28th August 2014
US: Man sues pizza chain for failing to provide his husband with health care benefits
6:49 PM — A man from the US state of California is suing his former employer, a pizza chain, because it allegedly did not provide his husband with health care benefits.
US: Oregon federal court says NOM can’t defend the state’s marriage ban 1
6:38 PM — A federal appeals court in Oregon dismissed the National Organisation for Marriage's effort to appeal a ruling allowing same-sex marriage in the state.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie marry despite gay marriage pledge 8
3:46 PM — Despite previously pledging to wait until all couples in the US, gay or straight, could marry, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have tied the knot.
Tory MP who called same-sex marriage ‘arrogant’, defects to UKIP 45
11:38 AM — A Tory MP who voted against same-sex marriage, calling it "arrogant", has announced his defection to UKIP, and will re-stand for his seat in a by-election.
27th August 2014
US: Florida Supreme Court asked to rule on same-sex marriage
11:00 PM — The state Supreme Court in Florida is being asked to decide the constitutionality of the state's same-sex marriage ban.
US: Same-sex marriage debate heating up in the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals 4
5:03 PM — Yesterday, the three-seat US 7th Circuit Court of Appeals heard testimony for Indiana and Wisconsin same-sex marriage bans, and the judges look poised to hand down a federal victory for marriage equality.
US: Christian group begins ‘fasting’ to stop same-sex marriage, but members can still eat food 57
10:39 AM — An anti-gay Christian group has begun a planned 40-day 'fast' to oppose same-sex marriage - but participants are still allowed to eat food.
26th August 2014
US: Judge compares same-sex marriage bans to laws prohibiting interracial marriage 6
7:29 PM — As attorneys general in both Wisconsin and Indiana appealed to have their same-sex marriage bans reinstated, one judge compared the laws to those which banned interracial marriages.
US: Hundreds queue up to hear same-sex marriage arguments in appeals court 3
4:28 PM — Hundreds of people have queued up outside a federal appeals court, with the hopes of hearing arguments for and against same-sex marriage in the US states of Wisconsin and Indiana.
US: Federal appeals court to hear arguments against Wisconsin and Indiana gay marriage bans
12:38 PM — A federal appeals court panel will today hear arguments in cases challenging the same-sex marriage bans in the states of Wisconsin and Indiana.
Inquiry results into ‘gay marriage caused floods’ councillor to be made public 3
12:18 PM — The results of an inquiry into a former UKIP councillor expelled for claiming that David Cameron's decision to legalise same-sex marriage caused floods in the UK, will be made public this week.
25th August 2014
US: Minnesota hunting lodge pays for gay couple’s wedding after turning them away 64
3:24 PM — A Minnesota hunting lodge has apologised for refusing to hold a gay couple's wedding - by paying for their entire ceremony.
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.
US: Indiana governor rebuked by judge for ‘contradicting himself’ on same-sex marriage 1
12:38 PM — A judge has rebuked Indiana's governor for ordering his government not to recognise same-sex marriages, after claiming he didn't have "authority to enforce" a marriage ban.
Video: What if same-sex marriage causes the apocalypse in Ireland? 24
12:08 PM — A video released by a rights group has joked about the coming 'apocalypse' if same-sex marriage is passed in Ireland.
24th August 2014
Ecuador: Same-sex unions to be formally recognised from next month 4
5:22 PM — Ecuador will begin to formally recognise the unions of same-sex couples on documents from September 15, it has been announced.
Is this the UK’s first same-sex fetish wedding? 29
11:28 AM — A couple have married in what they claim is the UK's first same-sex fetish wedding.
22nd August 2014
US: Oklahoma’s same-sex marriage ban is costing state over $20 million in revenue
7:36 PM — A recent study has estimated Oklahoma's same-sex marriage ban could be costing the state over $20 million (£12,062,300).
US: Gay Democrats urge Florida not to appeal against ruling to allow gay marriages
7:06 PM — Gay Democrats in the US state of Florida have urged Attorney General Pam Bondi and Governor Rick Scott not to appeal against a ruling which struck down the state's same-sex marriage ban.
US: Former NOM official says marriage equality will happen by next year 8
6:09 PM — A former National Organisation for Marriage official predicted in a recent speech that same-sex marriage will be legal nationwide by next year.