3rd September 2014
US: Louisiana judge upholds ban on same-sex marriage 22
6:59 PM — A federal judge in Louisiana has dismissed a court challenge to the state's same-sex marriage ban.
29th August 2014
Switzerland: Gay couple recognised as parents in landmark ruling 1
2:53 PM — In the first ruling of its kind in Switzerland, a gay couple have been legally recognised as the parents of a child.
24th August 2014
US: St Louis police officer suspended for anti-gay ‘sodomite’ rant 21
2:00 PM — A St Louis police officer has been suspended, after a video emerged of him condemning "sickening" sodomites.
20th August 2014
US: Anti-gay governor Rick Perry appears in court for mugshot over abuse of power charge 7
12:43 PM — Notoriously anti-gay Texas governor Rick Perry had his mugshot taken in an Austin courthouse yesterday, after being indicted on an abuse of power charge.
18th August 2014
Family Research Council: Judges should be abolished if they keep ruling in favour of equal marriage 21
12:27 PM — The Family Research Council has called for the abolition of the judiciary, because 'unelected judges' keep ruling in favour of same-sex marriage.
6th August 2014
US: Federal court hearing marriage ban appeals from four states at once 1
11:00 AM — A federal appeals court will today hear appeals from four states at once against rulings striking down same-sex marriage bans.
3rd August 2014
UN Chief Ban Ki-moon: Striking down of Uganda’s anti-gay law is ‘great step forward’
12:30 PM — UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the striking down of Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality act, hailing it as a "great step forward".
Ugandan President: Foreign pressure had ‘nothing to do’ with striking down of anti-gay law 10
12:13 PM — Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has denied that a court's decision to strike down the country's Anti-Homosexuality Act was related to diplomatic pressure.
1st August 2014
Activists celebrate striking down of Uganda’s anti-gay law 17
3:22 PM — Activists have celebrated a court ruling invalidating Uganda's anti-gay law.
Uganda: Court strikes down ‘illegally passed’ anti-gay law 15
11:55 AM — Uganda's notorious anti-gay law has been struck down by a court, who ruled that it was passed illegally.
26th July 2014
US: Petition urges Florida Attorney General to stop ‘wasting resources’ by fighting same-sex marriage 5
2:13 PM — Over 7000 people signed a petition calling on Florida Attorney General to stop wasting resources fighting against same-sex marriage.
US: Appeals court to hear Indiana and Wisconsin marriage ban cases next month 1
1:35 PM — The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals will hear same-sex marriage cases from the states of Indiana and Wisconsin on August 26, it has been announced.
24th July 2014
US: Colorado same-sex marriage ban struck down
12:40 PM — Colorado's same-sex marriage ban has been declared unconstitutional by a judge.
21st July 2014
Court rules that Jobcentre ‘discriminated’ by disclosing former gender of trans claimants 6
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.