22nd January 2014
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.
19th December 2013
US: Ohio bill would allow same-sex couples to file joint tax returns
3:25 PM — Despite a ban on same-sex marriage, a new bill would allow same-sex couples to enjoy the benefits of filing joint tax returns.
5th December 2013
US: Large railroad conference to offer health coverage to same-sex spouses
7:28 PM — Members of a conference of some of the largest railroad operators in the US are to begin offering health benefits to same-sex spouses as of January.
20th November 2013
US: Restaurant says family which said they did not agree with lesbian waitress’s ‘lifestyle’ can return 49
1:21 PM — A restaurant at which a lesbian waitress was told by a family that she would not receive a tip because of her "lifestyle", has said they can return, as they legally can't turn them away.
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.
8th October 2013
Britney Spears says gay people are ‘adorable and hilarious’ 28
4:51 PM — Britney Spears has caused controversy by saying that she enjoys hanging out with gay people because "they are adorable and hilarious".
22nd August 2013
US: New Mexico county begins issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples despite same-sex marriage ban 3
4:42 PM — A county in New Mexico has begun issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples despite the state not recognising same-sex marriages.
19th August 2013
US radio host: ‘Gay sex has the same risks as drugs’ 25
4:01 PM — US radio host, Bryan Fischer has called for the gay sex to be considered in the same category as dangerous drugs.
US: New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to sign bill banning gay ‘cure’ therapy for minors 1
1:54 PM — New Jersey Governor, Chris Christie is today expected to sign into law a ban on therapist attempting to turn teenagers straight. New Jersey will be the second state to enact such a law after California.
16th August 2013
Anti-gay group accuses Fox News of caving into ‘pro-homosexual bias’ 15
5:29 PM — An anti-gay American group has attacked Fox News for caving into the "pro-homosexual agenda" and has compiled a 92 page report outlining change at the station that should concern family values conservatives.
14th August 2013
Utah Governor denies that marriage inequality discriminates against same-sex couples 20
7:18 PM — Utah Governor, Gary Herbert has responded to a law suit challenging the state's ban on same-sex marriage claiming that the current legal situation does not discriminate against same-sex couples.
13th August 2013
Pat Buchanan: ‘Putin is trying to re-establish Russia’s moral compass’ 34
5:46 PM — US conservative commentator Pat Buchanan has jumped to President Vladimir Putin's defence over the passage of Russia's anti-gay legislation.
Transgender students to be granted more rights in California 2
1:41 PM — Legislation passed in California this week will grant sweeping new rights to transgender students attending public schools in the state.
8th August 2013
Video: Friends of murdered Matthew Shepard launch campaign to screen 15th anniversary documentary 5
4:14 PM — A US filmmaker has turned to Kickstarter to fund her feature film "Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine," a documentary to commemorate the passing of the young man Matthew Shepard who was murdered in a gay hate crime in 1998.
4th August 2013
US: Gay couple told to sit at the back of a bus for holding hands in public 37
5:27 PM — A gay couple have said that a bus driver in the US state of New Mexico told them to sit at the back of the bus because they were holding hands.
23rd July 2013
US: County Office causes controversy by refusing to allow rainbow flags during gay pride 6
4:37 PM — A county office has come under heavy criticism for refusing to allow rainbow flags to be flown from its building during the city's gay pride week.