26th March 2014
Michigan same-sex marriages ‘were legal’ but won’t be recognised, confirms Governor 6
6:23 PM — After a period of deliberation, the Governor of the US state of Michigan has confirmed that the marriages between 300+ same-sex couples were "legal and valid", but that the state would not recognise those couples as married.
Sorry #UKIPWeather, Spring is set to return for the first gay weddings this weekend! 7
6:13 PM — Going against the beliefs of one particular UKIP councillor, the weather is set to improve with warm weather this Saturday for the first same-sex marriages.
Michigan Governor to decide ‘soon’ on legal status of gay married couples 1
4:43 PM — The Governor of the US state of Michigan has said he will decide soon on whether 300+ gay couples who married in the state on Saturday will be recognised by the state.
London vicar: Gay couples have ‘perverted love’ and blessing them is ‘disrespectful to God’ 81
4:26 PM — A London vicar has slammed clergy for blessing gay couples, saying doing so is “disrespectful” to the Church of England, “unfaithful to Christ” and “ultimately confusing”.
US: Suspension of gay marriage in Michigan extended
1:31 PM — An appeals court has extended a stay currently preventing gay and lesbian couples from marrying in the US state of Michigan, pending an appeal from the state.
Deputy Prime Minister orders rainbow flag to be flown to celebrate first same-sex weddings 19
12:01 PM — Nick Clegg has ordered the rainbow flag to be flown at Whitehall in order to mark the historic arrival of equal marriage in England and Wales this weekend, PinkNews has revealed.
25th March 2014
Michigan asks for extra two days gay marriage suspension to allow Supreme Court to rule 1
6:37 PM — The Attorney General in the US state of Michigan has asked for a further suspension of same-sex marriage in the state, to allow the US Supreme Court to rule.
Lawyers argue that Michigan will lose business if gay marriage ban remains 3
5:58 PM — Lawyers acting on behalf of the plaintiffs in a case to have the same-sex marriage ban struck down in Michigan have argued that the state will lose business if it remains.
Couple at centre of Michigan debate urge state to allow gay marriages immediately
4:25 PM — The couple at the centre of a debate around the US state of Michigan's ban on same-sex marriage, have argued that a temporary stay which blocked same-sex marriages from taking place, did not follow procedure.
Michigan Governor to follow any court ruling on same-sex marriage 3
3:48 PM — The Republican Governor of the US state of Michigan has said he will follow a ruling in either direction on same-sex marriage in the state.
New Chief Executive of Firefox gave $1,000 to support California’s Prop 8 equal marriage ban 28
3:19 PM — Brendan Eich, who financially backed efforts to ban equal marriage in California, has been appointed CEO of Mozilla, the company behind the Firefox web browser.
Nick Clegg: Britain will never forget the arrival of equal marriage on Saturday 7
1:28 PM — The arrival of equal marriage in England and Wales on Saturday is a day that it's hoped Britain will always remember, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has said.
US: Christian charity World Vision will now recognise staff in same-sex marriages 14
12:35 PM — One of America’s largest Christian charities has announced that it will recognise the rights and entitlements of employees who are in same-sex marriages.
24th March 2014
US Justice Department ‘closely monitoring’ Michigan gay marriage situation
5:06 PM — The US Justice Department has responded to calls for Attorney General Eric Holder to recognise the 300+ same-sex marriages which took place in Michigan before a stay, to say it is "closely monitoring" the situation.
US Attorney General pushed to recognise Michigan same-sex marriages
4:49 PM — The week after a same-sex marriage ban in the US state of Michigan was struck down, then reinstated, two counties have urged US Attorney General Eric Holder to recognise some 300 same-sex couples who married in the interim.
US: National Organisation for Marriage co-founder admits equal marriage will happen ‘in all 50 states’ 22
2:50 PM — The co-founder of the the anti-gay National Organisation for Marriage has admitted that "we are now in the 'gay marriage in all 50 states' phase whether we like it or not."
23rd March 2014
US: Michigan same-sex marriage ban reinstated by order of stay in appeals court 2
11:38 AM — Not long after a judge declared Michigan's ban on same-sex marriages unconstitutional, an appeals court has now issued a stay against the ruling.
Video: US Vice President Joe Biden says ‘it’s outrageous’ that ENDA is still even being debated 3
10:16 AM — US Vice President Joe Biden has identified gay rights as an "inseparable part of America's promotion of human rights" in a call he made to Congress on Saturday to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.
22nd March 2014
US: 85-year-old Dallas minister suspended for officiating at gay wedding 4
12:22 PM — A minister in the US state of Texas has been suspended for officiating at the same-sex wedding of two men in their 80s.
US: Kalamazoo Bishop says strike-down of same-sex marriage ban ‘unfortunate and regrettable’ 24
12:01 PM — On a momentous day for same-sex couples in the US state of Michigan, one Bishop set out to voice his displeasure at the "unfortunate and regrettable" ruling.