25th February 2015
Obama administration redefines ‘spouse’ to include gay couples 2
4:19 PM — Gay married couples will now be included in the definition of the word "spouse" used by the Obama administration.
14th March 2014
US Government orders insurers to provide equal coverage to gay married couples
4:30 PM — Health insurance providers in the US will be as of next year required to provide equal cover for married gay and lesbian couples, the federal government has said.
5th September 2013
Obama gives go ahead for military veterans to receive federal benefits
2:42 PM — Same-sex spouses of military veterans will be allowed to receive federal benefits currently only available to married straight couples, the Obama administration has announced.
28th August 2013
Chelsea Manning may sue prison over its refusal to provide hormone therapy 11
3:59 PM — The lawyer for Chelsea Manning says she may sue the jail where she is serving out her prison sentence because it’s refusing to provide her with hormone therapy.
21st August 2013
US Wikileaks soldier Bradley Manning sentenced to 35 years 30
3:33 PM — Bradley Manning, who faced bullying over his sexuality, has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for his involvement in leaking large numbers of secret documents to Wikileaks.
1st March 2013
Obama: If I were a Supreme Court judge, I’d remove laws banning same-sex marriage 24
6:15 PM — President Obama has said that if he sat on the US Supreme Court, he would most likely rule that same-sex marriage bans are unconstitutional.
US: Obama administration files brief urging Supreme Court to strike down Proposition 8
12:49 PM — The Obama administration filed a brief to the Supreme Court on Thursday evening, urging it to strike down the state of California's ban on equal marriage, a move which has been hailed by equal marriage advocates.
US: Gay solider Bradley Manning pleads guilty to some Wikileaks charges 12
10:48 AM — Gay US soldier Bradley Manning who is accused of leaking large numbers of secret documents to Wikileaks has pleaded guilty to 10 of the 22 charges against him.
21st February 2013
Obama considers intervening on Supreme Court equal marriage decision 10
12:07 PM — President Obama is considering intervening on the Supreme Court's decision on Proposition 8, the controversial ruling that banned same-sex marriage in California in 2008.
24th January 2013
US: Campaigners call on President Obama to legally protect LGBT workers 1
5:36 PM — Gay rights advocates are renewing their push for President Barack Obama to sign an executive order banning federal contractors from discriminating against LGBT employees.
8th September 2012
Connecticut, New York and Vermont to challenge anti-equality law 5
7:59 PM — Vermont is the latest US state to sign a legal bid requesting an appeals court to rule that the legal definition of marriage as being between a man and a woman, is unconstitutional.