14th July 2014
US: Appeals court combines and fast-tracks cases from Indiana and Wisconsin 1
3:55 PM — The US 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has combined and fast-tracked cases from Indiana and Wisconsin.
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.
9th July 2014
US: Gay man punched and called ‘faggot’ in DC supermarket 1
5:38 PM — A gay man was the victim of a homophobic attack in a Washington DC supermarket, according to reports.
8th July 2014
US: Episcopal churches go to court over $500 million in property over gay priests 5
6:04 PM — Several dozen Episcopal churches in the US state of South Carolina are suing the national church over the introduction of gay priests, stating that they should be able to retain property when they leave the church.
7th July 2014
US: ‘Gay Blood Drive Day’ to call for end of gay blood ban 43
7:02 PM — A Gay Blood Drive Day will be held on Friday, to protest the continuing blanket ban on gay and bisexual men donating blood in the US.
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.
Republican John Boehner: I’m suing Obama over his ‘flippant dismissal’ of the Constitution 31
5:27 PM — The Speaker of the US House of Representatives has defended his decision to sue President Obama over his "abuse" of executive orders.
4th July 2014
Was one of the Founding Fathers gay? 7
5:38 PM — One of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America could have been gay.
US: Indiana judge grants first same-sex divorce 1
2:06 PM — An Indiana judge has granted a couple the first same-sex divorce in the state.
2nd July 2014
US: Florida same-sex marriage ban to face legal test 2
12:18 PM — The US state of Florida's same-sex marriage ban will face a legal test today.
Can you guess the difference between Iran’s Modern Family remake and the original? 8
12:00 PM — Iran's remake of the hit US show is different from the original in one significant way.
30th June 2014
US: New Orleans mayor quietly confirms support of equal marriage
11:22 PM — New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu has signed a statement by the group Mayors for the Freedom to Marry in support of marriage equality. Mayor Landrieu, a Catholic Democrat, has a history of supporting civil unions, but hadn't come out in support of equal marriages until now.
29th June 2014
Fifth of US population now in states with ‘stayed’ marriage bans 2
2:19 PM — A fifth of the US population now lives in states where decisions striking down same-sex marriage bans have been stayed, pending appeal.
23rd June 2014
Uganda claims that US sanctions will harm ‘the most vulnerable people’ 20
4:52 PM — Uganda has warned that “regrettable” US sanctions over a recently introduced anti-gay law, may harm “the most vulnerable people” in the country.
Republican congressman: It was ‘hasty’ of local party to censure me for supporting same-sex marriage 1
3:10 PM — A Republican congressman who was censured by his own local party for backing same-sex marriage has said the action was "hastily pursued".
22nd June 2014
US: Man pleads guilty to brutal homophobic kidnapping, hate crime charge dropped 27
7:05 PM — Prosecutors have dropped a hate crime charge against a man who brutally assaulted a victim he found on a gay hookup app, after he plead guilty to kidnapping.
Video: Rick Perry parody mocks ‘homosexuality is like alcoholism’ comparison 1
6:28 PM — Funny or Die have released a parody video, mocking Texas Governor Rick Perry for comparing homosexuality to alcoholism.
Dominican Cardinal: Gay US ambassador should ‘take his pride elsewhere’ 48
4:56 PM — A Catholic cardinal in the Dominican Republic has attacked the country's openly gay US ambassador, telling him to "take his pride elsewhere".
US: Gay congressman marries same-sex partner 2
2:47 PM — A Democratic congressman has married his same-sex partner, becoming only the second ever to do so while in office.
21st June 2014
John Kerry: We must push back against violence and anti-gay laws globally 1
11:39 AM — US Secretary of State John Kerry has said the West needs to push back against the "global trend of rising violence and discrimination against LGBT persons."