18th April 2014
US judge: States cannot ‘trample constitutional rights’ with straight marriage definitions 2
10:01 PM — A judge in a US federal appeals court looking at the state of Oklahoma's same-sex marriage ban has said states should not define marriage in a way which "tramples constitutional rights."
17th April 2014
Five Westboro Baptist Church members met with 1,500-strong peaceful protest in Massachusetts 5
7:10 PM — Five members of the adamantly anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church were met with over 1,500 peaceful protesters at a university basketball match.
Glee and Erasure stars to perform at Detroit pride festival
6:45 PM — Among the entertainment at this year's pride festival in the city of Detroit will be Glee star Alex Newell and Erasure's Andy Bell.
US: Lawyer who argued for Prop 8 plans gay daughter’s wedding 6
6:20 PM — A lawyer who argued in favour of supporting California's Proposition 8 same-sex marriage ban is now planning his lesbian step-daughter's wedding.
Malta: President signs gay civil unions and adoption bill into law
4:42 PM — The President of Malta has signed a bill into law which allows civil partnerships and adoption for same-sex couples.
Malta: Opposition MP says she tried to unite her party behind gay adoption bill despite abstaining 3
3:55 PM — A Maltese MP has said that she tried to unite her party which eventually abstained from a vote on the the civil unions and gay adoption legislation passed on Monday.
Government consultation into future of civil partnerships to close today
1:24 PM — A Government consultation into the future of civil partnerships is to close at 5pm today.
US: Appeals court set to hear arguments in Oklahoma gay marriage case 1
1:02 PM — The same appeals court which last week heard arguments around Ohio's same-sex marriage ban one week ago is now gearing up to do the same for Oklahoma.
16th April 2014
Two thousand to counter protest ‘God Hates Fags’ church in support of gay basketball player 5
8:03 PM — Over two thousand have said they will protest in support of a gay basketball player at the University of Massachusetts after the Westboro Baptist Church said it would picket him.
US: Judge halts enforcement of ruling that Ohio must recognise same-sex marriages 3
7:38 PM — After two days of deliberation, a federal judge has delayed the enforcement of a ruling which requires the state of Ohio to recognise out-of-state same-sex marriages.
US: Wisconsin couple urges state Supreme Court to strike down same-sex marriage ban
6:52 PM — A gay couple in Wisconsin has asked the state's Supreme Court to strike down a statewide same-sex marriage ban.
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.