19th July 2014
US: Supreme Court rules that Utah does not have to recognise same-sex marriages yet 1
1:51 PM — The US Supreme Court has ruled that Utah does not have to immediately recognise over 1000 same-sex marriages conducted in the state.
18th July 2014
US: Utah governor says he will follow the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage benefits 2
9:00 PM — Utah governor Gary Herbert said Friday that Utah will recognize same-sex marriages if the US Supreme Court rules against extending an order preventing same-sex couples married in the state from receiving state benefits.
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.