12th May 2014
Michael Sam is dating 23-year-old swimmer Vito Cammisano 39
8:31 PM — Michael Sam's boyfriend has been revealed as 23-year-old swimmer Vito Cammisano.
Michael Sam second in NFL rookie jersey sales 5
7:04 PM — Sales of openly gay and newly drafted NFL defensive end Michael Sam's jersey are second to only one other rookie player.
ABC paying for New York same-sex weddings ahead of ‘Modern Family’ marriage 1
6:06 PM — Fans of Modern Family will be pleased to know that the on screen couple, Mitch and Cam, are finally getting married. In celebration of this, the American television network ABC, are footing the bill for lucky New York couples.
Arkansas Attorney General asks court for stay to suspend same-sex marriage 4
4:52 PM — The Attorney General in the US state of Arkansas has filed with the state's highest court asking for a stay to suspend a ruling to allow same-sex marriage.
NFL player fined after tweeting Michael Sam kissing his boyfriend was ‘horrible’ 14
2:55 PM — Miami Dolphins star Don Jones has been fined and temporarily suspended from team practice and activities after described Michael Sam's public, same-sex kiss as "horrible" on Twitter.
NFL’s Michael Sam could still be sacked for being gay under Missouri law 8
12:58 PM — Despite being an unlikely potential turn of events, newly-drafted St Louis Rams defensive linesman Michael Sam could be sacked by the team under Missouri law.
11th May 2014
US: Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel ‘open’ to allowing trans people in military 3
5:59 PM — US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel has said that he is "open" to finally allowing trans people to serve openly in the military.
Family Research Council: Clergy who want to perform same-sex marriages don’t deserve religious freedom 30
2:41 PM — The head of the Family Research Council has claimed that clergy who want to perform same-sex marriage do not deserve religious freedom.
Obama: Michael Sam joining the NFL is an important step forward in our Nation’s journey 2
1:51 PM — Barack Obama has sent a message to Michael Sam, congratulating him on making history by being drafted to the St Louis Rams.
US: Nevada Republicans defend dropping opposition to same-sex marriage, after RNC attacks 12
12:36 PM — The Nevada Republican Party has defended its decision to drop opposition to same-sex marriage from its state platform, after criticism from RNC members.
Michael Sam celebrates NFL draft by kissing boyfriend on TV 26
11:25 AM — Gay footballer Michael Sam celebrated his historic draft to the St Louis Rams, by kissing his boyfriend on live TV.
Michael Sam makes history as first openly gay NFL player 10
12:03 AM — Michael Sam has made history, becoming the first openly gay player on an NFL team, as he joins the St Louis Rams in the final stage of the draft.
10th May 2014
US: Catholic school teacher quits over new contract that tells her to condemn her gay son 56
6:04 PM — An Ohio Catholic school teacher has quit, rather than sign a new morality contract which requires her to condemn her gay son's homosexuality.
US: First same-sex couple marries in Arkansas after marriage ban struck down 4
5:04 PM — A same-sex couple has married in Arkansas, after the state's same-sex marriage ban was struck down.
US: Michele Bachmann opposes building Women’s Museum because it would be a ‘shrine’ to gay marriage 26
3:31 PM — Tea Party politician Michele Bachmann has opposed the construction of a National Women's History Museum, claiming it would become a "shrine" to "radical feminists" who believe in same-sex marriage.
Michael Sam could become the NFL’s first openly gay player today 1
3:13 PM — If drafted to an NFL team today in rounds 4-7, Michael Sam would become the first openly gay player in the league.
US: Oregon ‘turn away the gays’ ballot scrapped 3
2:22 PM — A campaign in favour of a ballot to allow a 'religious freedom' exemption to anti-discrimination laws in Oregon has been dropped.
US: Arkansas same-sex weddings could start on Monday 3
12:24 PM — Same-sex couples in Arkansas could begin to marry on Monday, after a judge struck down the state's same-sex marriage ban.
9th May 2014
US: Arkansas judge strikes down same-sex marriage ban 17
11:16 PM — Judge Chris Piazza has struck down Arkansas' constitutional same-sex marriage ban.
US: Republican congressman compares gay rights advocates to Nazis 30
9:32 PM — A Republican has compared gay rights advocates to Nazis in the US House of Representatives.