23rd May 2014
US: Oregon same-sex marriage activists abandon planned ballot after court victory 1
9:46 PM — Pro-gay activists in Oregon have ended a campaign for a state ballot on same-sex marriage early, after a judge overturned the constitutional marriage ban.
US: Rick Santorum refusing to comment after judge he endorsed struck down marriage ban 4
8:20 PM — Notoriously anti-gay Republican Rick Santorum is refusing to comment, after a judge he endorsed decided to strike down Pennsylvania's marriage ban.
US: Wisconsin Attorney General asks for block on potential gay marriage ruling 1
5:50 PM — The Attorney General in the US state of Wisconsin has made an unusual request for a federal judge to stay any ruling she may make to strike down the state's ban on same-sex marriage.
US: Pennsylvania will make $92 million extra through legalising same-sex marriage
2:51 PM — According to a new study, through legalising same-sex marriage, the US state of Pennsylvania will make an extra $92,1 million (£55 million) in the first three years.
Gay minister: I hope the Church of Scotland will rethink its opposition to same-sex marriage 3
12:51 PM — An openly gay minister from Aberdeen today has said he hopes the Church of Scotland will reconsider its opposition to same-sex marriage.
US: Philadelphia mayor to perform same-sex weddings 1
12:01 AM — As of Friday, the Mayor in the US city of Philadelphia will perform same-sex weddings at City Hall.
22nd May 2014
US: Only two states now have unchallenged same-sex marriage bans 1
8:02 PM — As Montana same-sex couples have challenged a same-sex marriage ban there, only two states in the US now have same-sex marriage bans unchallenged in court.
Study claims that the presence of bad smells make people more opposed to gay marriage 12
7:40 PM — The results of a new study have claimed that the presence of disgusting smells cause people to hold more conservative views, including being more likely to oppose same-sex marriage.
UKIP candidate: Gays will stop marrying because they are ‘promiscuous prisoners’ 50
2:24 PM — A UKIP candidate who believes gay people are "promiscuous” and resemble “prisoners who need freedom” will not face disciplinary action.
21st May 2014
US: Pennsylvania Governor refuses to appeal against same-sex marriage 14
8:32 PM — The Governor of Pennsylvania has announced he will not appeal a ruling striking down the state's marriage ban, cementing same-sex marriage as law.
US: Four couples challenge Montana’s ban on same-sex marriage 1
7:50 PM — Four Montana couples filed a lawsuit challenging the state's ban on same-sex marriage on Wednesday.
Poll finds that 55% of Americans approve of same-sex marriage 2
7:37 PM — According to a new poll, support for same-sex marriage in the US is at its highest ever at 55%.
US: Gay couples flock to register to marry after judge deems Pennsylvania ban unconstitutional 1
7:12 PM — Gay and lesbian couples in the US state of Pennsylvania have rushed to obtain marriage licences, as a judge struck down its same-sex marriage ban.
Interview: Alliance Party LGBT Convener asks what’s next for gay people in Northern Ireland 3
4:08 PM — Lib Dem Councillor Mathew Hulbert interviews Stephen Donnan, Convenor of the LGBT Group in the Alliance Party of Northern Ireland for PinkNews to discuss the future of same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland.
20th May 2014
Anti-gay Republican Rick Santorum endorsed the judge who struck down Pennsylvania’s marriage ban 9
10:10 PM — The judge who today struck down Pennsylvania's same-sex marriage ban was previously endorsed by notoriously anti-gay Republican Rick Santorum.
US: Pennsylvania same-sex marriage ban struck down 3
7:42 PM — In a ruling made on Tuesday a federal judge deemed Pennsylvania's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional.
US: Pennsylvania counties ready to issue same-sex marriage licences if court rules in favour
6:58 PM — Counties in the US state of Pennsylvania have announced they are ready to immediately begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples in the state, should a ruling, expected today, allow it.
US: Utah must recognise 1,000 same-sex marriages performed before injunction 3
3:49 PM — A federal judge has ruled that the marriages of more than a thousand same-sex couples in the US state of Utah performed before a stay was issue to stop them from taking place, must be recognised by the state.
Ruling on same-sex marriage in Pennsylvania expected soon 2
3:46 PM — After the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit to push for equal marriage last year, Pennsylvania is expecting a ruling on legalising same sex marriage in the state today.
Nick Clegg: Equal marriage is one of my ‘proudest achievements’ in government 21
1:46 PM — Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg says the government’s decision to legalise same-sex marriage in England and Wales is one of his “proudest achievements”.