29th September 2014
US: St Louis challenges Missouri same-sex marriage ban
10:04 PM — The Jackson County Circuit Court heard testimony Monday from the assistant attorney general and the St Louis City Counselor on the validity of Missouri’s same-sex marriage ban.
20th August 2014
US: Lambda Legal sues Veterans Affairs to give unmarried gay couples benefits 1
6:58 PM — Lambda Legal has filed suit against the US Department of Veterans Affairs for not extending benefits to partners of veterans who live in states where same-sex marriage isn't recognised.
2nd August 2014
US: Arkansas Attorney General launches defence of marriage ban despite ‘supporting’ same-sex marriage 1
11:16 AM — Arkansas' Attorney General has launched a bid to maintain the state's constitutional marriage ban, despite claiming to support same-sex marriage.
30th July 2014
US: ACLU lawyers seek speedy ruling against North Carolina same-sex marriage ban
4:34 PM — Lawyers with the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina plan to return to court within the next week to seek a fast ruling in an attempt to quickly strike down of the state’s same-sex marriage ban.
23rd July 2014
US: North Dakota couples ask judge to bypass trial in same-sex marriage lawsuit
6:26 PM — Seven same-sex couples challenging North Dakota's same-sex marriage ban are asking a judge to bypass a trial and issue an immediate ruling.
7th May 2014
US: North Carolina registrar pledges to sign same-sex marriage licences, defy marriage ban
10:01 PM — A newly-elected North Carolina registrar has pledged to start signing same-sex marriage licenses in November, despite the state's marriage ban.
US: Anti-gay Republican who worked as a drag queen fails to win primary 13
8:25 PM — Anti-gay Republican Steve Wiles has come last in a state primary, after it was revealed he used to work as a drag queen.
25th March 2014
New Chief Executive of Firefox gave $1,000 to support California’s Prop 8 equal marriage ban 28
3:19 PM — Brendan Eich, who financially backed efforts to ban equal marriage in California, has been appointed CEO of Mozilla, the company behind the Firefox web browser.
24th March 2014
US: Over 300 gay married couples ‘left in limbo’ after Michigan marriage ban put back in place 3
9:34 PM — Michigan is still refusing to clarify the legal status of the over 300 same-sex couples who legally married before a same-sex marriage ban was put back in place.
3rd October 2013
US: Equal marriage bill to be introduced in Pennsylvania 1
12:35 PM — Two state lawmakers from Philadelphia are to introduce a bill to legalise same-sex marriage in the US state of Pennsylvania. Brian Sims and Steve McCarter, both Democrat members of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, will formally announce the introduction of the Pennslyvania Marriage Equality Act during news conference at 10am local time (3pm BST).
29th March 2013
US: Transgender man told he cannot divorce wife 27
7:52 PM — An Arizona judge has rejected a divorce petition from Thomas Beatie, a transgender father of three.
2nd March 2013
US: NFL players Kluwe and Ayanbadejo file Supreme Court brief in support of equal marriage 4
1:28 AM — Two top NFL players, both equal rights advocates, have filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court, urging it to strike down Proposition 8, the Californian ban on equal marriage.