11th October 2012
US: NFL player starts controversy by tweeting a gay ‘joke’ 32
9:43 PM — An NFL football player in the US has been the subject of heavy criticism, after tweeting a joke which was considered by many as homophobic.
Rick Santorum: Equal marriage would destroy churches, families and ‘disintegrate’ marriage 55
3:25 AM — Rick Santorum has joined the campaign against equal marriage in the state of Washington, and has said that if it became a reality, churches and families would be destroyed.
US: University diversity officer placed on leave for signing anti-equal marriage petition 51
2:37 AM — A university in Washington DC, has placed its Chief Diversity Officer on leave, after she reportedly signed a petition opposing equal marriage law in the state of Maryland.
10th October 2012
US: 63 ex-Catholic priests in Washington to announce support for equal marriage 6
12:04 AM — A group of 63 ex-Catholic priests in the US state of Washington are due to announce their support for Referendum 74, the vote on equal marriage in the state, which will take place next month.
9th October 2012
US: NAACP to launch pro marriage equality radio adverts ahead of Maryland referendum 3
12:48 AM — The National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People in Maryland will launch a series of radio adverts on Tuesday, urging voters to support equal marriage for same-sex couples in the state referendum on 6 November.
8th October 2012
Video: Anti-equal marriage advert aired in Maryland 4
3:25 PM — Ahead of next month’s referendum on whether to ban same-sex marriage in the US state of Maryland, opponents have produced a new campaign video that has been shown on television.
21st September 2012
Black ministers gather in Maryland in support of equal marriage rights 5
10:26 PM — A group of black clergy members gathered in Maryland today in support of a bid to legalise equal marriage in the state, and to dispel the idea that all black ministers are against equal marriage.
US: Freedom to Marry to fundraise in Maryland for equal marriage ballot 1
9:27 PM — A national organisation has joined the effort in Maryland to legalise equal marriage rights in the state, during November's ballot on the issue.
Maine: Opponents of equal marriage receive $250,000 boost 9
8:57 PM — An anti-equal marriage group are flooding money into an organisation in Maine, opposing the change for equal marriage in the state's referendum in November.
19th September 2012
Maryland: Footballer and Governor to host event in support of equal marriage 2
10:26 PM — The Governor of Maryland, Martin O'Malley, has said he will join football player, Brendon Ayanbadejo, to host an event raising money towards legalising equal marriage in the state.
18th September 2012
US: Clergy plan to announce support for equal marriage this week 5
2:14 AM — A group of pastors from across the US are to rally this week in Maryland, in support for equal marriage rights.
8th September 2012
Fellow NFL footballer defends equality-supporting Ravens player from delegate attack 10
7:03 PM — A Maryland delegate caused a storm of controversy this week when he wrote a letter to the owner of a football team urging him to reprimand one of his players who recorded a pro-marriage equality. A fellow player has now spoken out in a passionate letter, condemning the request as a violation of the first amendment of the US constitution.
29th August 2012
Maryland LGBT groups join up with immigrants over November ballot
11:02 AM — LGBT groups in Maryland teamed up with the state's largest Latino and immigrant rights group yesterday, hoping to build support for November ballot questions which, if passed, will allow marriage equality and in-state tuition for illegal immigrants.
28th August 2012
Maryland marriage equality fundraiser to be held in New York City next month 2
3:59 PM — A star-studded fundraiser for Maryland's marriage equality law is to be held in New York City next month.
6th August 2012
US: Gay rights group donates $1m to marriage equality efforts
10:06 PM — US gay rights group Human Rights Campaign has donated $1m to marriage equality efforts in four states. Campaign groups in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington will each receive $250,000.
3rd August 2012
Maryland: Poll suggests 54 percent will keep equal marriage at referendum 10
10:47 AM — A poll released by marriage equality advocates in Maryland suggests voters may keep the state's new laws in a ballot later this year, allowing them to come into effect in 2013.
12th July 2012
US: Maryland will vote on marriage equality 11
8:06 PM — Maryland will vote on the issue of marriage equality this November after opponents gathered enough support to challenge the state's new gay marriage law.
30th May 2012
Maryland: Anti-equality campaigners deliver twice the number of signatures needed for state referendum 23
11:00 PM — Opponents of equal marriage in Maryland have provided more than twice the required number of signatures in order to bring forth a statewide referendum on the issue during November's presidential elections.
18th May 2012
Maryland: Equal marriage not legal yet, but divorce for gay couples is okay 8
10:41 PM — The highest court in Maryland has ruled today that while the state recognises only heterosexual marriages, gay couples married in other states can have their marriages dissolved in the state.
6th April 2012
Maryland court hears lesbian divorce case
10:07 PM — A lesbian couple who were married in California are petitioning for divorce at a high court in Maryland, where same-sex weddings are not recognised, for the second time, after their first petition was thrown out two years ago.