6th June 2014
Catholics who oppose gay marriage should vote DUP, says Health Minister 44
1:37 PM — Edwin Poots says his party’s opposition to same-sex marriage makes it a good choice for social conservative Catholics.
5th June 2014
UK: Big Brother topless model claims same-sex marriage is ‘just not right’ 90
10:26 PM — A Big Brother contestant who works as a topless model claims her Catholic upbringing taught her same-sex marriage is "just not right".
US: Washington state clarifies that health benefits must be offered to gay spouses
7:09 PM — The US state of Washington has released a letter reminding companies that health benefits must be provided to same-sex married couples.
Jamaican newspaper: Banning same-sex marriage is hypocritical 4
12:37 PM — A leading newspaper in Jamaica has questioned the country’s ban on same-sex marriage, saying it amounts to “hypocrisy”.
4th June 2014
US: NOM’s bid to halt Oregon same-sex marriages rejected by Supreme Court 5
10:14 PM — The National Organisation for Marriage's bid to halt same-sex marriages in Oregon has been rejected.
US: Two-thirds of same-sex marriage licences in Minnesotan county are for North Dakotans
7:17 PM — Almost two-thirds of same-sex marriage licences in a Minnesota county bordering North Dakota, were issued to same-sex couples with at least one resident of the North Dakota.
Judge denies anti-gay group’s request to join gay marriage ban defence
7:04 PM — A judge in Miami has denied a request by the anti-gay legal organisation Liberty Counsel, to join the defence of the state of Florida's ban on same-sex marriage.
Chief Justice of South Africa: I will protect gay rights despite being against equal marriage 8
6:14 PM — South Africa’s most senior judge who believes “a man should marry a woman” has vowed to protect the rights of all gay citizens.
Slovak constitution amended to specifically ban same-sex relationships 14
5:22 PM — The constitution of Slovakia has been amended to define marriage as specifically the "unique bond between a man and a woman".
Russian politician tells UK: Why not allow ‘monkeys and perverts’ to marry? 59
4:15 PM — A homophobic Russian politician has taken a dim view of Britain allowing gay nationals to marry at its embassy in Moscow.
3rd June 2014
Illinois: Republican governor candidate wants to ban equal marriage 7
6:52 PM — Republican candidate Bruce Rauner says that he’d be willing to repeal the same-sex marriage law that was recently introduced in Illinois.
Gay couples can now marry at 23 British consulates worldwide 14
6:37 PM — Same-sex couples will now be able to marry at British consulates in 23 countries.
US: Twice-divorced Florida Attorney General defends claim that same-sex marriage will ’cause harm’ 18
5:09 PM — Florida's Attorney General Pam Bondi, who is married to her third husband, has defended her claim in a legal brief that same-sex marriage will cause 'harm'.
Israel: Justice Minister officiates ‘illegal’ same-sex wedding 6
4:43 PM — Israel's Justice Minister has officiated a gay wedding, despite same-sex marriage not being legal in the country.
Netherlands: Same-sex wedding ‘opt out’ for officials removed 3
3:36 PM — A loophole which allowed officials to opt out of performing same-sex weddings in the Netherlands will be removed.
US: Pharmaceutical company Bayer sued after denying benefits to gay widower 1
3:04 PM — Pharmaceutical corporation Bayer is facing a lawsuit after refusing to pay out survivor benefits to a gay widower.
Baker: No wedding cakes for gays – no wedding cakes for anyone! 28
2:54 PM — The owner of a bakery in Colorado will no longer sell wedding cakes after losing a lawsuit from a gay couple who were refused service.
US: Illinois lawsuit plaintiffs finally marry after 51 years together
12:18 PM — The lead plaintiffs in Illinois' successful same-sex marriage lawsuit have finally married, after 51 years together.
US: NOM president ‘begging’ membership to show up to anti-gay rally 13
11:21 AM — The president of the National Organisation for Marriage is "begging" people to show up to the group's anti-gay rally this month.
2nd June 2014
US: Idaho governor requests 11-judge panel hear appeal against same-sex marriage 1
9:08 PM — The governor of Idaho has requested his appeal against a ruling striking down the state's marriage ban be heard by an 11-judge panel.