29th January 2014
US: Kansas bill would allow religious business owners to refuse service to same-sex couples 5
3:21 PM — Politicians in the US state of Kansas have considered a bill which would pre-emptively allow those with "sincerely held religious beliefs" to discriminate against gay couples wishing to get married.
28th January 2014
NBC orders gay-themed TV series developed by Ellen DeGeneres 6
7:17 PM — US television network NBC has ordered a gay-themed series which will be developed by Ellen DeGeneres.
US: Thousands of same-sex marriage opponents and supporters to gather in Utah 7
5:51 PM — With a thousand people expected to turn out for either side, both supporters and opponents of same-sex marriage are today expected to protest in Utah.
US: Indiana House votes to remove civil unions from proposed same-sex marriage ban 1
5:18 PM — Politicians in the US state of Indiana have voted narrowly to remove a clause from a bill to ban same-sex marriage which would have also banned civil unions.
Gay journalist undergoes brain surgery after hate attack in New York 3
3:09 PM — A journalist who suffered a violent homophobic assault on a New York street requires further surgery.
Video: Disney Channel features first ever gay couple 10
12:37 PM — The Disney Channel has featured its first ever out gay couple, in sitcom 'Good Luck Charlie'.
27th January 2014
US: Indiana bill to ban same-sex marriage expected to have second House reading 2
7:28 PM — The House in the US state of Indiana is on Monday expected give a second reading to a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage.
Pastor who helped woman flee US custody battle with lesbian partner appeals sentence 3
7:02 PM — Lawyers acting on behalf of a US pastor who was sentenced for helping a woman flee to Central America to escape a custody battle with her lesbian partner, have filed an appeal against his sentencing in the state of Vermont, saying he should have been sentenced elsewhere.
Lawyers for NFL player say they have text messages to back up homophobia accusations against coach 2
6:16 PM — Lawyers acting on behalf of an NFL player and gay rights advocate who accused his former coach of being a "bigot" for making homophobic remarks have said they have text messages to back up the allegation.
US: Indianapolis Bar Association announces opposition to proposed same-sex marriage ban 2
5:37 PM — A proposed same-sex marriage ban in the US state of Indiana has been branded "inappropriate", by the Indianapolis Bar Association.
Gay NBA player Jason Collins to join Michelle Obama during State of the Union address 1
3:48 PM — The White House has announced that openly gay NBA player Jason Collins has been invited to join Michelle Obama during her husband's State of the Union address this week.
Indiana House ‘evenly split’ on same-sex marriage ban
2:38 PM — The Indiana House of Representatives are evenly split on a constitutional amendment currently being discussed that would ban same-sex marriage in the state.
Video: Mass gay and straight wedding steals the show at Grammy Awards 15
10:06 AM — 34 couples, both same-sex and opposite sex, were married on-screen last night at the Grammy Awards, with the ceremony officiated by Queen Latifah.
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.