US: Senior lawyer faces ‘severe’ punishment for calling AIDS the ‘gay plague’ 1
9:30 AM — A lawyer in the US state of Virginia is facing "immediate and severe" action after sending a company-wide email calling AIDS the "gay plague".
1st September 2014
Equalities minister Nicky Morgan now thinks its ‘great’ gay couples can marry 64
10:47 AM — Despite voting against legislation for same-sex marriage, Minister for Women and Equalities Nicky Morgan, has now said she thinks it is "great", that gay couples can now wed in England and Wales.
31st August 2014
Registrar dismissed for refusing to perform same-sex weddings wins employment tribunal 122
8:01 PM — An employment tribunal has found in favour of a Christian registrar who was let go after she refused to perform same-sex weddings.
London: 70 couples marry in Southbank mass wedding 6
5:42 PM — 70 couples have taken part in a mass wedding in London, to celebrate the introduction of same-sex marriage.
Brazil: Presidential hopeful drops ‘mistaken’ same-sex marriage pledge 11
12:50 PM — A Presidential hopeful in Brazil has dropped a pledge to defend same-sex marriage, and claims it was included in her manifesto by mistake.
30th August 2014
Video: Same-sex couples react to anti-gay marriage ads 4
2:47 PM — A new video has been released of gay men reacting to homophobic 'pro-marriage' adverts.
Hawaii governor: I lost my re-election bid because I legalised same-sex marriage 19
11:28 AM — The Governor of Hawaii has claimed his opponents coordinated to defeat his re-election campaign, because he introduced same-sex marriage.
29th August 2014
US: NOM still thinks it has a ‘very good chance’ of stopping same-sex marriage 21
7:48 PM — The National Organisation for Marriage has claimed there is a "very good chance" that the US Supreme Court will uphold bans on same-sex marriage.
Couple behind civil partnership conversion petition welcome changes 31
7:16 PM — A couple who campaigned to change the process for converting civil partnerships into marriages have welcomed proposed changes.
US: Florida courts forced to decide on same-sex marriage
4:13 PM — Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi’s request that two same-sex marriage cases be delayed, until a US Supreme Court Ruling was issued on the matter, was denied by a Miami-based appeals court.
US: Utah couples formally request Supreme Court to take up gay marriage appeal
11:19 AM — Attorneys for three gay and lesbian couples in the US state of Utah have officially requested the US Supreme Court to take up the case.
Gay rights groups welcome Jersey consultation into same-sex marriage
9:05 AM — Gay and trans rights groups on the Channel Islands have welcomed a consultation into same-sex marriage for Jersey.
28th August 2014
US: Man sues pizza chain for failing to provide his husband with health care benefits
6:49 PM — A man from the US state of California is suing his former employer, a pizza chain, because it allegedly did not provide his husband with health care benefits.
US: Oregon federal court says NOM can’t defend the state’s marriage ban 1
6:38 PM — A federal appeals court in Oregon dismissed the National Organisation for Marriage's effort to appeal a ruling allowing same-sex marriage in the state.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie marry despite gay marriage pledge 12
3:46 PM — Despite previously pledging to wait until all couples in the US, gay or straight, could marry, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have tied the knot.
Tory MP who called same-sex marriage ‘arrogant’, defects to UKIP 56
11:38 AM — A Tory MP who voted against same-sex marriage, calling it "arrogant", has announced his defection to UKIP, and will re-stand for his seat in a by-election.
27th August 2014
US: Florida Supreme Court asked to rule on same-sex marriage
11:00 PM — The state Supreme Court in Florida is being asked to decide the constitutionality of the state's same-sex marriage ban.
US: Same-sex marriage debate heating up in the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals 4
5:03 PM — Yesterday, the three-seat US 7th Circuit Court of Appeals heard testimony for Indiana and Wisconsin same-sex marriage bans, and the judges look poised to hand down a federal victory for marriage equality.
US: Christian group begins ‘fasting’ to stop same-sex marriage, but members can still eat food 75
10:39 AM — An anti-gay Christian group has begun a planned 40-day 'fast' to oppose same-sex marriage - but participants are still allowed to eat food.
26th August 2014
US: Judge compares same-sex marriage bans to laws prohibiting interracial marriage 6
7:29 PM — As attorneys general in both Wisconsin and Indiana appealed to have their same-sex marriage bans reinstated, one judge compared the laws to those which banned interracial marriages.