4th April 2014
Archbishop of Canterbury defends Anglican position on gays from Ann Widdecombe attack 21
5:33 PM — The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has defended the Church of England's position on gay relationships from an attack by former MP Ann Widdecombe, saying the issue is "complex" and that "people can't help being gay".
Sandi Toksvig collects OBE from Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace 5
3:32 PM — Sandi Toksvig has collected her OBE at Buckingham Palace just days after renewing her vows with her civil partner in front of 2,000 people.
Gay blogger Andrew Sullivan: I’m disgusted the gay community has forced Brendan Eich to quit Firefox 223
2:38 PM — Andrew Sullivan says he’s appalled at the resignation of Firefox CEO Brendan Eich, who quit yesterday following a backlash over his appointment due to his previous financial support for anti-equal marriage campaigners
Newspaper editor: Printing this picture of a gay couple kissing caused readers to shun my paper 29
12:45 PM — A local newspaper editor says placing a photo of two men kissing on the front of his paper resulted in a drop in sales.
3rd April 2014
US: Alabama House calls for US constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage 14
8:54 PM — The Alabama House of Representatives has passed a resolution calling for an amendment to the US constitution to ban same-sex marriage.
US: Obama opens Medicare to same-sex married couples 4
8:14 PM — Married same-sex couples are now able to apply for Medicare benefits regardless of in which state they live, it was announced today.
US: Judge hears arguments in case to stop gay married couples filing joint tax returns
6:44 PM — A judge in the US state of Missouri is hearing arguments in a case over whether to stop gay married couples from filing joint tax returns.
Stonewall: It is unacceptable that couples in civil partnerships must wait to convert to marriage 27
2:44 PM — Leading gay rights charity Stonewall has ramped up its campaign to allow couples in civil partnerships to convert to marriage.
UKIP politician quits party over its refusal to back same-sex marriage 41
12:19 PM — A UKIP politician has quit his party and resigned as a councillor over the party's refusal to support same-sex marriage.
2nd April 2014
Comment: Harmander Singh is wrong to say you can’t be a Sikh and support equal marriage 34
7:47 PM — Writing for PinkNews.co.uk, Hardeep Singh says the recent anti-equal marriage remarks expressed by the founder and principal adviser of Sikhs in England gives only one view of his religion,
Nike and Intel join list of Oregon businesses pushing for same-sex marriage
6:48 PM — Sportswear giant Nike and technology multinational Intel are among a few dozen businesses to throw their weight behind a campaign to legalise same-sex marriage in Oregon.
Lawyers for anti-gay marriage clerk: US Supreme Court agrees marriage is for procreation 11
5:54 PM — Lawyers acting on behalf of a clerk in the US state of Oklahoma who refused to issue a marriage licence to a same-sex couple have argued that marriage exists primarily for procreation.
US: Same-sex marriage advocates will drop campaign if judge overturns ban
5:46 PM — Same-sex marriage advocates in the US state of Oregon have said they will drop a campaign to put a question on a ballot, if a judge overturns the state's ban on same-sex marriage.
Durex responds to complaints over no gay couples in ad: Straight actors just did better at casting 19
3:34 PM — Condom giant Durex has responded to complaints about a recent advert which featured straight couples, but none gay, to say same-sex couples were not deliberately excluded during casting.
Firefox CEO refuses to rule out donating MORE money to ban gays from marrying 20
12:32 PM — The chief executive of Mozilla, the company behind the Firefox web browser, has refused to rule out donating more money to anti-equal marriage campaigners.
1st April 2014
US: NOM co-founder calls Mozilla boycott over ‘intolerance’ towards CEO 22
10:01 PM — One of the co-founders of the National Organisation for Marriage is calling for a boycott of Mozilla Firefox, due to 'intolerance' shown to their new CEO, who opposes equal marriage.
US: Indiana terminally ill woman and wife demand recognition of marriage
7:27 PM — A terminally ill woman in the US state of Indiana and her wife have joined a lawsuit to demand that the state recognise their marriage.
US: ‘Days of Our Lives’ to show first same-sex wedding 2
6:51 PM — In what is being hailed as the first same-sex wedding on a US daytime soap opera, a gay couple in 'Days of Our Lives' will marry this week.
Big Bang star Sara Gilbert marries songwriter Linda Perry 2
5:54 PM — US actress Sara Gilbert married songwriter and former 4 Non-Blondes singer Linda Perry at the weekend.
US: Lesbian married in Michigan assaulted by several men days after wedding 2
5:16 PM — Just days after marrying in a brief period during which same-sex marriage was legal in Michigan, a woman was violently assaulted.