20th October 2014
Barack Obama: I think the Constitution guarantees equal marriage in 50 states 3
3:08 PM — Barack Obama has weighed in on ongoing legal battles surrounding same-sex marriage, to say he believes that equal marriage is a Constitutional right.
16th July 2014
Macedonia: Parliament approves constitutional same-sex marriage ban 15
6:06 PM — The Macedonian Assembly has approved a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.
23rd June 2014
US: Alaska claims same-sex marriage ban doesn’t violate any rights 9
6:46 PM — The state of Alaska has filed a brief defending its same-sex marriage ban, claiming that it does not violate the rights of any couples.
12th June 2014
Italian trans woman fights for right to remain in same-sex marriage 1
1:13 PM — An Italian trans woman is contesting a decision to not allow her to remain married to her wife following gender reassignment.
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.
15th May 2014
US: Appeals court temporarily stays Idaho marriage ban ruling, halts impending marriages 2
9:38 PM — An appeals court has temporarily stayed a decision striking down Idaho's same-sex marriage ban, stopping weddings a day before they were due to begin.
3rd April 2014
US: Alabama House calls for US constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage 14
8:54 PM — The Alabama House of Representatives has passed a resolution calling for an amendment to the US constitution to ban same-sex marriage.
27th June 2013
US: Republican Representative plans constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage 36
11:30 AM — In the wake of the Supreme Court decision to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), a Kansas State Representative says he will try to override the step towards equal rights for same-sex couples by amending the constitution.
26th June 2013
Jamaica: Gay rights activist attempts constitutional challenge to anti-sodomy law 5
5:58 PM — A gay rights activist in Jamaica, was granted a court hearing on Tuesday, as he hopes to bring a constitutional challenge to the country's anti-sodomy law.
20th June 2013
Malta: Bill introduced to increase protections against sexual orientation discrimination 4
6:28 PM — A private member's bill has been introduced in Malta in order to amend the country's Constitution to increase protections against discrimination based on sexual orientation.
17th May 2013
France: Final marriage equality hurdle passed as Constitutional Council approves bill 37
4:58 PM — France has overcome the final obstacle in efforts to become the 14th country in the world to legalise same-sex marriage.
19th April 2013
France: MPs come to blows during equal marriage debate in parliament 38
4:00 PM — The equal marriage debate in France has come to blows as French Parliamentarians engaged in a heated debate around the issue.
15th April 2013
Ecuador: Former presidential candidate barred from politics for saying ‘gays are immoral’ 5
4:21 PM — A former Ecuadorian presidential candidate who was previously fined for making homophobic comments has been banned from political activity for a year.
Zambia: Lawmakers seek to ban ‘homosexuality’ and ‘lesbianism’ in new constitution 14
12:18 PM — Lawmakers in Zambia are pushing ahead with plans to further ban same-sex activity in the country’s new constitution.
25th March 2013
EU eases restrictions on Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s government 9
3:26 PM — Despite its reputation for violating human and LGBT rights, the EU has suspended the majority of its sanctions against Zimbabwe’s government.
8th March 2013
Zimbabwean PM Morgan Tsvangirai accused of ‘hate speech’ by gay rights group 11
3:15 PM — Zimbabwean PM Morgan Tsvangirai has been criticised for denouncing homosexuality and reportedly saying marriage “should be between a man and a woman.”
1st March 2013
Moldova: Second largest city overturns local ban on ‘gay propaganda’ 2
1:14 PM — A court in the second largest city in Moldova has struck down a local ban on what authorities had referred to as "homosexual propaganda".
5th December 2011
Video: Michele Bachmann says people of Iowa did not want gay marriage 42
12:40 PM — Michele Bachmann has said this week that Iowa did not want the rules which allow gay couples equal marriage rights in the state, and said judges needed to start acting "like judges" and stop telling people "what their laws are".
7th September 2011
Court says Arizona must continue paying benefits to gay government workers 5
11:58 AM — A court has ruled that the US state of Arizona must continue to pay spouse health benefits to gay and lesbian government workers. The state began granting the benefits in 2008 but a 2009 law sought to remove them.
2nd December 2010
Kenyan prime minister denies saying gays should be arrested 3
1:37 PM — The prime minister of Kenya claims he never said that gays and lesbians should be arrested. Raila Odinga was recorded discussing homosexuality at a rally last Sunday but says he was misquoted.