19th February 2015
C4 newsreader Jon Snow voices support for equal marriage ahead of Irish referendum 5
6:15 PM — Channel 4 News presenter Jon Snow has spoken about the Irish same-sex marriage referendum, saying that love between two human beings should be respected “whatever their sex”.
Gay couple allowed to marry in Texas under one-time order
5:08 PM — A gay couples in the US state of Texas have been allowed to marry despite a state-wide ban on same-sex marriage.
9% of MPs highlight same-sex marriage as the Coalition’s most laudable achievement 2
4:51 PM — Same-sex marriage is seen as the third most laudable achievement of the Coalition Government, according to a survey of MPs.
Bishop: Ireland in ‘danger’ of ‘groupthink’ over same-sex marriage 30
4:08 PM — A senior Catholic bishop has warned against the “danger of groupthink” on the upcoming same-sex marriage referendum.
17th February 2015
Committee urges Nepal to legalise equal marriage 5
3:53 PM — A committee in Nepal has urged the country to extend marriage rights to same-sex couples.
16th February 2015
Ireland: One in five voters undecided ahead of equal marriage referendum 69
1:10 PM — One in five potential voters in Ireland are still undecided on same-sex marriage, just three months before the country's referendum.
15th February 2015
US: Most Alabama counties now marrying same-sex couples 4
4:02 PM — A majority of counties in Alabama are now issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, despite some remaining holdouts.
Interfaith religious group urges Ireland to pass same-sex marriage 6
2:57 PM — Religious lobbying groups in Ireland have formed a coalition in support of same-sex marriage.
US: Support for same-sex marriage hits record high 13
11:42 AM — A poll has found that support for same-sex marriage in the US has reached a new record high.
14th February 2015
Church of England to begin ‘conversations’ on sexuality 40
11:35 AM — The Church of England is set to begin a series of 'shared conversations' aimed at healing a split in the Church surrounding same-sex couples.
12th February 2015
Supreme Court Justice: Same-sex marriage across the US ‘would not take a large adjustment’ 8
5:29 PM — Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Wednesday said she thought the US was ready for same-sex marriage.
Tokyo district will recognise gay relationships for the first time in Japan 6
3:47 PM — For the first time in Japan, a district of Tokyo has announced plans to recognise gay couples' relationships through "partnerships" certificates.
WATCH: Out lesbian Senator Katherine Zappone’s call for marriage equality in Ireland 4
1:12 PM — Katherine Zappone, Ireland’s only out lesbian senator, says the country “stands poised to become a beacon of freedom” if it passes equal marriage.
11th February 2015
Slovenian Parliament debates gender neutral marriage 22
6:40 PM — Slovenia's Parliament has in a groundbreaking move debated same-sex marriage, despite gay and lesbian couples being banned from tying the knot there.
US: Republicans won’t file Supreme Court brief for same-sex marriage case 7
1:36 PM — The GOP has indicated it will file no brief to the Supreme Court, ahead of an upcoming case on same-sex marriage.
8th February 2015
US: Same-sex weddings set to begin tomorrow in Alabama 9
5:21 PM — Same-sex weddings are set to begin tomorrow in some parts of Alabama - though some probate judges are refusing to comply.
5th February 2015
Pope backs Slovakia referendum against equal marriage and gay adoption rights 68
5:53 PM — Pope Francis has given his blessing to a referendum that would ban marriage and adoption rights for same-sex couples in Slovakia.
Sir Alan Duncan defends Tory MP who warned of ‘aggressive homosexuals’ 22
4:57 PM — Sir Alan Duncan has laughed off Tory MP Sir Gerald Howarth's infamous rant about "the aggressive homosexual community" by saying "that’s very Gerald".
WATCH: Sam Smith reveals moving new pro-marriage equality video 3
3:14 PM — Sam Smith has revealed the new video for his song 'Lay Me Down' which he has dedicated to the hope that "one day gay men and women and trans men and women all over the world will be able to get married."
3rd February 2015
Judge refuses to extend block on gay couples marrying in Alabama 2
7:15 PM — A judge has refused to extend a block on same-sex couples marrying in the US state of Alabama.