8th July 2014
US: Arizona state and gay couples want judge to rule on same-sex marriage ban without trial
7:03 PM — Both the state of Arizona and gay couples suing it over its same-sex marriage ban, have asked a judge to rule in the case without a trial.
US: Gay couples assert that anti-gay marriage arguments ‘don’t hold water’ in court filing 1
6:34 PM — Arguments against recognising the marriage of some 300 married same-sex couples in Michigan "don't hold water", a court filing argues.
US: Episcopal churches go to court over $500 million in property over gay priests 5
6:04 PM — Several dozen Episcopal churches in the US state of South Carolina are suing the national church over the introduction of gay priests, stating that they should be able to retain property when they leave the church.
7th July 2014
Chair of LGBT Liberal Democrats gets married 16
6:11 PM — The chair of LGBT+ Liberal Democrats and his partner have married.
US: Bishop in lesbian marriage forms new gay-inclusive congregation 4
4:29 PM — A bishop who was forced to resign from her Baptist church after marrying a woman has formed a new congregation.
US: Pennsylvania clerk takes appeal against same-sex marriage to Supreme Court 8
3:40 PM — A Pennsylvania clerk who is fighting for the right to defend the state's already-removed same-sex marriage ban has taken her appeal to the Supreme Court.
Hong Kong: Trans man to legally challenge new transgender marriage law
11:35 AM — A trans man in Hong Kong has launched a legal challenge against a new law that would ban him from marrying unless he undergoes surgery.
6th July 2014
Australia: State voids trans man’s marriage over ‘inconsistent’ documents 33
4:13 PM — An Australian trans man and his wife have had their marriage invalidated, because the state of Victoria won't update his birth certificate.
US: Kentucky Baptist church to host same-sex wedding 2
2:13 PM — A Kentucky Baptist church has made plans to host its first same-sex wedding, despite the state's same-sex marriage ban.
5th July 2014
US: Federal court rejects attempt to appeal against equal marriage in Pennsylvania 3
6:40 PM — An appeals court has rejected a county clerk's attempt to appeal against same-sex marriage in Pennsylvania.
Jersey: Senator attempts to derail equal marriage vote 5
5:01 PM — A Senator in Jersey has been criticized for attempting to derail an upcoming vote on same-sex marriage.
Australia: Football club endorses marriage equality campaign 2
1:48 PM — An Australian rules football club has backed a campaign for marriage equality.
Vice President Joe Biden: Equal marriage is the civil rights issue of our day 4
12:05 PM — Joe Biden has declared that equal marriage is the "civil rights issue of our day", while giving a speech marking Independence Day.
Study: Children raised by same-sex parents are ‘healthier and happier’ 31
11:44 AM — Children raised by same-sex parents are both healthier and happier than others, a study has found.
4th July 2014
US: Colorado Attorney General sues clerk for performing same-sex marriages 9
4:23 PM — Colorado's Attorney General has launched legal action against a clerk who is performing same-sex marriages in defiance of the state's legal ban.
Video: Uber celebrates Pride by marrying 8 gay and straight couples
3:17 PM — Transport firm Uber has celebrated the anniversary of marriage equality in California by providing free weddings to eight couples, gay and straight.
US: Federal appeals court rejects appeal attempt by county clerk against same-sex marriage 2
3:15 PM — A federal appeals court has rejected an attempt by a county clerk to appeal a ruling which made same-sex marriage possible in Pennsylvania.
US: ACLU asks judge to lift stay on same-sex marriage in Wisconsin 1
1:50 PM — The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in Wisconsin has asked a federal judge to lift a stay currently stopping same-sex couples from marrying in the state.
United Nations to recognise same-sex marriage everywhere 3
1:06 PM — The United Nations has announced that it will globally extend its employee benefits to workers in same-sex marriages .
Russell Brand: Opposing equal marriage is pointless, spend time with your loved ones instead 6
11:34 AM — Russell Brand has ridiculed anti-gay activist Dr Ben Carson, advising him to take up gardening and spend more time with his loved ones.