25th June 2014
Journalist: Opponents of equal marriage are not ‘un-British extremists’ 72
3:35 PM — Social conservatives who oppose same-sex marriage risk being unfairly demonised, Muslim campaigner and journalist Myriam Francois-Cerrah claims.
Croatia: Parliament to vote on civil partnership law next month 6
1:30 PM — Croatia's Parliament is set to vote on a civil partnership law next month, after the draft bill finally gained approval.
Church of England denies ‘blacklisting’ clergy who marry same-sex partners 6
12:55 PM — The Church of England has denied that it is keeping a secret blacklist of clergy who have married their same-sex partners.
24th June 2014
Pastor sacked for performing gay son’s wedding reinstated after appeal 1
6:27 PM — The defrocking of a pastor who officiated at his gay son's wedding has been overturned at appeal.
US: Conference of Mayors urges federal courts to allow all gay couples to marry 2
12:44 PM — A group of more than 200 mayors in the US has urged federal courts, including the Supreme Court, to allow all gay couples the right to marry across the US.
Former Archbishop of Canterbury: The state rushed into ‘redefining’ marriage 72
11:10 AM — Lord Williams says he has "no problem" with legal parity for same-sex couples, but claims the state rushed into "redefining" marriage.
23rd June 2014
US: Family Research Council accidentally cites poll proving people are in favour of gay rights 17
8:06 PM — The Family Research Council has accidentally cited a poll which found people were overwhelmingly in favour of workplace discrimination laws, while trying to argue against them.
UK government bans teaching creationism as science in all state schools 39
7:18 PM — The British Government has banned the teaching of creationism as science in all academies and free schools.
US: Republican candidate compares same-sex marriage to polygamy 10
6:49 PM — A Republican candidate for the House in Washington state has compared same-sex marriage with polygamy.
US: Alaska claims same-sex marriage ban doesn’t violate any rights 9
6:46 PM — The state of Alaska has filed a brief defending its same-sex marriage ban, claiming that it does not violate the rights of any couples.
US: Bill Clinton to pay tribute to gay rights heroes in televised message 4
5:56 PM — Bill Clinton is to back gay rights in a televised message this week, to mark the first anniversary of the repeal of DOMA.
Republican Senator: We have to get over same-sex marriage and focus on other issues 2
5:22 PM — A Republican Senator has urged his party to get over issues such as same-sex marriage, in order to get ahead at the upcoming elections.
22nd June 2014
US: Gay congressman marries same-sex partner 2
2:47 PM — A Democratic congressman has married his same-sex partner, becoming only the second ever to do so while in office.
London: Gay vicar defies Church to marry same-sex partner 19
1:55 PM — A popular London vicar has married his same-sex partner, in defiance of the Church of England's gay marriage ban.
UK: First gay clergy to marry ‘fired’ by Bishop 24
11:52 AM — The first gay clergy to marry in the UK has had his permission to operate revoked by a Bishop.
20th June 2014
US: Obama urinal cakes at conference of anti-equal marriage Christian group 36
8:22 PM — A Christian Republican group that works to oppose same-sex marriage has Barack Obama urinal cakes at its national conference.
US: Arkansas Legislative Council claims judge ‘abused authority’ by striking down marriage ban 1
7:16 PM — The Arkansas Legislative Council has approved a resolution condemning the judge who struck down the state's same-sex marriage ban.
Defrocked pastor who performed gay son’s wedding begins appeal 5
6:40 PM — A pastor who was defrocked by his church for officiating at his gay son’s wedding begins an appeal to get his job back today.
US: Louisville Mayor comes out in support of same-sex marriage 1
5:13 PM — The mayor of Louisville, Kentucky, has officially come out in support of same-sex marriage.
Rick Santorum: Same-sex marriage hurts the economy by destroying families 12
4:28 PM — Failed Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum has claimed that same-sex marriage would hurt the economy.