29th August 2014
Couple behind civil partnership conversion petition welcome changes 31
7:16 PM — A couple who campaigned to change the process for converting civil partnerships into marriages have welcomed proposed changes.
US: Florida courts forced to decide on same-sex marriage
4:13 PM — Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi’s request that two same-sex marriage cases be delayed, until a US Supreme Court Ruling was issued on the matter, was denied by a Miami-based appeals court.
US: Utah couples formally request Supreme Court to take up gay marriage appeal
11:19 AM — Attorneys for three gay and lesbian couples in the US state of Utah have officially requested the US Supreme Court to take up the case.
Gay rights groups welcome Jersey consultation into same-sex marriage
9:05 AM — Gay and trans rights groups on the Channel Islands have welcomed a consultation into same-sex marriage for Jersey.
28th August 2014
US: Man sues pizza chain for failing to provide his husband with health care benefits
6:49 PM — A man from the US state of California is suing his former employer, a pizza chain, because it allegedly did not provide his husband with health care benefits.
US: Oregon federal court says NOM can’t defend the state’s marriage ban 2
6:38 PM — A federal appeals court in Oregon dismissed the National Organisation for Marriage's effort to appeal a ruling allowing same-sex marriage in the state.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie marry despite gay marriage pledge 12
3:46 PM — Despite previously pledging to wait until all couples in the US, gay or straight, could marry, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have tied the knot.
Tory MP who called same-sex marriage ‘arrogant’, defects to UKIP 56
11:38 AM — A Tory MP who voted against same-sex marriage, calling it "arrogant", has announced his defection to UKIP, and will re-stand for his seat in a by-election.
27th August 2014
US: Florida Supreme Court asked to rule on same-sex marriage
11:00 PM — The state Supreme Court in Florida is being asked to decide the constitutionality of the state's same-sex marriage ban.
US: Same-sex marriage debate heating up in the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals 4
5:03 PM — Yesterday, the three-seat US 7th Circuit Court of Appeals heard testimony for Indiana and Wisconsin same-sex marriage bans, and the judges look poised to hand down a federal victory for marriage equality.
US: Christian group begins ‘fasting’ to stop same-sex marriage, but members can still eat food 75
10:39 AM — An anti-gay Christian group has begun a planned 40-day 'fast' to oppose same-sex marriage - but participants are still allowed to eat food.
26th August 2014
US: Judge compares same-sex marriage bans to laws prohibiting interracial marriage 6
7:29 PM — As attorneys general in both Wisconsin and Indiana appealed to have their same-sex marriage bans reinstated, one judge compared the laws to those which banned interracial marriages.
US: Hundreds queue up to hear same-sex marriage arguments in appeals court 3
4:28 PM — Hundreds of people have queued up outside a federal appeals court, with the hopes of hearing arguments for and against same-sex marriage in the US states of Wisconsin and Indiana.
US: Federal appeals court to hear arguments against Wisconsin and Indiana gay marriage bans
12:38 PM — A federal appeals court panel will today hear arguments in cases challenging the same-sex marriage bans in the states of Wisconsin and Indiana.
Inquiry results into ‘gay marriage caused floods’ councillor to be made public 3
12:18 PM — The results of an inquiry into a former UKIP councillor expelled for claiming that David Cameron's decision to legalise same-sex marriage caused floods in the UK, will be made public this week.
25th August 2014
US: Minnesota hunting lodge pays for gay couple’s wedding after turning them away 64
3:24 PM — A Minnesota hunting lodge has apologised for refusing to hold a gay couple's wedding - by paying for their entire ceremony.
US: Florida church that opposes same-sex marriage drops polling station after complaints 1
2:07 PM — A church in Florida that campaigns against same-sex marriage will no longer operate as a polling station, after complaints that it could influence voters.
US: Indiana governor rebuked by judge for ‘contradicting himself’ on same-sex marriage 1
12:38 PM — A judge has rebuked Indiana's governor for ordering his government not to recognise same-sex marriages, after claiming he didn't have "authority to enforce" a marriage ban.
Video: What if same-sex marriage causes the apocalypse in Ireland? 30
12:08 PM — A video released by a rights group has joked about the coming 'apocalypse' if same-sex marriage is passed in Ireland.
24th August 2014
Ecuador: Same-sex unions to be formally recognised from next month 4
5:22 PM — Ecuador will begin to formally recognise the unions of same-sex couples on documents from September 15, it has been announced.