16th April 2014
Malta congratulated by LGBT groups on civil unions, adoption and trans discrimination legislation
3:54 PM — LGBT rights groups in Europe have congratulated Malta over passing a law to allow civil unions and adoption for same-sex couples, forbidding discrimination under its constitution
Peter Tatchell Foundation urges extension of civil partnerships to straight couples 7
3:48 PM — Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has written to Helen Grant, the minister in charge of the future of civil partnerships, to urge that they are kept and extended to opposite-sex couples.
Human rights groups urge last-minute action to save civil partnerships 23
3:32 PM — With only one day left of a Government consultation into the future of civil partnerships, human rights groups are urging the public to voice their views.
Norway’s PM offers support for same-sex church weddings 2
1:42 PM — The Prime Minster of Norway has offered her support to allowing same-sex couples to marry in churches.
US: Michigan attorneys oppose request for full appeals court panel in gay marriage case 1
1:07 PM — Attorneys in the case which persuaded a judge to overturn Michigan's same-sex marriage ban have opposed a request from the state's Attorney General that the case should be taken up by a full 15-judge panel.
15th April 2014
Ohio attorneys urge judge to lift stay on recognition of same-sex marriages
7:27 PM — Attorneys representing four same-sex couples who sued the state of Ohio for recognition of their out-of-state marriages have argued that a federal judge should lift a stay issued on Monday.
Katie Price: I don’t understand why Jessie J must announce her feelings about her sexuality 7
6:31 PM — Former glamour model Katie Price has questioned pop star Jessie J's reasons for speaking out about her sexuality saying "it really doesn't matter."
Golfer who agrees that being gay is ‘an open rebellion to God’ wins Masters 15
5:52 PM — A golfer who voiced his support for a sports analyst who said gay NBA player Jason Collins' coming out was an "open rebellion to God" has won the Masters.
Minister’s plan to segregate gay prisoners in Turkish jails alarms human rights activists 4
5:03 PM — Human rights activists have expressed alarm at the announcement of plans to build separate prisons for gay prisoners in Turkey.
Malta votes to constitutionally protect against gender identity discrimination
2:44 PM — On the same day that Malta passed a law to allow same-sex couples to enter into civil unions and adopt, the country also added protections against gender identity discrimination into its constitution.
US: Judge considers suspending ruling demanding Ohio recognition of same-sex marriages 1
2:20 PM — A federal judge is considering putting a stay on a ruling he made ordering that the US state of Ohio must recognise out-of-state same-sex marriages.
14th April 2014
Malta: Parliament approves civil unions and adoption for gay couples 21
8:47 PM — Same-sex civil unions were this evening approved in Malta, allowing gay couples to adopt.
US: Human rights group sues Michigan over refusal to recognise same-sex marriages 6
8:02 PM — A human rights legal group has filed a lawsuit against the state of Michigan over its refusal to recognise 300+ same-sex couples married in the state.
Malta: Labour Party flies rainbow flag on eve of civil unions vote 2
5:49 PM — The Labour Party of Malta has flown a rainbow flag at its headquarters on the day that Parliament is set to vote on a civil unions bill.
US: Judge rules Ohio must recognise out-of-state same-sex marriages 2
5:01 PM — A federal judge has ordered that the US state of Ohio must recognise out-of-state same-sex marriages.
Tom of Finland stamps launched to commemorate ‘proud homoeroticism’ of gay artist 39
4:28 PM — A range of Tom of Finland stamps is set to launch in Finland to commemorate the "proud homoeroticism" of the influential gay artist.
Chris Kluwe: The NFL needs to catch up with society on gay rights or it will start losing money
2:33 PM — Former NFL punter Chris Kluwe has spoken out again about the acceptance of gay football players in the league, saying it will "start losing money" if it does not "catch up with the rest of" society.
Naomi Campbell: I encourage fashion runways to include more trans models 33
1:59 PM — Supermodel Naomi Campbell has called for more trans models to be accepted on the fashion catwalks.
US judge set to order Ohio to recognise out-of-state same-sex marriages
12:47 PM — A federal judge is set to rule to demand that the US state of Ohio must recognise out-of-state same-sex marriages.
13th April 2014
First church same-sex wedding takes place in England and Wales 2
3:37 PM — The first same-sex marriage has taken place in a church since the law changed on last month to allow gay couples to marry in England and Wales.