4th July 2013
Baroness Deech introduces equal marriage bill amendment to include carers and cohabiting family members 34
6:18 PM — Baroness Deech has introduced an amendment, which would add the provision to include cohabiting family members or carers in the bill to the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill.
Ex-Telegraph editor Charles Moore: Will equal marriage lead to people marrying dogs? 63
4:10 PM — Former Telegraph editor Charles Moore has made another attack on the same-sex marriage bill, saying: “I wonder if the law will eventually be changed to allow one to marry one’s dog.”
US: Civil rights groups aim for New Mexico Supreme Court to legalise equal marriage 1
3:11 PM — A campaign to have the Supreme Court in the US state of New Mexico, legalise equal marriage has been started by several civil rights groups.
Equal marriage rap song reaches top 20 in Billboard Hot 100 chart 4
1:53 PM — A rap song which carries a message of strong support for equal marriage, has reached the top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
3rd July 2013
US: Supporters call on judge to immediately legalise equal marriage following Supreme Court ruling
10:52 PM — Equal marriage advocates in the US state of New Jersey have called on a state judge to immediately legalise same-sex marriage in the state, following the Supreme Court's strike-down of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).
US: New Jersey Governor told to ‘step out of the way’ of vote on equal marriage 5
6:50 PM — A Democratic lawmaker in the US state of New Jersey has called on the state's Governor to "step out of the way", and allow Republican legislators to vote on an equal marriage bill.
Green MP Caroline Lucas tables amendment for equal survivor benefits for gay couples 21
6:41 PM — Green MP Caroline Lucas has tabled an amendment to the Pensions Bill, which would give equal provision of survivor benefits for same-sex couples.
John Barrowman marries his long-term partner Scott Gill 25
6:39 PM — John Barrowman and his partner Scott Gill were married yesterday after a 20-year committed relationship.
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.