22nd March 2014
US: 85-year-old Dallas minister suspended for officiating at gay wedding 4
12:22 PM — A minister in the US state of Texas has been suspended for officiating at the same-sex wedding of two men in their 80s.
US: Kalamazoo Bishop says strike-down of same-sex marriage ban ‘unfortunate and regrettable’ 24
12:01 PM — On a momentous day for same-sex couples in the US state of Michigan, one Bishop set out to voice his displeasure at the "unfortunate and regrettable" ruling.
21st March 2014
US: Judge strikes down Michigan’s ban on same-sex marriage 16
9:58 PM — A judge has declared a ban on same-sex marriages in Michigan unconstitutional.
Google still blocking the word ‘bisexual’ from autocomplete 4
9:34 PM — Google is still blocking the word 'bisexual' from its search autocomplete feature.
US: Tennessee judge refuses to halt order to recognise three same-sex marriages
8:57 PM — A Tennessee judge has refused to stay a ruling ordering the state to recognise some same-sex marriages.
US: School reverses decision to ban 9-year-old boy from wearing My Little Pony bag 10
8:25 PM — A North Carolina school that ordered a 9-year-old boy to stop wearing a My Little Pony bag because it caused bullying has reversed its decision.
Openly gay NBA player Jason Collins received ‘gay taunts’ from ‘knucklehead’ player 1
6:39 PM — The first openly-gay player to come out in a major US team sport and continue playing has said that he has already received "gay taunts" from a player on an opposing team.
As ‘God Hates Fags’ founder Fred Phelps dies, Twitter mistakenly mourns Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps 8
12:30 PM — Do you know the difference between the late long-time homophobe Fred Phelps and US Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps? Apparently these Twitter users don't.
20th March 2014
Chelsea Manning petitions Kansas court for legal name change 1
8:48 PM — Jailed transgender whistleblower Chelsea Manning has petitioned a Kansas Court to allow her to legally change her name.
‘God Hates Fags’ church denies excommunicating founder Fred Phelps before his death 16
8:22 PM — The Westboro Baptist Church has denied reports that they had excommunicated their founder Fred Phelps, whose death was announced earlier today.
Openly gay retired figure skater Johnny Weir confirms separation from husband 7
8:02 PM — Retired US figure skater Johnny Weir has publicly announced that he and his husband have separated.
Michigan Bishop offers strong support to same-sex marriage 2
5:29 PM — A bishop in the US state of Michigan has offered his strong support to same-sex marriage, as a federal judge prepares to make a ruling on it.
‘God Hates Fags’ church founder Fred Phelps dies 52
4:05 PM — The founder of the adamantly homophobic Westboro Baptist Church, Fred Phelps, has died.
19th March 2014
Catholic League: Boycott Heineken, Guinness and Sam Adams, they support gay equality 67
10:07 PM — The head of the Catholic League has called for a boycott of Heineken, Guinness and Sam Adams beers, after they dropped sponsorship of St Patrick's Day parades that banned gay groups.
US: Kentucky same-sex marriage recognition ‘put on hold’ two days before taking effect 1
9:38 PM — A ruling that Kentucky must begin to recognise same-sex marriages from other states has been put on hold, just two days before it was meant to take effect.
Idaho: Gay ex-senator ‘hides in Statehouse closet’ in discrimination law protest 2
8:34 PM — A gay former Senator hid in a closet in the Idaho Statehouse for over five hours, in protest at the Senate's refusal to amend anti-discrimination laws to protect gay people.
Woman of first Illinois gay marriage dies aged 65 3
8:01 PM — A woman who was a long time gay rights activist and part of the first same-sex couple to marry in the US state of Illinois, has died.
US: Oregon Attorney General ‘prepared to implement’ gay marriage if a judge rules to allow it 1
7:23 PM — The Attorney General of the US state of Oregon has said she would be "prepared to implement", same-sex marriage, if a judge ruled to strike-down the state's ban.
US: Tennessee politicians give notice to appeal pro-gay marriage rulings 1
5:52 PM — Politicians in the US state Tennessee have filed notice that they intend to appeal against a ruling that the state must recognise same-sex marriages performed elsewhere.
18th March 2014
US: Teacher’s Facebook rant comparing gay-straight alliance to ‘deer poaching’ under investigation 14
10:23 PM — A bizarre Facebook rant in which a teacher compared a gay-straight alliance starting at his school to a 'street racing' or 'deer poaching' club is under investigation.