18th June 2014
US Senate unanimously confirms first openly gay black federal judge 4
12:31 PM — The US Senate on Tuesday voted unanimously to confirm the appointment of the first openly gay black judge in the federal courts.
4th June 2014
Judge denies anti-gay group’s request to join gay marriage ban defence
7:04 PM — A judge in Miami has denied a request by the anti-gay legal organisation Liberty Counsel, to join the defence of the state of Florida's ban on same-sex marriage.
3rd June 2014
US: Twice-divorced Florida Attorney General defends claim that same-sex marriage will ’cause harm’ 18
5:09 PM — Florida's Attorney General Pam Bondi, who is married to her third husband, has defended her claim in a legal brief that same-sex marriage will cause 'harm'.
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.
20th May 2014
US: Republican politician claims standardised tests will make kids ‘become homosexual’ 16
3:07 PM — A politician in the US state of Florida has claimed that education standards set by the Obama administration will force children to "become as homosexual as they possibly can."
12th May 2014
US: Judge quits after ‘invasive’ reports reveal his gay hookup app profile 16
9:35 PM — A Florida judge who struck down a ban on same-sex adoption has resigned from his post, following reports that he used gay hookup app Manhunt.
4th May 2014
US: Man jailed for shooting trans woman he met on Craigslist 8
4:09 PM — A Florida man has been jailed for four years and nine months, after he shot a transgender woman six times with a pistol.
1st May 2014
US: Man sentenced to six months in jail for shooting man at pride parade 6
12:54 PM — A Florida man has been sentenced to six months in prison for shooting a gay man with a BB gun at a pride parade.
21st April 2014
US: Family suing Florida for same-sex marriage to attend White House Easter Egg Roll 1
12:49 PM — A lesbian family who are suing the state of Florida will today attend the White House's annual Easter Egg Roll, hosted by the Obamas.
4th April 2014
US: Florida man charged with attempted murder of lesbian couple and eight children 6
10:13 PM — A Florida man has been charged with the attempted murder of a lesbian couple and their eight children, after attempting to burn their house to the ground.
13th March 2014
US: Florida gay couples sue state for recognition of out-of-state same-sex marriages
8:29 PM — Eight gay couples in the US state of Florida have filed a lawsuit against the state which claims it discriminates by not recognising their out-of-state marriages.
21st January 2014
Florida couples file lawsuit to overturn equal marriage ban 3
5:17 PM — Six same-sex couples in Florida today filed a lawsuit to overturn the state's ban on same-sex marriage.
13th January 2014
Disney World joins coalition of Florida businesses supporting anti-discrimination law 5
8:06 PM — Walt Disney World joined other influential businesses in the US state of Florida to throw weight behind a bill to ban anti-LGBT discrimination in the workplace.
3rd January 2014
Former Florida governor: I was wrong to support a ban on equal marriage, please forgive me 5
3:15 PM — Former Republican Florida governor Charlie Crist has apologised for backing a 2008 constitutional ban on same-sex marriage in the state.
30th December 2013
US: Florida Democrats hope to push forward with LGBT rights bills in 2014 2
12:39 PM — Democrats in the US state of Florida have expressed an interest in pushing forward with bills to extend civil rights to LGBT people in 2014.
1st November 2013
US: Defence Secretary says refusing same-sex IDs is ‘wrong’
1:14 PM — Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel has criticised nine US states for failing to grant full spousal benefits to the partners of gay and lesbian members of America's armed forces.
3rd October 2013
US: Lesbian charged over underage relationship to be released from jail 3
4:58 PM — Kaitlyn Hunt, the 19-year-old Florida lesbian charged with having sexual relations with her 14-year-old girlfriend has accepted the terms of a new plea deal.
16th August 2013
US: Lesbian teenager accused of continuing to have contact with underage girlfriend 22
7:41 PM — Florida teenager Kaitlyn Hunt, who was accused lewd and lascivious battery of a child 12 to 16 years of age, for having a relationship with a 14-year-old, has now been accused of continuing contact with the girl.
1st July 2013
Gay binational couple in the US first to receive confirmation of green card approval after DOMA ruling 3
4:59 PM — A Bulgarian man in the US, who is married to an American man, has become the first gay spouse to receive confirmation of approval for a permanent resident visa, following the US Supreme Court's ruling against the Defense of Marriage Act.
18th June 2013
US: Attorney representing lesbian teenager charged for relationship with younger girl asks judge to step down 15
6:05 PM — The attorney representing a lesbian teenager who was charged with a felony for having sexual relations with her younger girlfriend, has asked for the presiding judge to remove himself from the case.