16th April 2014
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.
The head of Christian Concern is horrified that a gay chaplain has married his partner 45
2:56 PM — Christian Concern CEO Andrea Williams has slammed a senior clergyman for marrying his same-sex partner.
UK: Terminally ill gay man dies three days after marrying husband 8
1:48 PM — A gay man has died three days after marrying his partner of 23 years in Oldham.
US judge set to order Ohio to recognise out-of-state same-sex marriages
12:47 PM — A federal judge is set to rule to demand that the US state of Ohio must recognise out-of-state same-sex marriages.
Mayor of North Down: Rocks were thrown at me because I’m gay 3
11:19 AM — The Mayor of North Down, Andrew Muir, says he has experienced "quite a significant amount of discrimination, harassment and violence" for being an openly gay politician.
13th April 2014
US: Nevada Republicans drop opposition to same-sex marriage from platform 6
8:14 PM — The Nevada GOP has removed policies opposing same-sex marriage and abortion from its state platform.
First church same-sex wedding takes place in England and Wales 2
3:37 PM — The first same-sex marriage has taken place in a church since the law changed on last month to allow gay couples to marry in England and Wales.
Church of England faces ‘crisis’ as first priest defies teachings to marry gay partner 43
1:04 PM — The first Church of England priest has broken ranks to marry his same-sex partner as a senior member warns of "crisis" if such clergy members are not "disciplined".