13th October 2014
Vatican document: Gay people have ‘gifts and qualities to offer’ 55
2:48 PM — The Roman Catholic Church must find a "fraternal space" for gay people, a Vatican document has said.
US: Republican Mike Huckabee says equal marriage is a ‘betrayal of our constitution’ 13
1:49 PM — Former Arkansas Governor Mark Huckabee has told Republican party members to "grow a spine" and oppose equal marriage legislation, which he says betrays the constitution.
Seoul mayor hopes South Korea ‘will be the first’ Asian nation to allow equal marriage 4
11:45 AM — In a first for mainstream politics in South Korea, Seoul mayor Park Won-soon has spoken publicly to endorse same-sex marriage.
CONGRATULATIONS Scotland: Gay couples set to marry from New Year’s Eve 10
8:44 AM — The date the first gay and lesbian couples will be able to marry in Scotland has been announced as New Year's Eve 2014.
12th October 2014
Ireland: Poll suggests landslide victory in upcoming equal marriage referendum 15
7:13 PM — An upcoming referendum on same-sex marriage could result in a landslide victory for marriage equality, a poll has found.
Texas Attorney General: Banning same-sex marriage reduces number of unwed mothers 46
2:29 PM — Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has bizarrely claimed that banning same-sex marriage reduces the number of unwed mothers.
Australia: Tasmanian Liberal party condemned for voting to oppose equal marriage 9
11:55 AM — The Tasmanian Liberal party has passed a motion reaffirming the party's opposition to same-sex marriage.
11th October 2014
US: Idaho clerk begins marrying same-sex couples
2:19 PM — Same-sex couples have begun to marry in some parts of Idaho, after a court overturned the state's marriage ban.
US: First same-sex couples marry in North Carolina after marriage ban struck down
12:53 PM — The first same-sex couples have married in North Carolina, after a judge struck down the state's same-sex marriage ban.
10th October 2014
US: First gay couple weds in ‘God Hates Fags’ church’s home state 7
7:30 PM — The first same-sex weddings have taken place in the home state of the Westboro Baptist Church.
Catholic cardinal: We will never bless same-sex couples 95
6:39 PM — A leading Catholic cardinal has said that the Church will "never" bless weddings for same-sex couples.
US: First marriage licence issued to gay couple in Kansas 1
4:44 PM — A court office in the US state of Kansas has become the first to issue a marriage licence to a same-sex couple.
US: Utah Republican attempting to change law to call same-sex marriages ‘pairages’ 19
4:35 PM — A Utah Republican is attempting to change the word for same-sex marriage to 'pairage' - to keep them distinct from straight couples.
US: Chris Christie says equal marriage should not be ‘imposed from the Supreme Court’ 17
2:48 PM — Republican New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has said each US State “should have the ability to decide on their own” whether to make same-sex marriage legal.
Taiwan: Taipei mayoral candidate found not guilty of defaming President as gay
12:40 PM — Taipei mayoral candidate Neil Peng has been found not guilty of defamation after repeatedly calling out the President's "special relationship" with his aide.
US: Republican Mike Huckabee threatens to ‘become independent’ over equal marriage 6
11:45 AM — Former Arkansas Governor Mark Huckabee has said he is "utterly exasperated" with Republicans for abdicating on same-sex marriage.
Have you ever wanted a gay Las Vegas wedding? Now is your chance
10:00 AM — Have you ever felt disappointed that you couldn't go and have a shotgun wedding in Vegas? Well get on a plane because now you can.
9th October 2014
Lynne Featherstone: I still get teary when people say thank you for equal marriage 2
6:05 PM — Lib Dem minister Lynne Featherstone told her party’s conference this week that she gets emotional when people express gratitude for same-sex marriage.
Ireland: Fine Gael Councillor calls on Bishop to make up for ‘disgraceful’ anti-gay comments 8
1:53 PM — The Fine Gael Councillor for Galway West has condemned the actions of a Catholic Bishop who recently filed a complaint against a religious charity which awarded a grant to an LGBT community centre.
US: Nevada Senator proposes on live TV 1
12:19 PM — The Nevada Senator Kelvin Atkinson celebrated the legalisation of same-sex marriage in his state by proposing to his partner immediately after the ban was overturned. Same-sex marriage was legalised in Idaho and Nevada on Tuesday, when the Court rejected the argument that same-sex marriages devalued the traditional marriage or lead to out of wedlock births. […]