US: Appeals court to hear Indiana and Wisconsin marriage ban cases next month
1:35 PM — The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals will hear same-sex marriage cases from the states of Indiana and Wisconsin on August 26, it has been announced.
19th July 2014
US: Florida Governor dodges questions about same-sex marriage while Attorney General fights it 5
5:22 PM — Florida Governor Rick Scott has repeatedly dodged questions about same-sex marriage, while Attorney General Pam Bondi attempts to halt marriages by filing an appeal.
US: Supreme Court rules that Utah does not have to recognise same-sex marriages yet 1
1:51 PM — The US Supreme Court has ruled that Utah does not have to immediately recognise over 1000 same-sex marriages conducted in the state.
16th July 2014
Macedonia: Parliament approves constitutional same-sex marriage ban 15
6:06 PM — The Macedonian Assembly has approved a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.
11th July 2014
Clifford Chance celebrates commitment to LGBT equality and diversity at Pride and beyond
12:50 PM — Leading law firm Clifford Chance celebrates its commitment to equality and diversity, from supporting Pride to working with its LGBT network Arcus.
7th July 2014
Hong Kong: Trans man to legally challenge new transgender marriage law
11:35 AM — A trans man in Hong Kong has launched a legal challenge against a new law that would ban him from marrying unless he undergoes surgery.
5th July 2014
US: California gender recognition law comes into effect 2
12:37 PM — A new California law which makes it easier for trans people to change their legal name and gender has come into effect.
29th June 2014
Fifth of US population now in states with ‘stayed’ marriage bans 2
2:19 PM — A fifth of the US population now lives in states where decisions striking down same-sex marriage bans have been stayed, pending appeal.
28th June 2014
US: Former Republican Governor files legal brief in favour of same-sex marriage 1
6:12 PM — The former Republican Governor of Floria has filed a legal brief supporting the introduction of same-sex marriage.
21st June 2014
US: New York party promoter banned from using phrase ‘NYC Pride’ 3
12:43 PM — A New York party promoter has been banned from using the phrase 'NYC Pride' in its advertising, following legal action from the city's pride parade organisers.
18th June 2014
Canada: Transgender 12-year-old granted new birth certificate 6
4:58 PM — A transgender 12-year-old in Alberta has been awarded a new birth certificate, marking the first recognition of a trans person in the province without surgery.
16th June 2014
American Medical Association: Trans people shouldn’t need surgery for legal gender recognition 1
2:02 PM — The American Medical Association has called on states to stop requiring trans people to undergo surgery before recognising their legal gender.
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.
1st June 2014
US: Republican attempt to force referendum on repeal of trans anti-discrimination law fails 6
6:58 PM — An attempt by Maryland Republicans to trigger a referendum to repeal a law giving trans people legal protection from Discrimination has failed.
24th May 2014
US: Group offers free legal support to anyone fired for being anti-gay marriage 4
2:30 PM — A group of lawyers is offering free legal support to anyone who has been fired for being anti-gay marriage.
21st May 2014
US: Maine Ethics Commission could force NOM to finally reveal its donor list 8
11:07 PM — Recommendations by the Maine Ethics Commission could force the National Organisation for Marriage to finally publish a list of its financial backers.
15th May 2014
US: Texas judge refuses to let state intervene in same-sex divorce case 2
3:47 PM — A Texas judge has refused to let the state intervene in the case of a same-sex couple attempting to get divorced.
17th April 2014
US: ‘Gay cure’ defence group sells coffee to raise legal funds 8
11:11 PM — A group which defends against challenges to 'ex-gay' therapy has started selling coffee to raise legal funds
27th March 2014
London’s Manbar could face closure after pending legal battle with Westminster City Council 17
7:18 PM — A gay bar in the centre of London could close as it faces a potentially expensive legal battle over complaints about noise.
17th January 2014
Arrests of people perceived to be gay spread across Nigeria 11
7:22 PM — Following the passage of a law which further criminalises homosexuality in Nigeria, gay rights activists have said that the number of arrests is rapidly increasing across the country.