28th May 2014
Gay UKIP MEP slammed by charity for saying: ‘Gay marriage breeds homophobia’ 22
12:01 PM — The director of Scotland’s Equality Network criticises UKIP MEP David Coburn for claiming “gay marriage breeds homophobia”.
US: Pennsylvania county under 2013 stay finally begins issuing same-sex marriage licences
11:39 AM — A whole week after same-sex marriage became legal in the US state of Pennsylvania, one of the state's counties has finally begun issuing marriage licences to gay and lesbian couples following a delay caused by a stay issued against its register of wills in 2013.
Nigerian politician: Banning same-sex marriage was in the ‘national interest’ 18
11:00 AM — Banning same-sex marriage in Nigeria was in the “national interest”, a senior politician claims.
27th May 2014
US: Only one state has an unchallenged ban on same-sex marriage 2
7:37 PM — There is now only one state in the US with a ban on same-sex marriage which is not being challenged in court.
US: North Dakota couples soon to file lawsuit challenging same-sex marriage ban
7:11 PM — North Dakota remains as the only state in the US with an unchallenged same-sex marriage ban, but that may all change as a lawsuit is already in the pipeline there.
Lord Ashcroft: The Tories need to apologise ‘for the way gay marriage was introduced’ 58
6:54 PM — Conservative peer Lord Ashcroft believes the leadership of the Tory party needs to offer a “sincere apology” for equal marriage if it’s to reconnect with its grassroots members.
US: Six gay and lesbian couples file challenge to South Dakota’s same-sex marriage ban
6:48 PM — Six gay and lesbian couples in the US state of South Dakota have filed a challenge to the state's same-sex marriage ban.
US: Appeals court to hear Nevada same-sex marriage ban challenge in September
6:37 PM — An appeals court has set September as the month in which it will hear a challenge to the state of Nevada's ban on same-sex marriage.
US: Census to stop categorising same-sex married couples as ‘unmarried’
5:26 PM — The US Census Bureau is to finally begin categorising same-sex married couples as families, and stop categorising them as 'unmarried'.
US: Gay Republican slammed by colleague for coming out 10
5:21 PM — Pennsylvania State Representative Mike Fleck has been criticised by a fellow Republican over his 2012 decision to come out as gay.
Tory blogger Tim Montgomerie: ‘I support gay marriage but most traditionalists are not homophobes’ 30
12:11 PM — Conservative blogger Tim Montgomerie says a failure to accommodate the views of “traditionalists” who oppose equal marriage has contributed to the rise of UKIP.
Gay UKIP MEP David Coburn: ‘Gay marriage breeds homophobia’ 123
11:00 AM — UKIP’s newly elected MEP for Scotland claims same-sex marriage “breeds homophobia” and that civil partnerships “should be enough”.
26th May 2014
US: Equality lawyer says same-sex marriage will be in 50 states ‘within a year’ 43
9:30 PM — A leading marriage equality lawyer has said that same-sex marriage in all 50 states is likely to be a reality within 12 months.
Northern Ireland: Local candidate who said she would ‘recriminalise homosexuality’ fails with 67 votes 35
12:54 PM — A Northern Irish independent local council candidate who said she would like to “recriminalise homosexuality," has been eliminated with only 67 votes.
25th May 2014
Utah Governor: Officials choosing to not defend marriage bans ‘one step from anarchy’ 6
7:45 PM — The Governor of Utah has been criticized for claiming Attorney Generals refusing to defend same-sex marriage bans is equivalent to "anarchy".
Santorum-endorsed judge: Politics was not a factor in decision to strike down marriage ban 9
2:05 PM — The judge who struck down Pennsylvania's marriage ban, despite being endorsed by anti-gay Republican Rick Santorum, has said politics was not a factor in the decision.
Last unchallenged marriage ban in the US to face lawsuit in North Dakota 3
12:25 PM — Every US state which does not recognise same-sex marriage is now facing legal challenges, following plans for filing in North Dakota.
24th May 2014
US: Virginia Republican calls for Attorney General to be impeached over ‘sodomy marriage’ 11
6:34 PM — A Virginia Republican is calling for the state's Attorney General to be impeached for supporting "sodomy marriage".
US: Same-sex couple to marry atop six-storey novelty giant elephant 2
2:08 PM — A six-storey novelty giant elephant will host its first same-sex wedding next month in New Jersey.
US: Couples begin to marry in Pennsylvania as same-sex marriage ruling comes into effect 2
12:19 PM — Same-sex couples across Pennsylvania have begun to marry, as the state's marriage ruling comes into effect.