26th June 2014
US: Republican Senator announces support for equal marriage after HRC endorsement
12:09 PM — A Republican senator in Maine has become the fourth sitting Republican to indicate support for same-sex marriage, following an endorsement for her re-election from a major gay rights group.
25th June 2014
Comment: Banning ‘ex-gay’ therapy would only hurt people who want to change 195
2:47 PM — Earlier this week, PinkNews reported that Jeremy Schwab authored a Texas GOP policy defending the use of 'ex-gay' therapy. Unhappy with the article, here is Mr Schwab's response, and defence of the use of the therapy.
US: Republican Representative claims paedophilia is a ‘sexual orientation’ 10
12:11 PM — A debate on charter schools in Raleigh, North Carolina, was marred Tuesday after a Republican Representative suggested that an amendment to prevent discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation might be used to protect paedophiles.
23rd June 2014
Rick Santorum: People who oppose gay rights are being sent to re-education camps 72
8:23 PM — Republican Rick Santorum has claimed that people who oppose gay rights are now being sent to 're-education' camps.
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".
22nd June 2014
Texas ‘ex-gay’ activist: I know at least 500 people who have changed their sexuality 50
4:26 PM — A Texas 'ex-gay' activist has claimed he knows "at least 500" people who have had their sexuality changed.
21st June 2014
Republican Ralph Reed: I’m not comparing slavery to same-sex marriage, but they’re similar 22
5:55 PM — Ralph Reed, the founder of the Republican Faith and Freedom Coalition, has claimed that same-sex marriage and slavery are "similar".
Rick Santorum: I made a mistake by endorsing judge who struck down marriage ban 10
11:53 AM — Rick Santorum has admitted he made a "mistake" by endorsing a judge who struck down Pennsylvania's same-sex marriage ban.
US: New York Senate blocks ‘gay cure’ therapy ban, trans anti-discrimination bill
11:18 AM — The New York Senate has blocked bills which banned 'gay cure' therapy for minors, and protected trans people from discrimination.
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.
US: Arkansas Legislative Council claims judge ‘abused authority’ by striking down marriage ban 1
7:16 PM — The Arkansas Legislative Council has approved a resolution condemning the judge who struck down the state's same-sex marriage ban.
Texas GOP Chair: Party was ‘forced’ to pass platform endorsing gay cure therapy 3
4:46 PM — The chair of the Texas Republican party has claimed that delegates were "forced" to pass a platform endorsing gay cure therapy, due to a loophole in conference rules.
Rick Santorum: Same-sex marriage hurts the economy by destroying families 12
4:28 PM — Failed Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum has claimed that same-sex marriage would hurt the economy.
Former ‘ex-gay’ activist: Rick Perry’s ignorance about homosexuality is dangerous 4
4:01 PM — A former 'ex-gay' activist has warned that Rick Perry's "ignorance" about homosexuality is common among Republicans.
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.
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.
US: Rick Perry distances himself from ‘homosexuality is like alcoholism’ comparison 7
3:17 PM — Rick Perry has backed away from his comparison between homosexuality and alcoholism, admitting he got "deflected" onto a "contentious issue".
14th June 2014
Rick Santorum: Homosexual behaviour is a choice 66
4:44 PM — Republican Rick Santorum has claimed that homosexual behaviour is a choice.
US: Anti-gay Republican Senator jokes about doing ‘indecent things’ with animals 3
2:36 PM — A Republican Senator who opposes gay rights has joked about doing 'indecent things' with animals as a child.
Chris Christie: Texas Governor was wrong to compare homosexuality to alcoholism 4
12:51 PM — Republican Chris Christie has rebuked Texas governor Rick Perry, for comparing homosexuality to alcoholism.