23rd April 2014
Secular Society: Scotland has left the door open for registrars to discriminate against gay couples 22
2:49 PM — PinkNews Exclusive. The National Secular Society criticises the Scottish Government for putting local authorities in an “invidious position” of having to decide individually whether it is permissible for religious registrars to discriminate against gay couples.
Archbishop of Wales: ‘Jesus had nothing to say about same-sex relationships’ 43
1:53 PM — The Archbishop of Wales has hinted that Anglican opposition to equal marriage is not set in stone.
22nd April 2014
US: NOM seeks to defend Oregon marriage ban in court, after state refuses to 7
9:04 PM — The National Organisation for Marriage is seeking permission to defend Oregon's same-sex marriage ban in court, after the state declined to defend the law.
Bill O’Reilly: Gay marriage winning because of ‘threats and demonisation’ 19
8:34 PM — Bill O'Reilly has said that the tide has only turned towards same-sex marriage because of 'threats and demonisation'
US: Report reveals that same-sex marriage could bring $60 million to Virginia 1
8:00 PM — A US report has suggested that the state of Virginia could generate an extra $60 million if it legalised same-sex marriage.
Poll: Majority of Republican voters continue to oppose same-sex marriage 7
7:46 PM — Despite changes across the US in support of same-sex marriage, a study has shown that Republican voters continue to oppose it.
US: Lawsuit challenges Georgia’s same-sex marriage ban
7:25 PM — A lawsuit has been filed in the US state of Georgia which challenges its constitutional same-sex marriage ban.
US: Proposed Ohio amendment to legalise same-sex marriage advances
5:25 PM — A ballot measure to overturn the US state of Ohio's same-sex marriage ban has been given the green light.
Christian Concern: David Cameron’s support for equal marriage represents a ‘huge breach of trust’ 55
4:00 PM — The founder of Christian Concern says David Cameron’s support for same-sex marriage represents “a huge breach of trust between the Christian community” and the government.
21st April 2014
Wyoming Governor: I believe marriage is between one man and one woman 34
7:30 PM — The governor of Wyoming has stated that he believes marriage should only be between one man and one woman.
Indiana Judge: ‘No valid reason’ to not recognise terminally ill lesbian’s marriage 1
5:33 PM — An Indiana judge has said there was no valid reason to avoid recognising a terminally ill woman's marriage to her partner, explaining his ruling in their favour earlier this month.
US: Pennsylvania couples file for summary judgement in same-sex marriage ban case
4:16 PM — A group representing Pennsylvania gay and lesbian couples in a same-sex marriage ban case has filed for summary judgement, which would mean a quick ruling.
US: Utah same-sex marriage appeal could be thrown out on technicality 3
1:25 PM — An appeal against the decision to overturn Utah's ban on same-sex couples marrying could be thrown out entirely, due to a legal technicality.
20th April 2014
Book: Biden’s backing of same-sex marriage sent Obama ‘scrambling’ to catch up 6
5:19 PM — A new book has claimed that Vice President Joe Biden's surprise backing of same-sex marriage in 2012 pushed Barack Obama into following suit faster than planned.
19th April 2014
C4 newsreader Jon Snow: I was s**t in musical gay wedding 6
6:26 PM — Channel 4 Newsreader Jon Snow has mocked his own singing cameos in 'Our Gay Wedding: The Musical' last month.
US: Colorado faith leaders form coalition to back same-sex marriage 10
5:29 PM — Faith leaders in Colorado have formed a coalition to lobby in favour of same-sex marriage.
US: Cook County celebrates 1000th same-sex marriage in less than two months 6
3:47 PM — An Illinois county which decided to start issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples early has celebrated its thousandth gay wedding.
Arkansas judge: I will rule on same-sex marriage ban within fortnight 1
3:22 PM — An Arkansas judge has said he will issue a ruling on a same-sex marriage case within the next two weeks.
Archbishop of Canterbury: It is ‘almost impossible’ for some Christians to accept same-sex marriage 38
9:23 AM — Admitting the "great harm" which has been done to gay and lesbian groups, the Archbishop of Canterbury has said he thinks it is "almost impossible" for some Christians around the world to accept same-sex marriage.
18th April 2014
South and North Carolina gay rights groups join up in same-sex marriage effort 4
10:24 PM — In an effort to legalise same-sex marriage in much of the Southeast of the US, North and South Carolina activists have joined forces.