6th October 2014
Colorado, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin, Indiana and Oklahoma all begin marrying same-sex couples 13
7:02 PM — Six states across the US have today begun issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, or announced their intention to do so shortly.
US: Same-sex weddings resume in Utah after Supreme Court decision 3
6:41 PM — Same-sex couples have resumed marrying in Utah, after the Supreme Court declined to rule on a previous case striking down the state’s same-sex marriage ban.
US: North Carolina activists seek urgent repeal of marriage ban after Supreme Court decision
6:17 PM — Activists in North Carolina have urged a judge to quickly strike down the state's ban on same-sex marriage, after the Supreme Court opted not to rule on the issue.
US: Same-sex weddings can begin in Virginia after Supreme Court decision 2
5:08 PM — Same-sex marriages will begin in Virginia today, after the Supreme Court declined to rule on a previous ruling striking down the state's same-sex marriage ban.
Taiwan: Thousands campaign for same-sex marriage outside parliament gates
3:18 PM — A coalition of over 120 gay rights groups campaigned outside the Taiwanese parliament in Taipei on Sunday for the legalisation of same-sex marriage.
US: Supreme Court decision could allow gay couples to marry in 11 new states 26
3:14 PM — A decision by the US Supreme Court today to reject seven pending appeals in lawsuits to allow gays to marry could allow same-sex couples to marry in as many as eleven new states.
Ex-councillor Alan Craig tells French protesters gay adoption is ‘child trafficking’ 9
2:20 PM — As tens of thousands of anti-gay French protesters took to the streets of Paris and Bordeaux on Sunday, British ex-councillor Alan Craig stood to condemn IVF and surrogacy for gays as "child trafficking."
US: Owners of bakery which refused lesbian wedding may go bankrupt after $150,000 fine 67
1:55 PM — Now facing a fine of up to $150,000, the owners of a bakery which refused to provide a cake for a lesbian wedding may go bankrupt.
Christian Institute: Coronation Street’s gay vicar storyline is ‘detached from reality’ 32
12:41 PM — The Christian Institute has condemned a gay vicar storyline on Coronation Street as "detached from reality," asking why there aren't more stories of "sympathetically portrayed" evangelical ministers instead.
US: Alaska attorneys say equal marriage ban violates a ‘fundamental right’ 3
12:13 PM — Attorneys for a group of gay couples challenging Alaska's ban on same-sex marriage have refuted a claim that it does not violate the rights of any couples.
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.