18th April 2014
US: Lesbian police chief fired by mayor who said: I’d rather have an alcoholic look after my child 33
7:22 PM — An openly gay chief of police has been fired by a South Carolina mayor who was caught saying he preferred alcoholics to gay people.
26th March 2014
Firefox defends new CEO who donated money to ban gays from marrying 18
6:40 PM — Mozilla, the company behind the Firefox web browser, says it’s “deeply committed to honouring diversity” – despite appointing a CEO who financially backed efforts to ban equal marriage in California.
19th March 2014
National Secular Society condemns regulator for dropping case against Catholic anti-gay adoption agency 8
12:50 PM — The National Secular Society has expressed its dismay that a Scottish Catholic adoption agency can continue to discriminate against same-sex couples.
18th March 2014
Welsh Christian Mayor bans gay couples from using B&B double rooms 117
6:27 PM — The Christian Party Mayor of Llandrindod Wells says European judges should allow him the right to refuse same-sex couples from sharing a double room at his B&B.
Hong Kong: Christian school bans gay teachers 6
11:02 AM — A Christian school in Hong Kong has imposed a ban on gay teachers under a controversial "morality contract".
17th March 2014
Rupert Murdoch: Boycott Guinness because it supports gay inclusion on St Patrick’s Day 48
3:21 PM — Rupert Murdoch says gay rights groups have "bullied" Guinness into pulling out of New York City's St Patrick's Day Parade.
Scottish Catholic adoption agency given green light to continue discriminating against gays 6
1:55 PM — The Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator will not appeal a court ruling quashing its decision to revoke charitable status from an anti-gay Catholic adoption agency.
6th March 2014
Bisexual student booted out of Belfast cab for kissing male friend 9
5:40 PM — A Belfast cab firm has apologised after one of its taxi drivers allegedly ordered two men to get out of a car for kissing.
5th March 2014
UKIP Chair: UKIP Councillor Donna Edmunds’ ‘ultra-libertarianism’ is ‘unacceptable and unhelpful’ 15
6:38 PM — UKIP Councillor Donna Edmunds has been denounced by her own party for saying “iron fist” equality laws are unnecessary - with the matter set to be discussed at UKIP's National Executive Committee.
UKIP Councillor: We don’t need ‘iron fist’ equality laws to protect gays from discrimination 55
3:35 PM — A UKIP councillor, who suggested business owners should have the right to turn away people based on their sexuality, gender or race – now says “iron fist” equality laws are unnecessary.
UKIP Councillor: Businesses should be allowed to turn away gays and women 84
10:42 AM — A UKIP councillor in East Sussex believes business owners should be allowed to refuse to serve women and gay people.
4th March 2014
Ireland: More than one in four gay employees have been harassed at work 1
10:39 AM — New research shows more than a quarter of Irish gay and bisexual employees say they have been harassed at work.
27th February 2014
Hillary Clinton praises Arizona Governor’s ‘inclusive leadership’ for vetoing anti-gay bill 2
11:46 AM — Hillary Clinton says Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has shown “inclusive leadership” in vetoing a bill that would have legalised homophobic discrimination.
Arizona Governor vetoes bill that would sanction homophobic discrimination 6
11:01 AM — The Republican Governor of Arizona, Jan Brewer, has vetoed a bill that would have legalised discrimination against gay people.
21st February 2014
UK: Set back for gay rights as tribunal rules pension schemes can discriminate against gay couples 16
12:15 PM — The Employment Appeal Tribunal in London has ruled that pension schemes can discriminate against same-sex couples.
20th February 2014
Arizona Senate passes bill to make homophobic discrimination LEGAL 47
11:00 AM — A bill to allow homophobic discrimination has been passed in the Arizona Senate.
13th February 2014
New York and Boston mayors plan to boycott St Patrick’s Day parades over ban on gay marchers 38
5:21 PM — The mayors of New York and Boston both plan to snub St Patrick's Day parades in their respective cities because organisers continue to ban gay people from marching.
Kansas: Law to sanction homophobic discrimination passes House of Representatives 15
12:26 PM — A bill to allow homophobic discrimination has moved a stepped closer to becoming law in Kansas.
3rd February 2014
National Secular Society: Catholic adoption agency ruling ‘kicks a hole’ through gay rights law 16
3:17 PM — The National Secular Society says a Catholic adoption agency in Glasgow should not be allowed to maintain its charitable tax status because it discriminates against same-sex couples.
31st January 2014
Surrey: Boss made to pay damages for asking gay employee if he had AIDS 6
5:53 PM — A managing director in Guildford, who asked a gay employee whether he had AIDS, has been made to pay damages of £700.