24th May 2014
US: Same-sex couple to marry atop six-storey novelty giant elephant 2
2:08 PM — A six-storey novelty giant elephant will host its first same-sex wedding next month in New Jersey.
US: Couples begin to marry in Pennsylvania as same-sex marriage ruling comes into effect 2
12:19 PM — Same-sex couples across Pennsylvania have begun to marry, as the state's marriage ruling comes into effect.
23rd May 2014
Facebook apologises after banning Queer as Folk producer for celebrating marriage equality 24
10:58 PM — Facebook has apologised to Queer of Folk producer Del Shores, after he was banned from the site for a post celebrating marriage equality.
US: Oregon same-sex marriage activists abandon planned ballot after court victory 1
9:46 PM — Pro-gay activists in Oregon have ended a campaign for a state ballot on same-sex marriage early, after a judge overturned the constitutional marriage ban.
US: Rick Santorum refusing to comment after judge he endorsed struck down marriage ban 4
8:20 PM — Notoriously anti-gay Republican Rick Santorum is refusing to comment, after a judge he endorsed decided to strike down Pennsylvania's marriage ban.
US: Wisconsin Attorney General asks for block on potential gay marriage ruling 1
5:50 PM — The Attorney General in the US state of Wisconsin has made an unusual request for a federal judge to stay any ruling she may make to strike down the state's ban on same-sex marriage.
US: Pennsylvania will make $92 million extra through legalising same-sex marriage
2:51 PM — According to a new study, through legalising same-sex marriage, the US state of Pennsylvania will make an extra $92,1 million (£55 million) in the first three years.
Gay minister: I hope the Church of Scotland will rethink its opposition to same-sex marriage 3
12:51 PM — An openly gay minister from Aberdeen today has said he hopes the Church of Scotland will reconsider its opposition to same-sex marriage.
US: Philadelphia mayor to perform same-sex weddings 1
12:01 AM — As of Friday, the Mayor in the US city of Philadelphia will perform same-sex weddings at City Hall.
22nd May 2014
US: Only two states now have unchallenged same-sex marriage bans 1
8:02 PM — As Montana same-sex couples have challenged a same-sex marriage ban there, only two states in the US now have same-sex marriage bans unchallenged in court.
Study claims that the presence of bad smells make people more opposed to gay marriage 12
7:40 PM — The results of a new study have claimed that the presence of disgusting smells cause people to hold more conservative views, including being more likely to oppose same-sex marriage.
UKIP candidate: Gays will stop marrying because they are ‘promiscuous prisoners’ 50
2:24 PM — A UKIP candidate who believes gay people are "promiscuous” and resemble “prisoners who need freedom” will not face disciplinary action.
21st May 2014
US: Pennsylvania Governor refuses to appeal against same-sex marriage 14
8:32 PM — The Governor of Pennsylvania has announced he will not appeal a ruling striking down the state's marriage ban, cementing same-sex marriage as law.
US: Four couples challenge Montana’s ban on same-sex marriage 1
7:50 PM — Four Montana couples filed a lawsuit challenging the state's ban on same-sex marriage on Wednesday.
Poll finds that 55% of Americans approve of same-sex marriage 2
7:37 PM — According to a new poll, support for same-sex marriage in the US is at its highest ever at 55%.
US: Gay couples flock to register to marry after judge deems Pennsylvania ban unconstitutional 1
7:12 PM — Gay and lesbian couples in the US state of Pennsylvania have rushed to obtain marriage licences, as a judge struck down its same-sex marriage ban.
Interview: Alliance Party LGBT Convener asks what’s next for gay people in Northern Ireland 3
4:08 PM — Lib Dem Councillor Mathew Hulbert interviews Stephen Donnan, Convenor of the LGBT Group in the Alliance Party of Northern Ireland for PinkNews to discuss the future of same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland.
20th May 2014
Anti-gay Republican Rick Santorum endorsed the judge who struck down Pennsylvania’s marriage ban 9
10:10 PM — The judge who today struck down Pennsylvania's same-sex marriage ban was previously endorsed by notoriously anti-gay Republican Rick Santorum.
US: Pennsylvania same-sex marriage ban struck down 3
7:42 PM — In a ruling made on Tuesday a federal judge deemed Pennsylvania's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional.
US: Pennsylvania counties ready to issue same-sex marriage licences if court rules in favour
6:58 PM — Counties in the US state of Pennsylvania have announced they are ready to immediately begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples in the state, should a ruling, expected today, allow it.