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.
15th January 2014
UN Secretary General expresses deep concern over Nigerian anti-gay law 10
7:42 PM — The Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-Moon on Wednesday expressed deep concern at a new law in Nigeria which further criminalises same-sex relationships.
2nd October 2013
Kazakhstan MP calls for law banning ‘homosexual relations’ 15
1:13 PM — An MP in Kazakhstan has called for a new law which would ban "homosexual relations", as he questioned why gay rights should be advocated if gay people do not produce children, and whether gay men could adequately guard the country's borders.
18th September 2013
California court to decide whether gay juror was wrongly dismissed from HIV drug case
3:28 PM — A federal appeals court in San Francisco will today consider whether a constitutional ban on excluding someone from a jury due to race or gender should be extended to cover sexual orientation.
3rd August 2013
Canada: Vancouver kiss-in takes place outside Russian consulate to protest anti-gay laws 7
4:50 AM — A kiss-in intended to show solidarity with the LGBT community in Russia in the wake of the passage of new anti-gay laws, has taken place in Vancouver outside the Russian consulate.
24th April 2013
Ireland: Hotel manager sacked for opening gay sauna awarded unfair dismissal compensation 3
4:09 PM — A former hotel leisure centre manager, who was sacked after he opened a gay sauna, has been awarded over 25,000€ (£21,000) in compensation.
6th March 2013
New research calls for better guidance about HIV transmission and the law 4
12:15 AM — Support services offered to people living with HIV will be able to benefit from better information around prosecutions arising from the sexual transmission of HIV, according to new report released today, which found that there was significant confusion around legal terminology and precautionary measures as a defence.
18th January 2013
US: Sperm or egg donors to same-sex couples could be liable to pay child support 7
1:54 PM — Questions on whether or not sperm or egg donors could be liable to pay child support have been raised since a US judge ruled that a man must pay child support for the child of a lesbian couple who he donated sperm to, after they split up.