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  • 4th April 2012

    Boston Court hears anti-DOMA appeal 3

    The Obama administration no longer defends DOMA, which it considers unconstitutional

    9:42 PM — A federal appeals court in Boston, Massachusetts, has begun hearing arguments today about the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which denies federal benefits to married same-sex couples.

  • US Catholic school fights back against anti-gay lecture 50

    Minneapolis will be voting on a constitutional amendment to restrict marriage to heterosexuals

    8:45 PM — A group of senior students at Minnesota's Catholic DeLaSalle forced a mandatory lecture to end abruptly due to their virulently anti-gay rhetoric, with homosexuality compared to bestiality.

  • Bruno Mars denies gay rumours 29

    The pop singer's name began to trend on Twitter following the iReport story (Photo: Flickr user Cindy Robinson)

    7:58 PM — A representative for Bruno Mars has dismissed a series of reports yesterday that the singer had come out of the closet.

  • Voters appear to reject gay and trans protections in Anchorage 8

    Reports say Anchorage appears to have rejected gay and trans protections (Photo: Flickr user dancingnomad3)

    5:28 PM — Proposition 5, which would expand the anti-discrimination laws in Anchorage, Alaska, to include sexual orientation and gender identity appears to have failed to gather enough votes to pass.

  • Over 640,000 thank Starbucks for equal marriage support 11

    The call for an international boycott of Starbucks backfired badly

    4:58 PM — 640,000 people have signed a petition to thank coffee giant Starbucks over its support for equal marriage after opponents tried to launch an international boycott.

  • JavaScript inventor gave $1,000 to support California’s gay marriage ban 66

    Mr Eich is the CTO of Mozilla, whose employees overall gave more money in favour of equality

    1:00 PM — The inventor of JavaScript and Chief Technology Officer of the Mozilla Corporation donated $1000 (£630) in the fight against marriage equality in California, it has emerged.

  • 3rd April 2012

    US student sues school for banning him from wearing anti-homophobia t-shirt 36

    The school thinks this t-shirt is obscene and sexual

    11:18 PM — A student at a high school in Cincinnati, Ohio has filed a law suit in federal court today, after school officials refused to let him wear a t-shirt that read: "Jesus is not a homophobe."

  • Afghanistan: US military investigates soldier raising gay pride flag 41

    Nicole Jodice wrote of the image: "hubbie in afghanistan raising a gay pride flag" (Photo: Facebook/Wipeout Homophobia Facebook Page)

    10:47 PM — The US military has begun formal investigations into a series of three photographs that purport to show a soldier raising a rainbow flag, signifying gay pride, allegedly at a base in Afghanistan.

  • 2nd April 2012

    Anchorage set to vote on Proposition 5 8

    Dan Sullivan holds that there is no evidence to support discrimination exists against LGBT people in Anchorage

    10:45 PM — Anchorage, Alaska's largest city, is set to vote tomorrow on Proposition 5, which would, if approved by the voters, outlaw discrimination in employment and housing against gay men and lesbians, and in addition, extend protections to transgender people.

  • Gay couples file suit against DOMA in New York 5

    The Republican-led House continues to defend DOMA in courts, at considerable expense

    9:59 PM — Five married couples, wherein one partner had a non-US nationality, have filed suit in New York today against the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), arguing that it denies gay men and lesbians the right for permanent residence, as it is available to heterosexual couples, thereby violating equal protection under the constitution.

  • 1st April 2012

    Schwarzenegger to replace Mickey Rourke as gay rugby player Gareth Thomas in film 40

    The producers admit that Mr Schwarzenegger's accent might be a problem.

    12:01 AM — Following Mickey Rourke's decision to pull out of his role as gay Welsh rugby star Gareth Thomas in a new biopic, Arnold Schwarzenegger has emerged as his replacement to star in the film. The film charting the life of Britain’s first openly gay rugby player was dreamed up by Rourke in a London pub after he lost an arm wrestling challenge with some gay rugby players. Rourke said: “There was an article about Gareth Thomas. I met Gareth and said [to him] I wanna make your life story”.

  • 31st March 2012

    US student loses court bid over prom policy 15

    Reuben Lack was commended for his initiative, but the judge ruled against his suit

    12:55 PM — A high school student from Atlanta, who had filed a federal lawsuit against his school, alleging that the administrators removed him as student body president after he proposed to make the prom more inclusive to LGBT students, has lost his case on the first day of hearing.

  • 30th March 2012

    Romney faces criticism for clandestine donation to anti-gay group 18

    Mr Romney's donation to NOM has taken advantage of a legal loophole in Alabama

    9:41 PM — It has been revealed that Mitt Romney’s political action committee (PAC) made a $10,000 donation in 2008 to the National Organization of Marriage in its fight to repeal the granting of marriage licences for same-sex couples in California through the infamous Proposition 8.

  • Mother of 9/11 hero responds to Carson Daly about ‘gay stereotypes’ 35

    Carson Daly has apologised for his remarks

    3:30 PM — Following Carson Daly's apology today for suggesting, in his Los Angeles radio show, that gay people would not have been brave enough to restrain an aggravated pilot who went into "meltdown" on a recent flight to Las Vegas, the mother of one of the passengers who charged the cockpit of hijacked Flight 93 on the morning of 9/11 has made a statement in response.

  • 71-year-old Texan woman charged with gay hate crime 77

    Wanda Derby was charged with committing a hate crime

    2:48 PM — A 71-year-old Texan woman was yesterday charged with committing a hate crime after being accused of beating and choking a 25-year-old man with a wooden cane because she believed he was gay and had AIDS.

  • Video: The offensive anti-LGBT TV ads airing in Alaska right now to oppose Prop 5 24

    The adverts currently airing

    1:49 PM — Ranking among the most homophobic and transphobic advertisements seen recently in political campaigning. Here are the advertisements in full airing on Alaskan TV right now.

  • Connecticut man alleges past gay relationship with American baseball star 21

    Carl Pavano is a pitcher for the Minnesota Twins

    12:08 PM — A man in Hartford, Connecticut is being investigated by the police after allegedly threatening Carl Pavano, an American baseball star who plays for Minnesota Twins, with the revelation that the pair had an gay relationship in high school.

  • 29th March 2012

    Transphobic ad against Alaskan Proposition 5 criticised 12

    Opponents of Prop. 5 claim that sexual minorities are already protected in Anchorage

    9:22 PM — Supporters of Proposition 5, which would expand the anti-discrimination laws in Anchorage, Alaska, to include sexual orientation and gender identity in its legislative field, have criticised an advertisement released by opponents, calling it ‘dehumanizing.’

  • Teacher sues Lamar University for ‘forcing’ her to attend a gay show 41

    The lawsuit alleges that Ms Ozmun was discriminated on grounds of her religious beliefs

    8:46 PM — A theatre and dance teacher in Texas has filed a law-suit on Lamar University, claiming that the college disciminated against her on grounds of religion, when she failed to attend a gay show.

  • Carson Daly apologises for gay joke 40

    Carson Daly changed his voice to what many considered to be a gay stereotype

    8:08 PM — The American broadcaster, Carson Daly, best known for hosting shows on MTV and NBC, was forced to apologise today after suggesting, in his radio show in Los Angeles, that gay people would not have been brave enough to restrain the pilot who recently went 'berserk' on a flight to Las Vegas.

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