8th May 2014
US: Michigan Attorney General argues for gay marriage ban ‘out of respect for democracy’ 7
3:31 PM — The Attorney General of the US state of Michigan has pointed to a US Supreme Court ruling to uphold a ban on affirmative action in his arguments for a ban on same-sex marriage.
7th May 2014
US: North Carolina registrar pledges to sign same-sex marriage licences, defy marriage ban
10:01 PM — A newly-elected North Carolina registrar has pledged to start signing same-sex marriage licenses in November, despite the state's marriage ban.
US: Anti-gay Republican who worked as a drag queen fails to win primary 13
8:25 PM — Anti-gay Republican Steve Wiles has come last in a state primary, after it was revealed he used to work as a drag queen.
UK: Lesbian couple furious over attempt to cancel their wedding reception 8
6:05 PM — A lesbian couple in Derbyshire were left furious after an attempt to cancel their wedding reception by an anonymous caller.
Gloria De Piero: The Government must begin to allow civil partners to convert to marriage 10
5:08 PM — Shadow Equalities Minister Gloria De Piero has criticised the Government for taking too long to allow same-sex couples in civil partnerships to convert to marriage.
6th May 2014
Man files challenge in Utah court to be allowed to marry his ‘porn-filled’ laptop 71
7:03 PM — A man in the US state of Utah has filed a challenge linked to same-sex marriage action in the state, to be allowed to marry his "porn-filled" Apple laptop.
US: Hawaii to cease defence of law banning same-sex marriage
12:48 PM — Five months after the state legalised same-sex marriage, officials in the US state of Hawaii have announced that the state will no longer defend a law banning it.
5th May 2014
Toronto announces attempt to break world record for largest mass gay wedding 4
9:26 PM — Toronto's deputy mayor has announced an attempt to break a world record for the world's largest mass gay wedding.
Watch: Oklahoma ad shows that same-sex marriage ‘makes families stronger’ 1
4:47 PM — A new advert in support of same-sex marriage will be shown from Monday in the US state of Oklahoma.
First openly gay Episcopal bishop announces divorce from husband 1
4:37 PM — The US Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop, Gene Robinson, has announced that he and his husband are to divorce.
Comment: UKIP is hoist by its own petard because of its same-sex marriage opposition 140
4:25 PM — Gary Powell writes for PinkNews that UKIP has been "hoist by its own petard" over opposition to same-sex marriage, and flawed arguments about religious freedom and the ECHR.
New Zealand: Continued influx of gay Australian couples marrying expected to continue 5
2:21 PM — A continued influx of same-sex Australian couples looking to marry is expected in New Zealand.
4th May 2014
US: Oprah Winfrey attends wedding of same-sex couple at New York Public Library 1
5:09 PM — Oprah Winfrey attended the wedding of American TV couple Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent, who have become the first same-sex couple to marry inside the New York Public Library.
US: First openly gay bishop announces divorce from partner 23
11:50 AM — Gene Robinson, the first openly gay bishop in the Episcopal church, has announced he is to divorce his partner.
3rd May 2014
US: Arkansas Attorney General supports equal marriage, but will continue to defend state’s ban 11
5:39 PM — The Arkansas Attorney General has announced his support for equal marriage, but says he will continue defend the state's same-sex marriage ban in court.
Oregon Attorney General: NOM should not be allowed to defend marriage ban 1
3:04 PM — Oregon's Attorney General has urged a judge to turn down a motion which would allow the National Organisation for Marriage to defend the state's same-sex marriage ban in court.
2nd May 2014
California State Senate votes to make marriage gender neutral 3
6:57 PM — A bill changing the traditional definition of marriage from California law has been approved by the state Senate
US: Tennessee wedding venue that turned away gay veterans will allow same-sex couples 1
3:05 PM — A Tennessee wedding venue that refused to allow two gay Iraq veterans to hold a commitment ceremony there has changed its policy, and will now allow same-sex ceremonies.
US: Georgia same-sex couples apply for marriage licenses, post rejection letters on Twitter
12:54 PM — Same-sex couples in Georgia applied for marriage licenses yesterday before posting their rejection letters online, to peacefully protest the state's marriage ban.
1st May 2014
US: Idaho man donates cemetary plot, so lesbian veteran can be buried next to her wife 9
8:53 PM — An Idaho man has offered to give up his plot in a military cemetery, so that two lesbians barred from being interred together can still be buried side-by-side.