11th February 2015
US: Republicans won’t file Supreme Court brief for same-sex marriage case 7
1:36 PM — The GOP has indicated it will file no brief to the Supreme Court, ahead of an upcoming case on same-sex marriage.
10th November 2014
Did sexual harassment claims cost gay Republican Carl DeMaio an election victory? 2
1:51 PM — A spokesperson for Republican Carl DeMaio has claimed that allegations of sexual harassment against the candidate contributed to his election loss.
9th November 2014
Senator Rob Portman: Republican party will eventually support same-sex marriage 11
3:37 PM — Republican Senator Rob Portman has said he is "glad" he made the decision to back equal marriage - and thinks his party will join him eventually.
12th October 2014
US: National Organisation for Marriage threatens to cut ties with Republican party 29
12:08 PM — The anti-gay National Organisation for Marriage has threatened to throw its weight behind a third party, unless Republicans do more to oppose gay rights.
11th October 2014
US: Gay Republican Carl DeMaio hit with sexual harassment claims 5
11:27 AM — Republican Carl DeMaio, who was on course to become his party's first openly gay congressman, has been accused of sexually harassing a male staffer.
24th September 2014
US: Civil rights groups urge RNC to disassociate with anti-gay groups 1
8:48 PM — Wednesday, a coalition of civil rights groups, lead by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), urged the head of the Republican National Committee to disassociate from the groups behind the upcoming Values Voter Summit, because of their demonisation of LGBT people.
4th September 2014
US: Senior GOP spokesman comes out as gay 15
5:19 PM — A former senior spokesman for the US Republican Party has come out as gay in an editorial published on Thursday.
4th August 2014
US: Arizona gubernatorial candidate releases anti-gay political advertisement 9
8:20 PM — Arizona gubernatorial candidate Andrew Thomas has released a anti-gay political advertisement for his campaign, calling for a defense of “faith, family and freedom.”
16th July 2014
Rob Portman: My support of equal marriage has been ‘helpful’, say voters 4
12:42 PM — The first Republican senator to support same-sex marriage, and a potential presidential candidate, has said that his support and “willingness to talk” about his gay son have been “helpful” to voters struggling on the issue.
28th June 2014
US: Tea Party candidate accuses opponent of being replaced by a robot 3
11:25 AM — A Tea Party candidate in Oklahoma is claiming that the congressman he is challenging, who is opposed to gay rights, has been killed and replaced by a robot or a humanoid body double.
25th June 2014
Comment: Banning ‘ex-gay’ therapy would only hurt people who want to change 195
2:47 PM — Earlier this week, PinkNews reported that Jeremy Schwab authored a Texas GOP policy defending the use of 'ex-gay' therapy. Unhappy with the article, here is Mr Schwab's response, and defence of the use of the therapy.
20th June 2014
Texas GOP Chair: Party was ‘forced’ to pass platform endorsing gay cure therapy 3
4:46 PM — The chair of the Texas Republican party has claimed that delegates were "forced" to pass a platform endorsing gay cure therapy, due to a loophole in conference rules.
4th June 2014
US: Draft of Texas Republican platform endorses ‘gay cure’ therapy 6
9:18 PM — The first draft of the Texas GOP's new state platform includes a provision endorsing 'gay cure' therapy.
3rd June 2014
GOP gay group: We are not shutting down, ‘still discussing’ rebranding 2
2:10 PM — Republican gay group GOProud has denied reports that it will imminently shut down after both its founders abandoned it, saying it is "still discussing" its future.
29th May 2014
US: Two gay Republican groups banned from Texas state convention 26
8:17 PM — The Republican Party in Texas has banned two gay rights groups from putting up stands at the state convention, saying groups that promote gambling and marijuana legalisation are also banned.
11th May 2014
US: Nevada Republicans defend dropping opposition to same-sex marriage, after RNC attacks 12
12:36 PM — The Nevada Republican Party has defended its decision to drop opposition to same-sex marriage from its state platform, after criticism from RNC members.
7th May 2014
US: Anti-gay Republican who worked as a drag queen fails to win primary 13
8:25 PM — Anti-gay Republican Steve Wiles has come last in a state primary, after it was revealed he used to work as a drag queen.
4th May 2014
US: Anti-gay Republican Steve Wiles once worked as a drag queen 23
12:50 PM — A Republican who campaigned for North Carolina's constitutional same-sex marriage ban once worked as a drag queen, it has emerged.
27th April 2014
US: Maine Republicans reaffirm opposition to same-sex marriage, despite it already being legal 7
1:57 PM — Maine's Republican party has reaffirmed its opposition to same-sex marriage, despite voters opting to legalise it in the state almost two years ago.
26th April 2014
US: Michigan state representative quits GOP over party’s opposition to gay rights 3
2:18 PM — A former state Representative in Michigan has quit the Republican party, in protest at its opposition to gay rights.