21st May 2014
Interview: Alliance Party LGBT Convener asks what’s next for gay people in Northern Ireland 3
4:08 PM — Lib Dem Councillor Mathew Hulbert interviews Stephen Donnan, Convenor of the LGBT Group in the Alliance Party of Northern Ireland for PinkNews to discuss the future of same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland.
20th May 2014
Anti-gay Republican Rick Santorum endorsed the judge who struck down Pennsylvania’s marriage ban 9
10:10 PM — The judge who today struck down Pennsylvania's same-sex marriage ban was previously endorsed by notoriously anti-gay Republican Rick Santorum.
US: Pennsylvania same-sex marriage ban struck down 3
7:42 PM — In a ruling made on Tuesday a federal judge deemed Pennsylvania's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional.
US: Pennsylvania counties ready to issue same-sex marriage licences if court rules in favour
6:58 PM — Counties in the US state of Pennsylvania have announced they are ready to immediately begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples in the state, should a ruling, expected today, allow it.
US: Utah must recognise 1,000 same-sex marriages performed before injunction 3
3:49 PM — A federal judge has ruled that the marriages of more than a thousand same-sex couples in the US state of Utah performed before a stay was issue to stop them from taking place, must be recognised by the state.
Ruling on same-sex marriage in Pennsylvania expected soon 2
3:46 PM — After the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit to push for equal marriage last year, Pennsylvania is expecting a ruling on legalising same sex marriage in the state today.
Nick Clegg: Equal marriage is one of my ‘proudest achievements’ in government 21
1:46 PM — Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg says the government’s decision to legalise same-sex marriage in England and Wales is one of his “proudest achievements”.
19th May 2014
US: Same-sex couple finally wed in Oregon after 31 years together, following court ruling 5
9:44 PM — Deanna Geiger and Janine Nelson have become the first same-sex couple to marry in Oregon, after 31 years together.
US: Weddings begin in Oregon after judge strikes down same-sex marriage ban 2
8:12 PM — Same-sex weddings will begin immediately in Oregon, after a judge struck down the state's marriage ban.
Arkansas Governor candidate: Politicians should be able to override courts’ rulings on same-sex marriage 16
7:51 PM — A candidate hoping to become the Republican nominee for Arkansas Governor has said the state Legislature should have the power to override state courts' rulings on issues like same-sex marriage.
Coalition for Marriage poll inadvertently finds most Tories support same-sex marriage 22
7:40 PM — In a recent poll by ComRes, 23% of people intending to vote for the Conservative Party at the upcoming European Election, view gay marriage as a reason not to vote for the party.
US: Decision expected in case challenging Oregon’s same-sex marriage ban
5:12 PM — A federal judge is expected on Monday to rule in a case challenging the US state of Oregon's undefended same-sex marriage ban.
US: Lesbian widow announces she is granted survivor benefits
3:08 PM — A lesbian widow of a US soldier killed in Afghanistan has announced that she has been granted the same survivor benefits as straight spouses.
18th May 2014
UK: Guernsey Chief Minister will meet with LGBT group to discuss same-sex unions 5
2:16 PM — Guernsey's Chief Minister has agreed to meet with an LGBT group pressing the region to reform laws and introduce equal marriage in line with the UK.
Bishop of Cork: I certainly support civil same-sex marriage 9
12:04 PM — The Bishop of Cork has declared his support for civil same-sex marriage, becoming the first Church of Ireland Bishop to do so.
17th May 2014
Lynne Featherstone: We must find a way forward for LGBT rights in Africa 5
1:20 PM — Former Equalities Minister Lynne Featherstone has said the international community "must find a way forward in these most difficult of circumstances" to improve LGBT rights in Africa.
16th May 2014
US: Arkansas Supreme Court puts same-sex marriage ban back in place 13
10:40 PM — Arkansas' Supreme Court has suspended a decision striking down the state's same-sex marriage ban, putting it back in place despite hundreds of couples already having married.
US: Idaho gay rights campaigners protest after same-sex weddings stopped in state
7:46 PM — Hundreds of campaigners took to the steps of an Idaho courthouse to protest a stay which was placed on the issue of marriage licences to same-sex couples in the state.
Christian People’s Alliance leader: ‘God is angry over gay marriage’ 43
4:06 PM — The leader of the Christian People's Alliance has said he thinks "God is angry over gay marriage", and even suggested that it is possible that same-sex marriage caused floods.
15th May 2014
US: Appeals court temporarily stays Idaho marriage ban ruling, halts impending marriages 2
9:38 PM — An appeals court has temporarily stayed a decision striking down Idaho's same-sex marriage ban, stopping weddings a day before they were due to begin.