9th October 2014
Estonia votes to allow gay civil partnerships 27
11:41 AM — The Estonian Parliament has narrowly passed legislation to legalise gay civil partnerships.
8th October 2014
US: Anti-gay marriage group proposes ‘straights only’ civil unions 27
5:50 PM — An anti-gay marriage group in the US has proposed the idea of a new form of union only open to straight couples.
US: Supreme Court justice temporarily blocks same-sex marriage ruling in two states 10
5:22 PM — A Supreme Court Justice has temporarily blocked a ruling which meant same-sex couples could marry in Idaho and Nevada.
US: Federal court rules against gay marriage bans in five more states 2
12:56 PM — A federal appeals court yesterday struck down same-sex marriage bans in a ruling which, if upheld, will mean gay and lesbian couples in five new states to allow gay and lesbian couples to marry there.
UK: Campaigners confront Archbishop of York over discrimination of married gay clergy 7
12:40 PM — Gay rights campaigners have confronted the Archbishop of York for discriminating against chaplain Jeremy Pemberton, who was banned from becoming a priest this year after becoming the UK's first gay clergy.
Evangelical group drops out of Church of England conversations on same-sex couples 34
12:33 PM — A key Evangelical group has dropped out of 'shared conversations' within the Church of England about the Church's future approach to same-sex couples.
Italy: Several mayors to defy Interior Minister’s block on overseas same-sex marriages 3
11:37 AM — Several Italian mayors have pledged disobedience after the Italian Interior Minister announced that he would block the registration of gay marriages contracted overseas.
US: ACLU files motion to allow Florida gay couples to marry 6
10:36 AM — The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a motion to allow gay and lesbian couples to marry in the US state of Florida.
WATCH: Whoopi Goldberg tells gay marriage opponents: ‘It is coming whether you like it or not’ 9
9:47 AM — Whoopi Goldberg has a strong message for Christians who oppose same-sex marriage: "It is coming, whether you are comfortable with it or not."
7th October 2014
Italy: Bologna mayor refuses to annul overseas same-sex marriages 20
3:18 PM — Despite instructions from the Italian Interior Ministry this morning, the Mayor of Bologna has refused to annul the marriages of gay and lesbian couples entered into abroad.
US: Bishop says no trials for 36 ministers who blessed same-sex wedding 2
11:00 AM — A bishop in Philadelphia has said that three dozen ministers who blessed a same-sex wedding last year are no longer subject to disciplinary action and will not face church trials.
Watch: Gay man proposes in front of Ellen Show audience 5
9:58 AM — A gay man has proposed in his own special way, courtesy of Ellen DeGeneres, and it is guaranteed to make you smile.
6th October 2014
US: Wisconsin attorney general and governor concede same-sex marriage fight 5
8:20 PM — Wisconsin's attorney general and governor have conceded that the fight over same-sex marriage in the state is over.
Watch: Why are some gay men now ‘saving themselves’ for marriage? 25
7:38 PM — An increasing number of gay men could be choosing to wait until marriage before having sex.
Colorado, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin, Indiana and Oklahoma all begin marrying same-sex couples 13
7:02 PM — Six states across the US have today begun issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, or announced their intention to do so shortly.
US: Same-sex weddings resume in Utah after Supreme Court decision 3
6:41 PM — Same-sex couples have resumed marrying in Utah, after the Supreme Court declined to rule on a previous case striking down the state’s same-sex marriage ban.
US: North Carolina activists seek urgent repeal of marriage ban after Supreme Court decision
6:17 PM — Activists in North Carolina have urged a judge to quickly strike down the state's ban on same-sex marriage, after the Supreme Court opted not to rule on the issue.
US: Indiana clerk begins issuing same-sex marriage licenses
5:31 PM — An Indiana clerk has begun issuing same-sex marriage licenses, after the the Supreme Court declined to rule on a previous ruling striking down the state’s same-sex marriage ban.
US: Same-sex weddings can begin in Virginia after Supreme Court decision 2
5:08 PM — Same-sex marriages will begin in Virginia today, after the Supreme Court declined to rule on a previous ruling striking down the state's same-sex marriage ban.
Taiwan: Thousands campaign for same-sex marriage outside parliament gates
3:18 PM — A coalition of over 120 gay rights groups campaigned outside the Taiwanese parliament in Taipei on Sunday for the legalisation of same-sex marriage.