7th August 2014
Italy: Ex-MP fined for admitting he would ‘never hire’ gays 5
11:31 AM — A former Italian MP has been fined €10,000 after claiming he would never hire a gay person.
6th August 2014
Russia: Creators of truth or dare game fined under ‘gay propaganda’ law 4
3:16 PM — The Russian creators of a truth-or-dare style card game have been hit with a fine, for 'promoting' homosexuality among minors.
5th August 2014
Uganda: MPs want vote to restore anti-gay law ‘within three days’ 29
5:25 PM — A group of Ugandan MPs are attempting to force an urgent vote to restore the country's anti-gay law this week.
US: Court rejects another appeal from Pennsylvania clerk who won’t stop fighting equal marriage 16
4:23 PM — A court has denied yet another attempt by a Pennsylvania clerk to appeal a ruling striking down the state's same-sex marriage ban.
Ugandan Archbishop: Parliament should pass another anti-gay law 30
1:11 PM — The Archbishop of the Church of Uganda has called on the country's parliament to re-approve an anti-gay law that was struck down by a court last week.
US: Attempt to stall Houston equality law fails over ‘invalid’ signatures on petition 2
11:37 AM — An attempt by church groups to trigger a ballot on Houston's equality law has been rejected, because not enough valid signatures were gathered.
3rd August 2014
US: Attempt to stall Houston equality law may fail over ‘fraudulent’ signatures on petitions 1
3:24 PM — An attempt by church groups to trigger a ballot on Houston's equality law may be thrown out, after a large number of signatures on their petitions were declared invalid.
UN Chief Ban Ki-moon: Striking down of Uganda’s anti-gay law is ‘great step forward’
12:30 PM — UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the striking down of Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality act, hailing it as a "great step forward".
1st August 2014
Comment: Despite today’s court ruling, the situation for gay people in Uganda remains bleak 3
6:38 PM — Dr Paul Johnson, Reader in Sociology at the University of York, responds to today's court ruling striking down Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Act.
Activists celebrate striking down of Uganda’s anti-gay law 17
3:22 PM — Activists have celebrated a court ruling invalidating Uganda's anti-gay law.
Uganda: Court strikes down ‘illegally passed’ anti-gay law 15
11:55 AM — Uganda's notorious anti-gay law has been struck down by a court, who ruled that it was passed illegally.
29th July 2014
US: Michigan Democrat introduces law that will ban gay conversion therapy 2
2:58 PM — Democratic State Representative Adam Zemke of Ann Arbor, Michigan, has sponsored legislation outlawing conversion therapies in the state of Michigan.
27th July 2014
Concerns raised that Belarus may enact anti-gay law similar to Russia’s 17
9:57 PM — Concerns have been raised by the Equal Rights Trust (ERT), that Belarus may enact a similar law to that passed in Russia last year banning the "promotion of non-traditional sexual relations."
26th July 2014
US: Petition urges Florida Attorney General to stop ‘wasting resources’ by fighting same-sex marriage 5
2:13 PM — Over 7000 people signed a petition calling on Florida Attorney General to stop wasting resources fighting against same-sex marriage.
21st July 2014
US: Leading LGBT family group applauds Obama for signing anti-discrimination order
4:55 PM — A group standing up for the rights of LGBT families has commended US President Barack Obama for signing an order ensuring that LGBT employees of federal contractors are not discriminated against.
14th July 2014
Log Cabin Republicans: LGBT rights groups ‘ignorant of political reality’ for dropping ENDA support 11
7:21 PM — The Log Cabin Republicans group has claimed that the multitude of LGBT rights groups who have dropped their support for the ENDA are "ignorant" of political reality.
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.
US: Religious college that denied trans student housing granted discrimination law exemption 3
1:13 PM — An Oregon religious college that refused to provide on-campus housing for a trans student has been granted an exemption from an anti-discrimination law.
12th July 2014
US: 200 same-sex couples married in Colorado so far
4:09 PM — 200 same-sex couples have married so far in Colorado, after defiant clerks began issuing marriage licenses.
11th July 2014
Austria: No charges against man who sprayed acid at lesbian MEP at Pride parade 11
3:00 PM — A man who sprayed acid over an Austrian Green MP at a Pride parade will not face charges.