19th February 2013
Alaskan Republicans apologise for ‘inappropriate’ laughter over same-sex unions question 7
6:06 PM — Leading Repiblicans of the Alaska House of Representatives have apologised for laughing when the issue of civil unions was raised at a caucus.
18th February 2013
US: Republican senator attacks Illinois same-sex marriage bill as ‘discriminatory’ towards straight people 31
6:56 PM — Republican Illinois Senator Kyle McCarter took to his Facebook page last week and condemned the state Senate’s 34-21 vote approving a bill to try to legalise same-sex marriage.
8th February 2013
Gay husband of Facebook co-founder announces plan to run for US Congress 16
3:12 PM — Sean Eldridge, the gay husband of Facebook founder Chris Hughes, has announced plans to run for the US Congress in 2014.
2nd February 2013
US: Illinois Senate to vote on equal marriage on Valentine’s Day 5
1:27 AM — The Illinois Senate may pass a bill which would legalise equal marriage in the state, and will vote on it on 14 February.
1st February 2013
US: Romney advisor says Republicans need to ‘modernise’ by supporting same-sex marriage 6
10:08 AM — Mitt Romney's advisor in the swing state of Iowa has said that the Republican Party should support same-sex marriage, and claims he has done so himself for 12 years.
31st January 2013
Chuck Hagel defends values and reputation in front of Armed Services Senate Committee 2
5:35 PM — Having faced questions over his previous anti-gay positions, US Defence Secretary nominee Chuck Hagel has been defending his reputation in front of the Senate Armed Services Committee.
Tennessee: ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill revived, now requires students to be outed to parents 21
12:24 PM — The "Don't Say Gay" bill has been revived, and now says that teachers in Tennessee should have to inform parents if a child confides in them about being gay.
21st January 2013
Rick Santorum blames colleges for promoting equal marriage and porn 14
4:34 PM — According to Rick Santorum, US colleges and universities promote a "sea of antagonism towards Christianity", and blamed that for the use of pornography and for the move towards equal marriage.
17th January 2013
Mississippi: Long-serving gay Republican mayor to step down 2
7:31 PM — A gay Republican Mississippi mayor says he will not seek re-election this year - and is leaving office under a cloud.
16th January 2013
Chuck Hagel supports equal benefits for same-sex military couples
12:37 AM — The all but appointed defence secretary, Chuck Hagel, has said that he supports equal benefits for same-sex military couples in a letter to Senator Barbara Boxer who questioned his previous stance on LGBT rights, before she would endorse him for the post.
15th January 2013
Maryland: Anti-gay Republican blames same-sex marriage for alcohol abuse 32
7:05 PM — A Republican Maryland politician says legislators who voted for the state’s same-sex marriage bill contributed to his alcohol abuse.
12th January 2013
Illinois Republican party chairman refuses to resign over same-sex marriage support 12
12:45 AM — The Chairman of the Republican Party (GOP) in the state of Illinois has rejected calls for him to resign for supporting same-sex marriage.
4th January 2013
Kelly Clarkson: I’m not a lesbian but I get hit on by the hottest girls ever!
2:49 PM — Kelly Clarkson has said that while she gets hit on by “the hottest girls ever", she is not a lesbian.
31st December 2012
President Obama gives Chuck Hagel his backing — despite gay rights row 12
2:14 PM — Despite facing renewed criticism for his previous anti-gay remarks, Chuck Hagel, who is tipped to become the next US defence secretary, has President Obama’s support.
26th December 2012
Gay New Jersey Assemblyman says he agrees with putting gay equality to a public vote 8
5:54 PM — New Jersey is to put gay marriage to referendum, in a turn-around decision by the state's first openly gay lawmaker who previously opposed putting the issue to ballot.
21st December 2012
Questions over anti-gay past of Chuck Hagel, tipped to become next US defence secretary 5
10:43 AM — Chuck Hagel, who is in the running to become the next US defence secretary, previously suggested an ambassador could be unfit to serve due to his sexuality by describing him as “aggressively gay”.
20th December 2012
Lesbian half-sister of Newt Gingrich says she’s ‘proud’ of his same-sex marriage U-turn 4
10:57 PM — Candace Gingrich-Jones, the lesbian half-sister of former US House Speaker Newt Gingrich, has welcomed his call for the Republican Party to accept the idea of same-sex civil marriages.
US: Anti-gay judge and former Romney adviser Robert Bork dies 20
4:53 PM — Former US federal judge Robert Bork, known for his extreme homophobic views, has died at the age of 85.
19th December 2012
US: Republican Todd Akin pushes for homophobic ‘licence to bully’ law 44
1:57 PM — Missouri Republican Representative Todd Akin is giving one last push to an anti-gay bill before leaving the US House of Representatives.
13th December 2012
US: GOP Senator who cast deciding vote for New York marriage equality concedes 11
11:26 PM — A Republican Senator who cast the key vote to legalise marriage equality in the state of New York has conceded that he has lost his re-election bid, and will not be returning to the Senate.