16th April 2014
US: Obama picks gay bishop for closing prayers at Easter Breakfast 5
8:33 PM — Barack Obama picked an openly gay bishop to deliver the closing prayers at the annual White House Easter Prayers Breakfast on Monday.
5th April 2014
US State Department suspends Ugandan HIV organisation over police raid 2
3:49 PM — Following a police raid on a US-funded HIV clinic in Uganda, the State Department has suspended funding.
3rd April 2014
US: Obama opens Medicare to same-sex married couples 4
8:14 PM — Married same-sex couples are now able to apply for Medicare benefits regardless of in which state they live, it was announced today.
19th March 2014
US: Tennessee politicians give notice to appeal pro-gay marriage rulings 1
5:52 PM — Politicians in the US state Tennessee have filed notice that they intend to appeal against a ruling that the state must recognise same-sex marriages performed elsewhere.
13th March 2014
US: Arizona couples to challenge same-sex marriage ban
10:15 PM — Gay and lesbian couples in Arizona have filed a lawsuit to challenge the state's ban of same-sex marriage.
11th March 2014
South Carolina refuses to restore funding to colleges over ‘gay books’ 6
9:12 PM — The South Carolina House of Representatives has refused to restore funding that was cut from two state colleges after they stocked 'gay-themed' books.
7th March 2014
US: Indiana couples sue to overturn same-sex marriage ban 1
10:15 PM — Four couples in Indiana are attempting to overturn a state ban on same-sex marriage in a federal court case.
Fox host: ‘Allowing gays makes the military like lab rats, which is why Putin invaded Ukraine’ 22
9:08 PM — A Fox News host said that allowing gays to openly serve has made the military "laboratory rats in some radical social experiment", and blamed Obama's 'pink crayon' policies for the current conflict in Ukraine.
21st February 2014
US District Judge says gay couples don’t have to wait until June to marry 5
7:24 PM — A US District Judge on Friday ruled that couples in a county of Illinois do not have to wait until June to be able to marry.
20th February 2014
US: Oregon’s Attorney General refuses to defend state gay marriage ban 2
7:11 PM — The Attorney General of the US state of Oregon has announced that she will not defend her state's ban on same-sex marriage.
11th February 2014
US: Trans student crowned homecoming king
5:32 PM — A North Carolina trans student has been crowned his high school's homecoming king.
31st January 2014
US: Hawaii court rejects Republican’s bid to end same-sex marriages 5
3:55 PM — A Hawaii court has thrown out a constitutional challenge by a Republican representative attempting to stop same-sex marriages in the country.
23rd January 2014
US: Utah Governor defends decision to spend $300,000 to attempt to reinstate same-sex marriage ban 16
7:34 PM — The Governor of the US state of Utah has defended his decision to continue to fight to enforce a same-sex marriage ban, despite estimated costs of at least $300,000 to hire outside counsel.
22nd January 2014
US has no plans to withdraw aid to Nigeria in wake of anti-gay law introduction 18
7:44 PM — The US Government has denied that it is to withdraw financial aid to Nigeria towards fighting HIV and AIDS amid the fallout from the recently introduced anti-gay law, but has said it will ensure its funding is not in violation of the law.
Nevada Governor argues that same-sex marriage ban serves a legitimate purpose 10
7:08 PM — Lawyers acting on behalf of Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval have argued that the state's ban on same-sex marriage serves a legitimate purpose - to preserve opposite-sex marriage.
US: Judge rules that lawyers may not exclude potential jurors because they are gay 1
3:50 PM — A US federal appeals court on Tuesday ruled that lawyers are not allowed to exclude potential jurors based on their sexual orientation.
US: Catholic school president resigns after ‘firing’ vice principal for being in a same-sex marriage 14
2:47 PM — The president of a Catholic school in Seattle has resigned following lengthy protests over the decision to fire the former vice principal for marrying his same sex partner.
3rd January 2014
US: Gay rights advocates ask Supreme Court to ignore request to block equal marriage 1
5:33 PM — Supporters of equal marriage in the US state of Utah have asked the Supreme Court to reject a request to put a stay on equal marriage in the state.
31st December 2013
US: Boy Scouts of America set to accept gay youth members 1
12:18 PM — On 1 January the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is to enact an historic change in policy to allow openly gay youth members to join its ranks.
21st December 2013
The US urges Uganda to ‘stop enactment’ of anti-gay law 13
5:25 PM — The US has urged Uganda to cease the enactment of an anti-gay law passed by the country's parliament on Friday.