27th August 2014
US: Same-sex marriage debate heating up in the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals 4
5:03 PM — Yesterday, the three-seat US 7th Circuit Court of Appeals heard testimony for Indiana and Wisconsin same-sex marriage bans, and the judges look poised to hand down a federal victory for marriage equality.
26th August 2014
US: Judge compares same-sex marriage bans to laws prohibiting interracial marriage 6
7:29 PM — As attorneys general in both Wisconsin and Indiana appealed to have their same-sex marriage bans reinstated, one judge compared the laws to those which banned interracial marriages.
US: Hundreds queue up to hear same-sex marriage arguments in appeals court 3
4:28 PM — Hundreds of people have queued up outside a federal appeals court, with the hopes of hearing arguments for and against same-sex marriage in the US states of Wisconsin and Indiana.
US: Federal appeals court to hear arguments against Wisconsin and Indiana gay marriage bans
12:38 PM — A federal appeals court panel will today hear arguments in cases challenging the same-sex marriage bans in the states of Wisconsin and Indiana.
13th August 2014
US: Wisconsin Republican who backs Uganda’s anti-gay law wins primary 5
11:26 AM — A Wisconsin Republican who supports Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Act has won a primary, securing the party's nomination to the House of Representatives.
12th August 2014
US: Attorneys want Indiana’s federal appeals court to overturn same-sex marriage ruling
5:56 PM — After a judge ruling last month striking down the same-sex marriage ban, the Indiana attorney's general office wants a federal appeals court to overturn the decision.
4th August 2014
US: ACLU files brief asking Wisconsin federal court to rule in favour of marriage equality
11:09 PM — The American Civil Liberties Union submitted a brief Monday, asking a Wisconsin federal appeals court to rule in favor of a lower court ruling that struck down the state's same-sex marriage ban.
31st July 2014
US: Wisconsin Supreme Court rules in favour of domestic partnership registry
6:06 PM — Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday that a state law providing limited benefits to same-sex couples in domestic partnerships does not violate the state’s ban on same-sex marriages.
27th July 2014
US: Police chief admits signing Tea Party leader up to gay dating and porn sites 4
8:48 PM — A police chief in the US state of Wisconsin has pleaded no contest to charges of signing a local Tea Party leader up to gay porn and dating sites.
26th July 2014
US: Appeals court to hear Indiana and Wisconsin marriage ban cases next month 1
1:35 PM — The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals will hear same-sex marriage cases from the states of Indiana and Wisconsin on August 26, it has been announced.
24th July 2014
US: Legal briefs filed in Indiana and Wisconsin cases are majority anti-gay
11:12 PM — Marriage equality opponents have filed legal briefs citing everything from political theory to social stability to biblical text in the federal court cases concerning Indiana and Wisconsin's same-sex marriage bans.
23rd July 2014
US: Wisconsin Attorney General says there is no fundamental right to same-sex marriage 15
9:51 PM — Wisconsin's Attorney General compared same-sex marriage to abortion Wednesday, arguing there is no fundamental right to either and calling state laws defining marriage as between one man and one woman “reasonable.”
US: Indiana couples object to request for full appeals court panel in gay marriage ban challenge 1
12:20 PM — Gay and lesbian couples challenging Indiana's ban on same-sex marriage have voiced opposition to a request from the state to have a full appeals court panel hear the case.
16th July 2014
US: Democrats in Wisconsin ask state to cease defence of same-sex marriage ban
6:25 PM — Democrats in the US state of Wisconsin have asked the state's Attorney General and Governor to cease their defence of a law banning same-sex couples from marrying.
12th July 2014
Scott Walker: Republicans aren’t fighting same-sex marriage 7
6:12 PM — The Governor of Wisconsin is claiming Republicans don't fight against same-sex marriage, while his own Attorney General fights against same-sex marriage.
11th July 2014
US: Wisconsin appeals against ruling to allow same-sex couples to marry
10:41 AM — The Attorney General of the US state of Wisconsin has appealed against a federal judge's ruling which struck down the state's same-sex marriage ban.
9th July 2014
US: Judge declines to speed up proceedings in Wisconsin gay marriage lawsuit
6:57 PM — A federal judge has refused to speed up the proceedings of a case challenging the state of Wisconsin's same-sex marriage ban.
4th July 2014
US: Wisconsin Governor fought for marriage ban while his son served as witness at gay wedding 3
10:46 AM — The son of the Governor of Wisconsin served as a witness at a family same-sex wedding last month, despite his father supporting efforts to put a same-sex marriage ban back in place.
3rd July 2014
US: ACLU to file lawsuit to protect marriages of 500 Wisconsin gay, married couples 1
2:52 PM — The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in the US state of Wisconsin is preparing to file a lawsuit which will aim to protect, and have recognised, the more than 500 marriages of same-sex couples.
2nd July 2014
US: Judge to delay decision on recovery of legal fees in Wisconsin same-sex marriage case
6:45 PM — A federal judge has decided to delay a decision about gay and lesbian plaintiffs' legal fees.