23rd May 2014
US: Rick Santorum refusing to comment after judge he endorsed struck down marriage ban 4
8:20 PM — Notoriously anti-gay Republican Rick Santorum is refusing to comment, after a judge he endorsed decided to strike down Pennsylvania's marriage ban.
21st May 2014
US: Maine Ethics Commission could force NOM to finally reveal its donor list 8
11:07 PM — Recommendations by the Maine Ethics Commission could force the National Organisation for Marriage to finally publish a list of its financial backers.
US: Pennsylvania Governor refuses to appeal against same-sex marriage 14
8:32 PM — The Governor of Pennsylvania has announced he will not appeal a ruling striking down the state's marriage ban, cementing same-sex marriage as law.
20th May 2014
US: Utah must recognise 1,000 same-sex marriages performed before injunction 3
3:49 PM — A federal judge has ruled that the marriages of more than a thousand same-sex couples in the US state of Utah performed before a stay was issue to stop them from taking place, must be recognised by the state.
19th May 2014
US: Weddings begin in Oregon after judge strikes down same-sex marriage ban 2
8:12 PM — Same-sex weddings will begin immediately in Oregon, after a judge struck down the state's marriage ban.
15th May 2014
US: Appeals court temporarily stays Idaho marriage ban ruling, halts impending marriages 2
9:38 PM — An appeals court has temporarily stayed a decision striking down Idaho's same-sex marriage ban, stopping weddings a day before they were due to begin.
US: Arkansas same-sex marriages to resume after judge strikes down secondary ban 4
9:17 PM — Same-sex weddings will resume again in Arkansas tomorrow, following a ruling by a judge striking down a secondary marriage ban.
US: Arkansas clerk to stop marrying same-sex couples temporarily
12:59 PM — A county clerk in Arkansas has said he will temporarily stop marrying same-sex couples, after a Supreme Court ruling caused legal confusion.
21st April 2014
India: Trans woman runs for parliament as independent anti-corruption candidate 2
4:56 PM — An Indian trans woman has become the first ever to run for a seat in parliament, as an independent candidate.
19th April 2014
Arkansas judge: I will rule on same-sex marriage ban within fortnight 1
3:22 PM — An Arkansas judge has said he will issue a ruling on a same-sex marriage case within the next two weeks.
4th March 2014
Former Miss Kentucky comes out: ‘I am queer’ 3
9:31 PM — A former Miss Kentucky pageant winner has come out as queer, after a judge in the state struck down a law banning recognition of out-of-state same-sex marriages.
6th September 2013
US: Southern Baptist military chaplains banned from performing or supporting same-sex weddings 9
4:41 PM — Military chaplains from the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) will not be allowed to perform, attend or support the weddings of gay couples, even if they are held away from military installations, the agency which commissions religious leaders has confirmed.
24th June 2013
US: Colorado Supreme Court rules that trans girl should be allowed to use girls’ toilets at school 10
2:45 PM — The Supreme Court in the US state of Colorado has ruled to say that a decision to stop a trans girl from using the girls' bathrooms at her school, was discriminatory, and that she should be allowed to use facilities appropriate to her gender identity.
25th January 2013
France: Court rules that Twitter must hand over details of homophobic and anti-semitic users 6
2:15 PM — Twitter has been ordered by a French court to hand over details of users who posted anti-semitic tweets, in what could be a significant move against homophobia, racism and anti-semitism in the country.
9th January 2013
Update: Gay teenager denied Eagle Scout award, as he doesn’t adhere to ‘duty of God’ 33
1:24 AM — Gay teenager, Ryan Andresen, has been denied the highest Boy Scouts honour, the Eagle Scout badge, by the national Boy Scouts of America organisation, despite a recommendation for approval from a review board at his local council, and a 460,000 strong petition in his favour.
28th November 2011
India celebrates second annual Pride events since decriminalisation 3
9:39 AM — Two of India's largest cities held Pride events this weekend, with organisers saying it was a chance to "rejoice that we are here and will always be here".
17th November 2011
Californian Supreme Court rules opponents can appeal court decision to allow gay marriage 35
11:48 PM — The on-off battle for gay marriage in California has taken yet another turn. The state's supreme court has ruled that anti-gay marriage group, ProtectMarriage can defend the ban on gay marriage in court.
9th November 2011
QC argues Christian hotel owners are “entitled to outdated beliefs” 174
3:48 PM — Arguments are put forward in appeal of private hotel owners who denied "unmarried" gay couple a shared room.
8th November 2011
Christian hotel owners’ appeal reaches court today 267
9:00 AM — Private hoteliers hope to prove their business can legally be run in line with their religious beliefs.
7th February 2011
India’s Supreme Court hears gay sex case 11
3:07 PM — India's Supreme Court will today hear arguments for and against a 2009 court ruling which decriminalised gay sex. In 2009, the Delhi high court ruled that a Colonial-era ban on gay sex was unconstitutional.