28th April 2014
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.
US: Lesbian couple to challenge South Dakota same-sex marriage ban
5:55 PM — A lesbian couple form the US state of South Dakota plan to challenge the state's same-sex marriage ban by marrying out-of-state.
UK: Unitarian church given green light to perform same-sex marriages 3
5:26 PM — A Unitarian church in Cambridge has been told it can begin marrying gay couples following a bureaucratic delay.
US: Group of Illinois religious leaders offer to perform same-sex marriages
3:52 PM — A list of religious clergy happy to perform same-sex marriages has been compiled by a gay rights group.
Christian Concern: David Cameron must help the sacked nursery worker who is against gay marriage 46
11:55 AM — Christian Concern has demanded David Cameron intervene in the case of a London nursery worker who was fired after refusing to read stories about gay couples to children
24th April 2014
Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams wishes for ‘gay marriage legal everywhere’ 2
8:43 PM — Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams has said that she wishes same-sex marriage would be legal everywhere.
US: 74-year-old lesbian veteran denied request to be buried with late wife 5
8:05 PM — A US veteran in the state of Idaho has been told that she may not be buried with her partner as same-sex marriages are not recognised there.
US: Both sides in lawsuit urge judge to strike-down Oregon same-sex marriage ban 1
7:44 PM — A federal judge was urged on Wednesday to strike down the state of Oregon's same-sex marriage ban by the state itself, as well as the plaintiffs in a lawsuit brought against it.
US: Gay rights group seeks to intervene in challenge to Ohio same-sex marriage ban 2
5:16 PM — A leading gay rights group seeks to intervene in a case challenging Ohio's same-sex marriage ban to push for a ruling to allow gay couples to marry in the state.