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.
18th June 2014
US: Texas denies same-sex couple parental rights to twin sons 13
1:21 PM — A Texas gay couple have been denied parental rights to their newborn twin sons, despite biologically fathering one each.
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.
12th June 2014
Wisconsin Attorney General: Clerks issuing same-sex marriage licenses could be punished 6
9:04 PM — The Wisconsin Attorney General has warned clerks issuing same-sex marriage licenses that could face punishment for doing so.
9th June 2014
ACLU: Same-sex marriages in Wisconsin won’t be declared invalid
12:28 PM — The American Civil Liberties Union has urged same-sex couples to continue marrying, despite fears that a marriage ban could be put back in place by the state's attorney general.
7th June 2014
Study: Fox News ‘ignoring’ same-sex marriage court victories 9
2:51 PM — A study has found that Fox News is spending almost no time covering same-sex marriage court victories.
US: First same-sex couples marry in Wisconsin 7
1:35 PM — The first same-sex weddings in Wisconsin have been performed, following the striking down of the state's marriage ban.
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.
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.
26th May 2014
US: Equality lawyer says same-sex marriage will be in 50 states ‘within a year’ 43
9:30 PM — A leading marriage equality lawyer has said that same-sex marriage in all 50 states is likely to be a reality within 12 months.
24th May 2014
UK: Court denies attempt by Slovak parents to block adoption by gay couple 28
1:19 PM — A court has rejected an attempt by Slovak parents to block the adoption of their children by a same-sex couple.
US: Couples begin to marry in Pennsylvania as same-sex marriage ruling comes into effect 2
12:19 PM — Same-sex couples across Pennsylvania have begun to marry, as the state's marriage ruling comes into effect.
23rd May 2014
US: Oregon same-sex marriage activists abandon planned ballot after court victory 1
9:46 PM — Pro-gay activists in Oregon have ended a campaign for a state ballot on same-sex marriage early, after a judge overturned the constitutional marriage ban.
21st May 2014
US: Pennsylvania Governor refuses to appeal against same-sex marriage 14
8:32 PM — The Governor of Pennsylvania has announced he will not appeal a ruling striking down the state's marriage ban, cementing same-sex marriage as law.
15th May 2014
US: Arkansas same-sex marriages to resume after judge strikes down secondary ban 4
9:17 PM — Same-sex weddings will resume again in Arkansas tomorrow, following a ruling by a judge striking down a secondary marriage ban.
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.
10th May 2014
US: First same-sex couple marries in Arkansas after marriage ban struck down 4
5:04 PM — A same-sex couple has married in Arkansas, after the state's same-sex marriage ban was struck down.
US: Arkansas same-sex weddings could start on Monday 3
12:24 PM — Same-sex couples in Arkansas could begin to marry on Monday, after a judge struck down the state's same-sex marriage ban.