8th January 2015
Over 1,400 same-sex marriage licences issued in Florida in two days 4
6:02 PM — Just under 1,400 marriage licences were issued to same-sex couples in 28 counties in the US state of Florida in the first two days since the same-sex marriage ban was lifted there.
Vietnam abolishes ban on same-sex marriage 4
11:26 AM — The Vietnamese government repealed a ban on same-sex marriage on New Year's Day.
7th January 2015
Italy: Court for the first time recognises child born to gay couple
5:49 PM — For the first time an Italian court has legally recognised a child born to a gay couple.
Florida AG who fought against equality: ‘Best wishes’ to newlywed gays 16
4:48 PM — Florida's Attorney General Pam Bondi - who led a crusade to block same-sex marriage - has given her "best wishes" to gay couples who have now married.
Archbishop tells employees they will be fired for supporting same-sex marriage 35
4:25 PM — The Archbishop of Miami has sent a letter to his employees telling them they could be fired for publicly supporting same-sex marriage.
6th January 2015
Macedonia to ban same-sex marriage 26
12:28 PM — Politicians in the Macedonian Assembly have voted to ban same-sex marriage.
Catholic bishops: Equal marriage in Florida ‘threatens religious liberty’ 44
12:03 PM — Florida’s Catholic bishops have blasted a federal judge’s decision to overturn a state constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.
Comment: Beyond gay marriage – the next goal 9
11:14 AM — Peter McGraith says the focus now should be on the lack of marriage equality in Northern Ireland.
Stephen Fry engaged to marry stand-up comedian Elliott Spencer 35
9:41 AM — Stephen Fry has announced that he is to marry his boyfriend standup comic Elliott Spencer
Congratulations! All gay couples in Florida can now marry 5
5:00 AM — After several months of confusion, all same-sex couples in the US state of Florida can finally marry.
5th January 2015
Congratulations! First same-sex couples marry in Florida 4
7:48 PM — The first same-sex couples have married in Miami-Dade County, Florida, ahead of a legal deadline bringing equal marriage across the state.
Same-sex weddings to start imminently in Miami-Dade, Florida
5:38 PM — One county in the US state of Florida is to allow same-sex couples to marry 10 hours ahead of the rest of the counties in the state.
Jeb Bush: Same-sex marriage should be up to states to decide 18
12:20 PM — Republican Jeb Bush has claimed that same-sex marriage should be left to states to decide.
Irish Minister: Don’t take it for granted that same-sex marriage referendum will pass 1
11:44 AM — The Irish Minister for Justice has warned people not to take it for granted that same-sex marriage will pass an upcoming referendum.
4th January 2015
Dominican Republic ‘won’t recognise’ same-sex wedding at British embassy 20
2:58 PM — The Dominican Republic will not recognise the marriage of a same-sex couple, after the pair were allowed to wed at the British embassy.
David Cameron: I get lots of invites to same-sex weddings, I’ll go to one soon 4
12:00 PM — Prime Minister David Cameron has revealed that he receives lots of invites to same-sex wedding ceremonies.
3rd January 2015
US: Anti-gay marriage group’s lonely Twitter feed shows how far they’ve sunk 27
3:07 PM — The National Organisation for Marriage - once the primary opponent to same-sex marriage in America - can now only find a handful of people to agree with it.
Irish archbishop speaks out against same-sex marriage ahead of referendum 99
2:54 PM — Ireland's most senior Catholic archbishop has spoken out against same-sex marriage, ahead of the country's referendum.
One in eight Paris weddings now for same-sex couples 2
12:45 PM — Statistics have revealed that Paris is becoming a hub for same-sex weddings in France.
US: Idaho governor claims same-sex weddings ‘increase crime’ 54
12:16 PM — Idaho's Governor has launched a court appeal to try and re-ban same-sex marriage, three months after weddings started.