11th June 2014
Attorney and county clerk: Same-sex marriages are legal even if state doesn’t process licences
5:35 PM — A county clerk, and an attorney have spoken out to say that hundreds of same-sex marriages in the state of Wisconsin are legal, despite that the state Vital Records Office is not processing their marriage licences.
Mayor of North Down: It will take ‘more work’ to achieve equal marriage in Northern Ireland 3
4:46 PM — The Mayor of North Down says Northern Ireland will eventually secure marriage equality “but it’s just going to take a bit more work in terms of society”.
US: Wisconsin records office not processing same-sex marriage licences
3:28 PM — The Vital Records Office in the state of Wisconsin, will not yet process the marriage licences of hundreds of same-sex couples who have already married in the state.
10th June 2014
American Civil Liberties Union files lawsuit against Alabama’s equal marriage ban 1
7:06 PM — Campaigners have filed a federal lawsuit challenging Alabama’s ban on same-sex marriage.
Green MP Caroline Lucas: Our marriage laws are still ‘outdated’ and ‘offensive’ 11
6:35 PM — Green MP Caroline Lucas has urged the government to bring forward laws to end the “offensive and outdated message” that marriage is a "business transaction between fathers".
Anna Paquin: ‘I am proud to be a happily married bisexual mother’ 14
6:33 PM — True Blood star Anna Paquin has tweeted to say that she is "proud" to be a "happily married bisexual mother."
US: 45 Wisconsin counties issue marriage licences to same-sex couples
6:12 PM — A majority of counties in the US state of Wisconsin have issued marriage licences to gay and lesbian couples, as some wait for guidance from the state and courts on whether same-sex couples can marry.
US: Federal appeals court asks for briefs from both sides of Wisconsin gay marriage debate 1
3:17 PM — A federal appeals court asked by the state of Wisconsin to stop clerks from issuing marriage licences to same-sex couples, may not rule until at least Wednesday, as the court has asked for plaintiffs and defendants for briefs in the case.
US: Federal judge for now refuses to halt same-sex marriages in Wisconsin 5
12:45 PM — Responding to an emergency request from the Wisconsin's Attorney General to stop clerks from issuing marriage licences to gay couples, a federal judge has for now refused to do so.
Tory MP: Gay marriage was a mistake – Labour would have done it anyway 41
12:17 PM — Conservative MP Sir Edward Leigh has called for his party to “apologise” for legalising same-sex marriage.
9th June 2014
US: Gay couples persuade Wisconsin county clerk to issue marriage licences
5:55 PM — A group of almost a hundred gay couples has persuaded a county clerk in the US state of Wisconsin to accept applications for marriage licences by refusing to leave her office.
Baptist leader: Split is unavoidable on same-sex marriage, there is no ‘third way’ 11
5:23 PM — A Southern Baptist Church leader has rejected calls for a middle-ground compromise on same-sex marriage, calling on every individual church to declare its position.
US: Wisconsin Attorney General asks federal court to halt same-sex marriages
4:32 PM — A federal appeals court has been asked by the Attorney General in the US state of Wisconsin to stop county clerks from issuing marriage licences to same-sex couples after the state's same-sex marriage ban was struck down last week.
US: Federal judge to consider putting same-sex marriage on hold in Wisconsin
3:43 PM — A federal judge has scheduled a hearing following the Attorney General of Wisconsin's request to put on hold same-sex marriage in the state.
Confusion in Wisconsin as some counties turn away gay couples seeking marriage licences
3:07 PM — As several county clerks in the US state of Wisconsin begin to issue marriage licences to same-sex couples on Monday, others will turn them away.
US: Wisconsin Attorney General expected to petition federal court to stop gay couples from marrying 1
1:07 PM — The Attorney General in the US state of Wisconsin is expected this week to petition a federal court in order to stop same-sex couples from marrying in the state.
ACLU: Same-sex marriages in Wisconsin won’t be declared invalid
12:28 PM — The American Civil Liberties Union has urged same-sex couples to continue marrying, despite fears that a marriage ban could be put back in place by the state's attorney general.
8th June 2014
Hong Kong: British consulate banned from performing same-sex marriages 24
8:45 PM — The British consulate in Hong Kong has been banned from performing same-sex marriages by the local government.
UK: Newly-appointed Bishop of Bath condemns same-sex marriage 69
7:37 PM — The new Bishop of Bath and Wells has condemned same-sex marriage, less than 24 hours after being appointed.
UK: Married vicar, who preached against same-sex marriage, resigns after having affair 56
5:42 PM — A married vicar who claimed that same-sex weddings would violate the sanctity of marriage has resigned, after it emerged he had an affair with a parishioner.