17th April 2014
Essex Catholic Bishop: I find it ‘difficult’ to accept equal marriage 35
3:04 PM — The new Bishop of Brentwood says he finds it "difficult" to accept same-sex marriage.
Government consultation into future of civil partnerships to close today
1:24 PM — A Government consultation into the future of civil partnerships is to close at 5pm today.
US: Appeals court set to hear arguments in Oklahoma gay marriage case 1
1:02 PM — The same appeals court which last week heard arguments around Ohio's same-sex marriage ban one week ago is now gearing up to do the same for Oklahoma.
Televangelist Pat Robertson: It’s impossible for Christians not to associate with gay people 14
11:48 AM — US televangelist Pat Robertson has said it would be virtually impossible for Christians not to associate or befriend "homosexual people" as they're "very creative," and so exist virtually everywhere in the arts and fashion industries.
16th April 2014
US: Judge halts enforcement of ruling that Ohio must recognise same-sex marriages 3
7:38 PM — After two days of deliberation, a federal judge has delayed the enforcement of a ruling which requires the state of Ohio to recognise out-of-state same-sex marriages.
US: Wisconsin couple urges state Supreme Court to strike down same-sex marriage ban
6:52 PM — A gay couple in Wisconsin has asked the state's Supreme Court to strike down a statewide same-sex marriage ban.
Northern Ireland Assembly set to debate equal marriage 21
5:52 PM — The Northern Ireland Assembly will debate equal marriage on 29 April in a motion filed by several MLAs.
Malta congratulated by LGBT groups on civil unions, adoption and trans discrimination legislation
3:54 PM — LGBT rights groups in Europe have congratulated Malta over passing a law to allow civil unions and adoption for same-sex couples, forbidding discrimination under its constitution
Peter Tatchell Foundation urges extension of civil partnerships to straight couples 7
3:48 PM — Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has written to Helen Grant, the minister in charge of the future of civil partnerships, to urge that they are kept and extended to opposite-sex couples.
Human rights groups urge last-minute action to save civil partnerships 23
3:32 PM — With only one day left of a Government consultation into the future of civil partnerships, human rights groups are urging the public to voice their views.
Norway’s PM offers support for same-sex church weddings 2
1:42 PM — The Prime Minster of Norway has offered her support to allowing same-sex couples to marry in churches.
US: Michigan attorneys oppose request for full appeals court panel in gay marriage case 1
1:07 PM — Attorneys in the case which persuaded a judge to overturn Michigan's same-sex marriage ban have opposed a request from the state's Attorney General that the case should be taken up by a full 15-judge panel.
15th April 2014
US: Republican pro-gay marriage group raises $2.75m in donations 3
9:49 PM — A Republican super-PAC that aims to back candidates who support same-sex marriage has received $2.75m (£1.64m) in donations so far in 2014.
Ohio attorneys urge judge to lift stay on recognition of same-sex marriages
7:27 PM — Attorneys representing four same-sex couples who sued the state of Ohio for recognition of their out-of-state marriages have argued that a federal judge should lift a stay issued on Monday.
Malta votes to constitutionally protect against gender identity discrimination
2:44 PM — On the same day that Malta passed a law to allow same-sex couples to enter into civil unions and adopt, the country also added protections against gender identity discrimination into its constitution.
US: Judge considers suspending ruling demanding Ohio recognition of same-sex marriages 1
2:20 PM — A federal judge is considering putting a stay on a ruling he made ordering that the US state of Ohio must recognise out-of-state same-sex marriages.
14th April 2014
Malta: Parliament approves civil unions and adoption for gay couples 21
8:47 PM — Same-sex civil unions were this evening approved in Malta, allowing gay couples to adopt.
US: Human rights group sues Michigan over refusal to recognise same-sex marriages 6
8:02 PM — A human rights legal group has filed a lawsuit against the state of Michigan over its refusal to recognise 300+ same-sex couples married in the state.
Malta: Labour Party flies rainbow flag on eve of civil unions vote 2
5:49 PM — The Labour Party of Malta has flown a rainbow flag at its headquarters on the day that Parliament is set to vote on a civil unions bill.
US: Judge rules Ohio must recognise out-of-state same-sex marriages 2
5:01 PM — A federal judge has ordered that the US state of Ohio must recognise out-of-state same-sex marriages.