7th June 2014
US: Lawsuit challenges North Dakota’s same-sex marriage ban 1
12:52 AM — A lawsuit has been filed in the US state of North Dakota, challenging the state's ban on same-sex marriage.
US: Wisconsin Attorney General seeks emergency stay to stop same-sex marriages 36
12:42 AM — The Attorney General in the US state of Wisconsin has asked for an emergency stay to be put in place to stop gay and lesbian couples from marrying in the state.
US: Wisconsin’s same-sex marriage ban struck down 2
12:29 AM — A federal judge has struck down the US state of Wisconsin's same-sex marriage ban.
6th June 2014
DOMA plaintiff Edith Windsor hopes that same-sex marriage will be legal across the US by 2024 8
7:26 PM — Edith Windsor, a plaintiff in the Supreme Court lawsuit which struck down the Defense of Marriage Act last year, has said she thinks same-sex marriage will be legal across the US by 2024.
Poll: US voters split on whether same-sex marriage is a constitutional right 4
7:13 PM — A new poll has found that voters in the US are evenly divided on whether or not same-sex couples have the right to marry under the US Constitution.
Catholics who oppose gay marriage should vote DUP, says Health Minister 44
1:37 PM — Edwin Poots says his party’s opposition to same-sex marriage makes it a good choice for social conservative Catholics.
5th June 2014
UK: Big Brother topless model claims same-sex marriage is ‘just not right’ 90
10:26 PM — A Big Brother contestant who works as a topless model claims her Catholic upbringing taught her same-sex marriage is "just not right".
US: Rights groups urge rejection of Obama-nominated judge opposed to equal marriage
8:50 PM — Pro-gay groups are urging the Senate to block Barack Obama's appointment of a district judge who opposes same-sex marriage.
US: Washington state clarifies that health benefits must be offered to gay spouses
7:09 PM — The US state of Washington has released a letter reminding companies that health benefits must be provided to same-sex married couples.
Jamaican newspaper: Banning same-sex marriage is hypocritical 4
12:37 PM — A leading newspaper in Jamaica has questioned the country’s ban on same-sex marriage, saying it amounts to “hypocrisy”.
4th June 2014
US: NOM’s bid to halt Oregon same-sex marriages rejected by Supreme Court 5
10:14 PM — The National Organisation for Marriage's bid to halt same-sex marriages in Oregon has been rejected.
US: Two-thirds of same-sex marriage licences in Minnesotan county are for North Dakotans
7:17 PM — Almost two-thirds of same-sex marriage licences in a Minnesota county bordering North Dakota, were issued to same-sex couples with at least one resident of the North Dakota.
Judge denies anti-gay group’s request to join gay marriage ban defence
7:04 PM — A judge in Miami has denied a request by the anti-gay legal organisation Liberty Counsel, to join the defence of the state of Florida's ban on same-sex marriage.
Chief Justice of South Africa: I will protect gay rights despite being against equal marriage 8
6:14 PM — South Africa’s most senior judge who believes “a man should marry a woman” has vowed to protect the rights of all gay citizens.
Slovak constitution amended to specifically ban same-sex relationships 14
5:22 PM — The constitution of Slovakia has been amended to define marriage as specifically the "unique bond between a man and a woman".
Russian politician tells UK: Why not allow ‘monkeys and perverts’ to marry? 59
4:15 PM — A homophobic Russian politician has taken a dim view of Britain allowing gay nationals to marry at its embassy in Moscow.
3rd June 2014
Gay couples can now marry at 23 British consulates worldwide 14
6:37 PM — Same-sex couples will now be able to marry at British consulates in 23 countries.
US: Twice-divorced Florida Attorney General defends claim that same-sex marriage will ’cause harm’ 18
5:09 PM — Florida's Attorney General Pam Bondi, who is married to her third husband, has defended her claim in a legal brief that same-sex marriage will cause 'harm'.
Israel: Justice Minister officiates ‘illegal’ same-sex wedding 6
4:43 PM — Israel's Justice Minister has officiated a gay wedding, despite same-sex marriage not being legal in the country.
Netherlands: Same-sex wedding ‘opt out’ for officials removed 3
3:36 PM — A loophole which allowed officials to opt out of performing same-sex weddings in the Netherlands will be removed.