7th July 2014
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.
US: Wisconsin Governor fought for marriage ban while his son served as witness at gay wedding 3
10:46 AM — The son of the Governor of Wisconsin served as a witness at a family same-sex wedding last month, despite his father supporting efforts to put a same-sex marriage ban back in place.
3rd July 2014
US: Colorado officials ask court to declare same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional 1
9:20 PM — Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper and Republican Attorney General John Suthers asked a federal court Wednesday to issue an injunction declaring Colorado’s same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional.
US: Arguments heard in Florida same-sex marriage case
6:07 PM — Attorneys for six same-sex Florida couples, the state of Florida, and supporters of the state's current same-sex marriage ban met in court Wednesday in a lawsuit that looks to bring equal marriage to the state.
US Judge: Those who say gay marriage is bad for the economy ‘are not serious people’ 4
4:37 PM — A federal judge who recently struck down Kentucky's same-sex marriage ban has said those who argue that because gay couples cannot procreate, same-sex marriage does not benefit the economy, "are not serious people".
Italy: Interior Minister ‘open’ to gay civil unions, but remains against equal marriage and adoption 5
3:52 PM — In a mixed bag of comments on Thursday, Italian Interior Minister Angelino Alfano, appeared to suggest he was "open" to the idea of introducing civil partnerships, including for gay couples.