15th October 2013
US: New Jersey gay couples file brief to Supreme Court that waiting to marry is damaging
7:32 PM — Equal marriage advocates have filed a brief with the New Jersey Supreme Court saying same-sex couples will be done more harm if they are not allowed to marry as of next week.
Proposals to equalise survivor benefits for same-sex married couples to be brought forward next summer 2
2:07 PM — Pensions Minister Steve Webb MP confirmed in the House of Commons that new proposals for civil partnership pensions will be brought forward next July.
US: North Carolina official to accept marriage licence applications from gay couples
12:44 PM — A county official in the US state of North Carolina has said he will accept applications from same-sex couples for marriage licences.
14th October 2013
Lord Smith: Equal marriage had such a large majority because it came from a Tory Government 6
5:19 PM — Britain’s first openly gay MP Lord (Chris) Smith of Finsbury has said that he thought there were advantages to equal marriage being introduced under a Tory Government.
UK: Committee to ask minister why pension arrangements remain unequal for gay couples 3
3:49 PM — Pensions Minister Steve Webb will have to explain why the government is continuing to allow same-sex couples to be treated differently from heterosexuals in a select committee appearance later this month.
Equality Network condemns threat to block Scotland’s same-sex marriage bill through courts 14
11:57 AM — The Equality Network has criticised the campaign against equal marriage for "attempting to undermine the democratic process" by threatening legal action in order to block Scotland's same-sex marriage bill.
Malta: Civil unions bill to arrive in Parliament 5
11:33 AM — A bill to introduce civil unions for gay couples in Malta will arrive in the country’s Parliament this week.
12th October 2013
US: New Jersey Supreme Court agrees to hear appeal against equal marriage by Governor
2:17 PM — The Supreme Court in the US state of New Jersey has agreed to take on the appeal against equal marriage by the Governor's administration.
11th October 2013
Former Jersey Shore star to New Jersey Governor: Allow equal marriage or ‘I will come after you’ 1
7:32 PM — Former cast-member of the popular Jersey Shore television series JWoww has warned New Jersey Governor Chris Christie that she will "come after him", over his opposition to equal marriage.
New Jersey Governor: One judge should not force state to recognise equal marriage 5
7:08 PM — New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's administration has argued against a decision last month by a judge to say that she should not alone be allowed to force the state to recognise equal marriage.
Tony Abbott hints at allowing Australian MPs a conscience vote on equal marriage 5
11:50 AM — Australia’s Prime Minister is keeping his options open on giving MPs a potential conscience vote on equal marriage - although Tony Abbott remains opposed to the reform.
10th October 2013
US: Judge to decide within a month whether case against Pennsylvania equal marriage ban to go ahead
4:23 PM — The judge presiding over a lawsuit challenging Pennsylvania's ban on equal marriage has said he will decide within a month whether the case will go to trial next year.
Australia’s federal government to challenge ACT’s equal marriage law 7
12:01 PM — Australia’s federal government plans to challenge the Australian Capital Territory’s same-sex marriage law in the High court.
9th October 2013
US: North Carolina couples to file for marriage licences in protest against equal marriage ban
7:44 PM — Same-sex couples in the US state of North Carolina are to file for marriage licences, knowing they will get turned down, in protest against the state's equal marriage ban.
Challenger to anti-gay marriage New Jersey Governor: ‘My gay daughter is not a political agenda’ 3
6:19 PM — A challenger to the Governor of the US state of New Jersey has slammed him for his continuing opposition to equal marriage, responding to say: "My daughter is not a political agenda".
US: Indianapolis City Councilmember soon to marry same-sex partner 1
5:40 PM — A member of the Indianapolis City Council has said he will marry his same-sex partner next week.
US: Judge pauses on setting trial date for challenge to Pennsylvania equal marriage ban
5:21 PM — The judge overseeing a challenge to Pennsylvania's ban on equal marriage, has paused before setting a trial date in the case.
8th October 2013
Video: Conservative group attacks Republican Liz Cheney on equal marriage 1
7:45 PM — A Conservative Political Action Committee (PAC) in the US has attacked the Republican daughter of former Vice President, Liz Cheney, for not being conservative enough on the issue of equal marriage.
US: Lawyer says Pennsylvania Governor can’t be sued for equal marriage ban 1
6:21 PM — A lawyer acting on behalf of Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett has said he and his health secretary can't be sued for the state's equal marriage ban.
Labour MP Steve Reed appointed Shadow Home Office minister 1
5:55 PM — South London Labour MP Steve Reed has been made a Shadow Home Office minister in the party’s reshuffle.