20th February 2015
Date set for Ireland’s same-sex marriage referendum 11
5:23 PM — Ireland has set a provisional date for the country's referendum on same-sex marriage.
Gay murderers to have first same-sex wedding behind bars 66
2:55 PM — The UK could be about to see its first same-sex wedding behind bars, after a pair of men got permission to tie the knot.
President of Finland signs same-sex marriage law 24
1:22 PM — The President of Finland has signed a law legalising gender-neutral marriage - but couples will face a long wait before they are allowed to marry.
19th February 2015
Evangelical Alliance: Christians ditching Tories over same-sex marriage 30
7:10 PM — Tens of thousands of Christians are preparing to ditch their support for the Tories due to same-sex marriage, Evangelical Alliance has claimed.
C4 newsreader Jon Snow voices support for equal marriage ahead of Irish referendum 5
6:15 PM — Channel 4 News presenter Jon Snow has spoken about the Irish same-sex marriage referendum, saying that love between two human beings should be respected “whatever their sex”.
Gay couple allowed to marry in Texas under one-time order
5:08 PM — A gay couples in the US state of Texas have been allowed to marry despite a state-wide ban on same-sex marriage.
9% of MPs highlight same-sex marriage as the Coalition’s most laudable achievement 2
4:51 PM — Same-sex marriage is seen as the third most laudable achievement of the Coalition Government, according to a survey of MPs.
Bishop: Ireland in ‘danger’ of ‘groupthink’ over same-sex marriage 29
4:08 PM — A senior Catholic bishop has warned against the “danger of groupthink” on the upcoming same-sex marriage referendum.
17th February 2015
Committee urges Nepal to legalise equal marriage 5
3:53 PM — A committee in Nepal has urged the country to extend marriage rights to same-sex couples.
16th February 2015
Aww! Paloma Faith helps fan propose to his boyfriend. 2
5:47 PM — The singer recorded a video to help the fan propose on Valentine's day.
Ireland: One in five voters undecided ahead of equal marriage referendum 69
1:10 PM — One in five potential voters in Ireland are still undecided on same-sex marriage, just three months before the country's referendum.
15th February 2015
US: Most Alabama counties now marrying same-sex couples 4
4:02 PM — A majority of counties in Alabama are now issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, despite some remaining holdouts.
Interfaith religious group urges Ireland to pass same-sex marriage 5
2:57 PM — Religious lobbying groups in Ireland have formed a coalition in support of same-sex marriage.
US: Support for same-sex marriage hits record high 13
11:42 AM — A poll has found that support for same-sex marriage in the US has reached a new record high.
14th February 2015
Imitation Game star Benedict Cumberbatch marries fiancée 11
7:13 PM — Actor Benedict Cumberbatch has married his fiancée, Sophie Hunter.
Stephen Fry quits Twitter to take ‘holiday’ from the spotlight 17
6:43 PM — Actor Stephen Fry has announced his departure from Twitter, as he reportedly plans to take a three-month "holiday" from the spotlight.
Church of England to begin ‘conversations’ on sexuality 40
11:35 AM — The Church of England is set to begin a series of 'shared conversations' aimed at healing a split in the Church surrounding same-sex couples.
12th February 2015
Supreme Court Justice: Same-sex marriage across the US ‘would not take a large adjustment’ 8
5:29 PM — Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Wednesday said she thought the US was ready for same-sex marriage.
Tokyo district will recognise gay relationships for the first time in Japan 5
3:47 PM — For the first time in Japan, a district of Tokyo has announced plans to recognise gay couples' relationships through "partnerships" certificates.
WATCH: Out lesbian Senator Katherine Zappone’s call for marriage equality in Ireland 4
1:12 PM — Katherine Zappone, Ireland’s only out lesbian senator, says the country “stands poised to become a beacon of freedom” if it passes equal marriage.