20th December 2014
US: Twice-divorced Florida AG concedes defeat in crusade against same-sex marriage 18
12:40 PM — Florida’s Attorney General Pam Bondi, who has divorced twice, has finally conceded defeat in her crusade to stop same-sex weddings.
Labour pledges to introduce humanist weddings 19
12:22 PM — The Labour party has pledged to introduce humanist weddings in England and Wales.
Government blocks humanist weddings, after review finds ‘majority’ in favour 15
12:05 PM — The government will not move to introduce humanist marriages - despite a review finding that a majority of the public were in favour.
US Supreme Court will not block same-sex weddings in Florida 9
12:57 AM — The US Supreme Court has refused to block same-sex marriages in Florida, making it the latest state where same-sex couples will be able to marry.
19th December 2014
This twice-divorced Florida politician is trying to stall same-sex weddings 29
11:43 AM — Florida's Attorney General Pam Bondi - who has divorced two husbands - has made a desperate attempt to halt impending same-sex weddings.
Poland: Bill to legalise gay registered partnerships fails for a third time 6
9:47 AM — For the third time, a bill to allow gender-neutral registered partnerships has been rejected in Poland.
18th December 2014
US: Florida grants first divorce to gay couple 1
12:57 PM — A same-sex couple has been granted a divorce for the first time in the US state of Florida.
Elton John and David Furnish to marry this weekend 6
9:59 AM — Sir Elton John and his civil partner David Furnish are set to convert their civil partnership to marriage this weekend.
16th December 2014
Jeb Bush, who called same-sex marriage ‘a distraction’, hints at 2016 presidential run 14
5:47 PM — Jeb Bush, who has a dubious record on LGBT rights, has announced he will "actively explore" a run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016.
Northern Ireland is now the only place in the UK where gays can’t marry 49
4:39 PM — As the first same-sex wedding ceremonies took place in Scotland today, and many others gave notice to marry on New Year's Eve, Northern Ireland became the only place in the UK where gay and lesbian couples can't tie the knot.
Ireland: Cabinet discusses equal marriage referendum 42
11:06 AM — The Irish government is discussing the country’s same-sex marriage referendum at a meeting of the cabinet.
Just 17 percent of Scots now oppose equal marriage, as first couples wed 9
12:04 AM — Less than two in ten Scots remain opposed to same-sex marriage in Scotland, as the country's marriage law comes into effect.
CONGRATULATIONS! Scots in civil partnerships can now marry 6
12:01 AM — Same-sex marriage is now legal in Scotland, after a law passed earlier this year came into effect.
15th December 2014
US: Pastor gets death threats for performing same-sex weddings 6
10:45 AM — A pastor in the US state of Kansas has said she won't give in to death threats she has received for officiating at same-sex marriages in the state.
13th December 2014
Sir Elton John to marry David Furnish next week in ‘low-key’ ceremony 3
7:19 PM — Sir Elton John is expected to marry his partner David Furnish next week, in a "small and intimate" ceremony.
12th December 2014
US: Texas judge refuses bid to allow same-sex marriage in time for Christmas 2
5:29 PM — An appeal to allow same-sex marriage in Texas in time for Christmas has failed, after a judge refused to lift the ban.
West London Synagogue celebrates religious same-sex weddings 16
2:04 PM — West London Synagogue has carried out its first same-sex weddings since the final regulations governing ceremonies came into place.
US: Kansas issues gender-neutral marriage forms
9:08 AM — The US state of Kansas has begun issuing gender-neutral marriage forms amid a battle around same-sex marriage.
11th December 2014
Pope Francis: Parents must support gay children 88
6:00 PM — Pope Francis says the Catholic Church must help parents to stand by their gay children – but that same-sex marriage “never crossed the minds” of bishops when they gathered at the Vatican in October.
Scotland’s Episcopal Church tells clergy: Don’t be tempted to marry gays 8
3:24 PM — Scotland’s Episcopal Church is reiterating its warning to clergy not to marry same-sex couples as equal marriage comes into force in the country at the end of this month.