22nd July 2014
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 37
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.
US: Ohio Statehouse keeps ban on same-sex wedding receptions 2
3:33 PM — The Ohio Statehouse will continue to ban all same-sex wedding receptions and ceremonies.
US: Supreme Court rules that Utah does not have to recognise same-sex marriages yet 1
1:51 PM — The US Supreme Court has ruled that Utah does not have to immediately recognise over 1000 same-sex marriages conducted in the state.
18th July 2014
US: Utah governor says he will follow the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage benefits 2
9:00 PM — Utah governor Gary Herbert said Friday that Utah will recognize same-sex marriages if the US Supreme Court rules against extending an order preventing same-sex couples married in the state from receiving state benefits.
US: Florida Attorney General files appeal to halt pro-same-sex marriage ruling 2
3:49 PM — The Attorney General in the US state of Florida Pam Bondi, has filed an appeal against a judge's ruling to allow same-sex couples to marry in one County.
Hollyoaks actor Kieron Richardson engaged to long-term partner 2
3:20 PM — Hollyoaks actor Kieron Richardson has revealed that he is engaged to his long-term boyfriend.
Two and a Half Men to end with sham gay marriage and adoption 8
2:51 PM — Popular US television series 'Two and a Half Men' is coming to an end, and producers have announced that in its next and final season, Ashton Kutcher's straight character Walden will enter into a same-sex marriage to make it easier for him to adopt a child.
17th July 2014
US: Connecticut landmark ruling declares same-sex marriage rights are retroactive 1
8:18 PM — Connecticut's Supreme court has overturned two lower court rulings in a 6-0 decision declaring that some legal rights of same-sex couples predate the state’s approvals of civil unions in 2005 and same-sex marriage in 2008.
US: Judge opens up same-sex marriage in one Florida county 5
6:41 PM — A judge in the Florida Keys has ruled in favour of same-sex marriage, overturning its constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.
US: Utah asks for US Supreme Court to block ruling to recognise same-sex marriages 1
4:38 PM — The US state of Utah has asked the US Supreme Court in an emergency appeal to block a ruling instructing the state to recognise the marraiges of hundreds of same-sex couples in the state.