26th July 2014
US: Miami judge overturns Florida’s same-sex marriage ban 1
12:04 AM — A Miami judge has overturned Florida's ban on same-sex marriage in a ruling that impacts Miami-Dade County.
25th July 2014
Mother writes amazing letter to her young son after he comes out 12
11:12 PM — A supportive mother penned a letter to her 13-year-old son after he came out to her as gay.
US: Alaska extends workers’ compensation benefits to same-sex partners
11:04 PM — Alaska Supreme Court unanimously ruled on Friday that same-sex partners of workers killed on the job should have access to compensation under Alaska law.
US: Child advocate office criticises the handling of trans teen Jane Doe’s case
11:01 PM — Connecticut's Office of the Child Advocate issued a statement Wednesday criticising the Department of Children and Families for its handling of transgender teen Jane Doe's case.
US: House Representative minimises religious exemption in ENDA 2
8:17 PM — Congressman Jared Polis, an out gay sponsor for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), minimised the religious exemption in the bill earlier this week without an official announcement.
US: Same-sex marriage would bring $181.6 million to Texas over 3 years
4:09 PM — A new study says legalising same-sex marriage in Texas would generate an estimated $181.6 million dollars (£107,000,000) for the state's economy and create over 1,500 new jobs over three years.
24th July 2014
US: Arizona attorneys say same-sex marriage is not valid because couples cannot reproduce 17
11:18 PM — Arizona attorneys defend the state's same-sex marriage ban in court documents by saying it is justified because same-sex couples cannot reproduce without the help of a third person.
US: Legal briefs filed in Indiana and Wisconsin cases are majority anti-gay
11:12 PM — Marriage equality opponents have filed legal briefs citing everything from political theory to social stability to biblical text in the federal court cases concerning Indiana and Wisconsin's same-sex marriage bans.
US: Washington state program gives at-risk groups access to PrEP for no cost
10:11 PM — The Washington State Department of Health has started a drug assistance program that helps state residents at risk of HIV infections pay for expensive daily pill that could reduce the risk of contracting HIV.
US: Janet Mock is Marie Claire’s newest contributing editor
8:57 PM — Janet Mock is joining the US edition of Marie Claire magazine as a contributing editor.
US: Researchers successfully destroy HIV in human cells 2
6:44 PM — Temple University researchers in Philadelphia have destroyed HIV in human cells during laboratory tests.
US: Florida appeals court won’t lift same-sex marriage stay 1
5:22 PM — A Florida appeals court declined to intervene in the same-sex marriage case in Monroe County on Wednesday.
US: Michigan State LGBT Resource Center receives $1 million dollar gift
3:25 PM — An anonymous gift of $1 million dollars (£580,000) was given to Michigan State University’s LGBT Resource Center.
23rd July 2014
US: Anti-gay Republican wins GOP primary in Georgia 8
10:35 PM — Republican Jody Hice, a pastor who once claimed gay people have a secret plot to sodomise America's sons, won the Georgia 10th district GOP primary last night.
US: Wisconsin Attorney General says there is no fundamental right to same-sex marriage 15
9:51 PM — Wisconsin's Attorney General compared same-sex marriage to abortion Wednesday, arguing there is no fundamental right to either and calling state laws defining marriage as between one man and one woman “reasonable.”
US: Colorado judge rules once again that Boulder clerk can issue same-sex marriage licenses
8:48 PM — A Colorado state judge has again refused to stop Boulder’s clerk from issuing same-sex marriage licenses.
Laverne Cox: Whoopi Goldberg was “a huge inspiration to me as an actor” 1
7:53 PM — Actress Laverne Cox called Whoopi Goldberg an “inspiration as an actor” on her recent appearance on The View.
US: North Dakota couples ask judge to bypass trial in same-sex marriage lawsuit
6:26 PM — Seven same-sex couples challenging North Dakota's same-sex marriage ban are asking a judge to bypass a trial and issue an immediate ruling.
22nd July 2014
US: Susan Sarandon supports marriage equality in new HRC video 1
10:57 PM — Susan Sarandon has voiced her support for marriage equality in a “Americans For Marriage Equality” video by the Human Rights Campaign.
US: Lesbian kicked out of Michigan water park for wearing men’s swimwear 18
10:07 PM — An Indiana woman claims she was kicked out of a Michigan water park because she is a lesbian and was wearing men's swimming trunks.