25th January 2014
Lance Bass offers forgiveness to TV star who said gays are ‘perverts’ 10
7:51 AM — Former NSYNC star Lance Bass has defended a television star who apologised after saying gay people were "more pervert", and should not be allowed on TV.
US: Virginia Republicans urge appointment of lawyers to defence of same-sex marriage ban 11
7:39 AM — Republican politicians in the US state of Virginia have asked for legal counsel to be appointed in order to defend the state's same-sex marriage ban, now that the Attorney General has said he will not.
24th January 2014
Video: TV and Broadway stars in Russia ‘gay propaganda’ law spoof
6:00 PM — Some of the biggest TV and Broadway stars have starred in a spoof video to protest Russian propaganda laws.
Goldie Hawn ‘embarrassed’ after calling calling Nigerian President ‘wonderful’, unaware of anti-gay law 17
4:22 PM — US actress Goldie Hawn has apologised after she called Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan "wonderful" in a tweet, saying she didn't know about the country's new anti-gay law.
US: Obama has mentioned the word ‘gay’ more than any other president 4
4:16 PM — A report has found that Barack Obama has used the word 'gay' more times than any other US president in recent history.
23rd January 2014
US: Two key Oregon same-sex marriage lawsuits consolidated by judge 3
7:50 PM — In a move which could potentially open the door to more quickly removing a ban on same-sex marriage, a federal judge consolidated two lawsuits seeking just that.
US: Utah Governor defends decision to spend $300,000 to attempt to reinstate same-sex marriage ban 16
7:34 PM — The Governor of the US state of Utah has defended his decision to continue to fight to enforce a same-sex marriage ban, despite estimated costs of at least $300,000 to hire outside counsel.
US: Kansas court rules Craigslist sperm donor liable to pay child support 7
1:03 PM — A court has ruled that a man who donated sperm to a lesbian couple in Kansas is the "legal father" of the child, and must pay child support.
Attorney General: I won’t defend Virginia’s unconstitutional ban on equal marriage 3
11:15 AM — Virginia’s ban on equal marriage is unconstitutional and should no longer be defended, State Attorney General Mark Herring has concluded.
22nd January 2014
US: Indiana committee to hear arguments around bill to ban gay couples from marrying 4
8:01 PM — Those for and against same-sex marriage will today give evidence in the US state of Indiana, for a bill which would ban marriage for gay couples.
US has no plans to withdraw aid to Nigeria in wake of anti-gay law introduction 18
7:44 PM — The US Government has denied that it is to withdraw financial aid to Nigeria towards fighting HIV and AIDS amid the fallout from the recently introduced anti-gay law, but has said it will ensure its funding is not in violation of the law.
Nevada Governor argues that same-sex marriage ban serves a legitimate purpose 10
7:08 PM — Lawyers acting on behalf of Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval have argued that the state's ban on same-sex marriage serves a legitimate purpose - to preserve opposite-sex marriage.
US: Judge rules that lawyers may not exclude potential jurors because they are gay 1
3:50 PM — A US federal appeals court on Tuesday ruled that lawyers are not allowed to exclude potential jurors based on their sexual orientation.
US: Catholic school president resigns after ‘firing’ vice principal for being in a same-sex marriage 14
2:47 PM — The president of a Catholic school in Seattle has resigned following lengthy protests over the decision to fire the former vice principal for marrying his same sex partner.
21st January 2014
Utah sued by civil liberties group over refusal to recognise same-sex marriages 1
7:05 PM — The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), in Utah will today file a against the state because it refused to recognise same-sex marriages after a federal court ruling.
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.