31st December 2012
President Obama gives Chuck Hagel his backing — despite gay rights row 12
2:14 PM — Despite facing renewed criticism for his previous anti-gay remarks, Chuck Hagel, who is tipped to become the next US defence secretary, has President Obama’s support.
28th December 2012
US: Gay Republican group says Chuck Hagel ‘wrong on gay rights’ 31
1:55 PM — The Log Cabin Republicans, the conservative gay campaign group which supports the GOP, is going full page with its opposition to the likely nomination of Chuck Hagel as US defence secretary.
21st December 2012
Questions over anti-gay past of Chuck Hagel, tipped to become next US defence secretary 5
10:43 AM — Chuck Hagel, who is in the running to become the next US defence secretary, previously suggested an ambassador could be unfit to serve due to his sexuality by describing him as “aggressively gay”.
19th December 2012
US: Republican Todd Akin pushes for homophobic ‘licence to bully’ law 44
1:57 PM — Missouri Republican Representative Todd Akin is giving one last push to an anti-gay bill before leaving the US House of Representatives.
17th December 2012
US Marine Corps captain proposes to his boyfriend in the White House 15
9:52 PM — Over the weekend, a US Marine Corp captain proposed to his partner at the White House. The photos posted to Facebook have been liked hundreds of times.
2nd December 2012
US: West Point Military Chapel hosts first same-sex wedding ceremony 3
4:50 PM — A prestigious New York Military Chapel hosted its first same-sex wedding ceremony on Saturday, which was that of an academy graduate, and her partner of seventeen years.
6th November 2012
Anti-gay Ohio senate candidate rejected by voters and family 18
10:16 PM — On US election night, Ohio lived up to its reputation for picking a presidential winner, and defeated anti-gay Republican US Senate candidate Josh Mandel at the same time.
5th November 2012
Analysis: US 2012 race draws to a close 2
11:39 AM — Scott Roberts assesses President Obama’s first term as the US heads towards Election Day.
19th October 2012
President Obama vows to protect LGBT rights in Daily Show appearance 22
9:28 PM — Taking aim at his Republican rival Mitt Romney, President Obama has said in a TV interview that he will not allow the US Constitution to be used to restrict the rights of LGBT Americans.
16th October 2012
Video: LGBT celebrities rally around Obama ahead of TV debate 8
5:19 PM — Ahead of tonight’s second presidential debate in New York several of America’s biggest LGBT celebrities have come together to endorse Barack Obama’s re-election bid in a new campaign video.
24th September 2012
Paul Ryan: Re-banning gay troops would be ‘a step in the wrong direction’ 15
9:42 PM — Republican Vice Presidential nominee, Paul Ryan, has said that he thinks reinstating the ban on LGBT troops would be wrong, that the issue is "done" and that the US should "move on".
16th September 2012
Study: Repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell had no negative impact on US military 14
4:27 PM — A new study has revealed that the repeal of the ban on openly gay people serving in the US military, one year on, had no negative impact on the US military.
12th September 2012
US: New bill would ban equal marriage on military bases 16
7:45 PM — The resistance against equal marriage on military bases from a US Senator, has not wavered, as a new bill was introduced yesterday with a view to banning same-sex weddings on military bases.
6th September 2012
Lady Gaga’s meat dress becomes museum exhibit 1
5:48 PM — Lady Gaga's famous meat dress, along with its gay rights message, has made its way to America’s capital.
12th August 2012
Tammy Smith becomes US’s first openly gay army general 7
6:55 PM — Less than a year after the repeal of the United State’s ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy that banned openly gay and lesbian people in the US armed forces, Tammy Smith has become the first openly gay US army general.
20th July 2012
San Diego: Military personnel can attend Pride in uniform for one year only 11
1:18 PM — The Pentagon will allow US military personnel to attend San Diego's pride parade in uniform for the first, and only, time.
21st June 2012
Republicans won’t reintroduce ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ if elected, one lawmaker says 22
11:09 PM — The Republican chairman of the House Armed Services Committee announced today that the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell (DADT) was a settled issue, which neither a Romney presidency nor a Republican-majority Senate would reverse.
15th June 2012
Video: US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta praises gays in the military 9
3:05 PM — In a video released to mark Pride month, the US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta praised the contribution of gay men and women in the forces both before and after the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell.
19th May 2012
Republicans hastily add anti-equal marriage coda to a defence bill 54
11:51 PM — In a sign that equal marriage might be made a more prominent issue than previously thought, following President Obama's support for the measure, Republican-led House of Representatives have hastily added a provision on to a large-scale defence bill that would ban equal marriage ceremonies at military chapels.
10th May 2012
Leon Panetta: Repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ going ‘very well’ 7
10:55 PM — The US Defence Secretary, Leon Panetta, said today that the repeal of the 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' (DADT) policy, which prohibited openly gay personnel from serving in the military, has not affected military morale or readiness.