4th December 2014
New gender recognition rules to begin on 10 December 6
1:22 PM — The gender recognition provisions of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act come into force on December 10th in England and Wales.
Nicky Morgan: I stand by vote against same-sex marriage but I’d probably vote for it now 44
11:42 AM — Minister for Women and Equalities Nicky Morgan says she stands by her decision to vote against same-sex marriage and that she feels Britain is “a basically Christian country”.
US: Same-sex marriages could begin to take place in Florida soon 2
9:15 AM — After a federal appeals court refused to extend a stay preventing same-sex couples from marrying in Florida, the first weddings could take place from the new year.
3rd December 2014
Greek justice minister: It is ‘dangerous’ to talk about same-sex adoption and marriage 15
10:36 AM — The Greek justice minister has been widely criticised for condemning same-sex marriage, saying it would not be possible in the country because its citizens "respect traditions" and "human nature".
1st December 2014
Australian PM refuses to back free vote on same-sex marriage bill 26
5:37 PM — Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has refused to back a free vote for MPs on an upcoming same-sex marriage bill.
29th November 2014
Baroness Brinton elected Liberal Democrat President
6:11 PM — Vocal equal marriage supporter Baroness Brinton has been elected as the new President of the Liberal Democrats.
Finland: Church head welcomes same-sex marriage vote 18
5:03 PM — The head of the largest religious denomination in Finland has praised the country's passage of same-sex marriage.
28th November 2014
Jersey: Same-sex marriage bill won’t include ‘spousal veto’ for trans people 4
7:59 PM — Jersey's planned equal marriage bill will exclude a controversial 'spousal veto' clause, which can stop trans people gaining legal gender recognition.
Finland’s Parliament votes to allow same-sex marriage 38
12:05 PM — A petition has been started calling for all anti-gay legislation to be scrapped in Uganda.
27th November 2014
Slovakia to hold referendum on same-sex marriage in 2015 49
3:26 PM — The Slovakian President has announced that the country will hold a referendum on same-sex marriage early next year.
26th November 2014
UK: Coalition for Marriage still wants to void all same-sex marriages 26
4:32 PM — The Coalition for Marriage is still calling for same-sex marriages to be voided in England and Wales.
Finnish Parliament prepares for close vote on same-sex marriage 20
1:05 PM — The Finnish Parliament is set for a vote on Friday on a proposal which would make marriage gender-neutral, and extend marriage rights to gay and lesbian couples.
Ireland: Thousands register to vote ahead of marriage referendum 3
1:03 PM — Thousands of people have been registered to vote in Ireland, ahead of the country's planned referendum on same-sex marriage.
US: Arkansas and Mississippi overturn bans on same-sex marriage 1
11:52 AM — Judges in two states have separately struck down bans on same-sex marriage on the same day.
25th November 2014
Australian politician to introduce same-sex marriage bill 14
5:29 PM — Senator David Leyonhjelm is expected to bring a bill before Australia’s upper house on Wednesday that could pave the way for same-sex marriage in the country.
Ex-Telegraph editor: David Cameron was ‘wounded politically’ by same-sex marriage 27
4:30 PM — Charles Moore, former editor of The Daily Telegraph, has blamed the rise of UKIP among traditionally Conservative voters, in part, on David Cameron's backing of same-sex marriage.
US: Michigan Attorney General asks Supreme Court to stop gay couples from marrying 21
11:10 AM — The Attorney General of the US state of Michigan has stepped up his opposition to same-sex marriage, taking the fight to the Supreme Court.
US: Texas couples ask judge to allow same-sex couples to marry immediately
9:41 AM — Two couples in the US state of Texas have asked a federal judge to rule to allow same-sex couples to marry immediately.
24th November 2014
Mexico: State’s planned first gay wedding scuppered by bomb threat 3
7:37 PM — The first gay wedding that was set to take place in the Mexican state of Baja California was scuppered by a bomb threat.
US: Texas couples file appeal for same-sex marriage ‘in time for Christmas’
7:02 PM — Couples in Texas have filed an appeal which could allow same-sex marriages to begin in the state immediately.