17th October 2014
US: Federal government to recognise same-sex marriages in 7 new states 2
6:46 PM — The US federal government is set to recognise marriages between gay and lesbian couples in seven new states.
18th September 2014
Homophobic preacher gets drowned out by students at US university 143
6:51 PM — This homophobic preacher visited the campus of the James Madison University in the US state of Virginia two days ago, and probably didn't expect to receive the reception he did.
17th September 2014
US: Photo ID rules could leave 24,000 trans people unable to vote
12:08 PM — A report has raised concerns that that strict photo ID requirements could leave 24,000 transgender people unable to vote in November's midterm elections.
9th September 2014
US: Democrats call for end of gay blood ban 7
10:59 AM — Democrats in the US have called for the Obama administration to end a ban on gay men donating blood, tissue and organs.
2nd September 2014
US: Senior lawyer faces ‘severe’ punishment for calling AIDS the ‘gay plague’ 21
9:30 AM — A lawyer in the US state of Virginia is facing "immediate and severe" action after sending a company-wide email calling AIDS the "gay plague".
8th August 2014
US: Author of ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill unseated in primary 3
4:50 PM — A Republican Senator who authored a controversial anti-gay bill in Tennessee has been unseated in a primary.
US: Baptist church leader arrested after trying to have sex with dog 36
1:54 PM — A Baptist church leader has been arrested after attempting to solicit sex with a dog.
2nd August 2014
US: Fox pundit who compared homosexuality to paedophiles could run for President 32
2:40 PM — A Fox pundit who claims equal marriage is a "Marxist plot" has revealed that he is considering running for President.
26th July 2014
US: National Organisation for Marriage most popular in Ethiopia 15
5:51 PM — The Facebook page for the National Organisation for Marriage is more popular with Ethiopians than Americans.
22nd July 2014
US: Georgia seeks to have lawsuit challenging gay marriage ban thrown out 4
12:39 PM — The Attorney General in the US state of Georgia has asked a judge to throw out a lawsuit challenging the state's same-sex marriage ban.
8th July 2014
US: Episcopal churches go to court over $500 million in property over gay priests 5
6:04 PM — Several dozen Episcopal churches in the US state of South Carolina are suing the national church over the introduction of gay priests, stating that they should be able to retain property when they leave the church.
2nd July 2014
US: Florida same-sex marriage ban to face legal test 2
12:18 PM — The US state of Florida's same-sex marriage ban will face a legal test today.
1st July 2014
US: Study finds employers discriminate in favour of straight applicants 6
5:16 PM — A study conducted by the Equal Rights Centre and Freedom to Work concludes that employers favour applications from straight applicants.
30th June 2014
Pictures: Boy Scouts march in New York Pride parade despite gay adult member ban 1
7:08 PM — A contingency of Boy Scouts have marched in the New York Pride parade for the first time, in spite of the organisation's ban on adult gay members.
12th June 2014
US embassy in Tel Aviv faces internet backlash for raising pride flag 13
6:40 PM — The US embassy in Tel Aviv has received a backlash of online comments for raising a rainbow flag in celebration of pride week.
11th June 2014
US: Wisconsin records office not processing same-sex marriage licences
3:28 PM — The Vital Records Office in the state of Wisconsin, will not yet process the marriage licences of hundreds of same-sex couples who have already married in the state.
US: Southern Baptist Convention elects leader who thinks Satan ‘broke’ homosexuals 11
10:41 AM — The Southern Baptist Convention has elected a leader who believes that homosexuality is a "con job" conceived by Satan.
9th June 2014
Baptist leader: Split is unavoidable on same-sex marriage, there is no ‘third way’ 11
5:23 PM — A Southern Baptist Church leader has rejected calls for a middle-ground compromise on same-sex marriage, calling on every individual church to declare its position.
5th June 2014
George Takei hopes Japan will follow in America’s footsteps for equal rights 3
7:06 PM — Star Trek actor George Takei, has admitted that he hopes gay rights will become more of a dominant part of society in his country of ancestry, Japan.
3rd June 2014
Illinois: Republican governor candidate wants to ban equal marriage 7
6:52 PM — Republican candidate Bruce Rauner says that he’d be willing to repeal the same-sex marriage law that was recently introduced in Illinois.