8th October 2014
Italy: Several mayors to defy Interior Minister’s block on overseas same-sex marriages 3
11:37 AM — Several Italian mayors have pledged disobedience after the Italian Interior Minister announced that he would block the registration of gay marriages contracted overseas.
US: ACLU files motion to allow Florida gay couples to marry 6
10:36 AM — The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a motion to allow gay and lesbian couples to marry in the US state of Florida.
Anti-gay marriage leader: I am now David and same-sex marriage is Goliath 46
10:07 AM — The leader of a group adamantly opposed to same-sex marriage has now described himself as David, and the proponents of same-sex marriage as Goliath.
WATCH: Whoopi Goldberg tells gay marriage opponents: ‘It is coming whether you like it or not’ 9
9:47 AM — Whoopi Goldberg has a strong message for Christians who oppose same-sex marriage: "It is coming, whether you are comfortable with it or not."
7th October 2014
Italy: Bologna mayor refuses to annul overseas same-sex marriages 20
3:18 PM — Despite instructions from the Italian Interior Ministry this morning, the Mayor of Bologna has refused to annul the marriages of gay and lesbian couples entered into abroad.
US: Bishop says no trials for 36 ministers who blessed same-sex wedding 2
11:00 AM — A bishop in Philadelphia has said that three dozen ministers who blessed a same-sex wedding last year are no longer subject to disciplinary action and will not face church trials.
Watch: Gay man proposes in front of Ellen Show audience 5
9:58 AM — A gay man has proposed in his own special way, courtesy of Ellen DeGeneres, and it is guaranteed to make you smile.
6th October 2014
US: Wisconsin attorney general and governor concede same-sex marriage fight 5
8:20 PM — Wisconsin's attorney general and governor have conceded that the fight over same-sex marriage in the state is over.
Colorado, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin, Indiana and Oklahoma all begin marrying same-sex couples 13
7:02 PM — Six states across the US have today begun issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, or announced their intention to do so shortly.
US: Same-sex weddings resume in Utah after Supreme Court decision 3
6:41 PM — Same-sex couples have resumed marrying in Utah, after the Supreme Court declined to rule on a previous case striking down the state’s same-sex marriage ban.
US: North Carolina activists seek urgent repeal of marriage ban after Supreme Court decision
6:17 PM — Activists in North Carolina have urged a judge to quickly strike down the state's ban on same-sex marriage, after the Supreme Court opted not to rule on the issue.
US: Same-sex weddings can begin in Virginia after Supreme Court decision 2
5:08 PM — Same-sex marriages will begin in Virginia today, after the Supreme Court declined to rule on a previous ruling striking down the state's same-sex marriage ban.
Taiwan: Thousands campaign for same-sex marriage outside parliament gates
3:18 PM — A coalition of over 120 gay rights groups campaigned outside the Taiwanese parliament in Taipei on Sunday for the legalisation of same-sex marriage.
US: Supreme Court decision could allow gay couples to marry in 11 new states 26
3:14 PM — A decision by the US Supreme Court today to reject seven pending appeals in lawsuits to allow gays to marry could allow same-sex couples to marry in as many as eleven new states.
Ex-councillor Alan Craig tells French protesters gay adoption is ‘child trafficking’ 9
2:20 PM — As tens of thousands of anti-gay French protesters took to the streets of Paris and Bordeaux on Sunday, British ex-councillor Alan Craig stood to condemn IVF and surrogacy for gays as "child trafficking."
US: Owners of bakery which refused lesbian wedding may go bankrupt after $150,000 fine 65
1:55 PM — Now facing a fine of up to $150,000, the owners of a bakery which refused to provide a cake for a lesbian wedding may go bankrupt.
Christian Institute: Coronation Street’s gay vicar storyline is ‘detached from reality’ 32
12:41 PM — The Christian Institute has condemned a gay vicar storyline on Coronation Street as "detached from reality," asking why there aren't more stories of "sympathetically portrayed" evangelical ministers instead.
US: Alaska attorneys say equal marriage ban violates a ‘fundamental right’ 3
12:13 PM — Attorneys for a group of gay couples challenging Alaska's ban on same-sex marriage have refuted a claim that it does not violate the rights of any couples.
Pope Francis urges bishops to speak ‘without concerns of human respect’ over gay rights 25
10:46 AM — Pope Francis has asked senior clerics to speak frankly and openly as part of an "extraordinary meeting" about issues like gay rights and marriage.
5th October 2014
US: Court orders Missouri to recognise same-sex marriages from out of state
2:13 PM — A Missouri court has ordered the state to begin recognition of same-sex marriages conducted out-of-state.