21st February 2014
US District Judge says gay couples don’t have to wait until June to marry 5
7:24 PM — A US District Judge on Friday ruled that couples in a county of Illinois do not have to wait until June to be able to marry.
20th February 2014
US: Oregon’s Attorney General refuses to defend state gay marriage ban 2
7:11 PM — The Attorney General of the US state of Oregon has announced that she will not defend her state's ban on same-sex marriage.
31st January 2014
US: Hawaii court rejects Republican’s bid to end same-sex marriages 5
3:55 PM — A Hawaii court has thrown out a constitutional challenge by a Republican representative attempting to stop same-sex marriages in the country.
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.
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.
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.
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.
21st December 2013
The US urges Uganda to ‘stop enactment’ of anti-gay law 13
5:25 PM — The US has urged Uganda to cease the enactment of an anti-gay law passed by the country's parliament on Friday.
19th December 2013
US: Ohio bill would allow same-sex couples to file joint tax returns
3:25 PM — Despite a ban on same-sex marriage, a new bill would allow same-sex couples to enjoy the benefits of filing joint tax returns.
5th December 2013
US: Large railroad conference to offer health coverage to same-sex spouses
7:28 PM — Members of a conference of some of the largest railroad operators in the US are to begin offering health benefits to same-sex spouses as of January.
20th November 2013
US: Restaurant says family which said they did not agree with lesbian waitress’s ‘lifestyle’ can return 49
1:21 PM — A restaurant at which a lesbian waitress was told by a family that she would not receive a tip because of her "lifestyle", has said they can return, as they legally can't turn them away.
4th November 2013
Video: Children react to same-sex proposals 18
7:21 PM — This video, uploaded by the Fine Bros, explores the issue of equal marriage, and same-sex relationships, with children, and documents their (mainly quite adorable) reactions to same-sex proposal videos.
30th October 2013
US: Jon Stewart’s Daily Show explores South’s attitude towards gays with secret cameras 14
5:29 PM — Responding to statistician Nate Silver's prediction that Alabama and Mississippi would be the last states to approve equal marriage, Jon Stewart sent two men undercover, posing as a gay couple, to debunk the idea that people in the South were homophobic.
11th October 2013
Video: Stephen Fry reflects on travelling to some of the world’s most homophobic countries 20
7:42 PM — Ahead of the broadcast of a two-part BBC documentary next week, Stephen Fry sets out his experiences as a gay celebrity as he travels the world exploring the issue of prejudice against LGBT people.