29th January 2015
Alabama chief justice encourages judges to ignore same-sex marriage ruling 5
6:21 PM — The chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court has given some questionable advice after a federal ruling struck down the state's same-sex marriage ban, saying judges should ignore the decision.
26th January 2015
US: Alabama Attorney General launches appeal against same-sex marriage ruling 7
8:07 PM — The Attorney General of Alabama has filed an appeal against a ruling striking down the state's same-sex marriage ban.
US: Judge stays Alabama same-sex marriage ruling for 14 days 3
10:48 AM — A federal judge has put a two week hold on a ruling which allowed same-sex marriages to take place in Alabama.
25th January 2015
US: Alabama probate judges claim ruling doesn’t require them to marry gay couples 7
3:39 PM — Despite a court ruling striking down Alabama's same-sex marriage ban, probate judges in the state plan to refuse to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
24th January 2015
US: Alabama judge strikes down same-sex marriage ban 7
12:28 PM — A judge in the US state of Alabama has stuck down the state's ban on same-sex marriage.
18th December 2014
Tim Cook donates ‘substantial’ amount to gay rights in Southern states
5:47 PM — Apple's CEO Tim Cook has donated a "substantial" amount of money towards promoting gay rights in southern US states.
5th December 2014
Apple CEO Tim Cook ‘honoured’ to have anti-discrimination bill named after him 2
11:50 AM — Apple CEO Tim Cook has said he is 'honoured' to have an Alabama bill which would outlaw anti-gay employment discrimination named after him.
14th November 2014
US: Alabama anti-discrimination bill named in honour of Apple boss Tim Cook 1
6:16 PM — A bill that would protect LGBT people from discrimination in employment has been named after Apple CEO Tim Cook in his home state of Alabama.
9th November 2014
Watch: TV ad pushing gay rights for Christians in Southern states 8
12:36 PM — The Human Rights Campaign has launched a TV ad expressly targeting Christians in Southern states.
28th October 2014
Apple CEO Tim Cook hits out at home state for being ‘too slow’ on gay equality 8
12:51 PM — Apple boss Tim Cook has hit out at his home state of Alabama, for lagging behind the majority of the US on issues of LGBT equality.
24th July 2014
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.
16th July 2014
Video: Mother delivers moving speech defending trans daughter 7
1:32 PM — A mother has delivered a speech defending her transgender daughter.
10th June 2014
American Civil Liberties Union files lawsuit against Alabama’s equal marriage ban 1
7:06 PM — Campaigners have filed a federal lawsuit challenging Alabama’s ban on same-sex marriage.
27th May 2014
Alabama football coach: I’ve been on teams with gay players before 1
9:13 PM — The head coach of the Alabama Crimson Tide has said he would have "no problem" recruiting a gay player, because he has been on teams with "folks like that" before.
26th April 2014
US: Human Rights Campaign launches $8.5m initiative in deep south states 3
7:41 PM — The Human Rights Campaign has launched a massive $8.5m (£5m) gay rights initiative across Misssisippi, Alabama, and Arkansas.
20th April 2014
US: Alabama woman charged with murder of son’s gay lover
4:07 PM — An Alabama woman has been charged with the murder of her son's gay lover, after he was gunned down outside a truck stop.
3rd April 2014
US: Alabama House calls for US constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage 14
8:54 PM — The Alabama House of Representatives has passed a resolution calling for an amendment to the US constitution to ban same-sex marriage.
14th March 2014
US: Retired bishop faces formal complaints for officiating at gay wedding 1
7:41 PM — A retired bishop is facing formal complaints over his decision to officiate at a same-sex wedding in Alabama.
11th February 2014
Eight US states still have ‘gay propaganda’ laws in schools 7
2:59 PM — Eight US states still have laws that prohibit the promotion of homosexuality in schools.
27th December 2013
Alabama senator tables motion in support of anti-gay ‘hero’ Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson 13
11:58 AM — Despite Phil Robertson being suspended indefinitely for making homophobic and racist remarks, Alabama State Senator Jerry Fielding plans to introduce a resolution lauding the Duck Dynasty star as a "hero".