26th June 2013
US Representative: Straight people will pretend to be gay if equal marriage becomes legal 42
2:12 PM — A US Republican Representative has weighed in on the imminent ruling by the Supreme Court on two landmark equal marriage cases, to say that the court should uphold the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), because without it, straight people would pretend to be gay to get married "for practical reasons".
France: Gay couple sue mayor who refused to officiate at their wedding 6
1:13 PM — A French gay couple have mayor to court who said he would rather "go to the gallows", than marry a same-sex couple, under the newly introduced French equal marriage law.
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard loses leadership ballot to equal marriage supporter Kevin Rudd 15
12:08 PM — Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard, who is strongly opposed to equal marriage, has been ousted as leader of her party by Kevin Rudd.
Tory MP Mike Freer: Gay people are being short-changed when it comes to pensions equality 8
11:22 AM — Conservative MP Mike Freer says it's wrong that gay couples continue to be treated unequally in the area of survivor's benefits.
US: Supreme Court to issue opinions in key equal marriage cases today 3
11:16 AM — The US Supreme Court is set to issue opinions in two key equal marriage cases today, the official final day of its term, after several days of speculation on when the ruling would come.
US: Anti-gay group releases equal marriage win statement despite no decision by Supreme Court 21
1:14 AM — A US anti-gay group got a little ahead of itself on Tuesday, and released a success statement, which commended the US Supreme Court for ruling against same-sex couples in two key cases, despite the court not having released an opinion.
Zachary Quinto: I hope the Supreme Court opinion on equal marriage is a ‘galvanising moment’ 4
12:49 AM — Actor Zachary Quinto has said that, despite not wanting to speculate on the upcoming Supreme Court decision in two key equal marriage cases, he hopes it will be a "galvanising moment".
25th June 2013
US Supreme Court to rule on key equal marriage cases on Wednesday 3
3:36 PM — The US Supreme Court has added Wednesday as the final day of opinions for this session, and is expected to give decisions on two key equal marriage cases.
Poll: UK support for equal marriage at 55% 18
2:04 PM — A new poll by Ipsos of 16 countries puts support for equal marriage in the UK at 55%.
24th June 2013
Baroness Deech: If gays can marry, cohabiting sisters should be allowed civil partnerships 110
11:16 PM — The eventual passage of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill, could lead to cohabiting relatives, or carers, being given the same legal status as married couples, the House of Lords has heard.
Ireland to hold referendum on equal marriage in 2014 101
6:15 PM — The Irish Deputy Prime Minister Eamon Gilmore, has announced that the country will hold a referendum on equal marriage next year.
US Supreme Court adds Tuesday as possible day for opinions on equal marriage cases 2
5:41 PM — The US Supreme Court has added Tuesday to the calendar as an extra day on which it could issue opinions on two key equal marriage cases.
US Supreme Court expected to add extra days of announcements as no opinions on equal marriage cases
3:33 PM — Despite reaching the final scheduled day, the US Supreme Court again failed to issue a ruling on two key equal marriage cases, and is now expected to add extra days to give its opinion.
Live blog: Highlights from the House of Lords committee on same-sex marriage 35
3:00 PM — As part of the final day of the committee stage, peers are scrutinising the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill and debating amendments.
US Supreme Court reaches last scheduled day to offer opinion on key equal marriage cases 3
2:23 PM — The US Supreme Court has reached the last scheduled day to make a judgement in two key equal marriage cases, and could possibly issue a ruling imminently.
US: Same-sex wedding held opposite Westboro Baptist Church 5
12:44 PM — A Same-sex wedding was held opposite the adamantly homophobic Westboro Baptist Church last saturday.
Coalition for Marriage: ‘Quakers, Unitarians and Liberal Jews have unfairly dominated the equal marriage debate’ 61
10:58 AM — Speaking to PinkNews.co.uk, Coalition for Marriage spokesperson Dr Sharon James says Liberal Judaism, the Unitarians and the Quakers have been given “a disproportionate amount of time” in the debate for equal marriage at the expense of “mainstream Christian people”.
Video: Scottish campaign for equal marriage launches ‘It’s Time’ celebrity video campaign 15
12:00 AM — The Scottish Equality Network, the key LGBT group campagining for equal marriage north of the border, has launched a video campaign modelled on the English Out4Marriage campaign to help convince the public and politicians of the need for same-sex marriage.
23rd June 2013
Baroness D’Souza: The vote against Lord Dear’s fatal amendment was a ‘massive defeat’ for him 25
2:11 PM — The Lord Speaker, Baroness D'Souza, said the vote against Lord Dear's anti-equal marriage bill amendment was a "massive, massive defeat" for him, but warned that further "ping-pong" debate on various issues within the bill would be imminent.
22nd June 2013
German foreign minister slams Russia over possible anti-gay adoption ban 4
6:48 PM — Germany's foreign minister has heavily criticised Russian's recently advanced legislation which would ban the adoption of Russian children by foreign same-sex couples.