30th July 2013
Mexico: State of Colima legalises civil unions for same-sex couples 2
1:13 PM — The Mexican state of Colima has become the latest in the country to allow same-sex couples to enter into civil partnerships, as a change was made in the state's constitution by a majority of local authorities.
28th July 2013
US: Police use invalid anti-sodomy law to arrest gay men for ‘crimes against nature’ 55
8:49 PM — Police officers from the Sheriff's office in Baton Rouge, Louisiana have made at least a dozen arrests of gay men since 2011 using an anti-sodomy law which was struck down ten years ago.
25th July 2013
US: Legalising equal marriage could boost tourism in Hawaii by $217 million 4
11:14 PM — A new study has found that legalising same-sex marriage in Hawaii could boost tourism by $217 million (£141 million) over three years.
9th July 2013
UK: Anti-gay Christian B&B owner loses latest appeal 47
11:50 AM — A Christian guest house owner who was found to have discriminated against a gay couple has lost her case at the Court of Appeal, but can now take it to the Supreme Court.
7th July 2013
US: Supreme Court Justice Scalia’s son claimed gay ‘orientation’ doesn’t exist 60
10:34 AM — An article written by Paul Scalia, chairman of a US Catholic 'ex-gay' group and son of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, has emerged in which he denies that it is possible for a person to have a sexual orientation other than towards "the one-flesh union of marriage".
5th July 2013
Nepal: 62 LGBT candidates to run for seats in November election 3
3:20 PM — This year's race for seats in Nepal's Constituent Assembly will see 62 LGBT candidates run, in the hope of better representing the LGBT community in the country.
2nd July 2013
US radio host: Children ‘suffer the most’ from equal marriage Supreme Court rulings 21
11:40 PM — US Christian radio host Linda Harvey, has attacked the US Supreme Court for its rulings in two key equal marriage cases last week, to call the justices “clueless, immoral leadership”.
30th June 2013
Video: Lady Gaga wows New York Pride with National Anthem performance 5
11:29 PM — LGBT activist and singer Lady Gaga wowed campaigners in New York City as she opened the weekend's Pride celebrations with a rendition of the National Anthem and a stirring speech.
27th June 2013
US: Republican Representative plans constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage 36
11:30 AM — In the wake of the Supreme Court decision to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), a Kansas State Representative says he will try to override the step towards equal rights for same-sex couples by amending the constitution.
26th June 2013
Video: ‘We won everything we asked and hoped for’ says Edith Windsor, anti-DOMA champion 4
11:12 PM — Edith Windsor, whose lawsuit against the United States government resulted in today's historic ruling by the Supreme Court has said that she "won everything we asked and hoped for."
Obama phones Supreme Court plaintiffs to congratulate them on overturning ban on same-sex marriage 4
7:15 PM — US President Barack Obama has applauded the decision of the Supreme Court that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional, phoning the people who brought the case to tell them "you guys should be very proud of today."
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.
21st June 2013
Canada: Ruling upheld against comedian for discriminatory tirade against lesbian 8
10:57 PM — A Supreme Court judge in British Columbia has upheld a tribunal ruling which awarded CAD$22,500 ($14,000) to a lesbian who was insulted by a comedian at a restaurant.
13th June 2013
US Supreme Court ruling on Proposition 8: Six possible outcomes 8
4:35 PM — As the US Supreme Court appears poised to make a ruling on two cases around equal marriage, here is a short history of the legislation and a breakdown of the six possible outcomes the court might make.
US Supreme Court not to decide on DOMA or Prop 8 cases today
4:28 PM — Despite an expectation that the US Supreme Court was to issue a decision on two cases around equal marriage today, the four decisions they are making have been announced, and do not include the same-sex marriage cases.
7th June 2013
Poll: Large majority in US believe equal marriage should be decided on state level 18
2:47 PM — With the US Supreme Court expected to give a decision in two landmark cases this month, a large majority of US citizens believe that equal marriage laws should be decided on state level, rather than the federal government.
5th June 2013
Chris Kluwe turns down White House LGBT event with humorous letter to Obama 2
5:47 PM — NFL star and LGBT rights campaigner Chris Kluwe, has made the headlines for the first time since being dropped by his team, and picked up by another, as he wrote a humorous letter to President Obama to decline an invitation to a White House LGBT event.
16th May 2013
Belize: Attorney General wraps up in sodomy law Supreme Court case 1
2:57 PM — The Attorney General wrapped up in the case challenging Belize's anti-sodomy law, during which the Supreme Court heard arguments from attorneys pushing for the country to remove the law, citing its unconstitutionality.
8th May 2013
Puerto Rico: Amnesty urges lawmakers to take ‘historic’ steps to protect LGBT people
3:02 PM — Amnesty International is urging lawmakers in Puerto Rico to end discrimination against LGBT people, as two bills are due for debate this week.
Opening arguments in Belize anti-sodomy law hearing urge court to uphold constitution 1
1:20 AM — The Supreme Court in Belize today began its hearing on whether or not to strike down a law criminalising gay sex, with testimony from an attorney who urged the court to uphold the country's constitution, and the fundamental rights it represents for all citizens.