16th July 2014
US: First ever Mississippi mayor states support for equal marriage 7
6:35 PM — The first ever mayor in the US state of Mississippi has declared his support for same-sex marriage.
6th July 2014
US: Mississippi law legalising anti-gay discrimination now in effect 26
5:59 PM — A Mississippi law that legalises anti-gay discrimination on the grounds of 'religious freedom' has come into effect.
14th June 2014
US: Anti-gay Republican Senator jokes about doing ‘indecent things’ with animals 3
2:36 PM — A Republican Senator who opposes gay rights has joked about doing 'indecent things' with animals as a child.
5th June 2014
Watch what happens when a gay couple are made to leave a restaurant for kissing 34
6:52 PM — This hidden camera show has explored what happens when a gay couple is abused or asked to leave a restaurant for making a public display of affection - and there is definitely a mixed bag of reactions.
4th June 2014
US: Mississippi’s largest city rejects anti-gay ‘religious freedom’ law 1
7:32 PM — Mississippi's largest city, Jackson, has rejected a "religious freedom" law which allows businesses to discriminate against LGBT people.
28th April 2014
AFA: Shops who display ‘We Don’t Discriminate’ stickers are bullying Christians 156
7:52 PM — The American Family Association has claimed that by pledging not to discriminate against their customers, Mississippi businesses are 'bullying' Christians.
26th April 2014
US: Human Rights Campaign launches $8.5m initiative in deep south states 3
7:41 PM — The Human Rights Campaign has launched a massive $8.5m (£5m) gay rights initiative across Misssisippi, Alabama, and Arkansas.
25th April 2014
US: Mississippi business owners declare support for equal treatment of gay people
8:58 PM — Hundreds of Mississippi business owners have declared their support for the equal treatment of gay and lesbian customers.
13th April 2014
US: Mississippi shops resist ‘religious freedom’ law with ‘we don’t discriminate’ stickers 15
2:30 PM — Hundreds of Mississippi shops and businesses are protesting against the state's new 'religious freedom' law, with window stickers assuring customers they would never use it to refuse them service.
4th April 2014
US: Governor of Mississippi signs law legalising anti-gay discrimination 11
1:33 PM — The Governor of the US state of Mississippi has signed into law a bill which could allow anti-gay discrimination by religious business owners.
3rd April 2014
Mississippi Governor pledges to sign law legalising anti-gay discrimination 7
5:08 PM — The Governor of the US state of Mississippi has indicated that he will sign into law a bill which could legalise discrimination against gay people.
2nd April 2014
US: Mississippi passes bill to legalise anti-gay discrimination 17
7:36 PM — The US state of Mississippi on Tuesday quietly passed a bill which would legalise discrimination against gay and lesbian people based on religious belief.
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.
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.
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.
2nd December 2013
US: Judge denies lesbian couple divorce, saying Mississippi does not recognise same-sex marriages 3
7:42 PM — A couple in the US state of Mississippi have been denied a divorce in their home state which does not allow or recognise same-sex marriages, as they married in San Francisco, where equal marriage is legal.
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.
30th October 2013
US: Jon Stewart’s Daily Show explores South’s attitude towards gays with secret cameras 14
5:29 PM — Responding to statistician Nate Silver's prediction that Alabama and Mississippi would be the last states to approve equal marriage, Jon Stewart sent two men undercover, posing as a gay couple, to debunk the idea that people in the South were homophobic.