16th July 2014
US: Arkansas couples ask federal judge to strike down state’s same-sex marriage ban 1
11:07 PM — Attorneys for two same-sex couples asked an Arkansas federal judge Wednesday to order the striking down the state’s same-sex marriage ban.
US: First ever Mississippi mayor states support for equal marriage 7
6:35 PM — The first ever mayor in the US state of Mississippi has declared his support for same-sex marriage.
US: Democrats in Wisconsin ask state to cease defence of same-sex marriage ban
6:25 PM — Democrats in the US state of Wisconsin have asked the state's Attorney General and Governor to cease their defence of a law banning same-sex couples from marrying.
Macedonia: Parliament approves constitutional same-sex marriage ban 15
6:06 PM — The Macedonian Assembly has approved a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.
Australia: Second poll confirms rise in support for marriage equality 1
5:39 PM — A poll has corroborated earlier findings that suggested support for marriage equality had surged.
Finland church head: It’s time we apologise to sexual minorities for cruel treatment 6
5:10 PM — The head of Finland's Lutheran Evangelical Church has issued a public apology for the harm caused by the church's previous stances on LGBT issues.
US: Ohio Attorney General asks federal court to overturn ruling in favour of same-sex marriage 1
5:03 PM — The Attorney General of the US state of Ohio has asked for a federal judge to overturn an earlier ruling in favour of four gay couples.
15th July 2014
US: Colorado Attorney General asks state Supreme Court to halt same-sex marriages 4
5:13 PM — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers has asked the Colorado Supreme Court to stop same-sex marriages in the state until they rule on his appeal of a lower court’s ruling that found Colorado’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional.
Michael Cashman: It is ‘deeply worrying’ that Nicky Morgan has been appointed as equalities minister 25
5:08 PM — Former Labour MEP Michael Cashman has slammed the appointment of Nicky Morgan as minister for women and equalities and education secretary, saying it is "deeply worrying".
Gloria De Piero: ‘It is strange that Nicky Morgan won’t implement same-sex marriage’ 9
4:07 PM — Labour's shadow minister for equalities Gloria De Piero, has commented on the appointment of Nicky Morgan as the minister for women and equalities in today's reshuffle, to say it is "pretty strange" that she is not responsible for implementing same-sex marriage.
Dublin: Same-sex marriage motion passes at local council 4
3:51 PM — A motion supporting same-sex marriage passed with 34-1 majority in South County Dublin this week.
Anti-gay marriage Tory Nicky Morgan promoted, stays minister ‘for women and equalities’ in reshuffle 28
9:51 AM — Nicky Morgan, a Tory MP who voted against same-sex marriage, has been promoted to education secretary, and "continues as minister for women and equalities".
14th July 2014
Philip Hammond expected to be foreign secretary in Government reshuffle
11:41 PM — Tory former defence secretary Philip Hammond has been appointed the foreign secretary in the Government reshuffle, after William Hague stepped down.
Andrew Lansley no longer Commons leader in Government reshuffle 2
11:01 PM — A strong supporter of same-sex marriage in the Conservative Party, Andrew Lansley, has been removed from his position as leader of the House of Commons in today's reshuffle.
US: Appeals court combines and fast-tracks cases from Indiana and Wisconsin 1
3:55 PM — The US 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has combined and fast-tracked cases from Indiana and Wisconsin.
Poll: Just one in five Australians now oppose equal marriage 2
3:31 PM — Opposition to equal marriage has all-but-completely collapsed in Australia, a poll has found, with just a fifth of people still opposing same-sex marriage.
Czech Republic: Support for equal marriage falls sharply 5
12:12 PM — Support for same-sex marriage in the Czech Republic has fallen sharply, bucking the trend from other Western countries.
Australia: Senator calls for cross-party support of new same-sex marriage bill
11:28 AM — An Australian Senator has called for cross-party cooperation in passing a new same-sex marriage bill.
13th July 2014
Archbishop of Canterbury still ‘not convinced’ by arguments for same-sex marriage 43
6:01 PM — The Archbishop of Canterbury has rejected claims that he has personally changed his opinion on same-sex marriage, saying he is still "not convinced" by arguments for it.
Chris Christie: Republicans should continue to fight against same-sex marriage 13
5:18 PM — Republican New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has urged his party to continue to fight against same-sex marriage, despite admitting defeat himself last year.