31st March 2014
Pastor who succeeded Ian Paisley warns against legalising equal marriage in Northern Ireland 26
11:46 AM — A Free Presbyterian minister has warned against legalising equal marriage in Northern Ireland, describing it as a “huge propaganda campaign”.
30th March 2014
Elton John and David Furnish want to marry in May, but as civil partners, they are banned 36
9:29 PM — Sir Elton John and David Furnish have announced plans to marry this May, however, the government has warned that civil partners will be unlikely to be allowed to marry until much later in 2014.
If you thought all religious leaders oppose same-sex marriage, look at this photo 13
1:15 PM — This photo proves you don't have to be non-religious to fully support the rights of gay couples to marry
Firefox employees call for CEO to resign over anti-gay marriage stance 54
11:58 AM — Multiple employees at Mozilla, the company behind the Firefox web browser, have openly called for the resignation of the new chief executive after it was found he financially backed efforts to ban equal marriage in California.
UK: Lone man in Wakefield protests equal marriage next to a kissing gay couple 33
11:43 AM — In the advent of the first same-sex marriages taking place in England and Wales, a lone man in Wakefield has been photographed staging his own protest against it, as he stands next to a kissing gay couple.
29th March 2014
Photos: Some of the first same-sex weddings in England and Wales 7
11:46 PM — A range of photographs from just some of the first same-sex marriages which took place today in England and Wales.
A look back at some of the best @Out4Marriage videos
6:34 PM — As the first same-sex marriages take place in England and Wales, PinkNews takes a look back at our Out4Marriage campaign and some of the most important videos that were released.
Tory MP Mike Freer: Being able to feel equal through same-sex marriage is priceless 9
5:30 PM — Writing for PinkNews, Conservative MP Mike Freer states the importance of same-sex marriage in that it allows same-sex couples to feel equal, at last.
The PinkNews guide to the history of equal marriage in England and Wales 8
4:39 PM — Although the first ever same-sex marriages are already taking place in England and Wales, the fight towards UK marriage equality has had a longstanding history.
Ed Miliband: Our battle for equality can’t stop at same-sex marriage while prejudice still remains 8
4:23 PM — Labour leader Ed Miliband writes for PinkNews to congratulate same-sex couples marrying in England and Wales, saying the battle for equality still is not yet won.
Unitarian Chief Officer Derek McAuley celebrates arrival of same-sex weddings 2
3:31 PM — Writing for PinkNews on the day that same-sex marriage becomes legal in England and Wales, Derek McAuley reflects on decades of acceptance and support for same-sex marriage by the Unitarian Church.
Green MP Caroline Lucas: Let’s celebrate same-sex weddings and reflect on what still needs to be done 4
3:13 PM — Caroline Lucas, Green Party MP for Brighton Pavilion, says we should celebrate the same-sex weddings taking place this weekend, as well as looking ahead to the work that still needs to be done.
Labour MP David Lammy: Same-sex weddings are a ‘story of hope’ for the international gay community 4
2:43 PM — Labour MP David Lammy attended one of the first same-sex weddings in England and Wales this morning, and said he hoped equal marriage here would be a "story of hope" for LGBT people abroad.
Lynne Featherstone: I hope the first same-sex weddings send a global message that everyone is equal 2
12:49 PM — Lib Dem MP Lynne Featherstone spoke to PinkNews at one of the first same-sex weddings in England and Wales to express her joy at the fact that the law has changed to allow gay and lesbian couples to marry.
Welsh First Minister Carwyn Jones: Same-sex marriage brings Wales one step closer to equality 1
11:09 AM — The First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones, writes for PinkNews to congratulate same-sex couples getting married, saying it brings Wales one step closer to equality.
Dr Jeffrey John: Most Church of England people agree, same-sex weddings ‘have God’s blessing already’ 13
10:50 AM — Britain's most senior openly-gay cleric the Dean of St Albans Dr Jeffrey John has written for PinkNews to congratulate couples getting married, and to reassure them that they "have God's blessing already".
Hooray! Same-sex weddings have finally arrived in England and Wales! 37
12:01 AM — Gay rights advocates up and down the country are celebrating as marriage laws have finally changed to allow same-sex couples to marry.
28th March 2014
David Cameron: When people’s love is divided by law, it is the law that needs to change 114
10:00 PM — Writing exclusively for PinkNews, Prime Minister David Cameron celebrates the introduction of same-sex marriage today, comparing same-sex marriages to his own, and noting the work still to be done for equality.
Video: Nick Clegg congratulates same-sex couples marrying this weekend 2
7:06 PM — In a YouTube video, Nick Clegg has offered congratulations to all same-sex couples getting married this weekend, as the law changes on 29 March.
Yvette Cooper: Saturday will be a time to party and toast equal rights and equal love 1
6:45 PM — Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper writes for PinkNews of how delighted she is at the prospect of gay couples marrying across England and Wales at the stroke of midnight.