23rd March 2015
Head of anti-gay Catholic group admits equal marriage ‘favourite to win’ in Irish referendum 12
5:51 PM — The founder of an anti-gay Catholic lobbying group has admitted that same-sex marriage is likely to pass an upcoming referendum in Ireland.
Australian MPs receive 1 million emails asking for equal marriage 6
12:18 PM — MPs in Australia have received a deluge of more than a million emails, calling for a free vote to be held on same-sex marriage.
Amnesty International launches Yes campaign for equal marriage in Ireland 2
11:39 AM — Amnesty International has launched a campaign to help pass same-sex marriage in Ireland's upcoming referendum.
22nd March 2015
Priest who entered sham civil partnership reinstated by Catholic Church 25
3:56 PM — A Catholic priest who entered into a sham civil partnership with another man has been allowed to return to work.
21st March 2015
Banned children’s book ‘Heather Has Two Mummies’ gets update with equal marriage 13
5:16 PM — Famous children's book 'Heather Has Two Mummies' - which is routinely used to teach children about diversity - has been updated to reflect same-sex marriage.
First female bishop won’t say if she wants to marry gay couples 36
12:21 PM — The Church of England's first female Bishop, Libby Lane, has refused to say whether she would be willing to marry same-sex couples.
Puerto Rico to stop defending same-sex marriage ban 1
11:00 AM — Puerto Rico has announced it will no longer attempt to legally defend its same-sex marriage ban.
20th March 2015
Archbishop of Dublin: Some gay marriage opponents are ‘obnoxious, insulting and, unchristian’ 38
4:02 PM — The Archbishop of Dublin has slammed some opponents of same-sex marriage, for permitting anti-gay rhetoric.
19th March 2015
Watch: This adorable five year old knows that ‘love is love’ 6
2:11 PM — A 5 year old Irish girl has shown her support for marriage equality in Ireland
18th March 2015
US Presbyterian church says yes to same-sex marriage 4
3:34 PM — The largest Protestant denomination in the US has voted to approve same sex-marriage.
Eric Pickles: I was ‘narrow-minded’ to oppose gay adoption 13
1:44 PM — Conservative Cabinet Minister Eric Pickles has apologised for his record on gay rights - branding his previous views "narrow-minded" and "prejudiced".
Ring Your Granny campaign aims to mobilise elderly vote for Ireland’s marriage referendum 9
1:16 PM — Young people in Ireland are being urged to ring their grandparents - to encourage them to vote for same-sex marriage.
17th March 2015
David Cameron: We need to do more to tackle trans discrimination 9
3:45 PM — More needs to be done to tackle “specific issues of discrimination” against the trans community, David Cameron says.
Eric Pickles: Dolce and Gabbana are ‘beyond offensive’ but I’m against a boycott 21
1:58 PM — Senior Tory Eric Pickles has slammed Dolce and Gabbana for their “offensive” remarks about same-sex parents, but says a boycott is not the best way to proceed.
16th March 2015
Irish senator calls for ‘open debate’ on whether same-sex marriage would ban Mother’s Day 32
1:14 PM — An Irish senator has called for an "open debate" about same-sex marriage - after claiming Mother's Day could be banned if it becomes law.
15th March 2015
Irish senator claims Mother’s Day will be banned if same-sex marriage becomes law 63
6:08 PM — An Irish senator has claimed that Mother's Day will be banned if the country passes same-sex marriage.
Texas newspaper prints first same-sex wedding announcement 7
5:33 PM — A newspaper in Fort Worth, Texas, has published its first wedding announcement for a same-sex couple.
14th March 2015
Irish lesbian senator challenges opponent to debate on equal marriage 17
3:47 PM — Ireland's only out lesbian senator has challenged an opponent to a public debate, ahead of the country's referendum on same-sex marriage.
13th March 2015
New poll shows 76% want marriage equality in Ireland 1
7:05 PM — A new poll released this week shows that 76% intend to vote yes in Ireland's marriage referendum
Alabama judge grants divorce to same-sex couple 1
6:53 PM — A judge in the US state of Alabama has, a year after denying the request, granted a same-sex couple a divorce.