10th October 2014
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. […]
Philippines: Mayor of largest city backs same-sex marriage 3
11:54 AM — The Mayor of Quezon City in the Philippines has said he "looks forward" to the day equal marriage can be legalised in the country.
Estonia votes to allow gay civil partnerships 27
11:41 AM — The Estonian Parliament has narrowly passed legislation to legalise gay civil partnerships.
8th October 2014
US: Anti-gay marriage group proposes ‘straights only’ civil unions 27
5:50 PM — An anti-gay marriage group in the US has proposed the idea of a new form of union only open to straight couples.
US: Supreme Court justice temporarily blocks same-sex marriage ruling in two states 10
5:22 PM — A Supreme Court Justice has temporarily blocked a ruling which meant same-sex couples could marry in Idaho and Nevada.
US: Federal court rules against gay marriage bans in five more states 2
12:56 PM — A federal appeals court yesterday struck down same-sex marriage bans in a ruling which, if upheld, will mean gay and lesbian couples in five new states to allow gay and lesbian couples to marry there.
UK: Campaigners confront Archbishop of York over discrimination of married gay clergy 7
12:40 PM — Gay rights campaigners have confronted the Archbishop of York for discriminating against chaplain Jeremy Pemberton, who was banned from becoming a priest this year after becoming the UK's first gay clergy.
Evangelical group drops out of Church of England conversations on same-sex couples 34
12:33 PM — A key Evangelical group has dropped out of 'shared conversations' within the Church of England about the Church's future approach to same-sex couples.
Italy: Several mayors to defy Interior Minister’s block on overseas same-sex marriages 3
11:37 AM — Several Italian mayors have pledged disobedience after the Italian Interior Minister announced that he would block the registration of gay marriages contracted overseas.
US: ACLU files motion to allow Florida gay couples to marry 6
10:36 AM — The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a motion to allow gay and lesbian couples to marry in the US state of Florida.
WATCH: Whoopi Goldberg tells gay marriage opponents: ‘It is coming whether you like it or not’ 9
9:47 AM — Whoopi Goldberg has a strong message for Christians who oppose same-sex marriage: "It is coming, whether you are comfortable with it or not."
7th October 2014
Italy: Bologna mayor refuses to annul overseas same-sex marriages 20
3:18 PM — Despite instructions from the Italian Interior Ministry this morning, the Mayor of Bologna has refused to annul the marriages of gay and lesbian couples entered into abroad.