4th July 2014
United Nations to recognise same-sex marriage everywhere 3
1:06 PM — The United Nations has announced that it will globally extend its employee benefits to workers in same-sex marriages .
US: Wisconsin Governor fought for marriage ban while his son served as witness at gay wedding 3
10:46 AM — The son of the Governor of Wisconsin served as a witness at a family same-sex wedding last month, despite his father supporting efforts to put a same-sex marriage ban back in place.
3rd July 2014
US: Colorado officials ask court to declare same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional 1
9:20 PM — Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper and Republican Attorney General John Suthers asked a federal court Wednesday to issue an injunction declaring Colorado’s same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional.
US: Arguments heard in Florida same-sex marriage case
6:07 PM — Attorneys for six same-sex Florida couples, the state of Florida, and supporters of the state's current same-sex marriage ban met in court Wednesday in a lawsuit that looks to bring equal marriage to the state.
US Judge: Those who say gay marriage is bad for the economy ‘are not serious people’ 4
4:37 PM — A federal judge who recently struck down Kentucky's same-sex marriage ban has said those who argue that because gay couples cannot procreate, same-sex marriage does not benefit the economy, "are not serious people".
Italy: Interior Minister ‘open’ to gay civil unions, but remains against equal marriage and adoption 5
3:52 PM — In a mixed bag of comments on Thursday, Italian Interior Minister Angelino Alfano, appeared to suggest he was "open" to the idea of introducing civil partnerships, including for gay couples.
US: ACLU to file lawsuit to protect marriages of 500 Wisconsin gay, married couples 1
2:52 PM — The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in the US state of Wisconsin is preparing to file a lawsuit which will aim to protect, and have recognised, the more than 500 marriages of same-sex couples.
Tony Blair: Equal marriage was a rare moment of unity in British politics 32
2:12 PM — Tony Blair tells PinkNews that same-sex marriage “was probably one of the few times” when the Conservatives, Liberal Democrats and Labour “agreed on anything.”
Priest calls on Church of England to marry gay couples 11
11:58 AM — A priest in Worcester has questioned why the Church of England opposes same-sex marriage and says "nothing short of equality is equality."
Fee to be waived for couples converting a civil partnership to a marriage 64
11:08 AM — Sajid Javid has confirmed that couples in civil partnerships will face no additional costs in converting their union to a marriage - providing it is done within a 12-month period.
2nd July 2014
US: Judge to delay decision on recovery of legal fees in Wisconsin same-sex marriage case
6:45 PM — A federal judge has decided to delay a decision about gay and lesbian plaintiffs' legal fees.
US: Indiana Attorney General warns clerks against marrying gay couples 3
5:56 PM — The Attorney General in the US state of Indiana has warned clerks who issued marriage licences to same-sex couples last week, not to issue more.
LGBT group criticises UK Government for ‘same-sex marriage farce’ 16
3:52 PM — A leading LGBT rights support organisation in Northern Ireland has called on the UK Government to end the "farce" of marriage inequality across the UK.
US: North Dakota asks judge to throw out case challenging gay marriage ban 5
1:56 PM — The US state of North Dakota has asked for a judge to dismiss a lawsuit challenging its ban on same-sex marriage.
Kentucky Family Foundation: Judge has declared martial law by striking down marriage ban 8
1:48 PM — The Family Foundation of Kentucky has claimed that a judge has declared 'martial law' by striking down the state's ban on same-sex marriage.
Conchita Wurst: It’s annoying I’m still waiting for my right to marry
12:50 PM — Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst has said that it's "annoying" that politicians insist on drawn-out discussions about same-sex marriage.
US: Florida same-sex marriage ban to face legal test 2
12:18 PM — The US state of Florida's same-sex marriage ban will face a legal test today.
Video: Joan Rivers officiates impromptu same-sex wedding at book signing 6
11:53 AM — Joan Rivers has officiated a same-sex wedding for two fans at a New York book signing.
US: Indiana court orders recognition of terminally ill lesbian’s marriage 1
10:48 AM — An appeals court has ordered that Indiana recognise a terminally ill lesbian's marriage, after a previous ruling stayed all same-sex marriage in the state.
1st July 2014
US: Colorado clerk refuses to stop issuing same-sex marriage licenses 1
10:42 PM — Boulder County's clerk Hillary Hall will continue issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples despite threats of unspecified legal action by Colorado Attorney General John Suthers. The announcement made Tuesday comes after Hall was offered an extension by Suthers' office to consider their request to ask the Colorado State Supreme Court to rule on whether or not she can continue issuing the licenses.