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.
11th March 2014
California Governor: Gay rights activists have been on the ‘cutting edge’ of pushing for equality 1
6:30 PM — The Governor for the US state of California, Jerry Brown, has commended gay rights advocates for their "courage" in being on "the cutting edge" of pushing for equality over recent decades.
6th January 2014
Scottish band mistaken for Californian parade with same-sex marriage by senders of homophobic messages 6
6:17 PM — A band from the Scottish town Ayr has received a slew of homophobic messages because it shares its name with a New Year's Day event in the US state of California which hosted its first same-sex wedding last week.
1st January 2014
US: First ever same-sex wedding takes place at historic parade 3
7:38 PM — A gay couple has become the first to marry as part of the Rose Parade in Pasadena, California.
31st December 2013
US: Gay couples sue Kansas to be allowed to file joint tax returns 1
6:57 PM — Two gay couples in the US state of Kansas are suing the state which does not allow them to take advantage of the benefits of filing a joint tax return.
22nd December 2013
US: Pastor defrocked for officiating at gay son’s wedding offered new minister job 11
12:03 PM — A pastor from Pennsylvania who was defrocked after a period of suspension for officiating at his gay son’s wedding out-of-state has now been offered to serve as an ordained minister under a different denomination.
US: California group files lawsuit after ‘signatures’ fail to ballot trans bathroom rights law 5
10:58 AM — A California organisation who claimed to have gathered enough signatures to ballot a new law supporting trans students is now filing a lawsuit against the state government, after officials found that only 77 percent of the signatures actually qualified.
2nd December 2013
US: Judge denies lesbian couple divorce, saying Mississippi does not recognise same-sex marriages 3
7:42 PM — A couple in the US state of Mississippi have been denied a divorce in their home state which does not allow or recognise same-sex marriages, as they married in San Francisco, where equal marriage is legal.
25th November 2013
US: California sees eight-year record number of weddings month Prop 8 struck down
7:19 PM — More couples in the US state of California married in the month the state's ban on equal marriage Prop 8 was struck down, than any other month in the past eight years.
12th November 2013
US: California organisation claims to have enough signatures to ballot trans bathroom rights law 1
2:35 PM — A California organisation attempting to repeal an act allowing transgender students equal access to school facilities such as locker rooms and bathrooms now claims it has enough signatures to place the new law back on the ballot.