1st August 2013
Russia: Lawmaker accuses Madonna and Lady Gaga of breaking visa conditions and says Russian performances were illegal 9
4:46 PM — A Russian lawmaker has taken aim at Madonna and Lady Gaga, claiming that they violated their visa conditions when they performed shows in Russia, and that collecting money from their shows was therefore illegal.
US: Catholic school teacher sacked for being gay days after marrying his partner 16
4:26 PM — A teacher at a Catholic school in the US state of California was sacked days after marrying his partner in a civil ceremony.
US: Minnesota same-sex weddings could add $130 million to local wedding industry 1
3:22 PM — The newly introduced law in the US state of Minnesota could mean millions of dollars for the wedding industry in the state.
US: Challenge to Virginia state ban on same-sex marriage to be filed today
2:42 PM — Human and gay rights groups are today to file a challenge in court to the state of Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage.
Enders Game film director: Orson Scott Card’s opposition to equal marriage are ‘very sad’ and ‘at odds with his art’ 16
1:55 PM — The director of the upcoming Enders Game film has again weighed in on controversy surrounding the release of the film because of anti-gay comments by the book's author Orson Scott Card, to say that it is "very sad" that he holds those views.
US: Minnesota and Rhode Island legalise same-sex marriage 6
11:35 AM — Minnesota and Rhode Island have become the 12th and 13th US states to recognise same-sex marriage after recently passing laws permitting weddings to begin from midnight on Wednesday.
31st July 2013
Topless French anti-gay marriage activists stage another homoerotic protest against equal marriage 57
5:38 PM — A group of French topless anti-gay marriage activists has struck again with another display of homoerotic protests against the country's equal marriage law.
US: Minnesota police say equal marriage support reason behind third case of church vandalism 3
3:24 PM — Police in Minneapolis, Minnesota have said they are looking for a man in a wheelchair who has been caught on CCTV throwing eggs at a church, which authorities believe stems from its support of equal marriage.
Exclusive: Scottish comedian Iain Stirling urges politicians to do ‘the right thing’ and back equal marriage 1
12:41 PM — In a video recorded in Edinburgh City for the Equality Network’s It’s Time campaign, Scottish comedian Iain Stirling has urged Scottish politicians to follow England and Wales in legalising same-sex marriage.
US radio host: Case to recognise gay couple’s marriage as one of them is terminally ill is ‘nonsense’ 31
12:22 AM — Weighing in on the argument surrounding a gay Ohio couple who had their out-of-state marriage recognised last week by a judge because one of them is terminally ill, US Christian radio host Linda Harvey dismissed the case as "nonsense".
30th July 2013
US: Pennsylvania sues clerk for issuing marriage licences to same-sex couples 4
9:54 PM — The Pennsylvania health department is suing a court clerk of a county who has been issuing marriage licences to same-sex couples.
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.