24th July 2014
US: Researchers successfully destroy HIV in human cells 2
6:44 PM — Temple University researchers in Philadelphia have destroyed HIV in human cells during laboratory tests.
10th July 2014
US: The What Is Butch? Campaign brings all-butch fashion to a Pennsylvania runway
8:28 PM — The What Is Butch? Campaign, an all-butch lesbian fashion show, will be displaying in Pittsburgh this Friday.
7th July 2014
US: Pennsylvania clerk takes appeal against same-sex marriage to Supreme Court 8
3:40 PM — A Pennsylvania clerk who is fighting for the right to defend the state's already-removed same-sex marriage ban has taken her appeal to the Supreme Court.
5th July 2014
US: Federal court rejects attempt to appeal against equal marriage in Pennsylvania 3
6:40 PM — An appeals court has rejected a county clerk's attempt to appeal against same-sex marriage in Pennsylvania.
4th July 2014
US: Federal appeals court rejects appeal attempt by county clerk against same-sex marriage 2
3:15 PM — A federal appeals court has rejected an attempt by a county clerk to appeal a ruling which made same-sex marriage possible in Pennsylvania.
2nd July 2014
US: School forced to cancel Spamalot over gay wedding because ‘homosexuality doesn’t exist here’ 21
5:20 PM — A school in northern Pennsylvania has been forced to cancel plans to stage Spamalot next spring, because it contains a same-sex marriage.
25th June 2014
US: Pennsylvania county cuts off benefits for same-sex partners, unless they are married 8
6:42 PM — A county in the US state of Pennsylvania has cut off benefits for same-sex partners of its employees, unless the couple are married, now that gay and lesbian couples can marry in the state.
23rd June 2014
US: Trans man wins ‘Mr Gay Philadelphia’ competition 118
7:03 PM — A trans man has won the 'Mr Gay Philadelphia' competition for the first time ever.
Republican congressman: It was ‘hasty’ of local party to censure me for supporting same-sex marriage 1
3:10 PM — A Republican congressman who was censured by his own local party for backing same-sex marriage has said the action was "hastily pursued".
18th June 2014
US: Pennsylvania judge rejects attempt to appeal against same-sex marriage 4
7:47 PM — A Pennsylvania judge has rejected an attempt by a county clerk to appeal against same-sex marriage in the state.
US: Pennsylvania judges refusing to perform all marriages after court ruling 8
3:44 PM — A number of judges in Pennsylvania have stopped performing marriages altogether, following the legalisation of same-sex marriage.
16th June 2014
US: Pope urged to stop Church bussing people to anti-gay rally for free 16
4:26 PM — The Pope has been urged to intervene, after the Archdiocese of Philadelphia announced plans to bus people to the National Organisation for Marriage's anti-gay rally.
US: Pittsburgh Mayor presides over 19 same-sex weddings
2:28 PM — The mayor of the city of Pittsburgh officiated at the weddings of 19 couples at the weekend.
9th June 2014
US: Rick Santorum joins NOM’s anti-gay marriage rally 9
2:07 PM — Republican Rick Santorum has broken his silence on same-sex marriage, to join the National Organisation for Marriage's anti-gay rally.
2nd June 2014
US: Group of pastors urges Pennsylvania Governor to appeal gay marriage ruling 13
7:38 PM — A group of pastors in the US state of Pennsylvania has urged its Governor to reconsider a decision not to appeal a ruling made by a judge to strike down a ban on same-sex marriage.
28th May 2014
US: Mayor of Pittsburgh to marry 20 same-sex couples in mass wedding at Pride 3
10:00 PM — The Mayor of Pittsburgh has announced he plans to marry up to 20 same-sex couples at Pride next month, to celebrate marriage equality in Pennsylvania.
US: Pennsylvania county under 2013 stay finally begins issuing same-sex marriage licences
11:39 AM — A whole week after same-sex marriage became legal in the US state of Pennsylvania, one of the state's counties has finally begun issuing marriage licences to gay and lesbian couples following a delay caused by a stay issued against its register of wills in 2013.
27th May 2014
US: Only one state has an unchallenged ban on same-sex marriage 2
7:37 PM — There is now only one state in the US with a ban on same-sex marriage which is not being challenged in court.
25th May 2014
Utah Governor: Officials choosing to not defend marriage bans ‘one step from anarchy’ 6
7:45 PM — The Governor of Utah has been criticized for claiming Attorney Generals refusing to defend same-sex marriage bans is equivalent to "anarchy".
Santorum-endorsed judge: Politics was not a factor in decision to strike down marriage ban 9
2:05 PM — The judge who struck down Pennsylvania's marriage ban, despite being endorsed by anti-gay Republican Rick Santorum, has said politics was not a factor in the decision.