27th June 2014
Obama: House Speaker’s lawsuit over executive orders is ‘a stunt’ 4
6:50 PM — Barack Obama has dismissed the Republican House Speaker's planned lawsuit over alleged abuse of Executive Orders as a "stunt".
US: House Speaker announces intention to sue Obama over abuse of executive powers 5
3:20 PM — Republican House Speaker John Boehner has announced that he intends to sue President Barack Obama for an abuse of executive powers.
First openly gay congressman attacks Victory Fund for backing gay Republican 2
2:39 PM — The first member of Congress to come out as gay has attacked the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund for backing a gay Republican candidate against a straight pro-equality Democrat.
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".