23rd January 2014
US: Utah Governor defends decision to spend $300,000 to attempt to reinstate same-sex marriage ban 16
7:34 PM — The Governor of the US state of Utah has defended his decision to continue to fight to enforce a same-sex marriage ban, despite estimated costs of at least $300,000 to hire outside counsel.
22nd January 2014
US has no plans to withdraw aid to Nigeria in wake of anti-gay law introduction 18
7:44 PM — The US Government has denied that it is to withdraw financial aid to Nigeria towards fighting HIV and AIDS amid the fallout from the recently introduced anti-gay law, but has said it will ensure its funding is not in violation of the law.
Nevada Governor argues that same-sex marriage ban serves a legitimate purpose 10
7:08 PM — Lawyers acting on behalf of Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval have argued that the state's ban on same-sex marriage serves a legitimate purpose - to preserve opposite-sex marriage.
US: Judge rules that lawyers may not exclude potential jurors because they are gay 1
3:50 PM — A US federal appeals court on Tuesday ruled that lawyers are not allowed to exclude potential jurors based on their sexual orientation.
19th January 2014
US TV star who claimed ‘gays don’t belong on television’ says comment was taken out of context 13
1:48 PM — Juan Pablo Galavis, the US TV star who caused a stir recently after saying he didn't think gay people should be seen on television because they are "more pervert," has apologised, saying his comment was meant to imply that gay people are "more affectionate and intense."
16th January 2014
Muslim rights group: Western countries should ‘desist from interfering’ with Nigerian anti-gay law 13
3:24 PM — A Muslim rights group in Nigeria has commended the country's president for signing a law which further criminalises same-sex marriage, gay organisations and any display of homosexuality.
7th January 2014
US: Lawsuit filed to challenge Arizona ban on same-sex marriage 6
1:06 PM — A lawsuit was filed by four couples in the US state of Arizona on Monday, which aims to remove the state's ban on same-sex marriage.
6th January 2014
US: Supreme Court suspends same-sex marriage in state of Utah 20
3:46 PM — The US Supreme Court has put a stay on equal marriage in the US state of Utah, forbidding same-sex couples from being issued with marriage licences in the state during the stay.
5th January 2014
US study claims ‘jokesters’ skew data for research into LGBT young people 9
2:35 PM — A new US study has claimed that research into LGBT young people could be based on faulty data either by "confused teens" or "jokesters" providing inconsistent responses about their sexual orientations.
3rd January 2014
US: Gay rights advocates ask Supreme Court to ignore request to block equal marriage 1
5:33 PM — Supporters of equal marriage in the US state of Utah have asked the Supreme Court to reject a request to put a stay on equal marriage in the state.
1st January 2014
US: Tennessee project encourages businesses to support LGBT community
2:53 PM — A new initiative has been launched in the US state of Tennessee to encourage businesses to support the LGBT community.
31st December 2013
US: Boy Scouts of America set to accept gay youth members 1
12:18 PM — On 1 January the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is to enact an historic change in policy to allow openly gay youth members to join its ranks.
30th December 2013
Michelle Obama to newly out TV host: ‘You continue to make us all proud’ 1
7:04 PM — The US First Lady Michelle Obama has tweeted her support for a TV host who publicly revealed that she is gay this week.
US: Woman seeks to stop ‘blatantly illegal’ same-sex wedding taking place in New Year’s parade 19
6:13 PM — A woman in the US state of California is seeking to stop a gay couple from being allowed to marry in an annual New Year parade this week.
US: Florida Democrats hope to push forward with LGBT rights bills in 2014 2
12:39 PM — Democrats in the US state of Florida have expressed an interest in pushing forward with bills to extend civil rights to LGBT people in 2014.
26th December 2013
US: Texas nightclub kicks out gay couple for dancing together to country music 13
12:05 PM — A nightclub in South Texas has said it chose to kick out a gay couple dancing together because it wanted to "maintain the peace."
25th December 2013
Sarah Palin admits to defending anti-gay reality star without reading his comments 13
5:41 PM — Sarah Palin has admitted that she hasn't read US reality star Phil Robertson's anti-gay comments, despite speaking out to defend them last week.
23rd December 2013
Charlie Sheen slams ‘mallard brained’ anti-gay Duck Dynasty star on Twitter 7
4:09 PM — Actor Charlie Sheen has recently taken to Twitter in a polemical attack against the Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson, who last week sparked controversy after making anti-gay comments.
Video: LGBT Republican group condemns video urging gay people to enroll for affordable health care 17
2:53 PM — A US LGBT Republican group has condemned a video campaign aimed at encouraging gay people to sign up for President Obama's Affordable Care Act, calling it "cynical" and "pathetic."
22nd December 2013
US: Pastor defrocked for officiating at gay son’s wedding offered new minister job 11
12:03 PM — A pastor from Pennsylvania who was defrocked after a period of suspension for officiating at his gay son’s wedding out-of-state has now been offered to serve as an ordained minister under a different denomination.