23rd June 2014
US: Alaska claims same-sex marriage ban doesn’t violate any rights 9
6:46 PM — The state of Alaska has filed a brief defending its same-sex marriage ban, claiming that it does not violate the rights of any couples.
12th June 2014
Wisconsin Attorney General: Clerks issuing same-sex marriage licenses could be punished 6
9:04 PM — The Wisconsin Attorney General has warned clerks issuing same-sex marriage licenses that could face punishment for doing so.
9th June 2014
ACLU: Same-sex marriages in Wisconsin won’t be declared invalid
12:28 PM — The American Civil Liberties Union has urged same-sex couples to continue marrying, despite fears that a marriage ban could be put back in place by the state's attorney general.
7th June 2014
US: First same-sex couples marry in Wisconsin 7
1:35 PM — The first same-sex weddings in Wisconsin have been performed, following the striking down of the state's marriage ban.
2nd June 2014
US: Idaho governor requests 11-judge panel hear appeal against same-sex marriage 1
9:08 PM — The governor of Idaho has requested his appeal against a ruling striking down the state's marriage ban be heard by an 11-judge panel.
25th May 2014
Santorum-endorsed judge: Politics was not a factor in decision to strike down marriage ban 9
2:05 PM — The judge who struck down Pennsylvania's marriage ban, despite being endorsed by anti-gay Republican Rick Santorum, has said politics was not a factor in the decision.
24th May 2014
US: Couples begin to marry in Pennsylvania as same-sex marriage ruling comes into effect 2
12:19 PM — Same-sex couples across Pennsylvania have begun to marry, as the state's marriage ruling comes into effect.
23rd May 2014
US: Oregon same-sex marriage activists abandon planned ballot after court victory 1
9:46 PM — Pro-gay activists in Oregon have ended a campaign for a state ballot on same-sex marriage early, after a judge overturned the constitutional marriage ban.
US: Rick Santorum refusing to comment after judge he endorsed struck down marriage ban 4
8:20 PM — Notoriously anti-gay Republican Rick Santorum is refusing to comment, after a judge he endorsed decided to strike down Pennsylvania's marriage ban.
21st May 2014
US: Maine Ethics Commission could force NOM to finally reveal its donor list 8
11:07 PM — Recommendations by the Maine Ethics Commission could force the National Organisation for Marriage to finally publish a list of its financial backers.
US: Pennsylvania Governor refuses to appeal against same-sex marriage 14
8:32 PM — The Governor of Pennsylvania has announced he will not appeal a ruling striking down the state's marriage ban, cementing same-sex marriage as law.
20th May 2014
US: Utah must recognise 1,000 same-sex marriages performed before injunction 3
3:49 PM — A federal judge has ruled that the marriages of more than a thousand same-sex couples in the US state of Utah performed before a stay was issue to stop them from taking place, must be recognised by the state.
19th May 2014
US: Weddings begin in Oregon after judge strikes down same-sex marriage ban 2
8:12 PM — Same-sex weddings will begin immediately in Oregon, after a judge struck down the state's marriage ban.
15th May 2014
US: Appeals court temporarily stays Idaho marriage ban ruling, halts impending marriages 2
9:38 PM — An appeals court has temporarily stayed a decision striking down Idaho's same-sex marriage ban, stopping weddings a day before they were due to begin.
US: Arkansas same-sex marriages to resume after judge strikes down secondary ban 4
9:17 PM — Same-sex weddings will resume again in Arkansas tomorrow, following a ruling by a judge striking down a secondary marriage ban.
US: Arkansas clerk to stop marrying same-sex couples temporarily
12:59 PM — A county clerk in Arkansas has said he will temporarily stop marrying same-sex couples, after a Supreme Court ruling caused legal confusion.
21st April 2014
India: Trans woman runs for parliament as independent anti-corruption candidate 2
4:56 PM — An Indian trans woman has become the first ever to run for a seat in parliament, as an independent candidate.
19th April 2014
Arkansas judge: I will rule on same-sex marriage ban within fortnight 1
3:22 PM — An Arkansas judge has said he will issue a ruling on a same-sex marriage case within the next two weeks.
4th March 2014
Former Miss Kentucky comes out: ‘I am queer’ 3
9:31 PM — A former Miss Kentucky pageant winner has come out as queer, after a judge in the state struck down a law banning recognition of out-of-state same-sex marriages.
6th September 2013
US: Southern Baptist military chaplains banned from performing or supporting same-sex weddings 9
4:41 PM — Military chaplains from the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) will not be allowed to perform, attend or support the weddings of gay couples, even if they are held away from military installations, the agency which commissions religious leaders has confirmed.