21st July 2014
Court rules that Jobcentre ‘discriminated’ by disclosing former gender of trans claimants 1
5:25 PM — A trans woman arguing for the right to not have her trans status disclosed to the Jobcentre has won a legal battle against the Department of Work and Pensions.
18th July 2014
Turkey: Highest court makes first acknowledgment of homophobic speech as hate crime 3
4:00 PM — Turkey’s highest court has ruled that calling members of the LGBT community “perverts” constitutes hate speech, in what is reportedly its first acknowledgement of homophobia as a hate crime.
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.
17th July 2014
Nick Clegg: Tories are ‘lining up with Putin’ over European Court power curb 3
2:20 PM — Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has launched an attack on Conservative plans to limit the power of the European Court of Human Rights.
14th July 2014
US: Appeals court combines and fast-tracks cases from Indiana and Wisconsin 1
3:55 PM — The US 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has combined and fast-tracked cases from Indiana and Wisconsin.
12th July 2014
US: Appeals court orders Utah to grant benefits to same-sex couples
4:35 PM — An appeals court has ruled that Utah must begin to recognise the marriages of the hundreds of same-sex couples who married in the state.
11th July 2014
Australia: Judge suspended for claiming incest is no longer taboo because homosexuality is legal 12
1:01 PM — An Australian judge has been suspended, after claiming that incest can no longer be treated as "unnatural" because people have accepted homosexuality.
9th July 2014
US: Virginia same-sex marriage appeal ruling expected soon
1:21 PM — A federal appeals court is expected to rule on Virginia's same-sex marriage ban soon.
UK: Men appear in court over Grindr blackmail charges
11:20 AM — Two men have appeared in court, accused of blackmailing users of the gay hookup app Grindr.
7th July 2014
Morocco: ‘Homosexuality’ charges against six men upheld 10
6:15 PM — A Morocco appeals court has upheld the convictions of six men arrested under the country's sodomy law.
4th July 2014
Florida activist: Legalising same-sex marriage would be like lynching people 8
2:49 PM — A Florida anti-gay activist has claimed that a judge would be "judicially lynching" people if she legalised same-sex marriage.
US: Indiana judge grants first same-sex divorce 1
2:06 PM — An Indiana judge has granted a couple the first same-sex divorce in the state.
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.
29th June 2014
US: California nominates lesbian Prop 8 attorney as appeals court judge
2:44 PM — The Governor of California has nominated an attorney who fought against the state's same-sex marriage ban to become an appeals court judge.
28th June 2014
US: Indiana court halts same-sex marriages 6
10:57 AM — An Indiana court has put the state's marriage ban back into place temporarily, staying an earlier ruling striking it down.
25th June 2014
US: First same-sex couple marries in Indiana 2
6:20 PM — The first same-sex couple has married in Indiana, following a court ruling striking down the state's marriage ban.
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.
22nd June 2014
US: Man pleads guilty to brutal homophobic kidnapping, hate crime charge dropped 27
7:05 PM — Prosecutors have dropped a hate crime charge against a man who brutally assaulted a victim he found on a gay hookup app, after he plead guilty to kidnapping.
21st June 2014
US: New York party promoter banned from using phrase ‘NYC Pride’ 3
12:43 PM — A New York party promoter has been banned from using the phrase 'NYC Pride' in its advertising, following legal action from the city's pride parade organisers.
19th June 2014
US: Legal battle over use of gay kiss photo ends in settlement 3
6:27 PM — A legal battle over the allegedly illegal use of a photograph of a gay couple kissing by has been settled out of court two years after it began.