21st January 2014
Florida couples file lawsuit to overturn equal marriage ban 3
5:17 PM — Six same-sex couples in Florida today filed a lawsuit to overturn the state's ban on same-sex marriage.
US: Retired Texas pastor to begin performing same-sex weddings 1
1:51 PM — A minister in the US state of Texas has said he is to begin performing weddings for gay and lesbian couples.
20th January 2014
US ‘Bachelor’ star apologises for ‘pervert gays don’t belong on TV’ comments 17
7:25 PM — A star of US television series ‘The Bachelor’, has apologised for saying he didn’t think gay people should be seen on television because it’s “too hard”.
US bakery which refused to bake a cake for gay couple’s wedding found guilty of discrimination 6
7:14 PM — A bakery in the US state of Oregon which refused service to a gay couple for their wedding cake, has been found guilty of discrimination.
New York Governor: Extreme anti-gay conservatives have no place in the state of New York 4
3:38 PM — New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has said "extreme conservatives" with anti-gay views are not welcome in the state.
19th January 2014
One Direction’s Liam Payne slammed after tweeting support for the ‘family values’ of Duck Dynasty stars 60
2:32 PM — One Direction singer Liam Payne has faced backlash on Twitter after sending a message of support to the son of the Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson, which praises "the family values you still all behold."
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."
18th January 2014
US TV star: ‘Gays don’t belong on television, they’re more pervert’ 39
5:57 PM — A star of US television series 'The Bachelor', has caused a stir by saying he didn't think gay people should be seen on television because it's "too hard".
Civil liberties group to sue Utah over decision not to recognise same-sex marriages
5:50 PM — The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), based in Utah is to file a lawsuit against the state because it refused to recognise same-sex marriages.
17th January 2014
US politician: ‘Homosexuality is not a civil right, it’s a human wrong’ 59
7:36 PM — A Representative in the US state of Oklahoma has said homosexuality is not a civil right but "a human wrong", and that it is a lie to say people are born gay.
US: Catholic teacher sacked after getting engaged to same-sex partner 7
6:10 PM — A Catholic school teacher in the US state of Ohio has said that he was sacked for getting engaged to a man.
US: Massachusetts announces it will recognise Utah same-sex marriages
4:33 PM — Amid confusion stemming from the fact that Utah only had a brief window of equal marriage during which 1,300 couples wed, Massachusetts has said it will honour those marriages.
16th January 2014
Arizona official introduces bill to allow religious people ‘licence to discriminate’ against gay people 25
7:33 PM — A bill has been introduced in the US state of Arizona which would allow "license to discriminate" against LGBT people, if there was a religious motivation.
US: Utah tax officials accept joint tax returns from gay married couples
6:54 PM — Tax officials in the US state of Utah on Thursday announced that same-sex couples married there, or elsewhere, were allowed to file joint tax returns.
US: South Carolina bill would allow married gay couples to file joint tax returns
6:33 PM — A state representative in the US state of South Carolina has filed a bill which would allow married same-sex couples to file joint tax returns.
US: Pennsylvania Attorney General and Governor released as defendants in equal marriage case 2
6:07 PM — The Governor and Attorney General in the US state of Pennsylvania have been officially removed as defendants in a case challenging the state's ban on equal marriage.
US: Tennessee same-sex marriage supporters encouraged by Oklahoma ruling 4
5:19 PM — Supporters of equal marriage in the US state of Tennessee have said they are encouraged by a federal judge's ruling that Oklahoma's same-sex marriage ban was unconstitutional.
Italian IOC member: It’s absurd for America to include ‘4 lesbians’ in its Olympic delegation 31
1:30 PM — IOC member Mario Pescante says it's "absurd" for America to include "4 lesbians" in its Winter Olympic delegation - even though the current number is 2.
15th January 2014
US State Department issues travel warning about Russian anti-gay law ahead of Sochi 11
4:42 PM — The US State Department has issued a travel warning for those travelling to Russia for the Sochi Winter Olympics, noting the country's anti-gay law.
Star Trek actor Chris Pine calls Russian anti-gay law ‘clearly awful, archaic, hostile nonsense’ 4
2:47 PM — Hollywood star Chris Pine has said that the US should have done more to challenge Russia on its anti-gay laws in the lead up to the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.