5th November 2014
US: Mike Michaud loses bid to become first openly gay governor 2
11:46 AM — Democrat Mike Michaud has conceded defeat in his bid to become the first openly gay US governor.
26th June 2014
US: Republican Senator announces support for equal marriage after HRC endorsement
12:09 PM — A Republican senator in Maine has become the fourth sitting Republican to indicate support for same-sex marriage, following an endorsement for her re-election from a major gay rights group.
21st June 2014
US: Newly-out Democrat leads Maine Pride parade 2
7:38 PM — A Maine Democrat who came out as gay last year has marshalled the state's biggest Pride parade for the first time.
28th May 2014
US: Anti-gay group fined over $50,000 for breaking Maine campaign laws 1
6:04 PM — The National Organization for Marriage (NOM), national anti-gay marriage group, has been fined more than $50,000 (£30,000) for breaking Maine's campaign finance laws.
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.
27th April 2014
US: Maine Republicans reaffirm opposition to same-sex marriage, despite it already being legal 7
1:57 PM — Maine's Republican party has reaffirmed its opposition to same-sex marriage, despite voters opting to legalise it in the state almost two years ago.
6th February 2014
Maine: Court rules school was wrong to ban trans girl from using female toilets 1
4:01 PM — A Maine court has ruled that it is a violation of a trans girl's human rights for her school to prevent her from using the female bathroom.
14th October 2013
NOW: Disney reveals first bisexual character in fantasy television series 15
8:41 PM — A character in hit Disney-ABC series Once Upon A Time, was revealed to be bisexual in a scene of unrequited love on Sunday.
29th January 2013
Comment: The power of online activism & social media in the fight for LGBT equality 12
1:38 PM — Murray Lipp, administrator of the Facebook page ‘Gay Marriage USA,’ discusses his experience in maintaining America’s largest independent national equal marriage page on Facebook.
18th January 2013
US: Boeing will now allow pension survivor benefits for same-sex couples 2
3:54 PM — Boeing, one of the world’s largest aircraft manufacturers, has reversed a previous decision to deny pension survivor benefits for married same-sex couples.
16th January 2013
Maine: Transwoman receives honourable discharge from US Marines 3
1:08 PM — A transgender woman who went absent without leave from the US Military 31 years ago has received an honourable discharge.
9th January 2013
US: Maine man could face hate crime charges for threatening gay men with a knife
5:42 PM — A man from Maine who asked another man if he wanted to join him in "getting" two gay men walking in front of them, before showing the man and his girlfriend a knife, could face hate crime charges as well as criminal threatening and trespass charges.
30th December 2012
Video: The first couples to have same-sex marriages celebrate in Maine 2
2:49 PM — Michael Snell and Steven Bridges of Portland were among the first gay couples to marry in the US state of Maine after same-sex marriage became legal in the early hours of yesterday morning.
28th December 2012
Maine: City Halls prepare for midnight openings to issue same-sex marriage licences 10
5:18 PM — Town and city halls in the US state of Maine will be opening at midnight on Saturday to issue licences for couples to hold same-sex marriages.
9th December 2012
Governor Chris Gregoire: ‘I am proud of the momentous shift to marriage equality’
9:22 PM — The US Governor of Washington, Chris Gregoire, has written about her state's journey towards marriage equality, and on signing a bill legalising marriage equality for the second time, on Wednesday.
7th December 2012
US: Maryland Governor O’Malley signs in equal marriage, calls it ‘a big step forward’ 3
12:03 AM — After a lengthy battle over same-sex marriage in the US state of Maryland, Governor Martin O'Malley today signed into law the right for same-sex couples to marry.
3rd December 2012
US: County holds lottery for first gay couples to receive marriage licenses
11:42 PM — Ten Washington couples will be among the first to receive marriage licenses, as the new equal marriage law comes into effect at 12.01am on Thursday morning.
28th November 2012
US: Washington marriage certificates to reflect legalisation of same-sex marriage 7
11:00 PM — Washington State's Department of Health is currently reviewing the text displayed on marriage certificates, with a view to bring it in line with recently introduced equal marriage law.
25th November 2012
Video: Morgan Freeman says journey towards equal rights ‘has just begun’ 3
10:38 PM — Morgan Freeman features in a new video for the Human Rights Campaign, a charity in support of equal marriage rights, in which he says the journey towards equality "has just begun".
21st November 2012
US: Baltimore launches LGBT wedding planner, invites same-sex couples to marry there 5
11:47 PM — Officials from Baltimore's tourism board have launched an LGBT wedding planner, with a view to compete with other states in which equal marriage is legal, and to attract same-sex couples to marry there.