14th August 2014
US: Baton Rouge council votes down anti-discrimination ordinance 5
10:10 PM — A Baton Rouge Metro Council has reject a proposed law banning discrimination against people based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
24th July 2014
US: Legal briefs filed in Indiana and Wisconsin cases are majority anti-gay
11:12 PM — Marriage equality opponents have filed legal briefs citing everything from political theory to social stability to biblical text in the federal court cases concerning Indiana and Wisconsin's same-sex marriage bans.
3rd July 2014
US: Louisiana treasurer says ‘sex changes’ are unaffordable under social health care 1
6:06 PM — Citing an announcement in May by President Obama that gender reassignment surgery would be covered by social health care scheme Medicaid, Louisiana Treasurer John Kennedy has called for the scheme to be "fixed".
8th June 2014
US: Trans woman kidnapped, used as sex slave by Louisiana trio 6
6:44 PM — A trans woman has escaped from captivity, after being kidnapped and enslaved by a trio in Louisiana.
19th May 2014
US radio host: Sensitivity training for homophobic comments is like ‘communist re-education camps’ 9
6:41 PM — A US Christian radio host has said he thinks sensitivity training for NFL players who make homophobic remarks is like sending people to "communist re-education camps".
22nd April 2014
Human Rights Watch: Louisiana voting to keep sodomy law is ‘state-endorsed homophobia’
10:23 PM — The LGBT director of Human Rights Watch has said the decision by the Louisiana House to keep a sodomy law is 'state-endorsed homophobia'.
US: Louisiana anti-discrimination bill shelved for legislative session
7:05 PM — Efforts to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity have been shelved for this legislative session.
20th April 2014
Rachel Maddow: Louisiana voting to keep sodomy law is like chicken running round with its head cut off 1
1:30 PM — News anchor Rachel Maddow has ridiculed Louisiana's state legislature for voting to keep an unconstitutional sodomy law.
16th April 2014
US: Louisiana House votes to keep unconstitutional sodomy law 5
7:14 PM — The Louisiana House of Representatives has overwhelmingly voted to keep a sodomy law in the state's penal code.
12th April 2014
US: Louisiana committee votes 9-6 to remove sodomy law from penal code 5
7:04 PM — A House of Representatives committee in Louisiana has finally voted to remove a sodomy law from the state's penal code, eleven years after it was declared unconstitutional.
12th March 2014
US: Mississippi, Louisiana and Georgia watch the most gay porn 10
10:03 PM — Three conservative southern states have surprisingly topped the rankings for gay porn viewership in the US.
13th February 2014
US: Lawsuit announced to challenge Louisiana ban on recognition of out-of-state gay marriages
4:55 PM — A lawsuit challenging the US state of Lousiana's ban on recognising out-of-state same-sex marriage has been announced by a gay rights organisation.
11th February 2014
Eight US states still have ‘gay propaganda’ laws in schools 7
2:59 PM — Eight US states still have laws that prohibit the promotion of homosexuality in schools.
20th December 2013
US: Louisiana Governor defends reality TV personality who compared homosexuality to bestiality 23
1:55 PM — The Governor of the US state of Louisiana has defended a personality from a reality TV series after he received heavy criticism and was suspended for comparing homosexuality to bestiality in an interview.
13th December 2013
US: Pentagon announces that all states are now in compliance with equal benefits regulations 1
7:09 PM — The Pentagon has now confirmed that all 50 US states are in compliance with a directive to allow benefits to same-sex military couples, despite some states initially refusing to do so.
4th December 2013
US: Louisiana National Guard follows Texas in allowing same-sex couples to register for benefits
6:36 PM — The Louisiana National Guard has followed Texas in saying that it will immediately allow same-sex couples register for benefits.
27th November 2013
US: Texas National Guard to accept same-sex couples’ benefit applications 1
6:28 PM — The National Guard in the US state of Texas has said it will immediately begin to let same-sex couples register for benefits.
1st November 2013
US: Defence Secretary says refusing same-sex IDs is ‘wrong’
1:14 PM — Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel has criticised nine US states for failing to grant full spousal benefits to the partners of gay and lesbian members of America's armed forces.
16th September 2013
US: Louisiana won’t recognise same-sex marriage on state tax returns 13
7:10 PM — The US state of Louisiana’s Department of Revenue has announced it won’t recognise same-sex marriages on state tax returns, despite a new IRS rule that allows legally married gay couples to file joint federal tax returns.
30th July 2013
US: Louisiana Sheriff denies using out-of-date sodomy law to specifically target gay men 7
12:51 PM — The sheriff's office in Baton Rouge, the capital of the US state of Louisiana, has issued a statement denying that its officers used a defunct law to specifically target gay men, but admitted possibly using the wrong approach.