13th March 2015
UKIP and Tories abstain on EU motion to recognise same-sex marriage 33
6:38 PM — A number of UKIP and Conservative Members of European Parliament have voted against or abstained on a motion praising same-sex marriage, nearly a year after the UK's first weddings.
8th February 2015
Slovakia: Referendum to reinforce same-sex marriage ban fails 14
11:26 AM — Slovakia's referendum to ban same-sex marriage and adoption has been declared invalid, as it failed to meet the required turnout.
29th November 2014
Finland: Church head welcomes same-sex marriage vote 18
5:03 PM — The head of the largest religious denomination in Finland has praised the country's passage of same-sex marriage.
26th November 2014
Ireland: Thousands register to vote ahead of marriage referendum 3
1:03 PM — Thousands of people have been registered to vote in Ireland, ahead of the country's planned referendum on same-sex marriage.
18th November 2014
New Zealand: Gay leadership hopeful narrowly loses bid by one per cent 3
10:02 AM — A gay politician who was running for the Labour leadership in New Zealand narrowly lost his bid in the final round of voting.
16th November 2014
Colin Farrell makes heartfelt plea for equal marriage in Ireland 4
11:57 AM — Colin Farrell has made an emotional plea for people to register to vote in Ireland, ahead of the country's referendum on same-sex marriage.
2nd September 2014
US: Black LGBT activist arrested after distributing literature on voter’s rights 4
9:47 PM — A black LGBT rights activist and former state Senate candidate was arrested in North Carolina Monday for distributing literature on voting rights on parked cars.
25th August 2014
US: Florida church that opposes same-sex marriage drops polling station after complaints 1
2:07 PM — A church in Florida that campaigns against same-sex marriage will no longer operate as a polling station, after complaints that it could influence voters.
19th August 2014
Cuba: Mariela Castro casts first ever vote against government over LGBT protections 1
11:42 AM — Mariela Castro - the daughter of Cuban president Raul Castro - has cast the first ever recorded vote against a government bill, over a lack of LGBT protections.
15th July 2014
Dublin: Same-sex marriage motion passes at local council 4
3:51 PM — A motion supporting same-sex marriage passed with 34-1 majority in South County Dublin this week.
6th July 2014
UK: United Reform Church fails to pass same-sex marriage 43
12:13 PM — The United Reform Church has failed to become the first mainstream church in the UK to permit same-sex weddings, delaying a decision until next year.
5th July 2014
US: Houston church groups submit signatures to trigger referendum on equality law 11
1:07 PM — Houston church groups have submitted signatures to block a planned LGBT equality law, potentially sending to to a public vote.
21st June 2014
US: Ohio group drops plans for November state ballot on equal marriage
3:05 PM — Plans for a state ballot this year to overturn Ohio's same-sex marriage ban have shelved by groups in the state.
18th June 2014
Luxembourg passes equal marriage bill by 56-4 landslide 33
6:53 PM — Luxembourg's parliament has overwhelmingly passed a same-sex marriage bill, by a vote of 56-4.
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.
11th June 2014
US: New York Assembly set to vote on ‘gay cure’ ban for minors 5
11:25 AM — The New York State Assembly is set to vote today on a proposed ban on therapy to 'cure' homosexuality in minors.
5th June 2014
US: Long Beach elects first openly gay mayor
8:24 PM — An openly gay Democrat has been elected as the mayor of Long Beach, California.
30th May 2014
Luxembourg: Parliament to vote on same-sex marriage bill ‘before summer’ 13
9:02 PM — Luxembourg's same-sex marriage bill has been passed by parliament's legal affairs committee, clearing the way for a vote before the summer.
12th April 2014
US: Illinois House rejects bill to ban gay conversion therapy 9
10:00 PM — The Illinois House of Representatives has rejected a bill which would ban gay conversion therapy.
3rd March 2014
US: Maryland to vote on trans anti-discrimination bill 1
9:08 PM — Lawmakers in Maryland are due to vote on a bill which would ban discrimination against trans people.