19th June 2014
US: Texas Governor stands by comments comparing homosexuality to alcoholism 7
4:57 PM — The Governor of Texas has stood by comments he made comparing homosexuality to alcoholism, saying the comments "stand on their own."
US radio host: Laverne Cox and her ‘gender confusion’ are part of Satan’s plan to ‘undermine America’ 11
4:21 PM — A US radio host has taken aim at trans activist and actress Laverne Cox, saying that her appearance on a TIME magazine cover is part of Satan's "strategy to undermine the moral base of America."
US: County clerk to pursue federal appeal against same-sex marriage in Pennsylvania 4
2:33 PM — A county clerk in the US state of Pennsylvania has said she plans to appeal against same-sex marriage in the state at a federal level, after a judge rejected her attempt to do so.
Netherlands LGBT-only ‘gay village’ revealed as a hoax 8
12:37 PM — Reports that an LGBT-only village would be built in a town in the Netherlands have been revealed as a hoax.
US: Presbyterian Church to vote on allowing same-sex marriage 2
11:36 AM — The US Presbyterian church will on Friday vote on whether or not to allow same-sex marriages to take place.
18th June 2014
US: Fort Lauderdale approves resolution in support of same-sex marriage 1
5:37 PM — Commissioners in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, have passed a resolution which pushes for the state to introduce same-sex marriage.
Sacked pastor who officiated at gay son’s wedding continues appeal for reinstatement 1
5:18 PM — A pastor who was defrocked by his church for officiating at his gay son's wedding has said he would like to have his job back.
Steve Martin kills gay ‘Father of the Bride 3′ rumours 5
4:09 PM — Actor Steve Martin has put an end to rumours about a third instalment of the Father of the Bride franchise, which had been rumoured to include a gay son, saying he knows nothing about it.
US: White House officials to meet with gay rights activists
3:28 PM — Just days after President Barack Obama agreed to sign an executive order barring anti-LGBT discrimination by federal contractors, White House officials are to meet with gay rights activists.
US Senate unanimously confirms first openly gay black federal judge 4
12:31 PM — The US Senate on Tuesday voted unanimously to confirm the appointment of the first openly gay black judge in the federal courts.
Greek bishop: Gays are a ‘perversion’ and pride is a ‘disgrace’ 58
11:53 AM — A leading Greek Orthodox bishop has said homosexuality is a "perversion of the human existence", and that a gay pride festival is a "disgrace and a challenge."
17th June 2014
US: Federal appeals court to hear arguments around four same-sex marriage bans
6:22 PM — A federal appeals court is to hear arguments around same-sex marriage bans in four US states.
Gay MP Mike Freer appointed as Tory Vice Chair 3
5:38 PM — Openly gay MP Mike Freer has been appointed to the position of Vice Chairman of the Conservative Party with a remit for equalities.
US: Judge sceptical of Colorado’s defence of same-sex marriage ban
5:11 PM — In a hearing on Monday, a federal judge seemed sceptical about the future of the state of Colorado's same-sex marriage ban, and the state's defences of it.
Tory MP Simon Kirby: Those in civil partnerships must be able to convert to marriage 20
4:25 PM — Tory MP Simon Kirby has contacted Equalities Minister Sajid Javid to push for the faster introduction of legislation to allow couples in civil partnerships to be able to convert to marriage.
Gay MEP attacked with acid: I am now more determined than ever to end hate-mongering 4
3:30 PM — An Austrian MEP who was attacked with acid whilst making a speech at Vienna Pride last weekend, has responded to say the attack has made her more determined to end hate-mongering.
Russia rejects proposal to extend anti-gay law to ban all sexual materials for minors 5
3:11 PM — The lower house of the Russian Parliament today voted to reject a measure which would have extended an anti-gay law to mean that no sexual materials would be shown to minors.
First civil union takes place in Malta 3
12:48 PM — The first ever civil union has been registered in Malta, since parliament voted to introduce the new law earlier this year.
16th June 2014
US: Lawsuits challenging Colorado same-sex marriage ban to go to court
6:35 PM — Two lawsuits which challenge a ban on same-sex marriage in the US state of Colorado will be heard in court on Monday.
US: Wisconsin couples refused full refund for marriage licence fee before stay 2
6:06 PM — Same-sex couples in one county of the US state of Wisconsin are being told they will not receive a full refund for their $100 (£60) marriage licence application fee, despite a stay preventing them from actually marrying.