21st August 2014
US: Bronx community centre set to open after LGBT scandal
7:47 PM — Elected officials recently gathered to break ground on what will be the biggest community centre in the Bronx after a scandal rocked the LGBT community.
12th August 2014
US: New study cites benefits of same-sex marriage for all of Michigan
11:01 PM — Lifting the current stayed ruling on same-sex marriage in Michigan would generate an estimated $53.2 million in spending to the state’s economy, according to a new study.
US: Montana mayor rejects anti-discrimination legislation 3
8:52 PM — The Billings City Council in Montana has rejected an ordinance to ban discrimination based on a person’s sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.
US: New Jersey court ruling recognises the significance of LGBT parental rights
7:21 PM — Last week a New Jersey appellate court ruling recognised that a parent with no biological or legal ties to a child may still be entitled to custodial rights as a 'Psychological Parent'.
US: Attorneys want Indiana’s federal appeals court to overturn same-sex marriage ruling
5:56 PM — After a judge ruling last month striking down the same-sex marriage ban, the Indiana attorney's general office wants a federal appeals court to overturn the decision.
5th August 2014
US: Utah’s Attorney General files appeal to uphold same-sex marriage ban
10:40 PM — Utah's Republican Attorney General Sean Reyes, has filed a US Supreme Court appeal asking for a judicial review of a federal appeals court ruling that struck down Utah's same-sex marriage ban.
US: Same-sex couples file appeal to reject current stay on marriage ban
9:10 PM — Attorneys for two same-sex couples in a court case currently challenging Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban filed an appeal this Monday.
US: Nebraska denies woman drivers license based on her marital status 2
7:21 PM — The state of Nebraska refused to give native resident, Sue Stroesser, a new drivers license or even recognise her name because she is married to another woman.
US: ‘Big Bang’ salary deal for gay actor Jim Parsons and cast 10
5:23 PM — Stars of "The Big Bang Theory" have secured a three-year deal with Warner Brothers Television, tripling their current $350,000 (£207,494) salary per episode.
31st July 2014
US: New Jersey judge dismisses challenges to gay conversion therapy ban 1
11:34 PM — A US District Court federal judge has dismissed the second challenge made on the state’s gay conversion therapy ban for the second time in the last nine months.
US: Former Facebook President is donating to anti-gay Republicans 11
10:08 PM — Multi-billionaire Sean Parker, best known for creating the music service Napster and being Facebook's first president, is donating an average of six figures to anti-gay Republican candidates.
US: South Carolina county denies same-sex marriage licenses
7:12 PM — Five-couples have had their requests for marriage licenses denied in Greenville, South Carolina this Wednesday.
29th July 2014
US: Former Florida Governor promises to ban LGBT discrimination if elected
10:32 PM — Former Florida Governor Charlie Crist announced last Tuesday that he will sign five executive orders benefiting the LGBT community on his first day back in office if he’s elected in November.
US: Wyoming same-sex marriage lawsuit will be allowed to go to trial
10:17 PM — A Wyoming judge has declined to summarily rule on the constitutionality of a state law that specifies marriage is limited to one man and one woman.
US: HRC survey reveals extent of discrimination against LGBT in Arkansas
7:10 PM — The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), released the largest survey conducted of its kind on Arkansas' LGBT community this Monday.
22nd July 2014
US: Idaho activists sentenced for protesting for LGBT rights 4
9:35 PM — Twenty three activists who were arrested this February in Idaho for peaceful protests were sentenced yesterday evening in the Idaho Statehouse courtroom in Boise's 4th District Court.
US: Republican congressman announces support of same-sex marriage 2
7:36 PM — Yesterday, newly-elected US Representative David Jolly — a Florida Republican — expressed his support of same-sex marriage.
US: Colorado county clerk agrees to stop issuing same-sex marriage licenses 2
5:06 PM — Hillary Hall, the county clerk who issued over three dozen same-sex marriage licenses in Boulder, Colorado, has reluctantly agreed to stop.
17th July 2014
Broadway star and gay icon Elaine Stritch dies at 89 11
10:47 PM — The legendary Tony and Emmy award-winning Broadway star and singer, Elaine Stritch passed away today at her home in Birmingham, Michigan.
US: Connecticut landmark ruling declares same-sex marriage rights are retroactive 1
8:18 PM — Connecticut's Supreme court has overturned two lower court rulings in a 6-0 decision declaring that some legal rights of same-sex couples predate the state’s approvals of civil unions in 2005 and same-sex marriage in 2008.