21st June 2014
US: Ohio group drops plans for November state ballot on equal marriage
3:05 PM — Plans for a state ballot this year to overturn Ohio's same-sex marriage ban have shelved by groups in the state.
18th June 2014
Luxembourg passes equal marriage bill by 56-4 landslide 33
6:53 PM — Luxembourg's parliament has overwhelmingly passed a same-sex marriage bill, by a vote of 56-4.
16th June 2014
Luxembourg: Petition to stall equal marriage with referendum fails 8
4:59 PM — A petition intending to delay the passage of equal marriage in Luxembourg by forcing a referendum has failed to gather enough signatures.
11th June 2014
US: New York Assembly set to vote on ‘gay cure’ ban for minors 5
11:25 AM — The New York State Assembly is set to vote today on a proposed ban on therapy to 'cure' homosexuality in minors.
5th June 2014
US: Long Beach elects first openly gay mayor
8:24 PM — An openly gay Democrat has been elected as the mayor of Long Beach, California.
30th May 2014
Luxembourg: Parliament to vote on same-sex marriage bill ‘before summer’ 13
9:02 PM — Luxembourg's same-sex marriage bill has been passed by parliament's legal affairs committee, clearing the way for a vote before the summer.
12th April 2014
US: Illinois House rejects bill to ban gay conversion therapy 9
10:00 PM — The Illinois House of Representatives has rejected a bill which would ban gay conversion therapy.
3rd March 2014
US: Maryland to vote on trans anti-discrimination bill 1
9:08 PM — Lawmakers in Maryland are due to vote on a bill which would ban discrimination against trans people.
24th June 2013
US: New Jersey Assembly passes bill to ban ‘gay cure’ therapy 7
10:55 PM — The Assembly in the US State of New Jersey has passed a bill which would make it illegal to perform 'gay cure' therapy on minors.
12th June 2013
Human rights groups condemn passage of Russian anti-gay ‘propaganda’ law 12
1:39 PM — Human rights groups have heavily condemned the passage of a law yesterday through the Russian State Duma, which would ban "homosexual propaganda" across the country, as "outrageous and incredibly dangerous".
11th June 2013
Russian State Duma gives final approval to law banning ‘homosexual propaganda’ 41
3:57 PM — Lawmakers in the Russian State Duma have given final approval to a bill to ban "homosexual propaganda" to minors, and the media.
7th June 2013
US: Illinois delayed vote on equal marriage a ‘stunning victory’, say opponents 11
9:39 PM — Opponents to equal marriage in the US state of Illinois have celebrated the fact that the bill to legalise same-sex unions never went to a vote a week ago.
4th June 2013
Baroness Barker: The House of Lords showed its spirit, relevance and understanding by voting for equal marriage 12
7:24 PM — Openly gay Liberal Democrat peer Baroness Liz Barker, has told PinkNews that she thinks the House of Lords "showed it's generosity, spirit, relevance and understanding of young people", in rejecting a measure to wreck the equal marriage bill.
3rd June 2013
US: Illinois lawmakers apologise to equal marriage advocates for no vote on bill 2
11:36 PM — Lawmakers in the US state of Illinois have written an open letter apologising to advocates of equal marriage in the state because on Friday, the last day in the legislative session, a bill to legalise marriage equality failed to be called for a vote, despite passing in the Senate in February.
1st June 2013
Video: Illinois equal marriage bill sponsor breaks down in tears during vote delay announcement 9
3:48 AM — Upon announcing that the equal marriage bill for the US state of Illinois would not be called for vote on Friday, the bill's sponsor Representative Greg Harris broke down in tears during his impassioned speech.
31st May 2013
President Obama: Legalising equal marriage in Illinois is ‘the right thing to do’ 1
12:58 PM — With only one day left before the current Illinois legislative session ends, President Barack Obama has said that legalising equal marriage in the state is something he "deeply supports" and the "right thing to do".
24th May 2013
US: Nevada Assembly passes resolution to repeal ban on equal marriage 2
12:23 AM — The Nevada Assembly today passed a resolution which could eventually lead to a repeal of the state's ban on same-sex marriage.
US: Boy Scouts of America lifts national ban on gay youth members 18
12:04 AM — The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) on Thursday ended its long-time ban on gay youth members, after its national council voted to lift the national ban.
22nd May 2013
Diane Abbott: ‘Momentous’ equal marriage bill will improve the lives of so many 8
12:47 AM — Shadow public health minister Diane Abbott made an impassioned speech in the lead up to the vote on the equal marriage bill for England and Wales, following its third reading today, in which she described it as "a momentous piece of legislation".
19th May 2013
Government considers watered down same-sex marriage bill to minimise Tory rebellion 133
11:57 AM — The government is reported to be attempting to compromise with the 150 Tory MPs set to oppose the same-sex marriage bill, by considering amendments giving protection to "conscientious objectors".