8th April 2014
US: City commissioner calls on Michigan to cease appeal to keep same-sex marriage ban 2
5:18 PM — A city commissioner in the US state of Michigan has called on the state's attorney general and governor to cease their appeal of a decision to strike-down a same-sex marriage ban in the state.
Tory MP Zac Goldsmith: ‘I am surprised Maria Miller hasn’t stepped down’ 28
1:21 PM — As the pressure mounts on Minister for Women and Equalities Maria Miller to step down, members of her own party are weighing in to express 'surprise' that she has not resigned.
Prime Minister of Georgia calls for constitutional same-sex marriage ban 8
12:53 PM — The Prime Minister of Georgia recently introduced an amendment calling for same-sex marriage to be banned in the country's constitution.
Police warn Leicester City fans: ‘We won’t tolerate homophobic chanting at Brighton match’ 2
11:56 AM — Police have warned Leicester City football fans that homophobic chants will not be tolerated in a match against Brighton and Hove Albion FC today.
7th April 2014
New ‘hetero pride’ campaign launches in Italy 44
7:15 PM — A heterosexual pride organisation has launched in Italy, and plans to hold its first gathering next month.
US: Representative calls for impeachment of judge for saying he will strike-down same-sex marriage ban 4
6:41 PM — An Ohio US Representative has called for the impeachment of a federal judge who has voiced his intention to strike-down the state's same-sex marriage ban.
David Cameron defends Maria Miller: ‘She has apologised which was the right thing to do’ 15
6:05 PM — Prime Minister David Cameron has stood by Culture Secretary Maria Miller following an apology she made over expenses claims for her second home.
Lord Tebbit accuses Maria Miller of ‘arrogance’ and calls for her to step down 6
5:46 PM — Anti-same-sex marriage Tory peer Lord Tebbit has joined in calls to have equalities minister Maria Miller step down.
US: Supreme Court declines to take up appeal from anti-gay marriage photographers 8
4:40 PM — The US Supreme Court on Monday refused to take up the case of a New Mexico photographer which refused its services to a same-sex wedding.
Four gay Egyptians sentenced to years in prison for holding ‘deviant parties’ 13
3:36 PM — A court in Egypt has used a law banning "debauchery" to sentence for gay men to jail sentences of up to eight years.
President of Argentina becomes godmother to lesbian couple’s baby 1
2:38 PM — The President of Argentina at the weekend became the godmother to the child of a lesbian couple.
US: Boycott planned for food shop as owner concerned gay marriage will lead to paedophilia 21
1:34 PM — A boycott has been planned for a soon-to-open non-GM food store in the US state of Oregon, due to the owner's anti-gay views.
US: Gay rights group opposes teachers’ tenure protection cut
11:55 AM — A leading gay rights group in the US state of Kansas has come out in opposition of a bill which could strip teachers of their tenure protection.
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.