18th July 2014
US: Obama will sign executive order banning LGBT workplace discrimination Monday 4
10:39 PM — President Barack Obama will sign an executive order barring LGBT workplace discrimination by federal contractors and the federal government on Monday.
Video: Texas voters say they wouldn’t vote for ‘a known heterosexual’ for President 26
4:56 PM — These voters in the US state of Texas apparently got in a bit of a mix up when they were asked whether they would vote for a heterosexual candidate for US President.
13th July 2014
Obama fist bumps Texas restaurant employee for gay rights protest 13
2:00 PM — President Barack Obama fist bumped an employee at an Austin barbecue restaurant, after he loudly protested for gay rights.
11th July 2014
US: Conspiracy theorists actually think Michelle Obama is transgender after Joan Rivers joke 47
6:15 PM — Conspiracy theorists now actually believe that First Lady Michelle Obama is transgender, after Joan Rivers made a joke.
9th July 2014
US: Human Rights Campaign continues to support ENDA despite religious ‘license to discriminate’ 3
12:40 PM — The Human Rights Campaign continues to support the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, despite LGBT groups claiming it could lead to religious groups having permission to discriminate against gays.
6th July 2014
Republican John Boehner: I’m suing Obama over his ‘flippant dismissal’ of the Constitution 31
5:27 PM — The Speaker of the US House of Representatives has defended his decision to sue President Obama over his "abuse" of executive orders.
Joan Rivers refuses to apologise for claiming Michelle Obama is ‘a transgender’ 226
12:35 PM — Joan Rivers has scoffed at calls to apologise after she claimed that President Barack Obama is gay and his wife Michelle is "a transgender".
5th July 2014
Vice President Joe Biden: Equal marriage is the civil rights issue of our day 4
12:05 PM — Joe Biden has declared that equal marriage is the "civil rights issue of our day", while giving a speech marking Independence Day.
4th July 2014
Tony Perkins: Obama is ‘exporting’ homosexuality around the world 31
6:48 PM — The president of the American Family Association has claimed that Barack Obama is "exporting" homosexuality around the world.
Joan Rivers claims Obama is gay and Michelle is ‘a transgender’ 54
11:48 AM — Comedian Joan Rivers has caused controversy again, this time claiming that President Barack Obama is gay, and that his wife Michelle is "a transgender".
3rd July 2014
US: Louisiana treasurer says ‘sex changes’ are unaffordable under social health care 2
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".
2nd July 2014
US: Barack Obama to sign new executive order to outlaw anti-trans discrimination 4
4:20 PM — Barack Obama has announced he will sign a new executive order outlawing anti-trans discrimination people among federal contractors.
1st July 2014
Obama: ‘Gay college professor shaped my views on LGBT issues’ 3
4:55 PM — President Obama last night thanked Lawrence Goldyn, his gay college professor and friend, for shaping his views on LGBT rights.
30th June 2014
US: Pastor who defied church to support gay son will attend White House pride reception 6
4:51 PM — A Southern Baptist pastor who defied his church to support gay rights will attend an event at the White House today.
27th June 2014
Obama: House Speaker’s lawsuit over executive orders is ‘a stunt’ 4
6:50 PM — Barack Obama has dismissed the Republican House Speaker's planned lawsuit over alleged abuse of Executive Orders as a "stunt".
US: House Speaker announces intention to sue Obama over abuse of executive powers 5
3:20 PM — Republican House Speaker John Boehner has announced that he intends to sue President Barack Obama for an abuse of executive powers.
25th June 2014
Poll: Only 13% of Americans know gays do not have federal discrimination protections 4
4:53 PM — A large majority of Americans are currently unaware that gay and lesbian people are not protected against discrimination under the workplace, a poll has found.
US: Vice President Joe Biden says gay rights should trump cultural and social traditions 4
4:13 PM — On Tuesday the White House hosted the first LGBT Human Rights Forum, where Vice President Joe Biden stated gay rights must trump cultural and social traditions around the world.
23rd June 2014
US: Family Research Council accidentally cites poll proving people are in favour of gay rights 17
8:06 PM — The Family Research Council has accidentally cited a poll which found people were overwhelmingly in favour of workplace discrimination laws, while trying to argue against them.
21st June 2014
US: White House says Congress needs to pass laws for further same-sex benefits changes 1
4:56 PM — The White House has confirmed that it has extended benefits to same-sex couples as far as possible following the repeal of DOMA, with further changes requiring legislation from Congress.