17th October 2014
US: North Carolina magistrate resigns, blames same-sex marriage 52
7:34 PM — A magistrate in North Carolina has blamed same-sex marriage for his decision to resign.
5th October 2014
Michelle Obama endorses openly gay Maine candidate Mike Michaud 1
3:56 PM — Michelle Obama has given her endorsement to an openly gay politician running to become the governor of Maine, Mike Michaud.
16th July 2014
US: Young Republican quits after ranting about ‘United States of Gaymerica’ 8
2:19 PM — A member of the New York Young Republicans has quit, after an anti-gay rant in which he condemned the "United States of Gaymerica".
6th July 2014
US: Mississippi law legalising anti-gay discrimination now in effect 26
5:59 PM — A Mississippi law that legalises anti-gay discrimination on the grounds of 'religious freedom' has come into effect.
29th June 2014
US: New York Governor announces new HIV task force 2
5:55 PM — The Governor of New York has announced the creation of a new HIV task force, aiming to wipe out HIV in the state entirely.
28th June 2014
US: Washington state to convert most domestic partnerships to marriages on Monday 6
5:54 PM — Washington state will convert thousands of existing same-sex domestic partnerships into marriages on Monday.
21st June 2014
US: Ohio group drops plans for November state ballot on equal marriage
3:05 PM — Plans for a state ballot this year to overturn Ohio's same-sex marriage ban have shelved by groups in the state.
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
Ugandan government: We won’t be blackmailed into repealing anti-gay law 22
8:39 PM — The Ugandan government has said it won't be "blackmailed" into repealing its anti-gay law, after the US stepped up sanctions against the country.
US imposes sanctions against Uganda for anti-gay law 8
12:07 PM — The US has announced sanctions against Uganda, following the implementation of a law which further criminalises homosexuality.
8th June 2014
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.
Study: Fox News ‘ignoring’ same-sex marriage court victories 9
2:51 PM — A study has found that Fox News is spending almost no time covering same-sex marriage court victories.
29th May 2014
US: Two gay Republican groups banned from Texas state convention 26
8:17 PM — The Republican Party in Texas has banned two gay rights groups from putting up stands at the state convention, saying groups that promote gambling and marijuana legalisation are also banned.
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.
16th May 2014
US: Idaho gay rights campaigners protest after same-sex weddings stopped in state
7:46 PM — Hundreds of campaigners took to the steps of an Idaho courthouse to protest a stay which was placed on the issue of marriage licences to same-sex couples in the state.
11th May 2014
US: Nevada Republicans defend dropping opposition to same-sex marriage, after RNC attacks 12
12:36 PM — The Nevada Republican Party has defended its decision to drop opposition to same-sex marriage from its state platform, after criticism from RNC members.
2nd May 2014
US: Washington state appoints first gay Supreme Court judge
2:31 PM — Washington has appointed gay judge Mary Yu, who performed the state's first same-sex marriage, to the state Supreme Court.
26th April 2014
US: Michigan state representative quits GOP over party’s opposition to gay rights 3
2:18 PM — A former state Representative in Michigan has quit the Republican party, in protest at its opposition to gay rights.
22nd April 2014
US: NOM seeks to defend Oregon marriage ban in court, after state refuses to 7
9:04 PM — The National Organisation for Marriage is seeking permission to defend Oregon's same-sex marriage ban in court, after the state declined to defend the law.