23rd July 2014
Commonwealth Games opening ceremony celebrates equality with John Barrowman gay kiss 83
10:08 PM — The opening ceremony of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games this evening featured a kiss between actor John Barrowman and a male dancer, in celebration of equality in Scotland.
US: Wisconsin Attorney General says there is no fundamental right to same-sex marriage 15
9:51 PM — Wisconsin's Attorney General compared same-sex marriage to abortion Wednesday, arguing there is no fundamental right to either and calling state laws defining marriage as between one man and one woman “reasonable.”
US: Colorado judge rules once again that Boulder clerk can issue same-sex marriage licenses
8:48 PM — A Colorado state judge has again refused to stop Boulder’s clerk from issuing same-sex marriage licenses.
US: North Dakota couples ask judge to bypass trial in same-sex marriage lawsuit
6:26 PM — Seven same-sex couples challenging North Dakota's same-sex marriage ban are asking a judge to bypass a trial and issue an immediate ruling.
Petition calls for change of civil partnership conversion regulations 14
12:48 PM — A petition has been started to urge the Government to reconsider strict regulations which mean those converting a civil partnership to marriage do not receive a marriage certificate.
US: Indiana couples object to request for full appeals court panel in gay marriage ban challenge 1
12:20 PM — Gay and lesbian couples challenging Indiana's ban on same-sex marriage have voiced opposition to a request from the state to have a full appeals court panel hear the case.
22nd July 2014
US: Susan Sarandon supports marriage equality in new HRC video 1
10:57 PM — Susan Sarandon has voiced her support for marriage equality in a “Americans For Marriage Equality” video by the Human Rights Campaign.
US: Republican congressman announces support of same-sex marriage 2
7:36 PM — Yesterday, newly-elected US Representative David Jolly — a Florida Republican — expressed his support of same-sex marriage.
US: Colorado county clerk agrees to stop issuing same-sex marriage licenses 2
5:06 PM — Hillary Hall, the county clerk who issued over three dozen same-sex marriage licenses in Boulder, Colorado, has reluctantly agreed to stop.
Mike Freer becomes Parliamentary Private Secretary to Nick Boles 1
4:10 PM — Out Tory MP Mike Freer has become the Parliamentary Private Secretary to Nick Boles, the Minister tasked with implementing same-sex marriage.
Gloria De Piero: Restrictions on civil partnership conversion are ‘discriminatory and unfair’ 51
3:01 PM — Labour's Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities Gloria De Piero has voiced concern over the regulations for converting civil partnerships to marriage, where the ceremonies can take place, and a lack of a marriage certificate for those couples.
US: Colorado same-sex marriage ban arguments to be heard by federal judge
1:56 PM — A federal judge will today begin to hear arguments from couples who seek to overturn the state of Colorado's same-sex marriage ban.
US: Georgia seeks to have lawsuit challenging gay marriage ban thrown out 4
12:39 PM — The Attorney General in the US state of Georgia has asked a judge to throw out a lawsuit challenging the state's same-sex marriage ban.
US: Judge rejects Florida gays’ request to allow same-sex weddings to begin 2
11:52 AM — A judge has rejected a request by two gay men to allow same-sex marriages to begin in the state of Florida.
21st July 2014
US: Florida judge denies request to allow same-sex marriages
10:43 PM — A Florida judge denied a request Monday to permit same-sex marriages while an appeal on the state's same-sex marriage ban is pending.
Lesbians told to ‘move or die’ following Michigan break-in 6
6:50 PM — Following a break-in during which their wedding photographs were destroyed, a lesbian couple were told to "move or die", in letters scrawled across a wall.
US: Florida gays ask judge to allow same-sex weddings to begin tomorrow 3
6:18 PM — Two gay men who last week won in their lawsuit to allow same-sex marriage in Florida Keys, have asked a judge to allow the marriages to commence tomorrow, despite an appeal by the Attorney General which halted the process.
20th July 2014
US: Texas Attorney General accused of ‘stalling’ same-sex marriage appeal 2
12:01 PM — Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has been accused of deliberately stalling his appeal, after the state's same-sex marriage ban was struck down.
19th July 2014
US: Baker who refuses to bake same-sex wedding cakes won’t make Halloween cakes either 26
5:46 PM — A Colorado baker who is in the midst of a legal battle after refusing to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding says he won't make cakes for Halloween either.
US: Florida Governor dodges questions about same-sex marriage while Attorney General fights it 5
5:22 PM — Florida Governor Rick Scott has repeatedly dodged questions about same-sex marriage, while Attorney General Pam Bondi attempts to halt marriages by filing an appeal.