25th July 2014
Italy: Second largest bank recognises same-sex marriages with equal leave 1
1:49 PM — The second largest bank in Italy has gone against the country's current non-recognition of same-sex marriage, to offer marital leave to same-sex couples so they can wed.
24th July 2014
US: Arizona attorneys say same-sex marriage is not valid because couples cannot reproduce 18
11:18 PM — Arizona attorneys defend the state's same-sex marriage ban in court documents by saying it is justified because same-sex couples cannot reproduce without the help of a third person.
US: Legal briefs filed in Indiana and Wisconsin cases are majority anti-gay
11:12 PM — Marriage equality opponents have filed legal briefs citing everything from political theory to social stability to biblical text in the federal court cases concerning Indiana and Wisconsin's same-sex marriage bans.
Peter Tatchell: I am considering outing bishops who discipline married gay clergy 87
5:39 PM — Peter Tatchell has threatened to name prominent gay bishops, if they discipline members of the clergy who have entered into same-sex marriages.
US: Florida appeals court won’t lift same-sex marriage stay 1
5:22 PM — A Florida appeals court declined to intervene in the same-sex marriage case in Monroe County on Wednesday.
US: Colorado same-sex marriage ban struck down
12:40 PM — Colorado's same-sex marriage ban has been declared unconstitutional by a judge.
US: Christian group ‘fasting’ to oppose same-sex marriage says members can still eat food 104
12:18 PM — A Christian group that is planning a 'fast' in opposition to same-sex marriage has claimed that members don't actually have to stop eating food to take part.
23rd July 2014
Commonwealth Games opening ceremony celebrates equality with John Barrowman gay kiss 85
10:08 PM — The opening ceremony of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games this evening featured a kiss between actor John Barrowman and a male dancer, in celebration of equality in Scotland.
US: Wisconsin Attorney General says there is no fundamental right to same-sex marriage 15
9:51 PM — Wisconsin's Attorney General compared same-sex marriage to abortion Wednesday, arguing there is no fundamental right to either and calling state laws defining marriage as between one man and one woman “reasonable.”
US: Colorado judge rules once again that Boulder clerk can issue same-sex marriage licenses
8:48 PM — A Colorado state judge has again refused to stop Boulder’s clerk from issuing same-sex marriage licenses.
US: North Dakota couples ask judge to bypass trial in same-sex marriage lawsuit
6:26 PM — Seven same-sex couples challenging North Dakota's same-sex marriage ban are asking a judge to bypass a trial and issue an immediate ruling.
Petition calls for change of civil partnership conversion regulations 14
12:48 PM — A petition has been started to urge the Government to reconsider strict regulations which mean those converting a civil partnership to marriage do not receive a marriage certificate.
US: Indiana couples object to request for full appeals court panel in gay marriage ban challenge 1
12:20 PM — Gay and lesbian couples challenging Indiana's ban on same-sex marriage have voiced opposition to a request from the state to have a full appeals court panel hear the case.
22nd July 2014
US: Susan Sarandon supports marriage equality in new HRC video 1
10:57 PM — Susan Sarandon has voiced her support for marriage equality in a “Americans For Marriage Equality” video by the Human Rights Campaign.
US: Republican congressman announces support of same-sex marriage 2
7:36 PM — Yesterday, newly-elected US Representative David Jolly — a Florida Republican — expressed his support of same-sex marriage.
US: Colorado county clerk agrees to stop issuing same-sex marriage licenses 2
5:06 PM — Hillary Hall, the county clerk who issued over three dozen same-sex marriage licenses in Boulder, Colorado, has reluctantly agreed to stop.
Mike Freer becomes Parliamentary Private Secretary to Nick Boles 1
4:10 PM — Out Tory MP Mike Freer has become the Parliamentary Private Secretary to Nick Boles, the Minister tasked with implementing same-sex marriage.
Gloria De Piero: Restrictions on civil partnership conversion are ‘discriminatory and unfair’ 51
3:01 PM — Labour's Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities Gloria De Piero has voiced concern over the regulations for converting civil partnerships to marriage, where the ceremonies can take place, and a lack of a marriage certificate for those couples.
US: Colorado same-sex marriage ban arguments to be heard by federal judge
1:56 PM — A federal judge will today begin to hear arguments from couples who seek to overturn the state of Colorado's same-sex marriage ban.
US: Georgia seeks to have lawsuit challenging gay marriage ban thrown out 4
12:39 PM — The Attorney General in the US state of Georgia has asked a judge to throw out a lawsuit challenging the state's same-sex marriage ban.