9th December 2012
Governor Chris Gregoire: ‘I am proud of the momentous shift to marriage equality’
9:22 PM — The US Governor of Washington, Chris Gregoire, has written about her state's journey towards marriage equality, and on signing a bill legalising marriage equality for the second time, on Wednesday.
8th December 2012
US: Thirty same-sex couples set to wed in Washington mass wedding on Sunday 2
12:57 AM — Thursday was the first day that same-sex couples could obtain marriage licenses in the state of Washington, and one church is planning a group ceremony for Sunday, at which thirty couples will wed.
7th December 2012
US: Maryland Governor O’Malley signs in equal marriage, calls it ‘a big step forward’ 3
12:03 AM — After a lengthy battle over same-sex marriage in the US state of Maryland, Governor Martin O'Malley today signed into law the right for same-sex couples to marry.
6th December 2012
US Democrats’ LGBT campaign group faces possible closure due to funding crisis 4
11:15 AM — The National Stonewall Democrats, the main political LGBT lobbying organisation that’s affiliated with the Democratic Party, may close its doors unless it raises $30,000 (£18,600) before the end of the year.
First same-sex marriage permits issued in Washington state 7
10:37 AM — Two women in Seattle have become the first gay couple to receive a marriage licence in America’s west coast state of Washington.
3rd December 2012
US: County holds lottery for first gay couples to receive marriage licenses
11:42 PM — Ten Washington couples will be among the first to receive marriage licenses, as the new equal marriage law comes into effect at 12.01am on Thursday morning.
28th November 2012
US: Washington marriage certificates to reflect legalisation of same-sex marriage 7
11:00 PM — Washington State's Department of Health is currently reviewing the text displayed on marriage certificates, with a view to bring it in line with recently introduced equal marriage law.
27th November 2012
Brad Pitt: Gay marriage is about equality, opponents should stop linking the argument with drugs laws 5
12:27 PM — Brad Pitt, one of the most outspoken advocates of marriage equality in Hollywood has restated his support for changing the law and questioned why opponents link arguments with those against reforming drug laws.
Atlanta: Doctor pleads guilty to sexually abusing male prisoners 12
12:02 PM — A former prison doctor for the US Penitentiary in Atlanta has pleaded guilty to sexually abusing three male inmates.
25th November 2012
Video: Morgan Freeman says journey towards equal rights ‘has just begun’ 3
10:38 PM — Morgan Freeman features in a new video for the Human Rights Campaign, a charity in support of equal marriage rights, in which he says the journey towards equality "has just begun".
US: Boeing refuses pension survivor benefits for same-sex couples 21
12:33 AM — Boeing, one of the world's largest aircraft manufacturers has told union negotiators that it would deny pension survivor benefits to same-sex couples, despite Washington State having approved on an equal marriage law earlier this month.
21st November 2012
US: Baltimore launches LGBT wedding planner, invites same-sex couples to marry there 5
11:47 PM — Officials from Baltimore's tourism board have launched an LGBT wedding planner, with a view to compete with other states in which equal marriage is legal, and to attract same-sex couples to marry there.
18th November 2012
France: Thousands protest against equal marriage and adoption rights for gay couples 61
5:58 AM — Thousands of people have taken to the streets of several French cities to protest against the country's recently approved bill which would allow equal marriage and adoption rights for same-sex couples.
16th November 2012
US: Seattle Judges donate their time to marry same-sex couples in Washington on first available day 4
11:39 PM — Seattle City Hall will open for a special event on a Sunday following a new law taking effect, which will allow same-sex couples to marry in the state of Washington.
14th November 2012
Comment: Why ‘straight’ Bob Filner will be better for San Diego than ‘gay’ Carl DeMaio 15
10:43 AM — Writing for PinkNews.co.uk, Laurence Watts assesses last week’s defeat of Carl DeMaio, a gay Republican who was running to become Mayor of San Diego.
9th November 2012
Vatican paper brushes off equal marriage victories 32
8:41 PM — The semi-official newspaper of the Holy See, L’Osservatore Romano, is seeking to downplay this week’s equal marriage victories in the US and Europe.
US: Equal marriage opponents in Washington admit defeat 15
1:50 AM — Opponents of the equal marriage referendum in the state of Washington on Thursday conceded that they had lost in their battle to prevent it from becoming law.
8th November 2012
Analysis: A new dawn for LGBT America 5
9:40 PM — After an extraordinary US election result with voters in three states passing equal marriage rights for gay couples, Scott Roberts sums up the highlights of an incredible week for America.
7th November 2012
US 2012: Maryland legalises same-sex marriage 14
5:08 AM — The US state of Maryland has voted in favour of civil equal marriage in a public referendum.
6th November 2012
US 2012: LGBT history in the making 17
12:28 PM — Election Day has arrived in the United States with millions of Americans going to the polls to vote for the country’s next president, along with landmark public referendums on equal marriage taking place in four different states.