12th December 2014
US: Kansas issues gender-neutral marriage forms
9:08 AM — The US state of Kansas has begun issuing gender-neutral marriage forms amid a battle around same-sex marriage.
11th December 2014
Pope Francis: Parents must support gay children 88
6:00 PM — Pope Francis says the Catholic Church must help parents to stand by their gay children – but that same-sex marriage “never crossed the minds” of bishops when they gathered at the Vatican in October.
Scotland’s Episcopal Church tells clergy: Don’t be tempted to marry gays 8
3:24 PM — Scotland’s Episcopal Church is reiterating its warning to clergy not to marry same-sex couples as equal marriage comes into force in the country at the end of this month.
After half a century of waiting – this gay couple were finally allowed to tie the knot 5
2:10 PM — While many same-sex couples celebrated as they converted their civil partnerships to marriage starting yesterday, one couple had waited longer than most.
Australia gets its first openly gay Chief Minister 1
12:14 PM — An Australian Labor Party politician has become the country's first openly gay government leader.
10th December 2014
Comment: The struggle for relationship equality is not over – it’s time to open civil partnerships to all 11
5:42 PM — Charles Keidan and Rebecca Steinfeld write for PinkNews on the arguments for keeping civil partnerships, ironing out the lingering inequalities between same- and opposite-sex marriages, and why we need to open civil partnerships to all to achieve full relationship equality.
BBC features anti-gay campaigner to discuss first day of civil partnership conversions 59
5:33 PM — A BBC local breakfast programme this morning, in a segment about the new same-sex marriage law in England and Wales, featured an anti-gay campaigner who said same-sex marriage is a "falsehood and a fabrication".
Comedian Sandi Toksvig marries partner Debbie 16
3:54 PM — Comedian Sandi Toksvig and partner Debbie have converted their civil partnership to a marriage - in their third wedding ceremony.
Comment: Why we will not be converting our civil partnership to marriage 18
3:31 PM — Gaby Charing, 70, and Liz Day, 64, registered their civil partnership on 21 December 2005. They feel strongly about not wanting to convert to marriage and writing for PinkNews, Gaby explains why.
Mary Portas marries partner Melanie Rickey
3:28 PM — Retail guru Mary Portas has become of the first people to convert her civil partnership to a marriage.
Grassroots Conservatives: David Cameron won’t win a majority in 2015 due to same-sex marriage 24
3:26 PM — The Chairman of Grassroots Conservatives says David Cameron’s support for same-sex marriage means the party “has little chance of winning a majority at the general election”.
Ed Miliband: Today marks another milestone in marriage equality
2:47 PM — Ed Miliband has congratulated all couples converting their civil partnerships to marriage, saying we have "reached another milestone in marriage equality.
Japan: Zen Buddhist temple offers same-sex wedding ceremonies 1
2:12 PM — A Zen Buddhist temple in Kyoto has become one of the first to offer same-sex weddings - even though they aren't recognised in Japan.
Comment: Why I am happy to be able to call my marriage a marriage 7
12:30 PM — Tory MP Mike Freer writes for PinkNews on why it is important to him to be able to convert his civil partnership to marriage.
Illinois music director suing church that fired him for getting engaged 4
12:22 PM — An Illinois music director is suing the Catholic church, after he was sacked for announcing his intention to marry his male partner.
Nick Clegg: Same-sex marriage sends a message of LGBT solidarity around the world 2
8:52 AM — Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has congratulated same-sex couples converting their civil partnerships to marriage today and in the future.
It’s official couples in civil partnerships can now MARRY! 9
12:46 AM — From today all couples have the right to marry in England and Wales as the first civil partnership conversion ceremonies take place.
Nicky Morgan & Nick Boles: The green light for all couples to marry 10
12:25 AM — Writing exclusively for PinkNews, the Education Secretary and Minister for Women and Equalities Nicky Morgan and the Equalities and Skills Minister Nick Boles explain why today will go down in LGBT rights history.
9th December 2014
Five times Elton John did something more significant than fall off a chair 9
4:58 PM — If you have been online in the past 24 hours (presumably you have otherwise how are you reading this?) you can't have missed the now viral footage of Sir Elton John falling off a chair.
Transport for London rolls out rainbow crossing for civil partnership conversion date 8
12:15 PM — Transport for London is set to once again roll out London’s first ever rainbow crossing in Trafalgar Square, to mark the moment that same-sex couples can convert their civil partnerships into marriages.