9th February 2010
Judge overseeing Prop 8 trial ‘outed’ by US media 9
12:19 PM — Vaughn Walker, the Chief US District Judge overseeing the Proposition 8 trial, has been outed by a leading American newspaper.
3rd February 2010
Filmmakers will recreate California’s gay marriage trial 1
4:51 PM — A pair of Los Angeles filmmakers are recreating all 60-plus hours of California's trial on the gay marriage ban. The trial, which is the first federal trial to examine whether the state's ban is constitutional, is currently on a break until next month.
28th January 2010
US dating website eHarmony agrees to cater for gays and lesbians 11
6:05 PM — American dating website eHarmony has settled a three-year lawsuit by agreeing to become more "welcoming" to gays and lesbians.
John McCain says no on repealing ‘successful’ military gay ban 23
11:59 AM — Republican Senator John McCain issued a statement last night disagreeing with President Barack Obama's pledge to repeal the military gay ban.
27th January 2010
Trial witness for Prop 8 supporters says gay marriage will benefit children 2
6:32 PM — A witness appearing on behalf of supporters of California's gay marriage ban told a court yesterday that allowing same-sex couples to wed would improve the well-being of their children.
Trans man is third to carry a child 42
1:02 PM — A trans man in California has revealed he is expecting a baby next month. Scott Moore, 30, is thought to be the third trans man to go public with his pregnancy after American Thomas Beatie and Spanish man Ruben Noe Coronado.
26th January 2010
Gays have political power, US Prop 8 trial hears
3:14 PM — The US trial on Proposition 8 entered its tenth day yesterday, with lawyers for gay marriage opponents opening their case.
22nd January 2010
Prop 8 supporter tells trial gays are ’12 times more likely’ to be paedophiles 59
4:20 PM — A supporter of Proposition 8 called as a hostile witness told a trial on gay marriage yesterday that gays are more likely to molest children. William Tam's name appeared on Prop 8 papers as an official proponent against gay marriage.
21st January 2010
Ex-gay therapy survivor testifies at gay marriage trial 8
5:01 PM — A gay man who was forced to undergo 'reparative therapy' to make him straight has given evidence before a trial on California's gay marriage ban. Ryan Kendall said he knew at age 13 he would not stop being gay.
John McCain’s wife appears in pro-gay marriage campaign 10
1:11 PM — Cindy McCain, the wife of 2008 Republican presidential nominee John McCain, has posed for an advert endorsing gay marriage rights. Mrs McCain is shown in the NOH8 adverts with duct tape across her mouth and 'NOH8' written on her cheek.
20th January 2010
San Diego mayor tells gay marriage trial he was ‘prejudiced’ 6
11:44 AM — The mayor of San Diego, Jerry Sanders, testified yesterday before a federal trial on gay marriage how he came to change his mind on the issue. Sanders, a Republican, was opposed to gay marriage but changed his mind after his daughter Lisa revealed she was a lesbian.
19th January 2010
California gay marriage trial hears gay parents raise ‘well-adjusted’ children 6
11:52 AM — The ongoing trial on gay marriage in California heard has heard that gay parents raise happy and healthy children. Cambridge University psychologist Michael Lamb testified that there was no evidence of children faring worse in same-sex headed families.
15th January 2010
Gay marriage opponents denied referendum in DC 4
5:16 PM — Gay equality opponents in Washington DC were barred by a judge from holding a referendum on gay marriage yesterday. Judge Judith N Macaluso said allowing voters to strike down the law would "authorise discrimination".
California trial hears gay marriage would increase health and revenue 7
12:08 PM — Experts speaking before a trial on California's gay marriage ban have said that lifting it would make people healthier and generate more money for the state's economy.
14th January 2010
Supreme Court bans broadcasting of California gay marriage trial 13
12:05 PM — The Supreme Court ruled yesterday that a trial on the constitutionality of California's gay marriage ban cannot be broadcast on the internet. It said that supporters of the ban could face harassment and "irreparable harm".
11th January 2010
Temporary block on broadcasting Prop 8 trial 10
5:34 PM — The Supreme Court has temporarily blocked recording of the Proposition 8 trial in California, which begins today. Gay marriage opponents, who conducted a vocal public campaign, said they could be harassed if the trial was broadcast.
7th January 2010
California gay marriage trial will be on YouTube 5
11:45 AM — A judge has ruled that next week's trial on California's gay marriage ban will be shown on YouTube. Defenders of Proposition 8, which restricts marriage to a man and a woman, had claimed that broadcasting proceedings could lead to intimidation of witnesses.
5th January 2010
Court case on California marriage ban to be heard next week 8
1:11 PM — Next Monday, a federal court will examine for the first time whether the US constitution allows states to ban gay marriage. The case, brought by two gay couples who argue that California's ban violates their constitutional rights, will be heard on January 11th and is expected to last two to three weeks.
31st December 2009
Senator succeeds in validating gay marriages before Proposition 8 14
6:54 PM — New legislation penned by openly gay California senator ensures pre-Proposition 8 marriages between same-sex couples remain valid.
Activist Harvey Milk birthday to be honoured 5
6:30 PM — California makes 22 May 'Harvey Milk Day', in honour of the gay rights activist after profile posthumously boosted by biopic and Presidential Medal of Freedom.