7th November 2012
US 2012: Maine legalises same-sex marriage 18
5:36 AM — The US state of Maine has voted in favour of marriage rights for gay couples in a public referendum.
US 2012: Maryland legalises same-sex marriage 14
5:08 AM — The US state of Maryland has voted in favour of civil equal marriage in a public referendum.
6th November 2012
US 2012: LGBT history in the making 17
12:28 PM — Election Day has arrived in the United States with millions of Americans going to the polls to vote for the country’s next president, along with landmark public referendums on equal marriage taking place in four different states.
5th November 2012
Republican invokes memory of gay dead brother to blast equal marriage 96
8:50 PM — A Republican state representative in Maine has urged voters in Tuesday’s equal marriage referendum to reject the measure and says even in death, he still disagrees with his late brother’s sexuality.
2nd November 2012
US: Michael Bloomberg endorses Barack Obama for presidential election 2
11:43 AM — On Thursday, New York Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, endorsed Barack Obama for the US presidential election, citing a need for strong leadership, and President Obama's support for equal marriage.
US: Equal marriage advocates rally in Maine ahead of 6 November referendum 1
1:14 AM — Hundreds of people came out to rally in Maine ahead of Monday's referendum on equal marriage, in an attempt to get more people to vote 'yes' on Question 1, which would legalise same-sex marriage in the state.
1st November 2012
Governor O’Malley: Equal marriage law has a ‘real shot at prevailing’ in Maryland 9
3:00 AM — Governor Martin O'Malley, a strong supporter of the campaign to legalise equal marriage in the state of Maryland has said he thinks that if it keeps raising money, it is possible that the campaign will succeed.
US: Maryland polls now deadlocked on same-sex marriage decision
2:28 AM — The state of Maryland, which just two weeks ago looked set to become the first US state to legalise same-sex marriage by referendum, is now deadlocked on the issue, polls indicate.
31st October 2012
Brad Pitt donates $100,000 towards equal marriage fight 9
4:25 PM — Brad Pitt has agreed to donate $100,000 (£62,000) to help the Human Rights Campaign raise money for its efforts to support equal marriage initiatives in several US states.
30th October 2012
US: Priest of forty years speaks out in favour of equal marriage in Maryland 13
7:52 AM — A Baltimore priest who had served his parish for almost forty years, spoke out in a sermon urging Catholics to vote in favour of equal marriage in Maryland.
26th October 2012
Video: Google promotes equal marriage video ahead of ballots 4
7:44 PM — Google is raising awareness of the equal marriage public ballots that are due to take place in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington next month with a new campaign video featuring its staff.
US: Obama endorses equal marriage measures in three states for November ballots 14
12:06 AM — US President Barack Obama has announced his support for measures in three US states, which would make equal marriage legal.
25th October 2012
US: Ex-Maine bishop says voting for equal marriage is ‘unfaithful to Catholic doctrine’ 11
11:23 PM — The former bishop of Maine today released a statement saying that any Catholic who votes in favour of equal marriage “is unfaithful to Catholic doctrine.”
US: 100 Catholics stand up for equal marriage in Maine through newspaper adverts 10
10:53 PM — A pro-marriage equality group in Portland, Maine, is reiterating its support for the referendum on equal marriage in November, by launching a new campaign of newspaper adverts in the state.
23rd October 2012
US: Bill Gates donates $500,000 towards legalising equal marriage in Washington 6
10:24 PM — Microsoft owner, Bill Gates, and his wife Melinda, have personally given $500,000 (£313,000) towards efforts to legalise equal marriage in the state of Washington, pushing the total raised by equal rights advocates to $10.8 million (£6.7 million).
19th October 2012
US: Poll shows Maryland voters likely to approve equal marriage 12
1:34 AM — A poll released on Thursday suggests that voters in the state of Maryland could be the first to approve equal marriage by a popular vote.
14th October 2012
US: Companies confirm support for equal marriage in Washington, in full page newspaper advert 2
11:36 PM — A large number of Washington-based companies have confirmed their support for Referendum 74, the equal marriage bill, which will be voted on next month in the state, by signing up to a newspaper advert.
11th October 2012
US: NFL player starts controversy by tweeting a gay ‘joke’ 32
9:43 PM — An NFL football player in the US has been the subject of heavy criticism, after tweeting a joke which was considered by many as homophobic.
Rick Santorum: Equal marriage would destroy churches, families and ‘disintegrate’ marriage 55
3:25 AM — Rick Santorum has joined the campaign against equal marriage in the state of Washington, and has said that if it became a reality, churches and families would be destroyed.
10th October 2012
US: 63 ex-Catholic priests in Washington to announce support for equal marriage 6
12:04 AM — A group of 63 ex-Catholic priests in the US state of Washington are due to announce their support for Referendum 74, the vote on equal marriage in the state, which will take place next month.