22nd November 2013
Australia: Governor General comes out in support of equal marriage 2
1:10 PM — The Australian Governor General this week indicated her support for equal marriage.
21st November 2013
US: Missouri Governor files order allowing already married same-sex couples to file joint tax returns
7:36 PM — The Governor of the US State of Missouri has written an executive order which allows same-sex couples legally married out of state to file joint tax returns in his state.
US: Arkansas clerk claims equal marriage county lawsuit is actually a state matter 3
7:27 PM — A county clerk from the US state of Arkansas, has said that a lawsuit challenging the state's equal marriage ban, should be filed in state court, rather than by the county itself.
US: Pennsylvania pastor turns down invitation to repent support for equal marriage or be defrocked 11
7:20 PM — A Pennsylvania pastor who found guilty of violating his church's doctrine in a "trial" earlier this week, has rejected 30 days given by the church to repent.
Study: US state equal marriage and adoption bans cause psychological distress to gay men 1
7:10 PM — A study from the University of Michigan has found that gay men hoping to become parents are caused psychological disress brought on by state-wide bans on equal marriage and adoption.
Church of Scotland: We won’t support equal marriage despite historic vote 19
12:53 PM — The Church of Scotland has responded to last night’s decision of the Scottish Parliament to back equal marriage by saying “marriage is between one man and one woman.”
20th November 2013
Comment: Equal marriage passing first stage in Scotland is a victory for all, not just LGBT people 8
8:24 PM — MSP Marco Biagi reflects on the passing of the equal marriage bill in the Scottish Parliament, rejects the idea that the debate was religious against non-religious or left vs right, and celebrates the hope that Scotland will become a beacon of progressive hope.
Equal marriage bill overwhelmingly passes Stage 1 Debate in Scottish Parliament 26
8:11 PM — The Scottish Parliament this evening passed its equal marriage bill through the first stage of debate.
Scottish Health Secretary: I urge all MSPs to back equal marriage in today’s vote 7
1:25 PM — Ahead of a key vote, Scotland’s Health Secretary has urged MSPs to support the country’s same-sex marriage bill.
Scottish Lib Dem leader: Today’s equal marriage vote will be ‘historic’ for Scotland 3
12:38 PM — Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has described today’s vote on equal marriage in the Scottish Parliament as an “historic day for equality in Scotland”.
Live Blog: Scottish Parliament’s Stage 1 Debate on equal marriage 4
12:04 PM — Coverage of this evening's Stage 1 Debate of the Marriage and Civil Partnership Bill in the Scottish Parliament
Scotland prepares for historic parliamentary vote on equal marriage 4
11:23 AM — The Scottish Parliament will later hold a crucial debate and vote on Scotland’s equal marriage legislation.
12th November 2013
Scotland: Government rebukes Tory leader and says equal marriage ‘proceeding on schedule’ 4
11:02 AM — The Scottish Government has hit back at claims that legalising equal marriage in Scotland has taken longer than in England because of the Scottish National Party’s pro-independence campaign.
11th November 2013
Exclusive: Scottish Tories claim SNP Govt slow to legalise equal marriage due to referendum 8
3:03 PM — Legalising equal marriage in Scotland has taken longer than in England because the SNP government has diverted all resources to its pro-independence campaign, the leader of the Scottish Conservatives has claimed.
8th November 2013
Scottish Equal Opportunities Committee approves equal marriage bill 3
4:17 PM — Legislation to introduce equal marriage in Scotland has been backed by a committee looking into the proposals.
Comment: The Scottish Government must end the spousal veto and uphold the rights of trans people 12
12:24 PM — With a committee today endorsing Scotland's equal marriage bill, the Equality Network's Tom French says the challenge is to make sure the legislation fully caters for trans and and intersex people.
5th November 2013
Scotland’s Health Secretary calls on MSPs to support equal marriage 1
6:02 PM — In a speech this evening at a reception for the Equality Network, Scotland’s Health Secretary will encourage Members of the Scottish Parliament to vote for equal marriage.
14th October 2013
Equality Network condemns threat to block Scotland’s same-sex marriage bill through courts 14
11:57 AM — The Equality Network has criticised the campaign against equal marriage for "attempting to undermine the democratic process" by threatening legal action in order to block Scotland's same-sex marriage bill.
3rd October 2013
MSP John Mason: We don’t force doctors to perform abortions, so why make registrars marry gays? 51
7:01 PM — MSP John Mason believes civil registrars should be able to opt out of marrying gay couples in Scotland – in the same way doctors of faith can refuse to perform abortions.
Scottish Health Secretary: Registrars will not be forced to marry gay couples 56
3:07 PM — Scotland's Health Secretary Alex Neil has told MSPs that registrars who object to same-sex marriages will not be forced to carry them out.