US: Court puts Colorado same-sex marriage appeal ‘on hold’ ahead of Supreme Court meeting
3:41 PM — A federal appeals court has put a marriage ban appeal from Colorado on hold, ahead of the Supreme Court's planned meeting later this month.
1st August 2014
Supreme Court Justice: Court will rule on same-sex marriage by 2016 or sooner 9
4:10 PM — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg has said that she expects her court to rule on the issue of same-sex marriage by 2016 at latest.
13th July 2014
Eric Holder: Justice department will fight against same-sex marriage bans in Supreme Court 10
4:41 PM — US Attorney General Eric Holder has confirmed that the Department of Justice will argue in favour of striking down bans on same-sex marriage if the Supreme Court takes up a case.
7th July 2014
Morocco: ‘Homosexuality’ charges against six men upheld 10
6:15 PM — A Morocco appeals court has upheld the convictions of six men arrested under the country's sodomy law.
23rd June 2014
US: Alaska claims same-sex marriage ban doesn’t violate any rights 9
6:46 PM — The state of Alaska has filed a brief defending its same-sex marriage ban, claiming that it does not violate the rights of any couples.
21st June 2014
UK: Christian B&B owner ‘delighted’ with judge’s call for more religious freedom 81
3:34 PM — A Christian B&B owner who went to court after turning away a gay couple says she is "delighted" the judge who ruled in her case has called for more religious freedom protections.
3rd June 2014
Israel: Justice Minister officiates ‘illegal’ same-sex wedding 6
4:43 PM — Israel's Justice Minister has officiated a gay wedding, despite same-sex marriage not being legal in the country.
29th October 2013
Former Supreme Court chief judge urges Israel to legalise equal marriage 5
2:04 PM — A former president of the Supreme Court of Israel has announced his support for equal marriage and warns Israel's marriage laws are a "clear violation of basic human rights".
24th November 2011
Université du Québec at Montréal creates research chair to study homophobia 33
1:17 PM — The first research chair of its kind created on the North American continent has been funded by the government to inform public debate on the effects of homophobia.
17th November 2011
Gay and human rights champion Peter Tatchell awarded honorary doctorate 39
12:53 AM — London's South Bank University has awarded an honorary doctorate of laws to the human and gay rights campaigner and regular PinkNews.co.uk columnist Peter Tatchell.
10th November 2011
Ugandan activist receives RFK Human Rights Award 7
10:54 AM — Frank Mugisha is the second Ugandan gay rights activist to be honoured internationally in two months.
1st November 2011
Comment: A tribute to Axel Axgil, 1915-2011 15
11:40 AM — Peter Tatchell remembers how Danish gay rights pioneer led him to uncover history of experiments on gay concentration camp prisoners.
6th October 2011
Gay rights activists report another murder in Johannesburg 8
4:40 PM — Gay rights campaigners in South Africa say a fifth gay murder in Johannesburg suggests there may be a homophobic killer at large. In the last year, there have been four cases in which gay men were found dead in similar circumstances - bound and strangled in their homes with no sign of a break-in.
23rd September 2011
Obama administration opposes full severance pay for sacked gay troops 21
3:39 PM — Although the ban on openly gay troops was lifted on Tuesday, the Obama administration was arguing in court yesterday against a lawsuit which seeks full severance pay for those sacked under the law.
30th December 2010
‘What did you expect?’- a poem by Chris Bryant MP 13
10:33 PM — Chris Bryant, the former minister for Europe and current shadow justice minister has penned a poem for UKUncut
24th November 2010
Lesbian flight nurse returns to duty as White House appeals 1
3:39 PM — A lesbian flight nurse sacked under Don't Ask, Don't Tell is to re-join the Air Force but the Obama administration has filed an appeal against the decision. Major Margaret Witt was sacked in 2007 after 19 years of service in the Air Force and Air Force Reserves when her affair with a woman came to light.
11th November 2010
Irish civil partners to be included in immigration laws 17
6:21 PM — The Irish justice minister Dermot Ahern has tabled amendments to give civil partners equal treatment in Ireland's immigration laws. The Immigration, Residence and Protection Bill is currently at Committee stage in the Dáil.
30th December 2009
New rights for trans people in Pakistan 2
3:40 PM — The Pakistan Supreme Court has ordered the government to allow trans people the right to a distinct gender. The court said that trans people, known as hijras, should be able to get national identity cards showing their gender as hijras.
14th December 2009
UN officials says Uganda may lose AIDS research centre 5
7:12 PM — Uganda may lose the chance to host a major AIDS research institution if its parliament passes a bill against homosexuality, a United Nations official has said.
Coalition calls on Lords to reject religious exemptions in Equality Bill 12
12:36 PM — A coalition of liberal religious and social justice groups is calling on the House of Lords to reject religious opt-outs from the Equality Bill. The bill is scheduled for its second reading in the Lords tomorrow.