16th August 2014
US: Arizona gay couple ask judge to recognise marriage over terminal illness 2
3:17 PM — A gay couple in the US state of Arizona has asked a federal judge to instruct the state to recognise their marriage, because one of them is terminally ill.
14th August 2014
US: Arizona rules transgender man can divorce his wife 1
4:46 PM — An Arizona appeals court has decided a transgender man can pursue a divorce from his wife, reversing a decision from a lower court judge who refused to end the marriage.
US: American Football player announces he is gay 4
2:55 PM — Arizona State University offensive lineman Edward Sarafin is the first active Division I Football player to come out as gay
6th August 2014
US: Laverne Cox joins #StandWithMonica campaign against Phoenix ‘walking while trans’ law
1:00 PM — ‘Orange is the New Black’ star Laverne Cox has joined a campaign against a Phoenix law which unfairly targets trans women of colour (TWOC), following the conviction of activist Monica Jones.
4th August 2014
US: Arizona gubernatorial candidate releases anti-gay political advertisement 9
8:20 PM — Arizona gubernatorial candidate Andrew Thomas has released a anti-gay political advertisement for his campaign, calling for a defense of “faith, family and freedom.”
1st August 2014
US: Activists call for release of trans woman following alleged rape in detention centre 1
5:25 PM — Activists have called for the immediate release of a transgender woman being held in an immigrant detention centre, following reports that she had been raped by her cellmate.
24th July 2014
US: Arizona attorneys say same-sex marriage is not valid because couples cannot reproduce 18
11:18 PM — Arizona attorneys defend the state's same-sex marriage ban in court documents by saying it is justified because same-sex couples cannot reproduce without the help of a third person.
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.
8th July 2014
US: Arizona state and gay couples want judge to rule on same-sex marriage ban without trial
7:03 PM — Both the state of Arizona and gay couples suing it over its same-sex marriage ban, have asked a judge to rule in the case without a trial.
4th April 2014
US: Governor of Mississippi signs law legalising anti-gay discrimination 11
1:33 PM — The Governor of the US state of Mississippi has signed into law a bill which could allow anti-gay discrimination by religious business owners.
2nd April 2014
US: Newly out Arizona senator told to ‘act more gay’ by colleague 6
9:56 PM — Newly-out Arizona Senator Steve Gallardo has been told to 'act more gay' by a colleague attempting to have him removed as party whip.
US: Mississippi passes bill to legalise anti-gay discrimination 17
7:36 PM — The US state of Mississippi on Tuesday quietly passed a bill which would legalise discrimination against gay and lesbian people based on religious belief.
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
US: Arizona Governor’s office worked on gay discrimination legislation before she vetoed it
7:29 PM — Despite condemning and vetoing a bill which would have given Arizona business owners the right to discriminate against gay couples, the state's Governor actually had her office work on the legislation.
Michelle Bachmann: ‘Americans are bullied and intimidated by gays’ 15
6:01 PM — Michelle Bachmann has claimed that the American people have been "bullied" by gay people.
5th March 2014
Arizona Senator comes out: ‘I’m gay, I’m Latino, and it’s okay’ 4
9:39 PM — An Arizona state Senator has come out as gay, after the state's governor had to veto a senate bill which would have legalised anti-gay discrimination.
Michele Bachmann: Arizona Governor was wrong to veto anti-gay bill 14
5:09 PM — Michele Bachmann has criticised Governor Jan Brewer for vetoing a bill that would have legalised discrimination against gay people.
3rd March 2014
US journalist: ‘Gays are sore winners’ for opposing Arizona bill to legalise anti-gay discrimination 17
7:25 PM — US Journalist George Will, has called the gay community "sore winners" over vetoed legislation in Arizona.
27th February 2014
Hillary Clinton praises Arizona Governor’s ‘inclusive leadership’ for vetoing anti-gay bill 2
11:46 AM — Hillary Clinton says Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has shown “inclusive leadership” in vetoing a bill that would have legalised homophobic discrimination.
Arizona Governor vetoes bill that would sanction homophobic discrimination 6
11:01 AM — The Republican Governor of Arizona, Jan Brewer, has vetoed a bill that would have legalised discrimination against gay people.