4th December 2014
New gender recognition rules to begin on 10 December 6
1:22 PM — The gender recognition provisions of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act come into force on December 10th in England and Wales.
Nicky Morgan: I stand by vote against same-sex marriage but I’d probably vote for it now 44
11:42 AM — Minister for Women and Equalities Nicky Morgan says she stands by her decision to vote against same-sex marriage and that she feels Britain is “a basically Christian country”.
US: Same-sex marriages could begin to take place in Florida soon 2
9:15 AM — After a federal appeals court refused to extend a stay preventing same-sex couples from marrying in Florida, the first weddings could take place from the new year.
3rd December 2014
Greek justice minister: It is ‘dangerous’ to talk about same-sex adoption and marriage 15
10:36 AM — The Greek justice minister has been widely criticised for condemning same-sex marriage, saying it would not be possible in the country because its citizens "respect traditions" and "human nature".
1st December 2014
Thousands quit Finnish church after Archbishop ‘welcomes’ same-sex marriage 21
6:52 PM — Thousands of people have left Finland's biggest church, after its head signalled his support for same-sex marriage.
Australian PM refuses to back free vote on same-sex marriage bill 26
5:37 PM — Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has refused to back a free vote for MPs on an upcoming same-sex marriage bill.
29th November 2014
Baroness Brinton elected Liberal Democrat President
6:11 PM — Vocal equal marriage supporter Baroness Brinton has been elected as the new President of the Liberal Democrats.
Finland: Church head welcomes same-sex marriage vote 18
5:03 PM — The head of the largest religious denomination in Finland has praised the country's passage of same-sex marriage.
28th November 2014
Jersey: Same-sex marriage bill won’t include ‘spousal veto’ for trans people 4
7:59 PM — Jersey's planned equal marriage bill will exclude a controversial 'spousal veto' clause, which can stop trans people gaining legal gender recognition.
Finland’s Parliament votes to allow same-sex marriage 38
12:05 PM — A petition has been started calling for all anti-gay legislation to be scrapped in Uganda.
27th November 2014
Slovakia to hold referendum on same-sex marriage in 2015 49
3:26 PM — The Slovakian President has announced that the country will hold a referendum on same-sex marriage early next year.
26th November 2014
UK: Coalition for Marriage still wants to void all same-sex marriages 26
4:32 PM — The Coalition for Marriage is still calling for same-sex marriages to be voided in England and Wales.
Finnish Parliament prepares for close vote on same-sex marriage 20
1:05 PM — The Finnish Parliament is set for a vote on Friday on a proposal which would make marriage gender-neutral, and extend marriage rights to gay and lesbian couples.
Ireland: Thousands register to vote ahead of marriage referendum 3
1:03 PM — Thousands of people have been registered to vote in Ireland, ahead of the country's planned referendum on same-sex marriage.
US: Arkansas and Mississippi overturn bans on same-sex marriage 1
11:52 AM — Judges in two states have separately struck down bans on same-sex marriage on the same day.
25th November 2014
Australian politician to introduce same-sex marriage bill 14
5:29 PM — Senator David Leyonhjelm is expected to bring a bill before Australia’s upper house on Wednesday that could pave the way for same-sex marriage in the country.
US: Michigan Attorney General asks Supreme Court to stop gay couples from marrying 21
11:10 AM — The Attorney General of the US state of Michigan has stepped up his opposition to same-sex marriage, taking the fight to the Supreme Court.
US: Texas couples ask judge to allow same-sex couples to marry immediately
9:41 AM — Two couples in the US state of Texas have asked a federal judge to rule to allow same-sex couples to marry immediately.
24th November 2014
Mexico: State’s planned first gay wedding scuppered by bomb threat 3
7:37 PM — The first gay wedding that was set to take place in the Mexican state of Baja California was scuppered by a bomb threat.
US: Texas couples file appeal for same-sex marriage ‘in time for Christmas’
7:02 PM — Couples in Texas have filed an appeal which could allow same-sex marriages to begin in the state immediately.