9th December 2013
Rio holds ‘biggest ever’ collective same-sex marriage ceremony 1
6:13 PM — One hundred and thirty same-sex couples have taken part in a mass civil marriage ceremony in Rio de Janeiro.
25th November 2013
UK: New campaign launched against domestic violence for gay, bi and straight men 5
3:10 PM — Campaigners in Swindon are raising awareness of domestic abuse against men in same-sex and heterosexual relationships.
7th November 2013
European Court of Human Rights rules against Greece’s ban on gay civil unions 19
3:04 PM — Greece’s ban on same-sex couples from entering civil unions violates the European Convention of Human Rights, a European court has ruled.
31st October 2013
ONS: Number of gay couples living together in Britain up by a third 5
6:14 PM — The Office for National Statistics (ONS) says the number of same-sex couples living together in the UK increased by almost a third since last year.
23rd October 2013
Australian PM Tony Abbott warns gay couples against marrying in the ACT 28
12:26 PM — Australia’s Prime Minister Tony Abbott has warned anyone planning to marry under a new regional same-sex marriage law to wait for legal action to conclude.
Northern Ireland Health Minister ‘disappointed’ at losing fight against gay adoption rights 12
11:55 AM — Edwin Poots says he’s “disappointed” at the UK Supreme Court for dismissing his latest legal challenge against adoption rights for same-sex couples.
22nd October 2013
UK Supreme Court rejects Northern Ireland Health Minister’s appeal against gay adoption 10
6:14 PM — The UK Supreme Court has rejected an attempt to overturn a court ruling in favour of same-sex and unmarried couples adopting children in Northern Ireland.
21st October 2013
Gay couples can now marry in New Jersey 3
11:50 AM — The first same-sex weddings have begun taking place in New Jersey - making it America's 14th state to have legalised equal marriage.
17th October 2013
US: New IVF procedure helps lesbian couples become parents 1
2:48 PM — An increasing amount of female same-sex couples are undergoing a new IVF procedure which allows both women to share the biological role when having a child.
14th October 2013
UK: Committee to ask minister why pension arrangements remain unequal for gay couples 3
3:49 PM — Pensions Minister Steve Webb will have to explain why the government is continuing to allow same-sex couples to be treated differently from heterosexuals in a select committee appearance later this month.
Malta: Civil unions bill to arrive in Parliament 5
11:33 AM — A bill to introduce civil unions for gay couples in Malta will arrive in the country’s Parliament this week.
9th October 2013
Charity says rise in lesbian domestic violence in Scotland due to increased reporting 1
5:29 PM — A rise in the number of Scottish women detailing violence in same-sex relationships is down to increased reporting and not increased abuse, according to an LGBT charity.
UK Supreme Court hears case of anti-gay Christian B&B owners 31
10:43 AM — The UK Supreme Court will today hear the case of the Christian guest house owners who were prosecuted for discriminating against same-sex couples.
8th October 2013
Poll: 57% of Brits don’t believe B&B owners should discriminate against gay couples 13
4:46 PM — A YouGov poll shows that 57% of people in Britain don’t think that bed and breakfast owners should be allowed to refuse accommodation to people based on their sexuality.
Survey: More than 60,000 civil partnerships have taken place in the past seven years 10
12:27 PM — More than 60,000 civil partnerships have been formed in the UK since the legislation first came into force, new figures show.
7th October 2013
Northern Ireland Health Minister: ‘It is not a human right for gay couples to adopt children’ 33
2:25 PM — Northern Ireland Health Minister Edwin Poots says "It is not a human right to adopt a child for either a mixed-sex couple or a same-sex couple."
Northern Ireland gay couple use English adoption route in order to bypass anti-gay ban 2
12:12 PM — A gay couple living in Northern Ireland have said they went to England to adopt in order to get round NI's gay adoption ban.
30th September 2013
Survey: Average age to enter a civil partnership in Ireland is 44 5
5:23 PM — The average age of gay couples entering civil partnerships in Ireland is 44 - new data shows.
26th September 2013
Video: Pentagon highlights extension of benefits to same-sex military couples 1
7:23 PM — The US Department of Defense has released a video which highlights a case study of a same-sex military couple receiving equal benefits, following a change in policy earlier this month.
Pennsylvania: Gay couples challenge anti-equal marriage law in court 1
11:02 AM — 21 same-sex couples are calling on the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania to declare their marriages valid and the Pennsylvania Marriage Law unconstitutional.