11th May 2014
UK: Petition calls on Channel Islands to introduce same-sex marriage and reform equality laws 12
6:17 PM — A petition is calling on the Channel Islands to catch up with the mainland UK, by legalising same-sex marriage and introducing new equality laws.
New Zealand church: General Synod have had long enough to discuss same-sex marriage
4:04 PM — A New Zealand church has urged for a decision to be made about the Anglican approach to same-sex marriage in the country.
US: Nevada Republicans defend dropping opposition to same-sex marriage, after RNC attacks 12
12:36 PM — The Nevada Republican Party has defended its decision to drop opposition to same-sex marriage from its state platform, after criticism from RNC members.
10th May 2014
US: First same-sex couple marries in Arkansas after marriage ban struck down 4
5:04 PM — A same-sex couple has married in Arkansas, after the state's same-sex marriage ban was struck down.
US: Michele Bachmann opposes building Women’s Museum because it would be a ‘shrine’ to gay marriage 26
3:31 PM — Tea Party politician Michele Bachmann has opposed the construction of a National Women's History Museum, claiming it would become a "shrine" to "radical feminists" who believe in same-sex marriage.
UK: NHS boards attacked by religious groups after urging for gay-inclusive sex education 23
1:54 PM — NHS boards in Scotland have been attacked by religious groups, after lobbying ministers to weaken the ability to opt out of sex education.
UK: Married gay couples allowed joint Coat of Arms 8
12:45 PM — Married gay couples can now apply for a joint Coat of Arms, after rules governing their use were overhauled.
US: Arkansas same-sex weddings could start on Monday 3
12:24 PM — Same-sex couples in Arkansas could begin to marry on Monday, after a judge struck down the state's same-sex marriage ban.
9th May 2014
US: Attorney for Kentucky Governor argues that gay couples ‘can’t naturally procreate’ so shouldn’t marry 8
5:40 PM — Attorneys acting on behalf of the Governor of Kentucky have argued that same-sex couples should not be allowed to marry because they cannot "naturally procreate."
MEP candidate: I hope the ‘guilt’ of same-sex marriage ‘kills’ the ‘queer gangsters’ 235
4:23 PM — An MEP candidate for South East England has claimed that "queer thugs and gangsters" used "violence" to campaign for same-sex marriage.
US: Indiana to appeal against ruling to recognise terminally ill woman’s marriage 8
3:41 PM — The US state of Indiana has surprised same-sex marriage advocates by announcing it will appeal against a ruling which means it must recognise the marriage of one gay couple.
NHS warns Scottish Govt against allowing teachers to opt out of equal marriage lessons 25
12:05 PM — Scotland’s largest health board has warned the Scottish Government against allowing teachers and students to opt out of lessons on equal marriage and same-sex relationships.
8th May 2014
Watch: Russian same-sex couples marry in Copenhagen 4
8:30 PM — Three Russian same-sex couples have married in Copenhagen, while the city hosts the Eurovision Song Contest.
US: Judge extends recognition of lesbian couple in terminal illness lawsuit
6:53 PM — A judge in the US state of Indiana has extended an injunction meaning the state must recognise the marriage of a lesbian couple, one of who has a terminal illness.
US: Judge expected to rule in same-sex couple’s terminal illness lawsuit
4:23 PM — A judge in the US state of Indiana is expected to rule today in the case of a terminally ill woman and her wife who sued the state to have it recognise their out-of-state marriage.
US: Michigan Attorney General argues for gay marriage ban ‘out of respect for democracy’ 7
3:31 PM — The Attorney General of the US state of Michigan has pointed to a US Supreme Court ruling to uphold a ban on affirmative action in his arguments for a ban on same-sex marriage.
7th May 2014
US: North Carolina registrar pledges to sign same-sex marriage licences, defy marriage ban
10:01 PM — A newly-elected North Carolina registrar has pledged to start signing same-sex marriage licenses in November, despite the state's marriage ban.
US: Anti-gay Republican who worked as a drag queen fails to win primary 13
8:25 PM — Anti-gay Republican Steve Wiles has come last in a state primary, after it was revealed he used to work as a drag queen.
UK: Lesbian couple furious over attempt to cancel their wedding reception 8
6:05 PM — A lesbian couple in Derbyshire were left furious after an attempt to cancel their wedding reception by an anonymous caller.
Gloria De Piero: The Government must begin to allow civil partners to convert to marriage 10
5:08 PM — Shadow Equalities Minister Gloria De Piero has criticised the Government for taking too long to allow same-sex couples in civil partnerships to convert to marriage.