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."
20th June 2014
Ugandan government: We won’t be blackmailed into repealing anti-gay law 22
8:39 PM — The Ugandan government has said it won't be "blackmailed" into repealing its anti-gay law, after the US stepped up sanctions against the country.
US imposes sanctions against Uganda for anti-gay law 8
12:07 PM — The US has announced sanctions against Uganda, following the implementation of a law which further criminalises homosexuality.
19th June 2014
US to announce new measures against Uganda following introduction of anti-gay law 12
5:45 PM — The US will today announce new measures against Uganda, following the introduction of a new anti-gay law introduced earlier this year.
17th June 2014
US: Judge sceptical of Colorado’s defence of same-sex marriage ban
5:11 PM — In a hearing on Monday, a federal judge seemed sceptical about the future of the state of Colorado's same-sex marriage ban, and the state's defences of it.
13th June 2014
US: Southern Baptist Convention condemns trans people 2
12:23 PM — The Southern Baptist Convention has passed a motion condemning all laws protecting trans people.