4th April 2014
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.
Nike and Intel join list of Oregon businesses pushing for same-sex marriage
6:48 PM — Sportswear giant Nike and technology multinational Intel are among a few dozen businesses to throw their weight behind a campaign to legalise same-sex marriage in Oregon.
Campaign aims to raise funds for custody battle over trans boy 1
6:47 PM — A campaign has been started to raise money towards a lawsuit to allow a woman to keep custody of her trans son.
Lawyers for anti-gay marriage clerk: US Supreme Court agrees marriage is for procreation 11
5:54 PM — Lawyers acting on behalf of a clerk in the US state of Oklahoma who refused to issue a marriage licence to a same-sex couple have argued that marriage exists primarily for procreation.
US: Same-sex marriage advocates will drop campaign if judge overturns ban
5:46 PM — Same-sex marriage advocates in the US state of Oregon have said they will drop a campaign to put a question on a ballot, if a judge overturns the state's ban on same-sex marriage.
Durex responds to complaints over no gay couples in ad: Straight actors just did better at casting 19
3:34 PM — Condom giant Durex has responded to complaints about a recent advert which featured straight couples, but none gay, to say same-sex couples were not deliberately excluded during casting.
Judge issues split decision in lawsuit over unauthorised use of gay engagement photo 2
3:02 PM — A judge has issued a split decision in a lawsuit filed by a gay couple whose engagement photograph was used without their permission by an anti-gay campaign.
Ireland’s first lesbian penguin couple set up nest in Dingle 5
1:42 PM — Ireland's first lesbian penguin couple has set up a nest in the country's only colony for gentoo penguins.
1st April 2014
US: Food server claims he was banned from working in basketball locker rooms for being gay
8:31 PM — A lawsuit has been filed in the US by a Brooklyn food server who said he was subjected to homophobic taunts by a professional basketball team.
US: Indiana terminally ill woman and wife demand recognition of marriage
7:27 PM — A terminally ill woman in the US state of Indiana and her wife have joined a lawsuit to demand that the state recognise their marriage.
US: ‘Days of Our Lives’ to show first same-sex wedding 2
6:51 PM — In what is being hailed as the first same-sex wedding on a US daytime soap opera, a gay couple in 'Days of Our Lives' will marry this week.