20th May 2015
Bobby Jindal vows to force through ‘religious freedom’ law with executive order 10
9:25 AM — Just hours after a bill to protect "religious freedom" failed in Louisiana, Governor Bobby Jindal said he would force through a measure to protect it using an Executive Order.
8th April 2015
Obama’s Executive Order outlawing workplace discriminiaton comes into effect 3
7:57 PM — An Executive Order signed by President Barack Obama that outlaws anti-LGBT discrimination among federal contractors has come into effect.
2nd September 2014
US: Public school district cut ties with Gordon College over anti-gay stance 2
10:21 PM — A Massachusetts public school district has cut ties with Gordon College after the college demanded an exemption from LGBT anti-discrimination laws.
28th July 2014
US: Child caregiver fired over “lifestyle choices” 17
8:52 PM — A gay child caregiver has been fired from his position at a Christian charity in Texas.
21st July 2014
US: Leading LGBT family group applauds Obama for signing anti-discrimination order
4:55 PM — A group standing up for the rights of LGBT families has commended US President Barack Obama for signing an order ensuring that LGBT employees of federal contractors are not discriminated against.
US: Groups celebrate Executive Order banning anti-gay workplace discrimination
4:15 PM — Groups have praised Barack Obama for today signing an Executive Order banning anti-gay workplace discrimination.
US: Obama signs Executive Order banning anti-gay workplace discrimination 9
3:49 PM — Barack Obama has today signed an Executive Order banning workplace discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity.
18th July 2014
US: Obama will sign executive order banning LGBT workplace discrimination Monday 4
10:39 PM — President Barack Obama will sign an executive order barring LGBT workplace discrimination by federal contractors and the federal government on Monday.
17th July 2014
US: Massachusetts mayor pledges to donate to LGBT charity in response to anti-LGBT calls 5
10:16 PM — A Massachusetts mayor is pledging to donate $5 (£3) to the North Shore Alliance of LGBT Youth each time she receives an anti-LGBT phone call for cutting ties with Gordon College.
14th July 2014
US: Board places college under review for demanding exemption to anti-discrimination law 8
4:17 PM — An accreditation board has placed a college under review, after it demanded an exemption from an anti-discrimination law.
2nd July 2014
US: Barack Obama to sign new executive order to outlaw anti-trans discrimination 4
4:20 PM — Barack Obama has announced he will sign a new executive order outlawing anti-trans discrimination people among federal contractors.
27th June 2014
Obama: House Speaker’s lawsuit over executive orders is ‘a stunt’ 4
6:50 PM — Barack Obama has dismissed the Republican House Speaker's planned lawsuit over alleged abuse of Executive Orders as a "stunt".
US: House Speaker announces intention to sue Obama over abuse of executive powers 5
3:20 PM — Republican House Speaker John Boehner has announced that he intends to sue President Barack Obama for an abuse of executive powers.
23rd June 2014
US: Family Research Council accidentally cites poll proving people are in favour of gay rights 17
8:06 PM — The Family Research Council has accidentally cited a poll which found people were overwhelmingly in favour of workplace discrimination laws, while trying to argue against them.
18th June 2014
Republican congressman: Anti-gay workplace discrimination doesn’t exist 18
8:03 PM — A Republican congressman says he doesn't believe anti-gay workplace discrimination is a problem.
16th June 2014
US: Obama to sign Executive Order banning anti-gay workplace discrimination 13
5:18 PM — Barack Obama has confirmed plans to sign an Executive Order banning homophobic workplace discrimination among federal contractors.
1st May 2014
Vice President Joe Biden: ‘No downside’ to an executive order banning anti-gay discrimination 1
10:12 PM — Vice President Biden has said there would be 'no downside' to an executive order banning anti-gay workplace discrimination, despite Obama's spokesman labelling it 'redundant'.