18th July 2014
X Factor judge Simon Cowell to respond in court to ‘gay’ claims
12:05 PM — A spokesman for Simon Cowell says he plans to make a statement in court "as soon as possible", after a trial heard claims that the music producer is gay.
7th July 2014
US: Pennsylvania clerk takes appeal against same-sex marriage to Supreme Court 8
3:40 PM — A Pennsylvania clerk who is fighting for the right to defend the state's already-removed same-sex marriage ban has taken her appeal to the Supreme Court.
2nd July 2014
UK: High Court judge probes London ban of ‘ex-gay’ bus ad
1:24 PM — A High Court judge is this week investigating accusations that Boris Johnson banned a bus ad from an 'ex-gay' group for political reasons.
16th June 2014
UK: Charges against preacher arrested for ‘homophobic remarks’ dropped 21
1:35 PM — A preacher who was arrested in Dundee for making homophobic remarks has had the case against him dropped.
13th June 2014
US: Iowa Supreme Court overturns man’s criminal HIV transmission conviction 2
9:03 PM — An Iowa court has overturned the conviction of a man who was charged with illegally exposing someone to HIV, despite using a condom.
3rd June 2014
US: Twice-divorced Florida Attorney General defends claim that same-sex marriage will ’cause harm’ 18
5:09 PM — Florida's Attorney General Pam Bondi, who is married to her third husband, has defended her claim in a legal brief that same-sex marriage will cause 'harm'.
2nd June 2014
US: Idaho governor requests 11-judge panel hear appeal against same-sex marriage 1
9:08 PM — The governor of Idaho has requested his appeal against a ruling striking down the state's marriage ban be heard by an 11-judge panel.
1st June 2014
US: X-Men director Bryan Singer files for court costs, summary judgement in sex abuse case 20
4:29 PM — X-Men director Bryan Singer has filed for summary judgement in the sex abuse case brought against him, and is demanding that plaintiff pay his court costs and fees.
31st May 2014
Florida Attorney General: Same-sex marriage would cause ‘significant public harm’ 21
2:02 PM — Florida's Attorney General is claiming that recognising same-sex marriage would cause significant harm to the state, in her legal briefs defending a marriage ban.
30th May 2014
Zambia: Verdict in sodomy case ‘postponed indefinitely’ 1
6:31 PM — Two men accused of having sex 'against the order of nature' continue to be held, after their trial verdict was postponed indefinitely.
25th May 2014
Santorum-endorsed judge: Politics was not a factor in decision to strike down marriage ban 9
2:05 PM — The judge who struck down Pennsylvania's marriage ban, despite being endorsed by anti-gay Republican Rick Santorum, has said politics was not a factor in the decision.
24th May 2014
US: Bryan Singer files for immediate dismissal of ‘provably false’ sex abuse lawsuit 1
5:38 PM — X-Men director Bryan Singer has filed a motion calling for the immediate dismissal of a sex abuse lawsuit against him.
15th May 2014
US: Texas judge refuses to let state intervene in same-sex divorce case 2
3:47 PM — A Texas judge has refused to let the state intervene in the case of a same-sex couple attempting to get divorced.
14th May 2014
US: Idaho judge refuses to stay same-sex marriage ruling 7
7:24 PM — An Idaho judge who yesterday stuck down the state's same-sex marriage ban has refused to stay her ruling.
3rd May 2014
US: Arkansas Attorney General supports equal marriage, but will continue to defend state’s ban 11
5:39 PM — The Arkansas Attorney General has announced his support for equal marriage, but says he will continue defend the state's same-sex marriage ban in court.
Ireland: 16-year-old accused of stamping on man’s head in ‘gay hate’ attack seeks bail 5
4:25 PM — A 16-year-old who is accused of assaulting and robbing a man in an anti-gay attack is seeking bail.
21st April 2014
US: Pennsylvania couples file for summary judgement in same-sex marriage ban case
4:16 PM — A group representing Pennsylvania gay and lesbian couples in a same-sex marriage ban case has filed for summary judgement, which would mean a quick ruling.
19th April 2014
Arkansas judge: I will rule on same-sex marriage ban within fortnight 1
3:22 PM — An Arkansas judge has said he will issue a ruling on a same-sex marriage case within the next two weeks.
8th May 2013
NUS activist who was forced to ‘prove’ his sexuality granted asylum 6
2:51 PM — A member of the NUS Black Students’ Campaign Committee who was brought before a hearing on his asylum in the UK, and asked to “prove” his sexuality, has been granted asylum.
29th April 2013
South Africa: Dead teen was beaten, starved and forced to eat faeces at camp linked to ‘gay conversion’ 67
6:17 PM — A court has heard how a teenage boy in South Afica died from severe and substantial injuries sustained while attending a camp which has been linked to "gay conversion", after allegedly being beaten, starved, and forced to eat his own faeces.