18th July 2014
Turkey: Highest court makes first acknowledgment of homophobic speech as hate crime 3
4:00 PM — Turkey’s highest court has ruled that calling members of the LGBT community “perverts” constitutes hate speech, in what is reportedly its first acknowledgement of homophobia as a hate crime.
17th July 2014
Nick Clegg: Tories are ‘lining up with Putin’ over European Court power curb 3
2:20 PM — Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has launched an attack on Conservative plans to limit the power of the European Court of Human Rights.
13th July 2014
Eric Holder: Justice department will fight against same-sex marriage bans in Supreme Court 10
4:41 PM — US Attorney General Eric Holder has confirmed that the Department of Justice will argue in favour of striking down bans on same-sex marriage if the Supreme Court takes up a case.
12th July 2014
US: Appeals court orders Utah to grant benefits to same-sex couples
4:35 PM — An appeals court has ruled that Utah must begin to recognise the marriages of the hundreds of same-sex couples who married in the state.
10th July 2014
US: Anti-gay marriage Pennsylvania clerk loses Supreme Court appeal 6
2:16 PM — A Pennsylvania clerk who attempted to continue fighting for the state’s already-removed same-sex marriage ban has lost her US Supreme Court appeal.
7th July 2014
US: Pennsylvania clerk takes appeal against same-sex marriage to Supreme Court 8
3:40 PM — A Pennsylvania clerk who is fighting for the right to defend the state's already-removed same-sex marriage ban has taken her appeal to the Supreme Court.
30th June 2014
US: Supreme Court upholds California’s ‘gay cure’ therapy ban 5
4:37 PM — The US Supreme Court has thrown out an appeal against California's ban on therapy that aims to 'cure' homosexuality in under-18s.
13th June 2014
US: Iowa Supreme Court overturns man’s criminal HIV transmission conviction 2
9:03 PM — An Iowa court has overturned the conviction of a man who was charged with illegally exposing someone to HIV, despite using a condom.
7th June 2014
Puerto Rico: Openly gay lawyer nominated for Supreme Court
3:22 PM — A lesbian lawyer has become the first openly gay person to be nominated for Puerto Rico's Supreme Court.
26th May 2014
US: Equality lawyer says same-sex marriage will be in 50 states ‘within a year’ 43
9:30 PM — A leading marriage equality lawyer has said that same-sex marriage in all 50 states is likely to be a reality within 12 months.
19th May 2014
US: Lesbian widow announces she is granted survivor benefits
3:08 PM — A lesbian widow of a US soldier killed in Afghanistan has announced that she has been granted the same survivor benefits as straight spouses.
16th May 2014
US: Arkansas Supreme Court puts same-sex marriage ban back in place 13
10:40 PM — Arkansas' Supreme Court has suspended a decision striking down the state's same-sex marriage ban, putting it back in place despite hundreds of couples already having married.
15th May 2014
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.
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.
25th April 2014
US: Virginia Christian group planning 40-day hunger strike over same-sex marriage 95
7:48 PM — An evangelical Christian group in Virginia have announced they will hold a 40-day hunger strike in protest of same-sex marriage.
22nd April 2014
India: Supreme Court agrees to hear plea against anti-gay law 3
2:45 PM — The Indian Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear a plea by gay rights activists against a recently reinstated law banning gay sex.
21st April 2014
India: Supreme Court urged to consider review of anti-gay law after third gender ruling 2
3:31 PM — A law that re-criminalised homosexuality in India could be heading back to the country's Supreme Court, after a separate ruling in favour of trans people.
15th April 2014
Indian Supreme Court legally recognises transgender people for the first time 9
11:20 AM — India's Supreme Court has issued a landmark verdict creating a new category that allows transgender people to identify themselves as such on official documents.
25th March 2014
Michigan asks for extra two days gay marriage suspension to allow Supreme Court to rule 1
6:37 PM — The Attorney General in the US state of Michigan has asked for a further suspension of same-sex marriage in the state, to allow the US Supreme Court to rule.
12th February 2014
US: Idaho Supreme Court rules that same-sex couples may adopt children 1
3:22 PM — The Supreme Court in the US state of Idaho has made a broad ruling which should allow same-sex couples to adopt children.