30th July 2013
Christian church performed same-sex marriages almost 2,000 years ago 31
9:37 PM — A book by historian John Boswell around the origins of equal marriage is being released in digital edition for the first time in August, and discusses that almost 2,000 years ago, the Christian church performed same-sex weddings.
US: Colorado sets precedent with out-of-state civil union dissolution 2
5:03 PM — The US state of Colorado this week allowed a groundbreaking dissolution of a same-sex civil union which was entered into out of state.
Archbishop of Canterbury: ‘Popular opinion on equal marriage is not a case for changing obedience to God’ 55
1:42 PM — Speaking at a Christian conference, the Archbishop of Canterbury has said that popular opinion on equal marriage is "not a case for changing obedience to God".
Mexico: State of Colima legalises civil unions for same-sex couples 2
1:13 PM — The Mexican state of Colima has become the latest in the country to allow same-sex couples to enter into civil partnerships, as a change was made in the state's constitution by a majority of local authorities.
29th July 2013
Poll: Majority of US residents now support equal marriage 2
11:11 PM — A new poll has found that a majority of US voters are in favour of legalising equal marriage for gay and lesbian couples.
US: Nebraska lawmakers set to discuss equal marriage 5
10:44 PM — Lawmakers in the US state of Nebraska are set to begin discussions around equal marriage.
27th July 2013
Christian Concern: Church should have condemned equal marriage as strongly as Wonga 55
5:45 PM — Advocacy group Christian Concern have said the national attention on the Church of England's opposition to payday lenders makes its opposition to same-sex marriage "disappointing" in comparison.
Australia: New South Wales gets legal go-ahead for equal marriage bill 27
9:55 AM — An Australian parliamentary committee has ruled that the country's federal government does not have sole responsibility for marriage equality laws, paving the way for the state of New South Wales (NSW) to introduce its own same-sex marriage bill.
Sweden: More female same-sex couples marry than male 7
12:43 AM — In Sweden, female same-sex couples are more likely to marry than male, statistics published on friday indicate.
26th July 2013
Andrew Garfield: Gay Spider-Man is ‘just not going to work’ 25
5:31 PM — British actor Andrew Garfield has revisited his stance on introducing a gay Peter Parker in the forthcoming Amazing Spider-Man sequel, and said "it's just not going to work."
John Barrowman received ‘vile’ online abuse over his marriage 54
4:49 PM — John Barrowman was bombarded with homophobic messages after he shared the news of his surprise wedding with Scott Gill earlier this month.
Study: Gay teachers are less likely to challenge homophobic bullying 11
11:25 AM — A new US study has shown that gay teachers are less likely to challenge homophobia in schools for fear of drawing attention to their sexuality and putting their careers at risk.
25th July 2013
US: Legalising equal marriage could boost tourism in Hawaii by $217 million 4
11:14 PM — A new study has found that legalising same-sex marriage in Hawaii could boost tourism by $217 million (£141 million) over three years.
After no coverage, Daily Mail uses equal marriage a week after it became law to attack David Cameron 46
10:44 PM — A week since the equal marriage act for England and Wales was given Royal Assent, and despite little or no previous coverage, the Daily Mail and Telegraph, have reported the story, in critical pieces regarding a speech made by David Cameron.
Lesbian singer Beth Ditto shares first picture of wedding 8
4:42 PM — Singer Beth Ditto has shared the first picture from her wedding to her long term partner which took place last month.
US: First same-sex couples marry in Pennsylvania despite state ban on equal marriage 2
3:45 PM — A same-sex couple in Pennsylvania has become the first in the state to legally marry, despite a ban on equal marriage.
Oxford Dictionary will change the definition of ‘marriage’ to include equal marriage 20
2:01 PM — The leading authority on the English language has said that they are to change the definition of the word 'marriage' to keep in line with the passing of the recent England and Wales Marriage (Same sex couples) Act.
Exclusive: Scottish Green Party leader says ‘It’s Time’ for MSPs to back equal marriage 2
11:23 AM — In a video recorded in Glasgow’s St Enoch Square for the Equality Network’s It’s Time campaign, Scottish Green Party Co-Convenor Patrick Harvie MSP has urged Scotland to follow England and Wales towards legalising equal marriage.
24th July 2013
US: United Methodist clergy members sign pact to perform same-sex marriages 7
11:17 PM — Dozens of retired clergy members across Northern California and Nevada have signed a pact saying they will perform same-sex marriages or holy unions in their churches across the two states.
Comment: Why the gay community should not have to say ‘thank you’ for equal marriage 77
5:42 PM — Benjamin Butterworth reflects on recent changes to the law in England and Wales to allow same-sex couples to legally marry, but questions whether the gay community should be thankful for the changes?