25th March 2014
Nick Clegg: Britain will never forget the arrival of equal marriage on Saturday 7
1:28 PM — The arrival of equal marriage in England and Wales on Saturday is a day that it's hoped Britain will always remember, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has said.
US: Christian charity World Vision will now recognise staff in same-sex marriages 14
12:35 PM — One of America’s largest Christian charities has announced that it will recognise the rights and entitlements of employees who are in same-sex marriages.
24th March 2014
US Justice Department ‘closely monitoring’ Michigan gay marriage situation
5:06 PM — The US Justice Department has responded to calls for Attorney General Eric Holder to recognise the 300+ same-sex marriages which took place in Michigan before a stay, to say it is "closely monitoring" the situation.
US Attorney General pushed to recognise Michigan same-sex marriages
4:49 PM — The week after a same-sex marriage ban in the US state of Michigan was struck down, then reinstated, two counties have urged US Attorney General Eric Holder to recognise some 300 same-sex couples who married in the interim.
US: National Organisation for Marriage co-founder admits equal marriage will happen ‘in all 50 states’ 22
2:50 PM — The co-founder of the the anti-gay National Organisation for Marriage has admitted that "we are now in the 'gay marriage in all 50 states' phase whether we like it or not."
23rd March 2014
US: Michigan same-sex marriage ban reinstated by order of stay in appeals court 2
11:38 AM — Not long after a judge declared Michigan's ban on same-sex marriages unconstitutional, an appeals court has now issued a stay against the ruling.
Video: US Vice President Joe Biden says ‘it’s outrageous’ that ENDA is still even being debated 3
10:16 AM — US Vice President Joe Biden has identified gay rights as an "inseparable part of America's promotion of human rights" in a call he made to Congress on Saturday to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.
22nd March 2014
US: 85-year-old Dallas minister suspended for officiating at gay wedding 4
12:22 PM — A minister in the US state of Texas has been suspended for officiating at the same-sex wedding of two men in their 80s.
US: Kalamazoo Bishop says strike-down of same-sex marriage ban ‘unfortunate and regrettable’ 24
12:01 PM — On a momentous day for same-sex couples in the US state of Michigan, one Bishop set out to voice his displeasure at the "unfortunate and regrettable" ruling.
21st March 2014
UKIP Wales ‘marriage is for the procreation of children’ statement mysteriously vanishes 17
7:32 PM — Yesterday UKIP Wales added to confusion over the party's position on same-sex marriage, claiming it was for "procreation of children", today the statement has mysteriously disappeared.
Bishop of Portsmouth: Catholic MPs who voted for equal marriage should be banned from communion 40
4:41 PM — The Bishop of Portsmouth says Catholic politicians who voted for same-sex marriage should be denied Holy Communion for going against their faith.
20th March 2014
Michigan Bishop offers strong support to same-sex marriage 2
5:29 PM — A bishop in the US state of Michigan has offered his strong support to same-sex marriage, as a federal judge prepares to make a ruling on it.
19th March 2014
Woman of first Illinois gay marriage dies aged 65 3
8:01 PM — A woman who was a long time gay rights activist and part of the first same-sex couple to marry in the US state of Illinois, has died.
US: Oregon Attorney General ‘prepared to implement’ gay marriage if a judge rules to allow it 1
7:23 PM — The Attorney General of the US state of Oregon has said she would be "prepared to implement", same-sex marriage, if a judge ruled to strike-down the state's ban.
Comment: Same-sex marriage is almost here but the fight for equality continues 2
6:58 PM — Barrister Martin Downs assess the impact of equality legislation from the removal of Section 28 to the pending arrival of equal marriage, he argues there is still work for LGBT campaigners to do.
US: Tennessee politicians give notice to appeal pro-gay marriage rulings 1
5:52 PM — Politicians in the US state Tennessee have filed notice that they intend to appeal against a ruling that the state must recognise same-sex marriages performed elsewhere.
Ex-Stonewall boss Ben Summerskill: ‘10% of gay people are completely opposed to equal marriage’ 73
4:34 PM — Ben Summerskill has said "10% of lesbian and gay people are completely opposed to equal marriage" – in order to justify Stonewall’s previous delay in supporting the measure.
Nigel Farage appears to U-turn again on same-sex marriage 55
12:39 PM — UKIP seemed to have found itself in a bit of a pickle this week, as an apparent breakdown in internal communication led to seemingly unapproved words from Nigel Farage being sent out to the media.
18th March 2014
Tory and Lib Dem politicians react with ‘scepticism’ to UKIP gay marriage ‘u-turn’ 10
4:43 PM — Liberal Democrat and Conservative politicians have reacted with scepticism at the announcement by Nigel Farage that UKIP will not seek to overturn same-sex marriage.
Lynne Featherstone: Former Stonewall boss Ben Summerskill ‘couldn’t be more wrong’ 7
4:18 PM — Liberal Democrat International Development Minister Lynne Featherstone, previously an equalities minister, writes of her disappointment at Ben Summerskill’s decision to question her party’s motives in supporting equal marriage.