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".
23rd December 2013
US: Alabama residents ‘outraged and appalled’ by Christmas drag queen troupe 11
5:10 PM — Small-town Alabama residents have said they were "outraged and appalled" by a local Christmas parade which featured a troupe of drag queens dressed in santa outfits.
19th December 2013
Apple CEO Tim Cook: ‘Today we have an opportunity to eliminate discrimination of the LGBT community’ 6
8:25 PM — Apple CEO Tim Cook on Tuesday gave an impassioned speech about equality after picking up a lifetime achievement award.
30th October 2013
US: Jon Stewart’s Daily Show explores South’s attitude towards gays with secret cameras 14
5:29 PM — Responding to statistician Nate Silver's prediction that Alabama and Mississippi would be the last states to approve equal marriage, Jon Stewart sent two men undercover, posing as a gay couple, to debunk the idea that people in the South were homophobic.
3rd April 2013
US: Alabama lawmakers urged to repeal law which requires schools to teach that being gay is illegal 8
11:01 PM — Alabama lawmakers have come under pressure to repeal a law which technically requires schools to incorrectly teach students that being gay is illegal, and that it is "not a lifestyle acceptable to the general public."
8th January 2013
US: Teen to be charged with plotting to kill gay teacher and black students in school explosion 14
1:50 AM — An Alabama student is to face court after police uncovered what they said was a plot to kill a gay teacher and six students using homemade explosives.
4th December 2012
Attacked Alabama lesbian Mallory Owens: I still fear for my life 7
10:58 AM — Mallory Owens, an Alabama lesbian in Mobile who was allegedly attacked by her girlfriend's brother Travis Hawkins Jr. on Thanksgiving Day says she still fears for her life.