversion 70
8:50 AM — The Government today will announce that the first date couples already in civil partnerships can convert to marriage will be 10 December 2014, but that civil partnerships will not be extended to include straight couples.
25th June 2014
Isle of Man: Overseas same-sex marriages ‘to be recognised as civil partnerships’ 8
8:32 PM — The Isle of Man will not recognise same-sex marriages from overseas, and will instead treat them as civil partnerships, it has been confirmed.
Finland: Same-sex marriage bill rejected despite public support 7
7:59 PM — A same-sex marriage bill has been rejected by a Finnish parliamentary committee, despite public support.
FAQ: Can I marry my same-sex partner in Indiana? And other questions
7:21 PM — Today was a great day for same-sex marriage in the US, as a federal judge struck down the state of Indiana's same-sex marriage ban, and we have been sent questions from readers on the meaning of today's ruling.
US: Pennsylvania county cuts off benefits for same-sex partners, unless they are married 8
6:42 PM — A county in the US state of Pennsylvania has cut off benefits for same-sex partners of its employees, unless the couple are married, now that gay and lesbian couples can marry in the state.
US: First same-sex couple marries in Indiana 2
6:20 PM — The first same-sex couple has married in Indiana, following a court ruling striking down the state's marriage ban.
US: Appeals court upholds strike-down of Utah same-sex marriage ban 20
5:34 PM — An appeals court in the US has ruled that Utah's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.
US: Judge strikes down Indiana same-sex marriage ban 1
5:11 PM — A judge has struck down Indiana's same-sex marriage ban, declaring it unconstitutional.
Journalist: Opponents of equal marriage are not ‘un-British extremists’ 72
3:35 PM — Social conservatives who oppose same-sex marriage risk being unfairly demonised, Muslim campaigner and journalist Myriam Francois-Cerrah claims.
24th June 2014
Pastor sacked for performing gay son’s wedding reinstated after appeal 1
6:27 PM — The defrocking of a pastor who officiated at his gay son's wedding has been overturned at appeal.
US: Conference of Mayors urges federal courts to allow all gay couples to marry 2
12:44 PM — A group of more than 200 mayors in the US has urged federal courts, including the Supreme Court, to allow all gay couples the right to marry across the US.
Former Archbishop of Canterbury: The state rushed into ‘redefining’ marriage 72
11:10 AM — Lord Williams says he has "no problem" with legal parity for same-sex couples, but claims the state rushed into "redefining" marriage.
23rd June 2014
UK government bans teaching creationism as science in all state schools 39
7:18 PM — The British Government has banned the teaching of creationism as science in all academies and free schools.