17th January 2014
US: Massachusetts announces it will recognise Utah same-sex marriages
4:33 PM — Amid confusion stemming from the fact that Utah only had a brief window of equal marriage during which 1,300 couples wed, Massachusetts has said it will honour those marriages.
German former foreign minister tells Angela Merkel to ‘decide’ on equal marriage 10
12:35 PM — Germany's former foreign minister says Chancellor Angela Merkel should stop sitting on fence when it comes to equal marriage.
16th January 2014
US: Utah tax officials accept joint tax returns from gay married couples
6:54 PM — Tax officials in the US state of Utah on Thursday announced that same-sex couples married there, or elsewhere, were allowed to file joint tax returns.
US: South Carolina bill would allow married gay couples to file joint tax returns
6:33 PM — A state representative in the US state of South Carolina has filed a bill which would allow married same-sex couples to file joint tax returns.
US: Pennsylvania Attorney General and Governor released as defendants in equal marriage case 2
6:07 PM — The Governor and Attorney General in the US state of Pennsylvania have been officially removed as defendants in a case challenging the state's ban on equal marriage.
US: Tennessee same-sex marriage supporters encouraged by Oklahoma ruling 4
5:19 PM — Supporters of equal marriage in the US state of Tennessee have said they are encouraged by a federal judge's ruling that Oklahoma's same-sex marriage ban was unconstitutional.
Comment: Spousal veto amendment is a victory for trans equality in Scotland 7
11:48 AM — Tom French, of the Equality Network, says the decision to remove the spousal veto from Scotland's equal marriage bill is a crucial victory for trans and intersex people.
Scottish parliamentary committee votes to remove spousal veto from equal marriage bill 3
11:00 AM — The Scottish Parliament’s Equal Opportunities Committee has voted unanimously to pass an amendment by MSP Linda Fabiani in favour of removing the spousal veto from the country’s equal marriage bill.
15th January 2014
New Zealand: Five percent of marriages were between gay couples in first four months of equal marriage 4
5:55 PM — In the first four months of same-sex couples having the legal right to marry in New Zealand, almost 5% of marriages are now between gay couples.
Tory MP Edward Leigh defends judge who described equal marriage as the ‘wrong policy’ 23
2:35 PM — Conservative MP Sir Edward Leigh has defended a high court judge who previously branded equal marriage the government’s “wrong policy”.
US: Judge throws out Oklahoma same-sex marriage ban 9
1:39 AM — A judge has ruled that the ban on same-sex marriage in the US state of Oklahoma is unconstitutional.
14th January 2014
Poll: Utah residents evenly split on same-sex marriage but strongly support civil unions 4
7:41 PM — Residents of the US state of Utah are evenly split on whether same-sex marriage should be legal or not, according to a new poll.
Video: Indiana official Jim Bopp gets laughed at for saying gay people are ‘intolerant’ 8
7:01 PM — Apparently officials in the US state of Indiana saw the irony when an official in favour of a bill to ban same-sex marriage and civil unions called gay people opposed to the bill "intolerant".
Figures show 7,000 same-sex couples tied the knot in France last year 4
5:16 PM — About 7,000 same-sex couples tied the knot in France last year after equal marriage was legalised in May, the national statistics agency has said.
13th January 2014
US: Indiana committee to decide on bill to ban same-sex marriage
7:27 PM — A bill to ban same-sex marriage in Indiana was being considered in the House of Representatives in the US state today.
US: Virginia officials introduce legislation to repeal same-sex marriage ban
7:17 PM — A group of officials in the US state of Virginia have introduced legislation to repeal its ban on gay couples getting married.
12th January 2014
Anti-gay marriage Catholic Archbishop Vincent Nichols to become Cardinal 55
1:51 PM — The head of the Catholic Church in England and Wales, who is also known for his vocal opposition to same-sex marriage, is set to be created a Cardinal by Pope Francis next month.
10th January 2014
US Attorney General says Utah gay married couples will be treated as married 4
5:35 PM — The US Attorney General has responded to calls to say Utah married same-sex couples would be treated as married by the federal government, despite a directive from the state Governor that they would not.
9th January 2014
Italian Deputy Prime Minister threatens to pull his party from Government if ‘gay marriage’ is introduced 19
8:00 PM — The Italian Deputy Prime Minister said on Thursday that his party would leave the government if their coalition partner introduces measures for same-sex marriage.
Human rights group asks US Attorney General to recognise Utah gay couples’ marriages
7:43 PM — The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has written to the US Attorney General to ask him to ensure that same-sex couples married in the state of Utah are recognised as married for benefits.