5th April 2014
Michigan Attorney General requests 15-judge appeals court panel for same-sex marriage case 2
5:47 PM — The attorney general in the US state of Michigan has asked for all fifteen appeals court judges to sit on an appeals panel in a case challenging the state's same-sex marriage ban.
US State Department suspends Ugandan HIV organisation over police raid 2
3:49 PM — Following a police raid on a US-funded HIV clinic in Uganda, the State Department has suspended funding.
Argentina: President to become godmother to lesbian couple’s baby 5
2:22 PM — The President of Argentina has said she will become the godmother to the child of a lesbian couple.
4th April 2014
European Parliament wants guaranteed free movement for LGBT people 14
7:40 PM — The European Parliament this week adopted a resolution promising the free movement of all families in Europe.
Ugandan police raid US-funded HIV project accused of ‘training homosexuals’ 12
7:21 PM — Police in Uganda have raided a US-funded HIV project which has been accused of "training youths in homosexuality."
This company takes a lot of anti-gay comments and turns them into ‘love’ 6
6:47 PM — When US-based food company Honey Maid launched its ‘This is Wholesome’ ad last month which was inclusive of all families, it did not expect to see a strong negative backlash. What the company did do with the negative comments, including those from organisations such as One Million Moms, however, is turn them into love. Hiring […]
US: Judge to strike down Ohio same-sex marriage ban 3
6:11 PM — A federal judge has announced that he plans to issue a ruling to strike down the state of Ohio's same-sex marriage ban, meaning it must recognise the marriages of same-sex couples performed elsewhere.
Archbishop of Canterbury defends Anglican position on gays from Ann Widdecombe attack 21
5:33 PM — The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has defended the Church of England's position on gay relationships from an attack by former MP Ann Widdecombe, saying the issue is "complex" and that "people can't help being gay".
Vatican launches inquiry into sexual misconduct of anti-gay disgraced Cardinal Keith O’Brien 14
2:34 PM — The Vatican has announced it is to investigate the sexual misconduct of the disgraced Cardinal Keith O'Brien.
Archbishop of Canterbury: Africans could be killed if the Church of England backs same-sex marriage 60
1:38 PM — The Archbishop of Canterbury has spoken out about the Church of England's perceived reluctance to support same-sex relationships, saying that African Anglicans could be attacked or killed as a result.
US: Governor of Mississippi signs law legalising anti-gay discrimination 11
1:33 PM — The Governor of the US state of Mississippi has signed into law a bill which could allow anti-gay discrimination by religious business owners.
3rd April 2014
US: Woman found guilty of murdering 4-year-old son she thought was gay 13
7:35 PM — A jury in the US state of Oregon has found a woman guilty of murdering her son a day before his 4th birthday because she thought he might be gay.
Nun sparks outrage by saying gay people only come from divorced parents and porn 25
7:17 PM — A nun has caused an outcry at a Catholic High School in Charlotte, North Carolina, after she gave a guest lecture saying homosexuality occurs because parents are divorced or single.
US: Judge hears arguments in case to stop gay married couples filing joint tax returns
6:44 PM — A judge in the US state of Missouri is hearing arguments in a case over whether to stop gay married couples from filing joint tax returns.
Manifesto launched by leading trans groups urging political parties to push for equality
6:16 PM — A manifesto has been launched by a number of leading trans groups to push for trans equality in the General Election manifestos of UK political parties.
Mississippi Governor pledges to sign law legalising anti-gay discrimination 7
5:08 PM — The Governor of the US state of Mississippi has indicated that he will sign into law a bill which could legalise discrimination against gay people.
Stonewall: It is unacceptable that couples in civil partnerships must wait to convert to marriage 27
2:44 PM — Leading gay rights charity Stonewall has ramped up its campaign to allow couples in civil partnerships to convert to marriage.
Campaign aims to stop deportation of lesbian landlady who would face ‘certain danger’ to Uganda 4
1:26 PM — A campaign has been started to stop the deportation of a Ugandan lesbian who has been "violently persecuted" for being gay, and for renting property to gay tenants, from the UK.
UKIP politician quits party over its refusal to back same-sex marriage 41
12:19 PM — A UKIP politician has quit his party and resigned as a councillor over the party's refusal to support same-sex marriage.
2nd April 2014
US: Mississippi passes bill to legalise anti-gay discrimination 17
7:36 PM — The US state of Mississippi on Tuesday quietly passed a bill which would legalise discrimination against gay and lesbian people based on religious belief.