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.
6th November 2013
US: Former school football coach says he lost his job because he was gay 4
3:53 PM — A former football coach for a school in California has said he was harassed and fired from his job because he was gay.
27th October 2013
US: Chairman of Jelly Belly donated $5,000 for California to repeal trans bathroom rights law 7
9:05 AM — The chairman of The Jelly Belly Candy Company has donated $5,000 (£3,091) to a campaign attempting to repeal an act allowing transgender students equal access to school facilities such as locker rooms and bathrooms.
22nd October 2013
Los Angeles: Man sues city over sex cruise operation arrest 25
11:21 AM — A man who was arrested as part of a cruising operation last year is suing the city of Los Angeles.
7th October 2013
US: California introduces bill to allow children to have more than two parents 2
7:43 PM — The Governor in the US state of California on Friday signed a bill which allows children to legally have more than two parents.
6th October 2013
US: Trans student banned from Christian university for ‘engaging in fraud’ and ‘concealing identity’ 10
3:11 PM — A trans student in California has been banned from a Christian university after administrators revoked her application, claiming she was engaged in "fraud" because of her gender identity.
26th September 2013
Modern Family TV gay couple to wed as season premier features proposal
8:00 PM — Popular US television show Modern Family featured a same-sex marriage proposal this week after calls for the gay characters to get hitched.
22nd September 2013
Video: US’ first transgender homecoming queen reduced to tears over hateful online messages 25
12:03 PM — Transgender student Cassidy Lynn Campbell made US history this week when she was crowned homecoming queen of a California school. However, despite support from classmates, she has also been the target of a malicious and "ignorant" cyber-bullying onslaught.
18th September 2013
California court to decide whether gay juror was wrongly dismissed from HIV drug case
3:28 PM — A federal appeals court in San Francisco will today consider whether a constitutional ban on excluding someone from a jury due to race or gender should be extended to cover sexual orientation.
13th September 2013
US: Church stops boy scouts using building because of pro-gay policy 22
2:58 PM — A San Diego church has stopped local boy scout groups from using the building for meetings, allegedly due the Boy Scouts of America's recent decision to lift its ban on gay members.
21st August 2013
US conservative commentator: New Jersey’s law banning ‘gay cure’ therapy has ‘banned chastity’ 41
5:00 PM — A conservative social commentator has criticised New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's decision to sign into law a bill banning the practice of "gay cure" therapy on minors, saying he has "banned chastity".
18th August 2013
US: California lawmaker pulls son from school over trans bathroom rights law 24
2:41 PM — A Republican member of the California State Assembly has announced that at least one of his sons will be pulled from public school, following the passing of a law allowing transgender people to use bathrooms according to their gender identity.