26th May 2012
California: Anti-gay Defense of Marriage Act ruled unconstitutional 47
2:54 PM — A district court judge in California has become the third federal judge to declare the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which denies federal benefits to same-sex couples, as unconstitutional.
25th May 2012
Famous gay bar in Los Angeles bans bachelorette parties until marriage becomes equal 30
9:17 PM — Twice voted the best gay bar in the world, The Abbey in Los Angeles has banned all bachelorette parties until marriage becomes equal for gay couples.
Jeb Bush calls equal marriage ‘a distraction’ 38
7:57 PM — On a three day visit to Taiwan, the former governor of Florida, Jeb Bush, has said that equal marriage was 'a distraction' in the current presidential campaign, and it was economy that was the most important.
Victory for transgender students over Arkansas University toilet facilities 1
4:19 PM — The ladies’ toilets at Arkansas University are now open to anyone who identifies as female, following a letter from the US Department of Justice (DOJ).
Gay comic book characters under fire from One Million Moms 74
10:02 AM — One Million Moms, the American pro-family group, is up in arms once more after comic book giants DC Comics and Marvel announced homosexual story lines this week.
24th May 2012
Poll: Opposition to equal marriage, especially black voters, hits record low after Obama’s support 31
7:38 PM — Opposition to equal marriage has fallen to a record low, and that this change is connected to President Obama's endorsement of the measure, a new poll by Washington Post and ABC News finds.
Video: Colin Powell supports equal marriage 10
5:21 PM — Just as British Home Secretary Theresa May came Out4Marriage today, across the pond, former US Secretary of State, Colin Powell, has also announced that he supports equal marriage.
Mariela Castro praises President Obama for gay rights support 9
1:31 PM — Fidel Castro's niece, Mariela Castro, has hailed President Obama for his endorsement of equal marriage, and said that if she were a US citizen, she would vote for him.
Video: Obama campaign releases LGBT manifesto 18
11:39 AM — In a sign that, having come out for equal marriage, President Obama is making LGBT rights one of the pillars of his campaign for re-election, a new video has been released that touts his gay rights record for the past for years, and a manifesto for the next term.
‘Big Bang Theory’ actor, Jim Parsons, comes out as gay 77
11:03 AM — Jim Parsons, who is best known for playing Sheldon Cooper in the US sitcom 'Big Bang Theory,' has been described as gay and in a 10-year relationship in a profile for the New York Times.
23rd May 2012
In Photos: Harvey Milk Street unveiled in San Diego 8
2:08 PM — A street in San Diego, California has been renamed in honour of the gay rights activist, Harvey Milk, on what would have been his 82nd birthday.
Gay superhero in Astonishing X-Men to get married to his partner 24
11:54 AM — The Marvel comic-strip, X-Men, is to feature its first same-sex wedding, as an openly gay superhero proposed to his boyfriend in an issue that went on sale this week.
22nd May 2012
Video: North Carolina Pastor calls for the death of gay and lesbian people 226
11:59 AM — A pastor from North Carolina has been recorded, in opposing President Obama's endorsement of equal marriage, calling for gay men and lesbians to be put in an electrified penitentiary and be ultimately killed off.
21st May 2012
Dharun Ravi sentenced to 30 days over filming roommate’s gay kiss 113
7:50 PM — A US student who was convicted of using a webcam to secretly film his room-mate sharing a gay kiss, who eventually committed suicide, has been sentenced to 30 days in prison.
DC Comics superhero to come out as ‘prominent’ gay character 87
4:35 PM — A major DC Comics character is likely to come out as lesbian, gay or bisexual in the not too distant future.
20th May 2012
GAP releases pro-gay ad, under fire from One Million Moms 132
10:02 PM — The US clothing retailer GAP has released a new advertising campaign in Los Angeles, which features a gay couple embracing under one t-shirt, and has predictably drawn the wrath of the anti-gay group, One Million Moms.
Kansas: School teacher compares homosexuality to murder 121
9:47 PM — A middle-school teacher in Kansas has courted condemnation from students and gay rights activists after he wrote on his Facebook page that being gay was 'the same as murder.'
US black civil rights group, NAACP, endorses equal marriage 31
9:24 PM — The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has passed a resolution yesterday endorsing equal marriage, two weeks following President Obama's move to do so.
19th May 2012
Republicans hastily add anti-equal marriage coda to a defence bill 54
11:51 PM — In a sign that equal marriage might be made a more prominent issue than previously thought, following President Obama's support for the measure, Republican-led House of Representatives have hastily added a provision on to a large-scale defence bill that would ban equal marriage ceremonies at military chapels.
Virginia: Republicans block first openly gay judge 42
6:20 PM — Senior Democrats in Virginia have cried foul after Republicans in the general assembly moved to block the appointment of what would have been the state's first openly gay judge.