12th June 2013
US: Senator Leahy again to attempt same-sex couples amendment to immigration bill
1:27 AM — Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy is again to attempt an amendment to the US immigration bill, which would include sponsorship for same-sex partners of US citizens, after withdrawing a similar measure earlier in the committee stage.
8th June 2013
US: Same-sex military partners to receive limited benefits from September 9
9:24 AM — The Pentagon has announced that benefits for the spouses of military personnel in same-sex relationships will begin from 1 September. However, they will not be able to receive housing or healthcare benefits, leading many to feel that the changes are inadequate.
7th June 2013
Poll: Large majority in US believe equal marriage should be decided on state level 18
2:47 PM — With the US Supreme Court expected to give a decision in two landmark cases this month, a large majority of US citizens believe that equal marriage laws should be decided on state level, rather than the federal government.
6th June 2013
US: Supreme Court ruling on equal marriage cases expected imminently 20
3:56 PM — The US Supreme Court is expected to rule on two cases surround equal marriage, in the next three weeks, potentially making a groundbreaking ruling for equal marriage in the state of California, and the whole of the US.
22nd April 2013
Bill Clinton: My daughter Chelsea helped me change to support gay rights 9
5:15 PM — In his acceptance speech at the GLAAD Media Awards last weekend, former US President Bill Clinton, noted his daughter's part in his change in stance on the issue of equal marriage.
20th April 2013
US: Anti-discrimination bill to protect LGBT students introduced in Congress 1
4:11 PM — Two members of Congress introduced legislation which, if passed, would protect LGBT students against bullying and discrimination.
13th April 2013
US: Republican Party votes to reaffirm opposition to equal marriage and support for Prop 8 28
12:19 AM — The US Republican Party's national committee voted unanimously on Friday to reaffirm its opposition to equal marriage, and to urge the Supreme Court to uphold Proposition 8, California's ban on same-sex marriage, and the Defense of Marriage Act.
8th April 2013
US: Electronic Arts notes anti-gay campaign as reason for ‘Worst Company in America’ award 12
3:21 PM — Video games company Electronic Arts (EA) is a highly likely contender to win the award for the Worst Company in America, for the second year running, and the company's COO said he thought an anti-gay campaign was partly to blame, but said he was "proud" of the company for supporting issues such as equal marriage.
Video: David Letterman says opposition to equal marriage is ‘beyond embarrassing’ 2
11:56 AM — US television host David Letterman has voiced his annoyance at the equal marriage debate in America, saying it is "beyond embarrassing" that opposition to it remains, and says that it is "absolute stupidity" to oppose it.
4th April 2013
Bill Clinton to be honoured with a GLAAD Media Award 21
12:09 AM — GLAAD, the LGBT media advocacy organisation, has announced that former US President Bill Clinton will be honoured with an award at its 24th annual Media Awards in May.
3rd April 2013
US: Conservative group slams Pennsylvania Senator for supporting equal marriage 3
12:32 AM — A day after he announced that he had changed his stance to support equal marriage, US Senator Bob Casey has come under attack from a conservative group who accuse him of going "too far" in a quest to "redefine marriage".
2nd April 2013
US talk show host condemns ‘fraud’ Bill O’Reilly for supporting equal marriage 44
1:41 PM — A conservative US talk show host has come down heavily on Fox News presenter Bill O'Reilly who last week announced that he had changed his stance to support equal marriage.
Poll: US state of Virginia still marginally opposes equal marriage 5
12:58 AM — A new poll has revealed that, despite rising support for equal marriage overall across the US, voters in the state of Virginia still marginally oppose it.
US: Democratic Senator Bob Casey announces support for equal marriage 2
12:35 AM — Amidst a rush of politicians to support equal marriage across the US, Democratic Senator Bob Casey has announced his support for efforts to legalise it.
1st April 2013
Snoop Lion on equal marriage: ‘People can do as they please’ 3
4:42 PM — Rapper turned reggae artist Snoop Lion has confirmed that he supports equal marriage, and said that he has "no issues with nobody."
Marie Osmond comes out in support of equal marriage 11
4:02 PM — Marie Osmond, a member of the show business family The Osmonds has said that she supports equal marriage, and cited her daughter as one of the reasons she was in support.
31st March 2013
Archbishop of New York: Gay couples are only ‘entitled to friendship’, not sex 81
7:03 PM — The Archbishop of New York Timothy Dolan has reiterated the opposition to gay relationship by the Catholic Church, and went on to say that gay couples are only "entitled to friendship", and that “sexual love…is intended only for a man and a woman”.
29th March 2013
Gay Tea Party co-founder: I oppose equal marriage doing so is ‘not homophobic’ 35
5:48 PM — An openly gay co-founder of the US National Capital Tea Party Patriots, has said he is opposed to equal marriage, and has said that it is "not homophobic" to oppose it.
Jon Stewart: There is no excuse for the Supreme Court to delay taking a stance on equal marriage 2
5:14 PM — Speaking on Thursday evening's The Daily Show, Jon Stewart was heavily critical of some arguments heard in the US Supreme Court around equal marriage in the first two days of hearings this week.
US: San Francisco law professors predict Supreme Court will invalidate Prop 8 and DOMA 7
1:00 AM — Two law professors from San Francisco's Bay Area predicted after two days of hearings around equal marriage, that the Supreme Court would rule to invalidate both Proposition 8 and a the Defense of Marriage Act.