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  • 3rd October 2011

    Obama attacks Republican booing of gay soldier 26

    Obama attacked the "smallness" of the Republican candidates

    10:23 AM — Barack Obama has criticised Republican presidential candidates for staying silent when a gay soldier was booed at an Orlando debate. Stephen Hill, who is stationed in Iraq and spoke via a videolink, was booed for asking whether the candidates would reinstate the ban on openly gay troops.

  • 30th September 2011

    Court dismisses gay military ban ruling 17

    Log Cabin Republicans claimed the law could be revived

    10:31 AM — A US federal court has dismissed a ruling which struck down the ban on openly gay troops as unconstitutional. The law was formally repealed last week but some gay rights campaigners said it could be revived in future if further action is not taken.

  • 28th September 2011

    Joe Biden condemns Republican booing of gay soldier 11

    Joe Biden said the booing was 'reprehensible'

    1:35 PM — US vice-president Joe Biden has criticised the booing of a gay soldier at a Republican presidential debate. Mr Biden, whose son served in Iraq, said the booing was "reprehensible".

  • 20th September 2011

    Lesbian couple accuse Thomson of honeymoon discrimination 104

    The couple say Thomson discriminated against them

    1:39 PM — A lesbian couple claim that one of Britain's largest travel companies discriminated against them on their honeymoon. Gemma Harman, 24, and Tamsin Harper, 36, from Brighouse, Yorkshire, flew to the Dominican Republican with Thomson following their civil partnership earlier this year.

  • 19th September 2011

    Madonna flash mob greets anti-gay Republican Michele Bachmann 28

    Michele Bachmann has brushed away questions about her views

    5:44 PM — Gay rights campaigners staged a Madonna-themed flash mob to greet Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann on Friday. The anti-gay politician was in California for the state Republican convention.

  • 14th September 2011

    Mother of gay suicide teenager pressures Michele Bachmann 26

    Michele Bachmann has refused to condemn homophobic bullying

    5:09 PM — The mother of a gay teenager who killed himself is pressuring Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann to speak about the issue. Justin Aaberg, 15, who went to school in Minnesota's Anoka-Hennepin School District, hanged himself in 2010 after suffering anti-gay bullying.

  • Clint Eastwood against gay marriage bans 20

    Clint Eastwood spoke about his libertarian views

    11:36 AM — Clint Eastwood has criticised bans on gay marriage. In typically gruff style, the actor told GQ that everyone should have the change to lead they life they want.

  • 1st September 2011

    North Carolina lawmakers consider gay marriage bill 7

    North Carolina lawmakers are seeking a ban on gay marriage (Photo: Ludovic Berton)

    4:27 PM — Republican lawmakers in North Carolina, US, announced this week that they hope to win a constitutional ban on gay marriage. Speaking at a press conference in Raleigh on Tuesday, they said they will push for a voter referendum on the issue in 2012.

  • 18th May 2011

    Anti-gay Republican Newt Gingrich showered in glitter 89

    Newt Gingrich was covered in glitter by a gay rights protester (Photo: Gage Skidmore)

    11:45 AM — Anti-gay Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich was covered in glitter by a gay rights campaigner at a book signing yesterday. Mr Gingrich and his wife Callista were in Minnesota for a dinner with the Minnesota Family Council when protester Nick Espinosa struck.

  • 28th February 2011

    Survey suggests North Carolina supports gay unions despite Republican efforts to ban gay marriage 2

    Most North Carolina residents are in favour of civil unions

    11:17 PM — Republicans are expecting to introduce a Defense of Marriage Act in North Carolina in 2011, but a survey released on Monday by Elon University reveals that more than half of North Carolina residents actually support at least some form of legal recognition for gay couples.

  • 6th January 2011

    Rhode Island gay marriage bill re-introduced 7

    Rhode Island is expected to return to the issue of gay marriage

    4:45 PM — A bill to allow gay couples to marry is to be re-introduced today. Democrat representative Arthur Handy told The Providence Journal he has secured the support of 27 so-sponsors and expects to sign up more.

  • 28th January 2010

    John McCain says no on repealing ‘successful’ military gay ban 23

    John McCain opposes lifting the gay ban

    11:59 AM — Republican Senator John McCain issued a statement last night disagreeing with President Barack Obama's pledge to repeal the military gay ban.

  • 21st January 2010

    John McCain’s wife appears in pro-gay marriage campaign 10

    Cindy McCain appears in the ad

    1:11 PM — Cindy McCain, the wife of 2008 Republican presidential nominee John McCain, has posed for an advert endorsing gay marriage rights. Mrs McCain is shown in the NOH8 adverts with duct tape across her mouth and 'NOH8' written on her cheek.

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