11th February 2015
Italy: Highest appeals court rejects same-sex marriage 17
10:46 AM — According to Italy's highest appeals court, same-sex couples have no right to marriage, as there is nothing in the Italian constitution requiring the Government to grant such rights.
Obama predicts Supreme Court will soon end ‘patchwork’ same-sex marriage laws 13
10:18 AM — President Barack Obama has predicted that the Supreme Court will soon make a ruling in favour of same-sex marriage, saying "it doesn't make sense" to have a "patchwork system".
10th February 2015
Poll: 43% of Americans ‘uncomfortable’ bringing a child to a same-sex wedding 33
10:51 AM — Research by GLAAD shows some non-LGBT Americans still report substantial levels of discomfort with LGBT co-workers, family, and neighbours, despite historic legal progress for marriage equality.
9th February 2015
Congratulations! First same-sex couples marry in Alabama 15
4:10 PM — Couples in Alabama got married today after the Supreme Court refused to block same-sex marriage in the state.
UKIP candidate: I wouldn’t be surprised if UKIP wants to repeal same-sex marriage 96
12:27 PM — A UKIP candidate in Cambridgeshire has admitted she "wouldn't be surprised" if her party has considered plans to repeal same-sex marriage.
8th February 2015
Anti-gay marriage Australian PM Tony Abbott faces leadership challenge 20
7:23 PM — Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott - who is a strong opponent of same-sex marriage - is facing a potential leadership challenge.
US: Same-sex weddings set to begin tomorrow in Alabama 9
5:21 PM — Same-sex weddings are set to begin tomorrow in some parts of Alabama - though some probate judges are refusing to comply.
The Queen thinks same-sex marriage is wonderful, Stephen Fry claims 110
3:32 PM — Stephen Fry has recounted a story of the Queen remarking that same-sex marriage is "wonderful".
US: Lesbian who fought for same-sex marriage in Indiana dies 2
2:33 PM — A woman who successfully sued for the recognition of her same-sex marriage in Indiana has died.
Slovakia: Referendum to reinforce same-sex marriage ban fails 14
11:26 AM — Slovakia's referendum to ban same-sex marriage and adoption has been declared invalid, as it failed to meet the required turnout.
7th February 2015
Ireland: Gay Byrne backs gay marriage 4
2:01 PM — Irish TV host Gay Byrne has confirmed his support for same-sex marriage.
Orange is the New Black star Lea DeLaria announces engagement
1:29 PM — Orange is the New Black star Lea DeLaria has announced her engagement to partner Chelsea Fairless.
5th February 2015
Pope backs Slovakia referendum against equal marriage and gay adoption rights 68
5:53 PM — Pope Francis has given his blessing to a referendum that would ban marriage and adoption rights for same-sex couples in Slovakia.
Sir Alan Duncan defends Tory MP who warned of ‘aggressive homosexuals’ 18
4:57 PM — Sir Alan Duncan has laughed off Tory MP Sir Gerald Howarth's infamous rant about "the aggressive homosexual community" by saying "that’s very Gerald".
WATCH: Sam Smith reveals moving new pro-marriage equality video 3
3:14 PM — Sam Smith has revealed the new video for his song 'Lay Me Down' which he has dedicated to the hope that "one day gay men and women and trans men and women all over the world will be able to get married."
3rd February 2015
Judge refuses to extend block on gay couples marrying in Alabama 2
7:15 PM — A judge has refused to extend a block on same-sex couples marrying in the US state of Alabama.
US: Federal appeals court agrees to hear same-sex marriage cases in 3 states 3
6:48 PM — A further three states which are defending their same-sex marriage bans will have their cases heard by a federal appeals court this spring.
Evangelical megachurch announces support for same-sex marriage 23
11:42 AM — A US evangelical megachurch has in a surprise move announced support for same-sex marriage, and to fully include LGBT people in its congregation.
2nd February 2015
Watch: Irish homophobe gets rap remix 7
7:52 PM — An Irish man who made an awkward slip during a same-sex marriage debate now has his own remix.
Obama’s budget proposal includes social security benefits for all couples gay or straight 3
7:45 PM — President Barack Obama has unveiled a new budget proposal, which includes changes to social security which would mean all couples, gay or straight, would be eligible for spousal benefits.