21st June 2014
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.
13th June 2014
Wisconsin Governor: It doesn’t matter what I think about same-sex marriage 3
7:56 PM — The Governor of Wisconsin has refused to reiterate his previous arguments against same-sex marriage, claiming it "doesn't matter" what he thinks.
Video: Anderson Cooper ridicules Texas Republican for endorsing ‘gay cure’ therapy 8
1:52 PM — News anchor Anderson Cooper has demolished the argument of a Texas Republican who claimed experts were divided on 'gay cure' therapy.
12th June 2014
US: Trans candidate wins Nevada Republican primary 6
8:28 PM — A trans candidate has won a Republican primary, clearing her way to run for the state Assembly.
Texas Governor compares homosexuality to alcoholism 27
12:48 PM — Texas Governor Rick Perry has suggested people can ‘choose’ to be gay in the same way you can ‘choose’ not to be an alcoholic.
11th June 2014
Obama: It’s great that discrimination laws now protect trans students
3:37 PM — Barack Obama has welcomed a ruling that trans students should be protected from discrimination.
8th June 2014
Hawaii: Sex education lessons to require ‘opt-in’ over fears of ‘normalising’ homosexuality 9
2:35 PM — The Hawaii Department of Education has confirmed that children will only be able to receive sex education lessons if their parents specifically opt in, over fears about homosexuality.
US: Texas Republicans approve ‘gay cure’ therapy endorsement 11
1:38 PM — The Texas Republican party has adopted a state platform that endorses the use of therapy to 'cure' homosexuality.
7th June 2014
Gay Republican group ‘stop fighting’ endorsement of ‘gay cure’ therapy in Texas platform 15
4:37 PM — The Log Cabin Republicans group has said it will stop fighting attempts to introduce an endorsement of 'gay cure' therapy in the Texas Republican platform.