14th February 2015
Stephen Fry quits Twitter to take ‘holiday’ from the spotlight 17
6:43 PM — Actor Stephen Fry has announced his departure from Twitter, as he reportedly plans to take a three-month "holiday" from the spotlight.
Church of England to begin ‘conversations’ on sexuality 40
11:35 AM — The Church of England is set to begin a series of 'shared conversations' aimed at healing a split in the Church surrounding same-sex couples.
12th February 2015
Supreme Court Justice: Same-sex marriage across the US ‘would not take a large adjustment’ 8
5:29 PM — Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Wednesday said she thought the US was ready for same-sex marriage.
Tokyo district will recognise gay relationships for the first time in Japan 6
3:47 PM — For the first time in Japan, a district of Tokyo has announced plans to recognise gay couples' relationships through "partnerships" certificates.
WATCH: Out lesbian Senator Katherine Zappone’s call for marriage equality in Ireland 4
1:12 PM — Katherine Zappone, Ireland’s only out lesbian senator, says the country “stands poised to become a beacon of freedom” if it passes equal marriage.
11th February 2015
Slovenian Parliament debates gender neutral marriage 22
6:40 PM — Slovenia's Parliament has in a groundbreaking move debated same-sex marriage, despite gay and lesbian couples being banned from tying the knot there.
US: Republicans won’t file Supreme Court brief for same-sex marriage case 7
1:36 PM — The GOP has indicated it will file no brief to the Supreme Court, ahead of an upcoming case on same-sex marriage.
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 112
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.