19th April 2014
Archbishop of Canterbury: It is ‘almost impossible’ for some Christians to accept same-sex marriage 38
9:23 AM — Admitting the "great harm" which has been done to gay and lesbian groups, the Archbishop of Canterbury has said he thinks it is "almost impossible" for some Christians around the world to accept same-sex marriage.
18th April 2014
South and North Carolina gay rights groups join up in same-sex marriage effort 4
10:24 PM — In an effort to legalise same-sex marriage in much of the Southeast of the US, North and South Carolina activists have joined forces.
US judge: States cannot ‘trample constitutional rights’ with straight marriage definitions 2
10:01 PM — A judge in a US federal appeals court looking at the state of Oklahoma's same-sex marriage ban has said states should not define marriage in a way which "tramples constitutional rights."
17th April 2014
US: Arkansas court hears same-sex marriage ban case today
9:44 PM — An Arkansas judge will today hear a case brought by couples aiming to strike down the state's ban on same-sex marriage.
UK: Judge who called equal marriage a ‘shambles’ retires 8
6:29 PM — A High Court judge who was previously warned for making critical comments about same-sex marriage retired today.
US: Lawyer who argued for Prop 8 plans gay daughter’s wedding 6
6:20 PM — A lawyer who argued in favour of supporting California's Proposition 8 same-sex marriage ban is now planning his lesbian step-daughter's wedding.
Malta: President signs gay civil unions and adoption bill into law
4:42 PM — The President of Malta has signed a bill into law which allows civil partnerships and adoption for same-sex couples.
Malta: Opposition MP says she tried to unite her party behind gay adoption bill despite abstaining 3
3:55 PM — A Maltese MP has said that she tried to unite her party which eventually abstained from a vote on the the civil unions and gay adoption legislation passed on Monday.
Essex Catholic Bishop: I find it ‘difficult’ to accept equal marriage 35
3:04 PM — The new Bishop of Brentwood says he finds it "difficult" to accept same-sex marriage.
Government consultation into future of civil partnerships to close today
1:24 PM — A Government consultation into the future of civil partnerships is to close at 5pm today.
US: Appeals court set to hear arguments in Oklahoma gay marriage case 1
1:02 PM — The same appeals court which last week heard arguments around Ohio's same-sex marriage ban one week ago is now gearing up to do the same for Oklahoma.
Televangelist Pat Robertson: It’s impossible for Christians not to associate with gay people 14
11:48 AM — US televangelist Pat Robertson has said it would be virtually impossible for Christians not to associate or befriend "homosexual people" as they're "very creative," and so exist virtually everywhere in the arts and fashion industries.
16th April 2014
US: Judge halts enforcement of ruling that Ohio must recognise same-sex marriages 3
7:38 PM — After two days of deliberation, a federal judge has delayed the enforcement of a ruling which requires the state of Ohio to recognise out-of-state same-sex marriages.
US: Wisconsin couple urges state Supreme Court to strike down same-sex marriage ban
6:52 PM — A gay couple in Wisconsin has asked the state's Supreme Court to strike down a statewide same-sex marriage ban.
Northern Ireland Assembly set to debate equal marriage 21
5:52 PM — The Northern Ireland Assembly will debate equal marriage on 29 April in a motion filed by several MLAs.
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 6
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.