11th July 2014
US: ACLU asks federal government to recognise Indiana same-sex marriages
10:43 PM — The American Civil Liberties Union has asked US Attorney General Eric Holder to issue a statement saying the federal government will recognise Indiana same-sex marriages done before a federal appeals court stayed the striking down of the state's same-sex marriage ban.
8th July 2014
US: Several LGBT rights groups withdraw support of ENDA 6
10:18 PM — The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and The American Civil Liberties Union announced their withdrawal of support for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) on Tuesday in two separate statements.
10th June 2014
US: Federal appeals court asks for briefs from both sides of Wisconsin gay marriage debate 1
3:17 PM — A federal appeals court asked by the state of Wisconsin to stop clerks from issuing marriage licences to same-sex couples, may not rule until at least Wednesday, as the court has asked for plaintiffs and defendants for briefs in the case.
9th June 2014
ACLU: Same-sex marriages in Wisconsin won’t be declared invalid
12:28 PM — The American Civil Liberties Union has urged same-sex couples to continue marrying, despite fears that a marriage ban could be put back in place by the state's attorney general.
7th June 2014
US: Wisconsin’s same-sex marriage ban struck down 2
12:29 AM — A federal judge has struck down the US state of Wisconsin's same-sex marriage ban.
1st May 2014
US: Rhode Island groups warn against constitutional convention fearing anti-gay repercussions
4:50 PM — A coalition of human rights groups held a press conference on Wednesday in Rhode Island calling for the defeat of a measure to allow a constitutional convention in the state.
25th April 2014
US: Alaska Supreme Court rules gay couples deserve equal access to tax benefit 1
9:15 PM — The Supreme Court in the US state of Alaska on Friday ruled that same-sex couples deserve equal access to a tax benefit as straight couples.
22nd April 2014
US: NOM seeks to defend Oregon marriage ban in court, after state refuses to 7
9:04 PM — The National Organisation for Marriage is seeking permission to defend Oregon's same-sex marriage ban in court, after the state declined to defend the law.
14th April 2014
US: Human rights group sues Michigan over refusal to recognise same-sex marriages 6
8:02 PM — A human rights legal group has filed a lawsuit against the state of Michigan over its refusal to recognise 300+ same-sex couples married in the state.
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
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.
27th March 2014
Michigan human rights group considers legal action over 300 gay married couples in legal limbo
12:40 PM — A leading human rights group has said it is considering taking legal action on behalf of 300+ gay and lesbian married couples now in legal limbo in the state.
18th January 2014
Civil liberties group to sue Utah over decision not to recognise same-sex marriages
5:50 PM — The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), based in Utah is to file a lawsuit against the state because it refused to recognise same-sex marriages.
26th December 2013
US: Texas nightclub kicks out gay couple for dancing together to country music 13
12:05 PM — A nightclub in South Texas has said it chose to kick out a gay couple dancing together because it wanted to "maintain the peace."
11th December 2013
US: Equal marriage supporters to launch Pennsylvania campaign
6:08 PM — Supporters of equal marriage in the US state of Pennsylvania have launched a campaign to legalise it.
30th October 2013
US: ACLU files brief challenging Nevada same-sex marriage ban
5:06 PM — The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Nevada, has filed a brief challenging the state's ban on equal marriage.
3rd October 2013
US: Lesbian charged over underage relationship to be released from jail 3
4:58 PM — Kaitlyn Hunt, the 19-year-old Florida lesbian charged with having sexual relations with her 14-year-old girlfriend has accepted the terms of a new plea deal.
27th August 2013
US: Judge rules that equal marriage must be recognised in state of New Mexico 9
2:02 PM — A judge in the US state of New Mexico has indirectly ruled that equal marriage be made legal, as he ruled that prohibiting same-sex marriages is a form of sexual discrimination.
23rd July 2013
US: Pennsylvania county agrees to issue same-sex marriage licence 3
11:50 PM — Officials in the third-largest county in Pennsylvania have said same-sex couples will be able to be issued marriage licences, despite a state-wide ban on equal marriage.
13th July 2013
Pennsylvania: Pastor arrested for protesting attorney general’s refusal to defend equal marriage ban 3
12:34 PM — A pastor in the US state of Pennsylvania has been arrested for refusing to leave a state building, in protest against the attorney general's announcement that she would not defend the state's equal marriage ban.