19th July 2014
US: Florida Governor dodges questions about same-sex marriage while Attorney General fights it 5
5:22 PM — Florida Governor Rick Scott has repeatedly dodged questions about same-sex marriage, while Attorney General Pam Bondi attempts to halt marriages by filing an appeal.
US: Ohio Statehouse keeps ban on same-sex wedding receptions 2
3:33 PM — The Ohio Statehouse will continue to ban all same-sex wedding receptions and ceremonies.
US: Supreme Court rules that Utah does not have to recognise same-sex marriages yet 1
1:51 PM — The US Supreme Court has ruled that Utah does not have to immediately recognise over 1000 same-sex marriages conducted in the state.
18th July 2014
US: Utah governor says he will follow the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage benefits 2
9:00 PM — Utah governor Gary Herbert said Friday that Utah will recognize same-sex marriages if the US Supreme Court rules against extending an order preventing same-sex couples married in the state from receiving state benefits.
US: Florida Attorney General files appeal to halt pro-same-sex marriage ruling 2
3:49 PM — The Attorney General in the US state of Florida Pam Bondi, has filed an appeal against a judge's ruling to allow same-sex couples to marry in one County.
Two and a Half Men to end with sham gay marriage and adoption 8
2:51 PM — Popular US television series 'Two and a Half Men' is coming to an end, and producers have announced that in its next and final season, Ashton Kutcher's straight character Walden will enter into a same-sex marriage to make it easier for him to adopt a child.
VP Joe Biden: LGBT community ‘freed straight people’ to give our support 5
1:43 PM — Vice-President Joe Biden has praised the LGBT community for its work on equal rights, saying that in recent years the movement has “freed” straight allies to show their support.
17th July 2014
US: Missouri parish worker sues after being fired over her same-sex marriage 4
11:09 PM — A food pantry worker is suing the Diocese of Kansas City, St. Joseph after she was fired from her position with the parish in May over her same-sex marriage.
US: Connecticut landmark ruling declares same-sex marriage rights are retroactive 1
8:18 PM — Connecticut's Supreme court has overturned two lower court rulings in a 6-0 decision declaring that some legal rights of same-sex couples predate the state’s approvals of civil unions in 2005 and same-sex marriage in 2008.
US: Judge opens up same-sex marriage in one Florida county 5
6:41 PM — A judge in the Florida Keys has ruled in favour of same-sex marriage, overturning its constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.
US: Utah asks for US Supreme Court to block ruling to recognise same-sex marriages 1
4:38 PM — The US state of Utah has asked the US Supreme Court in an emergency appeal to block a ruling instructing the state to recognise the marraiges of hundreds of same-sex couples in the state.
US: Struggling anti-gay NOM launches boycott against JPMorgan Chase 3
2:37 PM — The anti-gay National Organization for Marriage is urging supporters to boycott international mega-bank JPMorgan Chase, following claims that the bank asked employees if they were “an ally of the LGBT community”.
European Court of Human Rights confirms forced divorce of trans people is legal 6
1:01 PM — Married trans people living in countries without same-sex marriage must divorce if they want their new gender recognised, European judges rules.
Nicky Morgan calls constituent ‘typical man’ for questioning her anti-gay marriage stance 66
12:04 PM — The new Education Secretary and Minister for Women and Equalities Nicky Morgan, earlier this year told a constituent that he was a "typical man", when he asked about her stance opposing same-sex marriage.
16th July 2014
US: Arkansas couples ask federal judge to strike down state’s same-sex marriage ban 1
11:07 PM — Attorneys for two same-sex couples asked an Arkansas federal judge Wednesday to order the striking down the state’s same-sex marriage ban.
US: First ever Mississippi mayor states support for equal marriage 7
6:35 PM — The first ever mayor in the US state of Mississippi has declared his support for same-sex marriage.
US: Democrats in Wisconsin ask state to cease defence of same-sex marriage ban
6:25 PM — Democrats in the US state of Wisconsin have asked the state's Attorney General and Governor to cease their defence of a law banning same-sex couples from marrying.
Macedonia: Parliament approves constitutional same-sex marriage ban 15
6:06 PM — The Macedonian Assembly has approved a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.
Australia: Second poll confirms rise in support for marriage equality 1
5:39 PM — A poll has corroborated earlier findings that suggested support for marriage equality had surged.
Finland church head: It’s time we apologise to sexual minorities for cruel treatment 6
5:10 PM — The head of Finland's Lutheran Evangelical Church has issued a public apology for the harm caused by the church's previous stances on LGBT issues.