21st May 2014
US: Pennsylvania Governor refuses to appeal against same-sex marriage 14
8:32 PM — The Governor of Pennsylvania has announced he will not appeal a ruling striking down the state's marriage ban, cementing same-sex marriage as law.
15th May 2014
US: Appeals court temporarily stays Idaho marriage ban ruling, halts impending marriages 2
9:38 PM — An appeals court has temporarily stayed a decision striking down Idaho's same-sex marriage ban, stopping weddings a day before they were due to begin.
US: Arkansas same-sex marriages to resume after judge strikes down secondary ban 4
9:17 PM — Same-sex weddings will resume again in Arkansas tomorrow, following a ruling by a judge striking down a secondary marriage ban.
14th May 2014
US: NOM’s bid to intervene in Oregon marriage ban case thrown out 4
7:45 PM — An Oregon judge has thrown out the National Organisation for Marriage's bid to intervene in a court case to defend the state's same-sex marriage ban.
13th April 2014
US: Michigan same-sex benefits ban heads to appeals court
2:03 PM — Michigan is appealing the decision to strike down a law which denies domestic partner benefits to gay couples.
10th April 2014
Manbar loses appeal against sound complaint but will remain open 5
5:07 PM — London gay bar Manbar has lost an appeal against a ruling over a sound complaint, but has said it will continue to stay open.
8th April 2014
US: City commissioner calls on Michigan to cease appeal to keep same-sex marriage ban 2
5:18 PM — A city commissioner in the US state of Michigan has called on the state's attorney general and governor to cease their appeal of a decision to strike-down a same-sex marriage ban in the state.
31st March 2014
Poll: Over half of Virginians now support same-sex marriage 1
8:04 PM — A poll has shown that over half of Virginians now support equal marriage, despite the state voting strongly to ban the measure in 2006.
US: Lesbian New York chef wins $1.6m payout from ‘homophobic’ boss
6:31 PM — A lesbian chef in New York has been awarded $1.6m (£961k), after suing her boss who told her to "marry a man and have children", and that gay people were "going to hell".
19th March 2014
US: Kentucky same-sex marriage recognition ‘put on hold’ two days before taking effect 1
9:38 PM — A ruling that Kentucky must begin to recognise same-sex marriages from other states has been put on hold, just two days before it was meant to take effect.
13th March 2014
US: Kentucky governor hires private law firm to fight same-sex marriage ruling 5
9:20 PM — The Kentucky governor has hired a private law firm to appeal a ruling that found the state must begin to recognise same-sex marriages, after the Attorney General declined to contest it.
24th February 2014
Man hospitalised after ‘brutal’ homophobic attack in Edinburgh city centre
1:17 PM — A man was at the weekend admitted to hospital after being subjected to a "brutal" homophobic attack in Edinburgh.
21st October 2013
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie drops challenge to equal marriage law 6
3:59 PM — The Governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie, has abandoned his legal challenge against the state’s same-sex marriage law – just hours after gay couples began tying the knot.
16th October 2013
Plymouth: Man to appeal homophobic crime sentence next week
12:23 PM — A man jailed for repeatedly hurling homophobic abuse at his gay neighbours in Plymouth is to appeal his sentence next week.
28th September 2013
US: New Jersey Governor to appeal against judge’s ruling in favour of equal marriage 31
1:54 PM — The Governor of the US state of New Jersey has said he plans to appeal against a judge's ruling on Friday that the state-wide ban on equal marriage is unconstitutional.
28th May 2013
China: 81-year-old inspired by Pride march to appeal rape conviction
1:01 PM — An 81-year-old war veteran charged with raping 11 of his fellow soldiers during the rise of Mao Zedong says he has been inspired by a Pride march to stand up for having had consensual sex with men.
18th July 2012
London: Man who died at gay sauna last week identified
1:12 PM — Police have identified a man who was discovered dead in a gay sauna in east London last week as 46-year-old Roberto Jesus Messuti.
16th July 2012
London: Police continue to appeal over gay sauna death 1
10:45 AM — Police in London are continuing to appeal for information after a body was discovered in a gay sauna in east London early on Wednesday morning.
11th June 2012
Manchester: Police appeal after body found in gay village canal 10
10:58 AM — Police in Manchester are appealing for information after a man's body was found this weekend in a canal in the city's gay centre.
15th December 2009
Lesbian couple win UK appeal over Gibraltar’s housing policy 2
4:11 PM — A lesbian couple who were refused a joint tenancy in government housing in Gibraltar have won their UK appeal. Three years ago, the Housing Allocation Committee refused to grant the unnamed couple a joint tenancy on the basis that they were unmarried.