16th June 2014
US: Rick Perry distances himself from ‘homosexuality is like alcoholism’ comparison 7
3:17 PM — Rick Perry has backed away from his comparison between homosexuality and alcoholism, admitting he got "deflected" onto a "contentious issue".
13th June 2014
Wisconsin Governor: It doesn’t matter what I think about same-sex marriage 3
7:56 PM — The Governor of Wisconsin has refused to reiterate his previous arguments against same-sex marriage, claiming it "doesn't matter" what he thinks.
3rd June 2014
US: Illinois lawsuit plaintiffs finally marry after 51 years together
12:18 PM — The lead plaintiffs in Illinois' successful same-sex marriage lawsuit have finally married, after 51 years together.
2nd June 2014
US: Idaho governor requests 11-judge panel hear appeal against same-sex marriage 1
9:08 PM — The governor of Idaho has requested his appeal against a ruling striking down the state's marriage ban be heard by an 11-judge panel.
1st June 2014
Illinois Governor: We are now on the right side of history 5
4:47 PM — Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has released a statement celebrating the rollout of same-sex marriage, proclaiming the state is "now on right side of history".
21st May 2014
US: Pennsylvania Governor refuses to appeal against same-sex marriage 14
8:32 PM — The Governor of Pennsylvania has announced he will not appeal a ruling striking down the state's marriage ban, cementing same-sex marriage as law.
15th May 2014
US: Appeals court temporarily stays Idaho marriage ban ruling, halts impending marriages 2
9:38 PM — An appeals court has temporarily stayed a decision striking down Idaho's same-sex marriage ban, stopping weddings a day before they were due to begin.
13th April 2014
US: Mississippi shops resist ‘religious freedom’ law with ‘we don’t discriminate’ stickers 15
2:30 PM — Hundreds of Mississippi shops and businesses are protesting against the state's new 'religious freedom' law, with window stickers assuring customers they would never use it to refuse them service.
27th March 2014
Michigan equality lawyer: Decision not to recognise marriages is ‘head-spinning’
6:22 PM — One of the lawyers who helped strike down Michigan's marriage ban has described the decision to not recognise same-sex marriages conducted last weekend as 'head spinning' and difficult to defend.
13th March 2014
US: Kentucky governor hires private law firm to fight same-sex marriage ruling 5
9:20 PM — The Kentucky governor has hired a private law firm to appeal a ruling that found the state must begin to recognise same-sex marriages, after the Attorney General declined to contest it.
20th January 2014
New York Governor: Extreme anti-gay conservatives have no place in the state of New York 4
3:38 PM — New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has said "extreme conservatives" with anti-gay views are not welcome in the state.
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.
6th November 2013
Same-sex marriage opponent Chris Christie re-elected New Jersey governor 3
12:26 PM — Chris Christie, who fought against the arrival of equal marriage in New Jersey, has been re-elected governor of the state.
21st October 2013
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie drops challenge to equal marriage law 6
3:59 PM — The Governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie, has abandoned his legal challenge against the state’s same-sex marriage law – just hours after gay couples began tying the knot.
11th October 2013
New Jersey Governor: One judge should not force state to recognise equal marriage 5
7:08 PM — New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's administration has argued against a decision last month by a judge to say that she should not alone be allowed to force the state to recognise equal marriage.
2nd October 2013
US: Anti-gay preacher Scott Lively announces run for Massachusetts governor 37
6:05 PM — Evangelical anti-gay preacher Scott Lively has announced that he will run for Governor of Massachusetts in 2014.
23rd September 2013
US: New Jersey could be close to overturning Governor’s veto on equal marriage bill 2
6:28 PM — Advocates of equal marriage in the US state of New Jersey are moving gradually closer to overriding the state Governor's veto of a bill to legalise equal marriage, officials have said.
20th September 2013
Former Bill Clinton alleged mistress claims Hillary is bisexual and has had more women than her husband 35
7:51 PM — Gennifer Flowers, who claimed to have had a twelve year affair with Bill Clinton has raised new rumours about Hillary's sexuality, saying that she has had relations with more women than her husband.
21st August 2013
US conservative commentator: New Jersey’s law banning ‘gay cure’ therapy has ‘banned chastity’ 41
5:00 PM — A conservative social commentator has criticised New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's decision to sign into law a bill banning the practice of "gay cure" therapy on minors, saying he has "banned chastity".
20th August 2013
US: Pennsylvania court to hear arguments in case stop clerk from issuing same-sex marriage licences 1
5:45 PM — A court in the US state of Pennsylvania will next month hear arguments around the case of a county clerk who is being sued by the state because he issued marriage licences to same-sex couples.