13th February 2015
Transgender ex-Navy SEAL launches bid for Congress
6:32 PM — A transgender former Navy SEAL is planning to challenge one of the most senior Democrats in the House of Representatives.
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.
8th November 2014
US: Gay Republican Carl DeMaio loses election after sexual harassment claims 3
2:42 PM — Gay Republican candidate Carl DeMaio has lost his bid for congress by a tiny margin, after being accused of sexually harassing male staffers.
24th October 2014
Republican congressman: No gays will go to heaven 38
5:32 PM — Republican congressman Steve King has claimed that no gay people will go to heaven.
Congressman who called equal marriage ‘bullshazzl': I’m not going to coddle anybody 9
1:41 PM — A Republican congressman, who referred to equal marriage as 'bullshazzl' during a speech to a school, says he doesn't want to "coddle" anyone.
22nd October 2014
US: Republican congressman labels equal marriage ‘bullshazzl’ during school visit 12
4:50 PM — A Republican congressman is under fire, after he referred to same-sex marriage as "bullshazzl" during a visit to a high school.
20th October 2014
Nancy Pelosi: Trans people shouldn’t be banned from serving in military 1
6:02 PM — Democrat Nancy Pelosi has called for the US military to reform regulations which ban transgender people from serving openly.
10th September 2014
US: House panel rejects LGBT veterans’ benefits bill 4
11:15 PM — A US House of Representatives panel has rejected a bill that would have ensured that same-sex spouses of veterans receive benefits regardless of the state they live in.
21st August 2014
US: Anonymous Capitol Hill staffer makes transphobic edits to Wikipedia articles 1
8:19 PM — An anonymous user with an IP address from the US House of Representatives repeatedly made transphobic edits to Wikipedia articles over past days before being banned by the site.
26th July 2014
US: Bill to ban youth ‘gay cure’ therapy submitted in Michigan 13
3:57 PM — A bill that would ban 'gay cure' therapy among minors has been submitted in Michigan.
25th July 2014
US: House Representative minimises religious exemption in ENDA 2
8:17 PM — Congressman Jared Polis, an out gay sponsor for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), minimised the religious exemption in the bill earlier this week without an official announcement.
6th July 2014
Republican John Boehner: I’m suing Obama over his ‘flippant dismissal’ of the Constitution 31
5:27 PM — The Speaker of the US House of Representatives has defended his decision to sue President Obama over his "abuse" of executive orders.
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.
25th June 2014
US: Oklahoma trans policewoman advances in run for state House
6:03 PM — An Oklahoma transgender policewoman has advanced her run for the state's House of Representatives, surviving tough a Democratic primary.
Bill proposed to deny US entry to LGBT rights violators 3
4:11 PM — A bill has been introduced which would block LGBT rights violators from entering the US.
22nd June 2014
US: Gay congressman marries same-sex partner 2
2:47 PM — A Democratic congressman has married his same-sex partner, becoming only the second ever to do so while in office.
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.
15th June 2014
US: 119 members of Congress want Brunei trade deal called off over ‘stone the gays’ law 12
12:51 PM — Over a hundred members of the US House of Representatives have signed a letter urging the government to call off a trade deal with Brunei over its new anti-gay law.
14th June 2014
US: LGBT groups drop support of anti-discrimination law ENDA over ‘religious freedom’ exemption 11
1:21 PM — Several prominent LGBT groups have dropped their support of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act over a 'religious freedom' exemption.