26th March 2013
US: Supreme Court poised to debate same-sex marriage for the first time 4
1:08 PM — The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) is set to hear two historic arguments that will decide the legality of same-sex marriage in the US, starting later today.
25th March 2013
Rapper A$AP Rocky: ‘It’s crazy’ that homosexuality is even an issue in hip-hop 13
11:33 PM — Rapper A$AP Rocky has spoken out about homosexuality in the music industry, and said that "it's crazy" that it is still an issue.
Rush Limbaugh falsely claims equal marriage has failed every time at referendum 23
11:29 PM — US conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh has falsely claimed that every time equal marriage has been on a ballot in the US it has been defeated.
US: Lesbian couple wins $100,000 Real Maine Wedding of the Year Contest
7:01 PM — A lesbian couple has won a competition for their dream wedding, in the 2013 Real Maine Wedding of the Year Contest.
Video: Ann Coulter discussion on ‘nanny state’ anti-smoking law derails into debate on gay saunas 24
5:48 PM — Conservative commentator Ann Coulter made a Fox News appearance in which she attacked "nanny state" anti-smoking health laws by comparing them to the idea of creating anti-gay laws to combat HIV and AIDS.
US: Gay former New Hampshire Bishop Gene Robinson to receive award
4:59 PM — The first openly gay bishop in the American Episcopal Church is to be honoured by a university in the US state of Indiana.
US radio host: Gay people are living a ‘sad delusion’ and need to ‘embrace reality’ 58
4:24 PM — Speaking on a radio bulletin, anti-gay radio presenter Linda Harvey has claimed that gay people don't exist, are living a "sad delusion", and that they would be happier if they "embraced reality".
US: South Florida to get first gay retirement home 3
3:57 PM — South Florida is to get its first gay retirement home, Secret Garden in Wilton Manors.
US: Winger’s food chain to back both Boy Scouts and LGBT Prom to promote ‘diversity’ 2
3:48 PM — Several restaurants have stepped up to replace Chipotle as caterer for the Utah Scout-O-Rama after the Mexican chain pulled out to protest the Scouts' gay members ban. One tempered the possibly unpopular decision by also backing a Queer Prom.
US: Senator Claire McCaskill officially announces support for equal marriage 1
2:41 PM — US Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri has announced her official support for equal marriage, and joined the increasing number on both sides of the political spectrum to endorse marriage equality.
US: GLAAD alters its mission statement to include trans and bisexual focus 4
2:35 PM — The organisation has formally dropped the words ‘Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation’ from its name, to now include more focus on transgender and bisexual people.
Son of US Senator who changed stance to support equal marriage reflects on coming out 4
2:18 PM — The gay son of Senator Rob Portman, has written a column reflecting on coming out as a college freshman, a decision which led to his father controversially reversing his decision to support equal marriage.
US: Lesbian cousin of Supreme Court Chief Justice will attend equal marriage hearing 6
1:12 PM — The lesbian cousin of the US Supreme Court's Chief Justice has said she will attend the hearings this week around equal marriage.
US: NFL players make final push for equal marriage: ‘why is common sense not enough?’ 5
12:26 PM — Players in the US National Football League (NFL) have been using their influence to speak out in favour of equal marriage, ahead of the Supreme Court taking on two cases around the issue this week.
24th March 2013
US folk singer Michelle Shocked announces talk on ‘gay-bashing’, but not welcome at proposed venue 20
10:10 PM — Singer Michelle Shocked, who caused an outrage last week over a sudden anti-gay tirade during a concert, Tweeted that she would give a talk on gay-bashing this weekend, only for the venue to respond that she wasn't welcome.
US: Top Republican advisor says 2016 presidential candidate may support same-sex marriage 7
9:15 PM — Senior Republican Party advisor Karl Rove has said he could see the party accepting a pro-marriage equality leader by 2016, but predicted the Supreme Court will not deny states the right to make their own decisions on whether to legalise same-sex marriage.
Poll: Ohio voters shift in favour of removing equal marriage ban 3
1:25 PM — A new poll has shown that, since approving a constitutional ban on equal marriage in 2004, more than half of residents of the US state of Ohio now support equal marriage.
US: Senator who reversed position to support equal marriage finds GOP crowd ‘very respectful’ 5
2:34 AM — US Senator Rob Portman, who came out in support of equal marriage last week, spoke at a Republican Party event this weekend, and said that the audience was "very respectful" of his change in stance.
23rd March 2013
US: Mississippi school under fire for alleged bullying of LGBT students by staff 25
11:13 AM — A school in Mississippi has come under fire after reports of LGBT students being bullied by both students and staff emerged.
US: Kentucky Governor vetoes bill protecting right to act based on religious belief following lobbies by LGBT rights groups 34
10:25 AM — The Governor of Kentucky has vetoed a bill proposing legal protection be given to people acting on religious motivations, which activists warned was "a clear and present danger to the gay and lesbian community".