5th March 2014
Congratulations! All Illinois gay couples now have the option to marry 1
2:02 PM — The Attorney General in the US state of Illinois has advised that all gay couples in the state now have the option to marry, despite the state's same-sex marriage law doesn't come into effect until June.
4th March 2014
US: Over 250 gay couples apply to marry in first week marriage licences available in county 1
7:52 PM — Marriage licences have only been available to gay people for a week in Cook County, Illinois, and already 258 couples have applied to marry there.
Update: Kentucky Governor will hire lawyers to appeal ruling to allow out-of-state gay marriages 3
5:56 PM — Despite an announcement by the Kentucky Attorney General that he would not appeal against a ruling to recognise same-sex marriages performed in other states, its Governor has other plans.
US: State of Kentucky accepts ruling that it must recognise out-of-state gay marriages
5:27 PM — The US state of Kentucky won't fight against a ruling made last week which meant the state must immediately recognise out-of-state same-sex marriages.
Comment: Russia must be barred from holding the 2018 World Cup because of its anti-gay law 16
1:55 PM — Writing for PinkNews, James Lavin says Russia should not be allowed to host the 2018 World Cup because of human rights violations against the LGBT community.
3rd March 2014
Michigan clerk says she would issue gay marriage licences if told by a judge 2
7:36 PM — Despite being called in defence of a Michigan law banning same-sex marriage, a county clerk admitted she would issue marriage licences to same-sex couples, if ordered by a judge.
US: Texas men in half-century relationship marry ‘in the name of God’ 6
6:52 PM — A gay couple in the US state of Texas who have been together for 53 years, married before a crowd of hundreds.
London: Gay vicar vows to defy Church marriage ban and marry partner 5
5:35 PM — A north London vicar vows to marry his partner of 14 years despite the risk that he could be thrown out of the Church of England.
‘First public gay wedding’ takes place in Burma 2
3:03 PM — The first traditional and public same-sex 'wedding', has taken place in Burma.
2nd March 2014
US poll: 56% support marriage for same-sex couples 2
4:17 PM — A new poll published recently has found that 56% of Americans support marriage for same-sex couples.
28th February 2014
Michigan same-sex marriage ban challenged in ongoing lawsuit
7:41 PM — A court challenge to Michigan's same-sex marriage ban wrapped up on Friday with a Harvard University professor, an expert on marriage in the US.
What would Freud say about this hilarious anti-gay marriage Texas Senator’s Twitter typo? 15
5:30 PM — When a District Judge in the US state of Texas ruled that a ban on same-sex marriage, this Senator tried to voice his angry opposition.
US: Final order makes Kentucky recognise out-of-state same-sex marriages 1
12:33 PM — The US state of Kentucky must now recognise out-of-state same-sex marriages, a US District Judge ruled in a final order given yesterday.
27th February 2014
Secondary equal marriage legislation passes House of Lords 13
7:31 PM — The secondary legislation needed for same-sex marriages to commence in England and Wales have passed in the House of Lords.
Kentucky asks for delay to order to recognise other-state gay marriages 4
6:35 PM — The Attorney General of the US state of Kentucky has asked for a three month delay on an order requiring the state to recognise out-of-state same-sex couples.
26th February 2014
Texas gay marriage ban is unconstitutional, rules judge 4
7:53 PM — A US District Judge on Wednesday ruled that the state of Texas' same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional.
Poll: Jewish Americans more likely to support equal marriage 17
5:57 PM — According to a recent survey of religious groups, Jewish people are most in favour of equal marriage in the US.
Second Illinois county begins issuing gay marriage licences early
4:20 PM — A second county in the US state of Illinois has begun issuing marriage licences to same-sex couples early.
25th February 2014
US Attorney General: States should be ‘suspicious’ of gay marriage bans
5:53 PM — The US Attorney General Eric Holder has spoken out to say that any state Attorney General should be "suspicious" of any bill which specifically bans gay couples from marrying.
24th February 2014
Opposition to gay relationships in Northern Ireland falls dramatically 8
4:39 PM — The percentage of people opposed to gay relationships in Northern Ireland has dropped from three quarters to a quarter over a period of 25 years.