25th February 2014
‘Gay marriage is nuts’ Tory MP Peter Bone denies £100k benefits fraud 7
1:09 PM — A Conservative MP, who was a staunch opponent of equal marriage, is denying allegations of benefit fraud relating to his mother-in-law.
UK Government: Those in civil partnerships will be able to convert to marriages by end of year 14
12:19 PM — Equalities Minister Helen Grant has confirmed that same-sex couples who are in civil partnerships in England and Wales will be able to convert them to marriages by the end of 2014.
24th February 2014
Opposition to gay relationships in Northern Ireland falls dramatically 8
4:39 PM — The percentage of people opposed to gay relationships in Northern Ireland has dropped from three quarters to a quarter over a period of 25 years.
22nd February 2014
US: Virginia kills bill to allow extra defence of same-sex marriage ban 1
10:56 PM — The Senate in the US state of Virginia yesterday killed a bill which would have allowed a secondary defence of its same-sex marriage ban.
Gay men to be banned from becoming Queen ahead of first same-sex marriages 139
12:04 PM — Ahead of the first gay couples being able to wed next month, laws are being changed to ban men from becoming Queen or Princess of Wales.
21st February 2014
US District Judge says gay couples don’t have to wait until June to marry 5
7:24 PM — A US District Judge on Friday ruled that couples in a county of Illinois do not have to wait until June to be able to marry.
Poll: 76% of people in Ireland support equal marriage 11
2:26 PM — A new poll has found that a majority of Irish people still support the right of gay and lesbian couples to get married.
20th February 2014
US: Oregon’s Attorney General refuses to defend state gay marriage ban 2
7:11 PM — The Attorney General of the US state of Oregon has announced that she will not defend her state's ban on same-sex marriage.
Graham Norton: I’m f**king furious that RTE settled with anti-gay marriage activists 4
2:06 PM — In a new interview Graham Norton slams Irish broadcaster RTE for paying €85,000 in damages to a Catholic anti-gay marriage group.
19th February 2014
Supreme Court judge tells Northern Ireland: ‘Same-sex marriage shows that love is equal’ 14
7:24 PM — A UK Supreme Court judge has given a robust defence of equal marriage in a speech delivered in Northern Ireland - where the measure remains illegal.
Kansas bill to deny service to gay couples killed in Senate 3
7:22 PM — A bill which would have allowed religious business owners to refuse service to same-sex couples in the state of Kansas, has been killed.
US: Tennessee drops ‘turn away the gays’ ahead of Senate vote 5
2:05 PM — A Tennessee Senator has dropped a bill which would have allowed businesses to refuse service for gay couples' weddings based on religious beliefs.
Jim Davidson: I’m not homophobic, I have gay friends and I support equal marriage 14
12:37 PM — Jim Davidson says he’s not homophobic and that he supports same-sex marriage.
18th February 2014
US: Indiana Senate advances bill to ban same-sex marriage 4
7:03 PM — A bill to ban same-sex couples from marrying in the US state of Indiana has passed a Senate vote, but won't go to a ballot this year as it has been altered.
15th February 2014
US: Texas judges offer free Valentine’s Day commitment ceremonies for gay couples 1
9:13 PM — Two judges in Texas offered 'commitment' ceremonies to gay couples on Valentine's Day, causing friction with some Republican politicians.
Church of England to offer gay marriage prayers but gay clergy banned from marrying 89
10:48 AM — The Church of England has issued new guidance which allows clergy members to offer post-wedding prayers to gay couples, but bans them from performing same-sex weddings.
14th February 2014
Alex Salmond: The legalisation of same-sex marriage was one of the proudest days in Scotland’s history 12
5:13 PM — Writing for PinkNews, First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond, explains why the passage of a bill to legalise same-sex marriage in Scotland was "one of the proudest days in the history of Scotland."
UK: Brighton gay couple to marry one minute after law takes effect 6
1:50 PM — Brighton and Hove has announced one of the first gay couples who will be allowed to marry.
Wyoming House rejects equal marriage bill 1
11:57 AM — The Wyoming House of Representatives has voted down a bill which would have allowed same-sex marriage in the state.
US: Federal judge overturns Virginia same-sex marriage ban 14
11:30 AM — A US federal judge has overturned the US state of Virginia's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage.