29th April 2014
Amnesty: ‘Northern Ireland Assembly will not be able to block equal marriage indefinitely’ 7
2:15 PM — Human rights charity Amnesty International says the Northern Ireland Assembly will not be able to block same-sex marriage indefinitely.
US: Despite request, Michigan same-sex marriage ban lawsuit will take usual court route 1
12:12 PM — Despite a request from the state for an appeal against a lawsuit challenging Michigan's same-sex marriage ban to see a full panel of 15 judges, the case will take a normal course through the courts.
28th April 2014
Poll: ‘Overwhelming’ support for same-sex marriage in Colorado despite ban 11
9:16 PM — A poll has found that supporters of same-sex marriage in Colorado outnumber opponents by nearly two to one, despite the state maintaining a constitutional ban.
US: Tennessee wedding venue refuses to hold commitment ceremony for two Iraq veterans 2
7:36 PM — A wedding venue in Tennessee has refused to allow two gay Iraq veterans to hold their commitment ceremony there.
US: Court reverses ruling to recognise Tennessee same-sex marriages 4
7:16 PM — A US federal appeals panel has reversed an earlier decision to force the state to recognise the marriages of three Tennessee gay couples.
DUP Chief Whip: ‘Same-sex marriage is not an issue of equality or human rights’ 30
7:08 PM — The Democratic Unionist Party’s Chief Whip has defended his party’s opposition to equal marriage in Northern Ireland.
Brighton councillor: I was called a ‘fascist’ and ‘bigot’ for opposing equal marriage 37
6:12 PM — An independent councillor in Brighton who protested over equal marriage and was then expelled from the Green Party has torn into her former colleagues.
US: Clergy members challenge North Carolina same-sex marriage ban with lawsuit 4
5:06 PM — A lawsuit challenging the US state of North Carolina's same-sex marriage ban was today filed by clergy members in the state.
DUP once again vetoes Northern Ireland equal marriage vote 26
4:52 PM — Tuesday’s planned vote on equal marriage has been vetoed by the Democratic Unionist Party.
UKIP Northern Ireland candidate: ‘No government has the right to redefine marriage’ 40
12:13 PM — A UKIP candidate for Mid Ulster has warned against legalising same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland, saying it lacks legitimacy.
UKIP Northern Ireland Assembly Member to vote against ‘homosexual and lesbian marriage’ 20
11:03 AM — The UK Independence Party’s sole member of the Northern Ireland Assembly has announced he will vote against same-sex marriage in Tuesday’s debate.
27th April 2014
Rowan Williams: People still say I let them down on gay rights, but an Archbishop can’t be a campaigner 26
4:51 PM — Former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams has said that people are still upset he didn't push the gay rights agenda more than he did.
Japan: First Lady makes surprise appearance at Tokyo Pride parade 12
2:27 PM — Japan's First Lady took part in Tokyo's pride parade on Sunday, voicing her support for LGBT people.
US: Maine Republicans reaffirm opposition to same-sex marriage, despite it already being legal 7
1:57 PM — Maine's Republican party has reaffirmed its opposition to same-sex marriage, despite voters opting to legalise it in the state almost two years ago.
UKIP candidate: Same-sex marriage coming in was a ‘sad day’ for all straight people 81
12:50 PM — A UKIP candidate has come under fire, after he claimed that the introduction of same-sex marriage in England and Wales was a 'sad day' for straight people.
UK: African bishops ‘deeply troubled’ by lack of action over gay clergy marrying 22
12:22 PM — A group of African bishops have said they are 'deeply troubled' by the lack of action against clergy flouting the ban on same-sex marriage.
26th April 2014
US: Human Rights Campaign launches $8.5m initiative in deep south states 3
7:41 PM — The Human Rights Campaign has launched a massive $8.5m (£5m) gay rights initiative across Misssisippi, Alabama, and Arkansas.
US: Michigan state representative quits GOP over party’s opposition to gay rights 3
2:18 PM — A former state Representative in Michigan has quit the Republican party, in protest at its opposition to gay rights.
25th April 2014
US: Figure skater Johnny Weir’s estranged husband ‘heartbroken’ over split 3
10:38 PM — The estranged husband of Johnny Weir has said that he still loves the figure skater, but that he is 'conniving'.
US: Virginia Christian group planning 40-day hunger strike over same-sex marriage 95
7:48 PM — An evangelical Christian group in Virginia have announced they will hold a 40-day hunger strike in protest of same-sex marriage.