27th June 2014
Poll: 61% of Americans think wedding businesses should be required to serve gays 3
7:15 PM — According to a new poll, 61% of Americans think businesses in the wedding trade should be required to serve same-sex couples.
US: Colorado clerk flouts marriage ban to wed 34 same-sex couples
5:48 PM — A rogue county clerk in Boulder County, Colorado has married 34 same-sex couples - including a state senator - despite the state maintaining a ban on same-sex marriage.
16th June 2014
Luxembourg: Petition to stall equal marriage with referendum fails 8
4:59 PM — A petition intending to delay the passage of equal marriage in Luxembourg by forcing a referendum has failed to gather enough signatures.
28th May 2014
US: Mayor of Pittsburgh to marry 20 same-sex couples in mass wedding at Pride 3
10:00 PM — The Mayor of Pittsburgh has announced he plans to marry up to 20 same-sex couples at Pride next month, to celebrate marriage equality in Pennsylvania.
24th May 2014
UK: Court denies attempt by Slovak parents to block adoption by gay couple 28
1:19 PM — A court has rejected an attempt by Slovak parents to block the adoption of their children by a same-sex couple.
20th May 2014
Ruling on same-sex marriage in Pennsylvania expected soon 2
3:46 PM — After the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit to push for equal marriage last year, Pennsylvania is expecting a ruling on legalising same sex marriage in the state today.
14th May 2014
Pope Francis would baptise aliens, but won’t marry gay couples 31
4:59 PM — Pope Francis has indicated he would be happy to baptise aliens and allow them into the church, despite his opposition to same-sex marriage.
12th May 2014
US: NOM admits it can’t find anyone in Oregon to back defence of same-sex marriage ban 24
10:10 PM — The National Organisation for Marriage has admitted it is unable to find anyone willing to back its attempt to defend Oregon's same-sex marriage ban.
US: Judge quits after ‘invasive’ reports reveal his gay hookup app profile 16
9:35 PM — A Florida judge who struck down a ban on same-sex adoption has resigned from his post, following reports that he used gay hookup app Manhunt.
9th May 2014
Nintendo: We pledge to include same-sex relationships in Tomodachi Life sequel 16
10:40 PM — Nintendo has responded to criticism of its decision to exclude same-sex relationships from upcoming game Tomodachi Life.
8th May 2014
US: Hallmark introduces ‘two mums’ Mother’s Day card 7
10:36 PM — Card manufacturer Hallmark has introduced a Mother's Day card for people with lesbian parents.
US: California Assembly votes to revamp birth certificates for same-sex parents 3
9:14 PM — California's State Assembly has passed a bill which will revamp birth certificates, allowing them to reflect same-sex parents as well as straight ones.
30th April 2014
Vatican: Catholic bishops will meet to discuss same-sex unions in October 45
10:35 PM — Catholic bishops will hold an 'extraordinary meeting' to discuss same-sex unions later this year, though a change in policy is unlikely.
25th April 2014
US: Alaska Supreme Court rules gay couples deserve equal access to tax benefit 1
9:15 PM — The Supreme Court in the US state of Alaska on Friday ruled that same-sex couples deserve equal access to a tax benefit as straight couples.
13th April 2014
US: Michigan same-sex benefits ban heads to appeals court
2:03 PM — Michigan is appealing the decision to strike down a law which denies domestic partner benefits to gay couples.
29th September 2013
Video: Head of Barilla pasta apologises after saying he ‘would never feature an ad with a gay family’ 62
1:31 PM — The president of Italian pasta company Barilla has issued a video apology onto Facebook after falling under controversy for saying he would never sanction an advert featuring a gay family.
2nd September 2013
US: Judge rules that Veterans Affairs agency must pay benefits to same-sex spouse 1
6:44 PM — A federal judge in the US has ruled that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) must pay equal benefits to a California veteran in a same-sex marriage.
19th June 2013
Maltese Prime Minister: A civil unions bill is to be introduced by the end of this year 4
3:45 PM — The Maltese Prime Minister has said that civil unions for same-sex couples will be introduced by the end of this year.
5th June 2013
Russia: Parliament could move to ban foreign same-sex adoption in a month 3
1:56 AM — The Russian State Duma, the lower chamber of the Russian Parliament, could move to approve an amendment which would ban the adoption of Russian children by foreign same-sex couples, by early July.
24th May 2013
US: Lesbian teenager charged for relationship with younger girl, rejects plea deal 10
5:04 PM — A florida lesbian 18-year-old, has rejected the plea deal she was offered, after being charged with felony offences for having a relationship with a girl four years younger than her.