27th June 2014
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.
John Kerry: We must push back against violence and anti-gay laws globally 1
11:39 AM — US Secretary of State John Kerry has said the West needs to push back against the "global trend of rising violence and discrimination against LGBT persons."
20th June 2014
US: Obama urinal cakes at conference of anti-equal marriage Christian group 36
8:22 PM — A Christian Republican group that works to oppose same-sex marriage has Barack Obama urinal cakes at its national conference.
19th June 2014
US to announce new measures against Uganda following introduction of anti-gay law 12
5:45 PM — The US will today announce new measures against Uganda, following the introduction of a new anti-gay law introduced earlier this year.
18th June 2014
Republican congressman: Anti-gay workplace discrimination doesn’t exist 18
8:03 PM — A Republican congressman says he doesn't believe anti-gay workplace discrimination is a problem.
US: White House officials to meet with gay rights activists
3:28 PM — Just days after President Barack Obama agreed to sign an executive order barring anti-LGBT discrimination by federal contractors, White House officials are to meet with gay rights activists.
US Senate unanimously confirms first openly gay black federal judge 4
12:31 PM — The US Senate on Tuesday voted unanimously to confirm the appointment of the first openly gay black judge in the federal courts.
16th June 2014
US: Obama to sign Executive Order banning anti-gay workplace discrimination 13
5:18 PM — Barack Obama has confirmed plans to sign an Executive Order banning homophobic workplace discrimination among federal contractors.
15th June 2014
US: 119 members of Congress want Brunei trade deal called off over ‘stone the gays’ law 12
12:51 PM — Over a hundred members of the US House of Representatives have signed a letter urging the government to call off a trade deal with Brunei over its new anti-gay law.
Obama: My administration supports all fathers, gay or straight 1
11:11 AM — Barack Obama has paid tribute to gay fathers, during his annual Father's Day proclamation.
14th June 2014
US: LGBT groups drop support of anti-discrimination law ENDA over ‘religious freedom’ exemption 11
1:21 PM — Several prominent LGBT groups have dropped their support of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act over a 'religious freedom' exemption.
11th June 2014
Obama: It’s great that discrimination laws now protect trans students
3:37 PM — Barack Obama has welcomed a ruling that trans students should be protected from discrimination.
5th June 2014
US: Washington Times claims taxpayers have to pay for ‘tranny grannies’ after Medicare changes 5
10:50 PM — The Washington Times is claiming taxpayers will have to pay for "tranny grannies", after Medicare ended a ban on gender confirmation therapy.
US: Rights groups urge rejection of Obama-nominated judge opposed to equal marriage
8:50 PM — Pro-gay groups are urging the Senate to block Barack Obama's appointment of a district judge who opposes same-sex marriage.
31st May 2014
US: Obama proclaims June ‘LGBT Pride Month’ in honour of Stonewall riots 4
1:44 PM — Barack Obama has announced that June will be recognised nationally as LGBT Pride Month, in honour of the 45th Anniversary of the Stonewall riots.
18th May 2014
US: Obama nominates gay man as ambassador to Vietnam 6
12:52 PM — Barack Obama has nominated a gay diplomat to be the US ambassador to Vietnam, the first appointment of a gay US ambassador in Asia.