10th August 2014
US: Pro-gay marriage Hawaii Governor loses seat in primary 18
6:17 PM — Despite backing from President Obama, Hawaii's Governor Neil Abercrombie, a strong supporter of same-sex marriage, has been defeated in his re-election bid.
Channel Islands equal marriage groups receive ‘positive response’ from churches 6
4:30 PM — Equal marriage groups in the Channel Islands have said they have received a "positive response so far" when speaking to local church leaders.
9th August 2014
US: Virginia Attorney General asks Supreme Court to rule in gay marriage case 4
12:52 PM — The Attorney General of the US state of Virginia has asked the US Supreme Court to review lower court rulings striking down same-sex marriage bans.
Christian wedding boutique refuses dresses for lesbian couple 22
11:14 AM — A Christian wedding boutique in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, has found itself amid a controversy for refusing to serve a lesbian couple.
8th August 2014
US: Tennessee judge will not grant same-sex couple’s divorce 8
10:59 PM — A Tennessee judge has decided that two men who were married in Iowa cannot be granted a divorce because the state doesn’t recognize their marriage.
US radio host: Ban gay marriage because gays are a crime against nature 11
6:57 PM — US Seventh Day Adventist pastor Mat Staver has claimed that gay marriage should not be allowed because of the prejudice homosexuality has suffered in the past.
Baptist Minister: ‘Most people’ don’t want the history of gay marriage taught to their kids 53
6:37 PM — A Baptist Minister from Stratford upon Avon has said "most people" don't want their children to be taught about gay marriage.
Florida asks Supreme Court to decide in gay marriage cases 2
5:51 PM — The US state of Florida has asked for no further rulings to be made on its same-sex marriage ban, until the US Supreme Court makes a broader decision.
US: Missouri’s same-sex marriage ban case moves to federal court
5:16 PM — A lawsuit challenging Missouri's same-sex marriage ban has been moved from state court to federal court.
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.