13th September 2014
US widower: I’m ecstatic that Arizona court finally recognised my same-sex marriage 1
11:30 AM — An Arizona widower has celebrated after a court finally recognised his marriage to his deceased spouse.
20th August 2014
US: Lambda Legal sues Veterans Affairs to give unmarried gay couples benefits 1
6:58 PM — Lambda Legal has filed suit against the US Department of Veterans Affairs for not extending benefits to partners of veterans who live in states where same-sex marriage isn't recognised.
1st August 2014
US: West Virginia couples ask judge to lift same-sex marriage stay
5:14 PM — Three same-sex couples challenging West Virginia's same-sex marriage ban are asking a judge to lift a stay put in place pending the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals decision on Virginia's marriage ban case.
31st July 2014
US: Nevada changes foster care regulations to allow HIV positive foster parents
9:15 PM — The Division of Child and Family Services in Nevada has revised its regulations for perspective foster parents, removing a requirement that stated foster parents are to be free of certain communicable diseases including HIV.
US: Wisconsin Supreme Court rules in favour of domestic partnership registry
6:06 PM — Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday that a state law providing limited benefits to same-sex couples in domestic partnerships does not violate the state’s ban on same-sex marriages.
29th July 2014
US: Illinois Department of Insurance addresses transgender discrimination in coverage
5:47 PM — The Illinois Department of Insurance released a bulletin to insurance providers on Monday addressing discrimination against transgender Illinoisans in insurance coverage.
10th July 2014
US: Lambda Legal endorses bill to restore contraceptive coverage 1
10:57 PM — Lambda Legal announced that it has endorsed the Protect Women’s Health From Corporate Interference Act which was introduced by congressional Democrats on Wednesday.
8th July 2014
US: Several LGBT rights groups withdraw support of ENDA 6
10:18 PM — The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and The American Civil Liberties Union announced their withdrawal of support for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) on Tuesday in two separate statements.
1st July 2014
US: Indiana Attorney General urged to acknowledge marriage of lesbian couple battling cancer
8:31 PM — Lambda Legal has filed papers with the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in an attempt to have a stay lifted on the marriage of one lesbian couple currently battling ovarian cancer. The organization however, that has urged Attorney General Greg Zoeller to allow the recognition of Niki Quasney and Amy Sandler’s marriage, has again been met with resistance.
30th June 2014
US: Arguments to be heard in Nevada same-sex marriage ban case 1
6:58 PM — Those on both sides of a case challenging Nevada's same-sex marriage ban will soon be able to make brief arguments before a federal appeals court.
15th June 2014
US: Waitress fired after calling group ‘gay bitches’ on receipt 19
4:12 PM — A waitress who labelled a group of customers 'gay bitches' has been fired for doing so.
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.
11th June 2014
US: Trans woman files complaint against hookah bar that labelled her ‘gay bitch’ 14
12:30 PM — A trans woman has filed a complaint against a DC hookah bar, after a receipt labelled her group "gay bitches".
US Attorney General: Boy Scouts’ ban on gay members is a ‘relic of prejudice’ 1
11:00 AM — The US Attorney General has attacked the Boy Scouts of America for their ban on gay adult members, describing it as a "relic of prejudice".
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 August 2012
Judge agrees to hear case for overturning Nevada’s equal marriage ban
4:18 PM — A federal Nevada judge said last Friday in Reno that he’ll listen to the arguments of a national gay rights advocacy group who wish to challenge the state's ban on marriage equality.
13th January 2012
Legal groups: Canada’s overseas gay marriages are safe 9
11:44 AM — Gay advocacy groups have responded to a statement by a government lawyer yesterday which called into question the validity of thousands of gay marriages between foreign nationals on Canadian soil.
29th June 2011
New Jersey gay couples sue for the right to marry 33
12:21 PM — Seven gay couples in the US state of New Jersey are to sue for the right to marry. The couples, along with some of their children, say they will file a suit in the state Supreme Court today to demand that their partnerships are recognised as marriages rather than civil unions.
8th February 2011
Nebraska lesbians not allowed to divorce 7
5:02 PM — A lesbian couple in the US state of Nebraska have been barred from divorcing by a judge. Brenda Mueller and Deborah Pry were told that as Nebraska doesn't recognise gay marriage, it doesn't recognise gay divorce.
19th January 2011
Federal court to decide whether gay fathers’ names will appear on birth certificate 2
4:13 PM — Louisiana state officials are asking the 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn previous ruling forcing them to accept another state’s rules.