22nd May 2015
Irish people abroad are heading home to vote for same-sex marriage 2
12:54 PM — Irish citizens from across the UK and the world are heading back to their home country to vote for same-sex marriage.
Judge reaffirms that gays can marry in Alabama then puts her ruling on hold 1
8:41 AM — A federal judge has again ruled that same-sex couples in the US state of Alabama should be allowed to marry, before putting the ruling on hold.
Polls open across Ireland for same-sex marriage referendum 7
7:01 AM — Polls have opened across Ireland for a referendum to decide whether same-sex marriage should be legal.
21st May 2015
Why Ireland is voting on same-sex marriage tomorrow 19
6:42 PM — Voters in Ireland are heading to the polls tomorrow, to vote on proposals to introduce same-sex marriage.
Rome celebrates first same-sex civil unions 2
4:20 PM — The first civil unions to be officially registered in Rome were celebrated today, as twenty couples became the first to register at City Hall.
Ireland’s broadcasters cease discussion of same-sex marriage ahead of referendum 5
3:12 PM — A moratorium preventing the discussion of same-sex marriage by broadcasters in Ireland has come into force, ahead of the country's referendum tomorrow.
Writer Colm Toibin: The Catholic Church has no authority on same-sex marriage 8
2:34 PM — Writer Colm Toibin has weighed in one day ahead of Ireland's same-sex marriage referendum to say the Catholic Church "has no moral authority to speak on civil matters".
20th May 2015
Apparently, Benjy the gay bull wants to vote for same-sex marriage in Ireland 1
6:18 PM — Same-sex marriage in Ireland has had a number of big-name celebrity endorsements - and now it's been backed by Benjy the gay bull.
Dear Ireland, here’s ten reasons to vote NO to same-sex marriage 20
5:41 PM — On Friday, Ireland is being asked to vote on a proposal to introduce civil same-sex marriage. We look at ten reasons to vote no.
Poll finds record support for same-sex marriage among Americans
2:16 PM — A poll has found that a record 60% of Americans support same-sex marriage.
Stunning pro-equality mural installed on 15th century Irish castle
11:16 AM — An artist has created a special biodegradable mural of a lesbian couple on the side of one of Ireland's historic castles.
Indian mother places newspaper ad seeking husband for her son 6
10:47 AM — In a first for India, a newspaper carried a matrimonial ad seeking a same-sex partner.
19th May 2015
God gave you cancer because you’re a homosexual, journalist told 73
8:00 PM — An opponent of same-sex marriage has claimed that a journalist got cancer because of her sexuality.
Loose Women star Coleen Nolan compares gay rights cake to ISIS cake 235
3:20 PM — Loose Women presenter Coleen Nolan has caused a storm of controversy after comparing supporting same-sex marriage to supporting terrorist group ISIS.
Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson calls for same-sex marriage in Ireland
8:07 AM — Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson has called for same-sex marriage to be made legal in Ireland ahead of this week's referendum on the issue.
18th May 2015
Supreme Court justice officiates gay wedding ‘by power of the Constitution’ amid court case 8
6:33 PM — Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has married a same-sex couple - as the US awaits a ruling from her court in a case that could bring equality to all 50 states.
Hillary Clinton writes sweet letter to lesbian couple who are about to get married
1:09 PM — Hillary Clinton has written to a lesbian couple who briefly appeared in her campaign announcement video - to wish them the best ahead of their wedding.
17th May 2015
Ireland’s ‘no’ to marriage equality campaign accused of receiving US funds 10
1:14 PM — Pro and anti-gay marriage campaigners from Ireland have got into a spat over funding - as the 'no' campaign is accused of receiving funding from US Christian groups.
16th May 2015
Church of Scotland expected to allow gay ministers 1
2:19 PM — The Church of Scotland will today debate and vote on whether or not to allow gay ministers in the Kirk.
15th May 2015
Ban on ‘Yes Equality’ badges in Irish Parliament sparks row 4
8:05 PM — A number of Irish politicians have defied requests to remove badges showing support for same-sex marriage in the Irish Parliament.