15th December 2014
This Texas mayor delivered an incredible speech backing an equal rights law 8
1:39 PM — A mayor in the city of Plano, Texas has delivered an impassioned speech in support of rights for same-sex couples.
20th August 2014
US: Arkansas city passes non-discrimination ordinance after 10 hour public discussion 1
5:13 PM — After close to 10 hours of public discussion, an Arkansas city became the first in the state to pass a non-discrimination ordinance protecting individuals on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.
17th August 2014
US: Legal challenge to Houston equal rights law gets January court date 2
5:35 PM — A court challenge to Houston's equal rights ordinance will be heard in January.
14th August 2014
US: Baton Rouge council votes down anti-discrimination ordinance 5
10:10 PM — A Baton Rouge Metro Council has reject a proposed law banning discrimination against people based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
3rd August 2014
US: Attempt to stall Houston equality law may fail over ‘fraudulent’ signatures on petitions 1
3:24 PM — An attempt by church groups to trigger a ballot on Houston's equality law may be thrown out, after a large number of signatures on their petitions were declared invalid.
5th July 2014
US: Houston church groups submit signatures to trigger referendum on equality law 11
1:07 PM — Houston church groups have submitted signatures to block a planned LGBT equality law, potentially sending to to a public vote.
8th May 2013
US: Plan to rename San Francisco airport after Harvey Milk is scrapped
5:07 PM — A proposal to rename San Francisco's airport after the late gay rights leader Harvey Milk, has been dropped, and the lawmaker who proposed it will aim to have a terminal named after Milk instead.
3rd February 2010
Biopic planned for anti-gay campaigner Anita Bryant 23
6:02 PM — US television network HBO is developing a biopic of Anita Bryant, the campaigner who warned gays were recruiting children.
31st December 2009
Hong Kong strengthens same-sex domestic violence laws 1
5:19 PM — An ordinance passed by the Hong Kong Legislative Council will allow cohabiting gay couples to seek injunctions in cases of domestic violence, but does not give them legal recognition.