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.
Anti-gay marriage Tory Nicky Morgan promoted, stays minister ‘for women and equalities’ in reshuffle 28
9:51 AM — Nicky Morgan, a Tory MP who voted against same-sex marriage, has been promoted to education secretary, and "continues as minister for women and equalities".
14th July 2014
Philip Hammond expected to be foreign secretary in Government reshuffle
11:41 PM — Tory former defence secretary Philip Hammond has been appointed the foreign secretary in the Government reshuffle, after William Hague stepped down.
Andrew Lansley no longer Commons leader in Government reshuffle 2
11:01 PM — A strong supporter of same-sex marriage in the Conservative Party, Andrew Lansley, has been removed from his position as leader of the House of Commons in today's reshuffle.
US: Appeals court combines and fast-tracks cases from Indiana and Wisconsin 1
3:55 PM — The US 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has combined and fast-tracked cases from Indiana and Wisconsin.
Poll: Just one in five Australians now oppose equal marriage 2
3:31 PM — Opposition to equal marriage has all-but-completely collapsed in Australia, a poll has found, with just a fifth of people still opposing same-sex marriage.
Czech Republic: Support for equal marriage falls sharply 5
12:12 PM — Support for same-sex marriage in the Czech Republic has fallen sharply, bucking the trend from other Western countries.
Australia: Senator calls for cross-party support of new same-sex marriage bill
11:28 AM — An Australian Senator has called for cross-party cooperation in passing a new same-sex marriage bill.
13th July 2014
Married gay canon: Church of England’s punishments are inconsistent and unfair 14
12:11 PM — The first gay clergy to marry in the UK has said that the Church's treatment of him is inconsistent and unfair.
12th July 2014
Coronation Street star Amanda Barrie to marry female partner 3
8:09 PM — Former Coronation Street star Amanda Barrie has announced her engagement to her female partner.
US: Lesbian student expelled from Christian college for marrying partner 9
4:56 PM — A lesbian student has been expelled from an Oklahoma Christian college, because she broke the school's "lifestyle covenant" by marrying her female partner.
US: Appeals court orders Utah to grant benefits to same-sex couples
4:35 PM — An appeals court has ruled that Utah must begin to recognise the marriages of the hundreds of same-sex couples who married in the state.
US: 200 same-sex couples married in Colorado so far
4:09 PM — 200 same-sex couples have married so far in Colorado, after defiant clerks began issuing marriage licenses.
11th July 2014
US: ACLU asks federal government to recognise Indiana same-sex marriages
10:43 PM — The American Civil Liberties Union has asked US Attorney General Eric Holder to issue a statement saying the federal government will recognise Indiana same-sex marriages done before a federal appeals court stayed the striking down of the state's same-sex marriage ban.
Judge: Request to lift Wisconsin gay marriage stay is now irrelevant
6:56 PM — A federal judge has ruled that a request to lift a stay preventing same-sex couples from marrying in Wisconsin is now moot.
US: Virginia Family Foundation to fast for 40 days over same-sex marriage 41
6:38 PM — An anti-gay group has announced it will hold a 40-day fast to combat same-sex marriage.
France: Landmark ruling allows gay Senegalese man visa to wed his partner
6:26 PM — A gay man from Senegal was granted a French visa following a landmark court ruling on Wednesday, to allow him to marry his partner.
MP calls for protection of anti-gay Christian bakery against ‘oppressive’ Equality Commission 29
2:11 PM — Another MP has waded into say that a bakery which refused to make a cake with the message "support gay marriage" must be protected against the "oppressive" Equality Commission.
US: More Colorado counties follow lead of clerk given green light for same-sex marriages
12:07 PM — At least two more counties in the US state of Colorado have announced that they will soon begin marrying same-sex couples, after a judge ruled in favour of a clerk who had defied instructions to allow gay couples to marry.
Australia: Newly-elected Senator to introduce same-sex marriage bill 5
11:59 AM — An Australian Senator will reportedly introduce a same-sex marriage bill as a priority, shortly after taking office.