8th August 2014
Australia: 8-year-old writing to Tony Abbot every day to ask for equal marriage 4
3:25 PM — An 8-year-old girl is writing to Australian Prime Minister every day in order to ask for same-sex marriage.
Faroe Islands poll: 61% support same-sex marriage 2
2:30 PM — A poll has found that 61% of people in the Faroe Islands support same-sex marriage.
NOM launches boycott of Target over support for marriage equality 42
12:08 PM — The anti-gay National Organisation for Marriage has launched a boycott of retail giant Target, after it announced support for marriage equality.
7th August 2014
US: The NBA’s first woman referee marries long time partner
10:56 PM — An out gay NBA referee married her long time partner last week.
US: Equality supporters ask officials to drop defense of Wyoming’s marriage ban
4:54 PM — Marriage equality supporters in Wyoming have delivered more than 2,300 signatures asking the governor and attorney general to stop their defense of the state's same-sex marriage ban.
6th August 2014
US: Texas lawmakers compare same-sex marriage to paedophilia and incest in legal brief 10
11:02 PM — Sixty-three Texas lawmakers have signed a legal brief that compares same-sex marriage to paedophilia and incest.
US: Arkansas Attorney General asks courts to dismiss same-sex marriage lawsuits
8:45 PM — The Arkansas Attorney General's Office has asked a federal judge and the state Supreme Court to dismiss lawsuits challenging the state’s same-sex marriage ban.
US author: Gay couples are perverts that corrupt our kids 19
7:13 PM — An anti-gay activist has written a column accusing gay couples of being perverts who harm children.
US: Florida’s same-sex marriage ban struck down for a fourth time
4:29 PM — A fourth Florida county judge has found the state's same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional.
US retailer Target publicly endorses equal marriage 4
2:53 PM — US retail giant Target has endorsed same-sex marriage for the first time, in a legal brief.
Boris Johnson will run for Parliament at next year’s election 29
12:42 PM — Boris Johnson has confirmed he will likely run for a seat in the House of Commons in next year's general election.
US: Federal court hearing marriage ban appeals from four states at once 1
11:00 AM — A federal appeals court will today hear appeals from four states at once against rulings striking down same-sex marriage bans.
5th August 2014
US: Utah’s Attorney General files appeal to uphold same-sex marriage ban
10:40 PM — Utah's Republican Attorney General Sean Reyes, has filed a US Supreme Court appeal asking for a judicial review of a federal appeals court ruling that struck down Utah's same-sex marriage ban.
US: Same-sex couples file appeal to reject current stay on marriage ban
9:10 PM — Attorneys for two same-sex couples in a court case currently challenging Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban filed an appeal this Monday.
US: Nebraska denies woman drivers license based on her marital status 2
7:21 PM — The state of Nebraska refused to give native resident, Sue Stroesser, a new drivers license or even recognise her name because she is married to another woman.
Watch: Australian gay couple move in with homophobic pastor 22
7:14 PM — A Melbourne gay couple have moved in with a homophobic pastor
US: Ruling striking down Oklahoma same-sex marriage ban to face Supreme Court challenge 1
1:23 PM — The ruling by the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals that Oklahoma’s same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional will be appealed in the US Supreme Court.
4th August 2014
US: ACLU files brief asking Wisconsin federal court to rule in favour of marriage equality
11:09 PM — The American Civil Liberties Union submitted a brief Monday, asking a Wisconsin federal appeals court to rule in favor of a lower court ruling that struck down the state's same-sex marriage ban.
US: A third Florida county rules the state’s same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional 1
10:17 PM — A third Florida circuit court judge ruled on Monday that the state’s same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional.
3rd August 2014
Bishop of Gloucester, who backed same-sex blessings, steps down for personal reasons 17
7:03 PM — The Bishop of Gloucester, who had called for the Church of England to take a more conciliatory approach to same-sex couples, has stepped down with immediate effect.