30th July 2014
US: California to gain first gay governor – for one day only 1
4:21 PM — California Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins is set to become the state's first openly-LGBT governor today, but will hold the office for only a matter of hours, due to quirk in the state's leadership this week.
8th July 2014
US: Californian law makes marriage gender-neutral 1
12:18 PM — State law in California is to formally acknowledge the current legality of same-sex marriage, by replacing references to marriage as only being “between a man and a woman”.
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.
4th July 2014
Video: Uber celebrates Pride by marrying 8 gay and straight couples
3:17 PM — Transport firm Uber has celebrated the anniversary of marriage equality in California by providing free weddings to eight couples, gay and straight.
30th June 2014
US: Supreme Court upholds California’s ‘gay cure’ therapy ban 5
4:37 PM — The US Supreme Court has thrown out an appeal against California's ban on therapy that aims to 'cure' homosexuality in under-18s.
26th June 2014
US: L.A. strip club sued for refusing entry to lesbian unaccompanied by a man 4
3:53 PM — A lesbian is suing a Southern California strip club for allegedly refusing to allow her entry unless she was accompanied by a man.
24th June 2014
US: Basketball boss tackles homophobia in sports at California Assembly
1:09 PM — An openly gay NBA boss has spoken at a debate about tackling homophobic discrimination in sport.
18th June 2014
US: Catholic Archbishop part of secret lobbying group aiming to ‘save traditional marriage’ 34
6:30 PM — Archbishop of San Francisco Salvatore Cordileone is part of a new secret group aiming to 'save traditional marriage'.
US: Lesbian Speaker rips into Rick Perry for ‘homosexuality is like alcoholism’ jibe 7
5:32 PM — The openly gay Speaker of the California Assembly has ripped into Texas Governor Rick Perry for comparing homosexuality to alcoholism.
5th June 2014
US: Long Beach elects first openly gay mayor
8:24 PM — An openly gay Democrat has been elected as the mayor of Long Beach, California.
US: Openly gay Republican advances in race for California House seat 5
7:34 PM — Openly gay Republican candidate Carl DeMaio was selected by voters as one of the top two in a blanket primary to represent California's 52nd congressional district.
3rd June 2014
US: California Assembly passes bill for trans-friendly death certificates
1:10 PM — The California Assembly has passed a bill which will allow the death certificates of transgender people to respect their legal gender.
25th May 2014
Fox News psychotherapist: California shootings were caused by ‘homosexual impulses’ 97
2:52 PM — A Fox News psychotherapist has claimed that the shooter who committed mass murder in California on Friday was acting because of "homosexual impulses".
24th May 2014
US: Group offers free legal support to anyone fired for being anti-gay marriage 4
2:30 PM — A group of lawyers is offering free legal support to anyone who has been fired for being anti-gay marriage.
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.
2nd May 2014
California State Senate votes to make marriage gender neutral 3
6:57 PM — A bill changing the traditional definition of marriage from California law has been approved by the state Senate
1st May 2014
Video: First trailer for ‘The Case Against 8′ HBO Prop 8 documentary 1
7:55 PM — Directors have released the first trailer for an HBO documentary following the case against California's same-sex marriage ban Prop 8.
17th April 2014
Gay X-Men director Bryan Singer denies raping 17-year-old boy 52
1:43 PM — Bryan Singer, the director of the X-Men films, has denied raping a 17-year-old boy and forcing him to take cocaine.
3rd April 2014
Firefox CEO who donated to anti-gay marriage campaign steps down 66
9:12 PM — The CEO of Mozilla has stepped down, after his donations to anti-gay marriage campaigns sparked anger online.
27th March 2014
New Firefox CEO: I realise donating money to ban gays from marrying ‘caused pain’ 46
10:53 AM — The new chief executive of Mozilla, the company behind the Firefox web browser, has vowed to be inclusive – despite having financially backed efforts to ban equal marriage in California.