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.
7th October 2013
University of Mississippi: Full audience to attend LGBT session for interrupting Matthew Shepard play 3
7:01 PM — The University of Mississippi has said it is unclear whether footballers led the heckling of a play about Matthew Shepard last week, and that all students in attendance are required to attend an "educational dialogue".
27th September 2013
US: Mississippi woman files petition to divorce wife married out of state 5
8:06 PM — A woman in the US state of Mississippi has filed a petition in the state to divorce the wife she married in San Francisco.
18th September 2013
US: Four state National Guards refuse to enrol same-sex couples for benefits despite Pentagon directive 6
7:45 PM — Four US state National Guards have said they will not follow a Pentagon directive to enrol same-sex couples in benefit programs, all citing their state-wide bans on equal marriage.
3rd July 2013
Film director Roland Emmerich offers up to $250,000 towards US equal marriage efforts 3
12:16 AM — Independence Day director Roland Emmerich has offered substantial financial support towards equal marriage efforts in the US, and will match donations by the public.
9th May 2013
Mississippi: Family of gay murdered mayoral candidate Marco McMillian to hold press conference 1
3:32 PM — The family of a murdered gay politician in Mississippi are renewing their push for a federal investigation and will hold a news conference on Thursday
23rd March 2013
US: Mississippi school under fire for alleged bullying of LGBT students by staff 25
11:13 AM — A school in Mississippi has come under fire after reports of LGBT students being bullied by both students and staff emerged.
14th March 2013
US: Bride who married at ‘historic’ Mississippi lesbian wedding dies, aged 34 6
1:10 AM — A bride who was married to her wife in a controversial front-page Mississippi wedding in February, has died following her battle with brain cancer.
11th March 2013
Mississippi: Funeral held for slain gay politician Marco McMillian 1
6:36 PM — The funeral of Marco McMillian, a gay Mississippi mayoral candidate who was killed late last month has taken place.
7th March 2013
US: FBI to investigate killing of Mississippi gay mayoral candidate Marco McMillian as a possible hate crime 5
6:03 PM — The FBI will investigate last week's killing of gay mayoral candidate Marco McMillian as a possible hate crime, the agency has confirmed.
6th March 2013
US: Congressman calls on FBI to investigate the killing of gay Mississippi mayoral candidate 1
5:38 PM — A Mississippi congressman is asking the FBI to investigate the killing of gay mayoral candidate Marco McMillian.
5th March 2013
Mississippi: Family of gay murdered mayoral candidate say he was ‘beaten, dragged and burned’ 6
12:52 PM — The family of a murdered gay mayoral candidate in the US state of Mississippi has said that he was beaten, dragged and burned, and do not believe it was a random act.
4th March 2013
US: Doctors find ‘functional cure’ for child born with HIV 10
5:42 PM — A baby born with HIV has effectively been cured of the virus through early drug treatment, American researchers have revealed, in the first documented case of its kind.
28th February 2013
US: Man charged in killing of gay Mississippi mayoral candidate 5
10:56 PM — A 22-year-old man was charged with murder on Thursday, in the death of an openly gay mayoral candidate in Mississippi.
US: Police launch murder probe after gay Mississippi mayoral candidate found dead 7
12:45 PM — An indivdual has been questioned by police following the death of a gay mayoral candidate in Mississippi.