24th July 2014
US: Editor fired for homophobic blog post sues for ‘religious discrimination’ 9
6:07 PM — A newspaper editor dismissed for a homophobic blog post has announced he will sue his former employer for religious discrimination.
2nd July 2014
US: Researcher pleads not guilty in HIV vaccine fraud case
10:55 PM — Dong-Pyou Han, a former Iowa State University scientist, pleaded not guilty Tuesday regarding charges that he falsified research for an HIV vaccine to secure large amounts of federal funding.
13th June 2014
US: Iowa Supreme Court overturns man’s criminal HIV transmission conviction 2
9:03 PM — An Iowa court has overturned the conviction of a man who was charged with illegally exposing someone to HIV, despite using a condom.
US: Nebraska Supreme Court refuses to allow lesbian couple to divorce 2
5:04 PM — A lesbian couple in the US state of Nebraska have been told by the state's Supreme Court that the may not divorce.
29th April 2014
US: Lesbian couple ‘devastated’ after their adopted 4-month-old son killed by teen father 10
5:20 PM — A teenage father of a baby boy who died just weeks after his birth mother took him back from his lesbian adoptive parents has been charged with murder.
22nd October 2013
Iowa: Gay rights group urges court to quash HIV transmission conviction 2
7:04 PM — A gay rights group will appeal to the Iowa Supreme Court the conviction of an Iowa man charged with violating the state's HIV transmission law.
11th September 2013
US: Pastor had sex with teen boys whilst praying to help them gain ‘sexual purity’ in the eyes of God 39
7:46 PM — A pastor in the US state of Iowa was arrested on suspicion of sexual exploitation after several victims said he had sexual contact with them when they were teenagers to help them gain "sexual purity", in the eyes of God.
11th June 2013
US: Gay couple to receive $147,000 in damages for harassment by apartment maintenance staff 3
3:31 PM — The management company of an apartment complex in the US state of Iowa has been ordered to pay a substantial amount in damages to a gay couple who were discriminated against by an on-site maintenance man, and others who refused to stop the harassment.
3rd May 2013
US: Iowa Supreme Court rules that birth certificates must name both same-sex parents 3
5:41 PM — The Supreme Court in the US state of Iowa has ruled unanimously that the department of health in the state must name both same-sex spouses as parents, on a child's birth certificate.
US: Amendment to cut pay for pro-equal marriage Iowa Supreme Court judges ignored 4
3:33 PM — A proposed bill amendment which would have taken aim at the pay packets of Iowa Supreme Court judges who ruled to allow equal marriage in 2009, has failed in the House.
24th April 2013
US: Republican Senator who made anti-gay comments to meet with openly gay colleague 7
5:26 PM — A Republican lawmaker who last week made controversial remarks about gay relationships on the Senate floor in the US state of Iowa last week, has asked an openly gay colleague to have lunch with him, in an effort to get better acquainted.
18th April 2013
US: Senator claims the media has ‘bamboozled’ the public into thinking gay relationships can be happy 30
1:53 PM — A Republican Senator in Iowa surprised colleagues by using time set aside for free discussion to declare that society, and in particular children, were "bamboozled" by portrayals of fulfilling gay relationships in the media.
18th December 2012
US: Judge rules that fetal death certificates should include same-sex parents 3
11:53 AM — An Iowa judge has ordered that the Department of Public Health alter the process of issuing fetal death certificates, in order to be inclusive of same-sex parents.
13th December 2012
US: First public university allows LGBT students to self-identify 2
12:23 PM — The University of Iowa has announced that it is adding an optional question on sexuality, and a trans option under gender, to its undergraduate application forms.
20th October 2012
US: Same-sex marriage scam angers former couple who thought they were married 8
11:56 PM — A Florida man has spoken out about his anger at being issued an invalid marriage license by an Iowa courthouse, and says his case represents wider problems faced by gay couples who cannot marry in their home states.
19th October 2012
US: Court official faces same-sex marriage fraud charges 1
2:01 AM — An investigation has been launched into the case of a court official from Iowa, who allegedly filed false documents saying she had married a same-sex couple from Florida, despite never having met the men, who had never travelled to Iowa for a ceremony.
25th September 2012
Audio: Iowa radio host announces agreement with Ahmadinejad on ‘gays are ugly’ comment 15
9:57 PM — A radio presenter in Iowa kicked off his show this morning by discussing the issues surrounding President Ahmadinejad's visit to the US, and comments he made about Israel, to the US General Assembly, and homosexuality, on CNN.
7th May 2012
Ousted Iowa judges who legalised equal marriage receive Profiles in Courage Award 12
10:23 PM — Three judges from Iowa, who in a historic ruling voted to extend marriage to same-sex couples, and who were subsequently ousted through an orchestrated campaign by right-wing groups, have been honoured by Caroline Kennedy through the Profiles in Courage Award.
17th April 2012
Gay teen from Iowa commits suicide 94
11:19 PM — A gay teenager from Iowa has taken his own life after his family and friends say that he received death threats on his mobile phone from his classmates, who also made him the subject of a hate group on Facebook.
13th February 2012
‘Gay is not okay’ church forced to change sign 39
4:34 PM — A reverend has had to change a sign at his Des Moines church from reading "Gay is not Okay" after a hundred protesters gathered outside.