2nd August 2014
US: Arkansas Attorney General launches defence of marriage ban despite ‘supporting’ same-sex marriage 1
11:16 AM — Arkansas' Attorney General has launched a bid to maintain the state's constitutional marriage ban, despite claiming to support same-sex marriage.
1st August 2014
US: West Virginia couples ask judge to lift same-sex marriage stay
5:14 PM — Three same-sex couples challenging West Virginia's same-sex marriage ban are asking a judge to lift a stay put in place pending the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals decision on Virginia's marriage ban case.
Supreme Court Justice: Court will rule on same-sex marriage by 2016 or sooner 9
4:10 PM — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg has said that she expects her court to rule on the issue of same-sex marriage by 2016 at latest.
Gay vicar: It would be wonderful if the government ‘talked sense’ to Church over marriage ban 14
10:58 AM — A vicar who is facing possible punishments after marrying his same-sex partner has said he would welcome intervention from the government.
31st July 2014
US: Couple marries in Washington D.C. after braving opposition in their home state 2
10:38 PM — A same-sex couple who braved an anti-LGBT rally to attempt to get a marriage license in North Carolina earlier this month legally wed in Washington D.C. this week.
US: Former Facebook President is donating to anti-gay Republicans 11
10:08 PM — Multi-billionaire Sean Parker, best known for creating the music service Napster and being Facebook's first president, is donating an average of six figures to anti-gay Republican candidates.
US: South Carolina county denies same-sex marriage licenses
7:12 PM — Five-couples have had their requests for marriage licenses denied in Greenville, South Carolina this Wednesday.
Survey: Black youth twice as likely to prioritise fight against HIV/AIDS over same-sex marriage
3:02 PM — A new survey of black, white and Latino youth in the US on LGBT activism has shown a sharp divide over the prioritising of different LGBT issues between racial groups.
30th July 2014
US: South Carolina equal rights groups petition for state to stop defending marriage ban
11:14 PM — South Carolina Equality and the ACLU of South Carolina launched a petition Wednesday asking Attorney General Alan Wilson to stop defending the state's ban on same-sex marriage.
US: Skateboarder Tony Hawk lends his support for same-sex marriage
10:37 PM — Professional skateboarder Tony Hawk recently stated his support for same-sex marriage by starring in a Human Rights Campaign video.
US: ACLU lawyers seek speedy ruling against North Carolina same-sex marriage ban
4:34 PM — Lawyers with the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina plan to return to court within the next week to seek a fast ruling in an attempt to quickly strike down of the state’s same-sex marriage ban.
Ex-Tory Chair: Govt should protect gay vicars who marry from Church sacking 15
3:22 PM — Lord Fowler says the government should consider intervening to stop the Church of England sacking gay vicars who marry.
Zambian vice president dismisses same-sex marriage question: ‘We care more about education’ 19
11:45 AM — The vice president of Zambia has dismissed a question of same-sex marriage during a visit to his roots in Scotland during the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
29th July 2014
US: Colorado Supreme Court tells Boulder County to stop issuing same-sex marriage licenses
11:29 PM — Colorado Supreme Court has ordered Boulder County's clerk to stop issuing same-sex marriage licenses while an appeal from Colorado's attorney general is heard.
US: Former Florida Governor promises to ban LGBT discrimination if elected
10:32 PM — Former Florida Governor Charlie Crist announced last Tuesday that he will sign five executive orders benefiting the LGBT community on his first day back in office if he’s elected in November.
US: Wyoming same-sex marriage lawsuit will be allowed to go to trial
10:17 PM — A Wyoming judge has declined to summarily rule on the constitutionality of a state law that specifies marriage is limited to one man and one woman.
Texas Attorney General: It is in my state’s interest to ban same-sex marriage 48
6:23 PM — The Attorney General in the US state of Texas has argued that the US Constitution allows the state to ban same-sex marriage.
28th July 2014
US: South Carolina won’t stop supporting the state’s same-sex marriage ban 3
11:06 PM — South Carolina will continue to fight a lawsuit over its same-sex marriage ban even though a federal appeals court with jurisdiction over the state ruled Virginia's same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional on Monday.
US: North Carolina to drop opposition to same-sex marriage 6
10:45 PM — In the wake of Virginia's same-sex marriage ban being ruled as unconstitutional, North Carolina's attorney general has said that prosecutors will not continue to defend his state's ban on same-sex marriage.
US: Federal appeals court strikes down Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban 7
8:19 PM — A Virginia federal appeals court struck down the state's same-sex marriage ban on Monday.