3rd July 2013
Letter warns Queen that equal marriage bill will be ‘nothing short of catastrophic’ to the UK 40
5:07 PM — Four business directors on the Isle of Man have written to the Queen in the hope she will refuse to give the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill its Royal Assent.
2nd July 2013
US radio host: Children ‘suffer the most’ from equal marriage Supreme Court rulings 21
11:40 PM — US Christian radio host Linda Harvey, has attacked the US Supreme Court for its rulings in two key equal marriage cases last week, to call the justices “clueless, immoral leadership”.
Comment: Respect people before beliefs, Maria Miller, and we’d need no consultation 47
9:15 PM — The route to equality is blocked by a political establishment that shows more respect for reactionary religious beliefs about homosexuality than for LGBT people themselves, Adrian Tippetts for PinkNews.co.uk.
Poll: US support for equal marriage at record high in wake of Supreme Court rulings 5
4:37 PM — A poll conducted in the week following the US Supreme Court's ruling in two key equal marriage cases has found that support for same-sex marriage across the US is at a record high.
Cher: The demise of DOMA ‘was amazing but it should never have even been a law’ 4
3:45 PM — Singer Cher has spoken out about her strong support for the downfall of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), and for equal marriage in the US, and said "it should never have been a law".
Video: US radio host says the New Yorker ‘promoted child abuse’ with Bert and Ernie equal marriage cover 18
3:17 PM — A US radio host has weighed in on the media attention surrounding the Supreme Court ruling on DOMA last week, to say that the New Yorker magazine "promoted child abuse", by featuring Sesame Street characters embracing at the news on its cover.
Church of England postpones internal debate on allowing civil partnership ceremonies 6
2:16 PM — Discussions to allow civil partnership ceremonies in Anglican churches appear to have been dropped ahead of Friday's Synod meeting.
Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg and 700 employees join gay pride parade in San Francisco 15
12:27 AM — Facebook co-founder and Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg, and over 700 of the company's employees marched in San Francisco's gay pride parade on Sunday.
1st July 2013
US: Iowa Governor: My state will ‘live with’ the Supreme Court ruling on DOMA 10
6:12 PM — When asked his opinion on the Supreme Court's decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act, the Governor of Iowa declined to give a personal opinion, and instead just said that his state would "live with" the decision.
US: Senator and partner become first same-sex couple in the state of Delaware to marry 2
5:47 PM — A Delaware Senator and her partner, became the first same-sex couple to marry, as the state's new equal marriage law came into effect.
Gay binational couple in the US first to receive confirmation of green card approval after DOMA ruling 3
4:59 PM — A Bulgarian man in the US, who is married to an American man, has become the first gay spouse to receive confirmation of approval for a permanent resident visa, following the US Supreme Court's ruling against the Defense of Marriage Act.
Rap duo of pro-equal marriage song, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, win BET award for best group 4
3:42 PM — Rap duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, who entered the Billboard chart last week with a song strongly supporting equal marriage, have been awarded a BET award for best group.
Scotland: 89 MSPs support equal marriage 24
3:31 PM — At least 89 MSPs support equal marriage, according to latest figures.
David Cameron confirms tax breaks for those in marriages and civil partnerships 22
12:15 PM — Prime Minister David Cameron says the government will bring forward proposals for a transferable tax allowance for married couples and civil partners.
Newly out bisexual Tory MP has mixed voting record on equal rights 41
11:25 AM — Conservative MP Daniel Kawczynski, who came out as bisexual at the weekend, voted against the Equality Act in 2007, but did support the same-sex marriage bill at second and third reading.
30th June 2013
London: Senior gay Tory dismisses ‘hissy fit’ reaction to Boris Johnson’s ‘up the Arcelor’ joke 20
1:26 PM — The Leader of the Conservative Group in the Greater London Assembly has defended Boris Johnson from criticism over a controversial joke he made about gay men taking their husbands up the “Arcelor” on their wedding day.
29th June 2013
Prop 8 supporters accuse court of ‘lawlessness’ for allowing resume of same-sex weddings 14
5:26 PM — Supporters of the now defunct Proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriages in the US state of California, have claimed that the courts have acted in a "lawless" way, following the resume of same-sex weddings in the state.
US: First weddings take place as same-sex marriages allowed to resume in California
3:19 PM — As pride events are kicking off all around the world, the US state of California has resumed issuing marriage licences to same-sex couples, following a Supreme Court ruling this week.
US: Court gives green light to allow same-sex weddings to resume immediately in California 4
1:15 AM — Same-sex couples wishing to marry in the US state of California have been pleasantly surprised, as a crucial stay has been lifted, meaning the state can immediately begin issuing marriage licenses to gay couples.
28th June 2013
US: Gay man adopts 73-year old partner to avoid inheritance tax 7
5:04 PM — A gay couple in the US say they have had to use adoption to avoid paying the inheritance tax that would be forced on them due to their state's lack of same-sex marriage laws.