28th August 2014
US: California bill outlawing trans and gay panic defenses headed to governor 5
5:21 PM — A California bill looking to ban gay and transgender "panic” defenses in court is headed to the governor.
19th August 2014
Cuba: Mariela Castro casts first ever vote against government over LGBT protections 1
11:42 AM — Mariela Castro - the daughter of Cuban president Raul Castro - has cast the first ever recorded vote against a government bill, over a lack of LGBT protections.
1st August 2014
Uganda: Court strikes down ‘illegally passed’ anti-gay law 15
11:55 AM — Uganda's notorious anti-gay law has been struck down by a court, who ruled that it was passed illegally.
29th July 2014
US: Michigan Democrat introduces law that will ban gay conversion therapy 2
2:58 PM — Democratic State Representative Adam Zemke of Ann Arbor, Michigan, has sponsored legislation outlawing conversion therapies in the state of Michigan.
11th July 2014
Australia: Newly-elected Senator to introduce same-sex marriage bill 5
11:59 AM — An Australian Senator will reportedly introduce a same-sex marriage bill as a priority, shortly after taking office.
5th July 2014
US: California gender recognition law comes into effect 2
12:37 PM — A new California law which makes it easier for trans people to change their legal name and gender has come into effect.
30th June 2014
US: House bill to include LGBT representatives on Veterans Committee
5:39 PM — A House bill has been introduced that would include LGBT representatives on the National Veterans Advisory Committee.
25th June 2014
Bill proposed to deny US entry to LGBT rights violators 3
4:11 PM — A bill has been introduced which would block LGBT rights violators from entering the US.
16th June 2014
US: Pittsburgh Mayor presides over 19 same-sex weddings
2:28 PM — The mayor of the city of Pittsburgh officiated at the weddings of 19 couples at the weekend.
US: Senate bill proposes creation of an LGBT rights envoy 2
1:01 PM — A Senate bill proposes the creation of an LGBT Envoy, to work against discrimination and violence around the world.
11th June 2014
US: New York Assembly set to vote on ‘gay cure’ ban for minors 5
11:25 AM — The New York State Assembly is set to vote today on a proposed ban on therapy to 'cure' homosexuality in minors.
1st June 2014
Israel: Gay surrogacy bill gains cabinet approval
5:35 PM — Israel's surrogacy bill has gained the approval of the cabinet, overcoming a hurdle and becoming one step closer to law.
8th May 2014
US: California Assembly votes to revamp birth certificates for same-sex parents 3
9:14 PM — California's State Assembly has passed a bill which will revamp birth certificates, allowing them to reflect same-sex parents as well as straight ones.
16th April 2014
US: Louisiana House votes to keep unconstitutional sodomy law 5
7:14 PM — The Louisiana House of Representatives has overwhelmingly voted to keep a sodomy law in the state's penal code.
14th April 2014
Chile: Pastor blames deadly forest fire on same-sex unions bill 29
10:22 PM — A Chilean pastor has blamed forest fires near the city of Valparaíso on the discussion of a bill which would allow for same-sex civil unions.
12th April 2014
US: Illinois House rejects bill to ban gay conversion therapy 9
10:00 PM — The Illinois House of Representatives has rejected a bill which would ban gay conversion therapy.
31st March 2014
Kyrgyzstan: MEPs condemns plans for anti-gay ‘propaganda law’
3:27 PM — Leading European figures have condemned plans for a Russia-style anti-gay propaganda law in Kyrgyzstan.
26th March 2014
Tennessee: Bill to permit anti-gay religious discrimination in schools passes 24
8:34 PM — The Tennessee Senate and House of Representatives have both overwhelmingly passed a bill which will allow students in state-funded schools to discriminate against gay people on religious grounds.
18th March 2014
Romania: Same-sex partnerships bill unanimously rejected by parliament committee 66
9:13 PM — A bill which would have legalised same-sex civil partnerships has been unanimously rejected by a parliamentary committee in Romania.
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.