12th April 2014
US: Louisiana committee votes 9-6 to remove sodomy law from penal code 5
7:04 PM — A House of Representatives committee in Louisiana has finally voted to remove a sodomy law from the state's penal code, eleven years after it was declared unconstitutional.
10th April 2014
US: Republican congressman who voted against gay rights changes mind, co-sponsors ENDA 2
9:05 PM — A Republican congressman who has previously voted against gay rights has become a co-sponsor of ENDA, a bill which provides protections from homophobia in the workplace.
3rd April 2014
US: Alabama House calls for US constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage 14
8:54 PM — The Alabama House of Representatives has passed a resolution calling for an amendment to the US constitution to ban same-sex marriage.
26th March 2014
Tennessee: Bill to permit anti-gay religious discrimination in schools passes 24
8:34 PM — The Tennessee Senate and House of Representatives have both overwhelmingly passed a bill which will allow students in state-funded schools to discriminate against gay people on religious grounds.
14th February 2014
Wyoming House rejects equal marriage bill 1
11:57 AM — The Wyoming House of Representatives has voted down a bill which would have allowed same-sex marriage in the state.
30th January 2014
Transgender Senate-hopeful to take on only openly-gay Maryland senator
7:12 PM — A trans woman could become the first in the state of Maryland to hold a seat in the Senate, if she wins a battle with the Senate's only openly gay member.
27th January 2014
Indiana House ‘evenly split’ on same-sex marriage ban
2:38 PM — The Indiana House of Representatives are evenly split on a constitutional amendment currently being discussed that would ban same-sex marriage in the state.
8th November 2013
Obama praises Senate for passing bill against LGBT discrimination 1
12:00 PM — A bill banning workplace discrimination against LGBT Americans passed the US Senate last night with President Barack Obama describing it as an "important step" to "help end injustice".
4th November 2013
Obama: Congress needs to ban LGBT discrimination in the workplace 6
1:21 PM — Ahead of a key vote, President Barack Obama has called on the US Congress to pass a law protecting workers against discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
Apple CEO Tim Cook calls on US Congress to ban LGBT discrimination 5
12:26 PM — Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook has written an editorial in the Wall Street Journal urging US senators to support the Employment Non-discrimination Act (ENDA).
9th August 2013
Philippines: Lawmaker seeks to ban same-sex adultery but says he is not anti-gay 5
11:13 AM — A Philippines House of Representatives member has filed a bill that would criminalise married people who cheat on their partners with a person of the same-sex, but said he not anti-gay and just wanted to see everyone treated equally.
27th June 2013
Video: US House Democrat: ‘Who cares’ what Michele Bachmann thinks about DOMA? 10
5:36 PM — US House of Representatives Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, showed her approval for the strike-down of the Defense of Marriage Act yesterday by the US Supreme Court, and said that she did not care what Representative Michele Bachmann had to say.
2nd June 2013
Illinois same-sex marriage bill given lifesaving deadline extension 8
10:05 AM — In a move that may save the state's same-sex marriage bill from failure, Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan quietly moved on Friday to extend the bill's deadline to August.
14th May 2013
US: Minnesotan Governor to sign equal marriage bill into law 3
5:02 PM — Minnesota will officially become the twelfth US state to allow equal marriage, as Governor Mark Dayton will on Tuesday sign a bill into law, which will allow same-sex unions.
11th May 2013
US: Minnesota Republican moved to tears over ‘heartbreaking’ same-sex marriage bill 74
9:03 AM — A Republican from Minnesota's House of Representatives was reported to be brought to tears by the progress of a bill that may see her state become the 12th in the US to legalise same-sex marriage.
8th May 2013
Puerto Rico: Amnesty urges lawmakers to take ‘historic’ steps to protect LGBT people
3:02 PM — Amnesty International is urging lawmakers in Puerto Rico to end discrimination against LGBT people, as two bills are due for debate this week.
3rd April 2013
Brazil: Anti-gay evangelical politician who believes ‘AIDS is a gay cancer’ appointed to run human rights commission 28
12:43 PM — A row has erupted in Brazil after the House of Representatives elected an evangelical politician with homophobic views to run the country's Human Rights and Minority Commission.
28th March 2013
US: Kentucky overrules veto on bill protecting actions motivated by religious belief 13
6:04 PM — The Senate and House of Kentucky have voted to override the Governor's veto on a religious freedom law, which opponents worry may protect those who discriminate against LGBT people.
US: Arizona House panel approves amended law targeting trans people 10
4:23 PM — A panel of lawmakers from the Arizona House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to pass a bill which would allow business owners to discriminate against trans people by barring their use of facilities that don't correspond to the gender on their birth certificate.
22nd March 2013
US: LGBT anti-discrimination law under review before introduction next month 2
5:40 PM — Gay Representative Jared Polis will be responsible for introducing the Employment Non-Discrimination Act to Congress in April. Mr Polis said he is currently working with the LGBT community to create the most inclusive bill possible.