5th December 2013
US: Large railroad conference to offer health coverage to same-sex spouses
7:28 PM — Members of a conference of some of the largest railroad operators in the US are to begin offering health benefits to same-sex spouses as of January.
Speaker John Boehner: Republican Party should support gay candidates 2
6:53 PM — Republican US House Speaker John Boehner has said his party should support gay Republican congressional candidates.
Virginia Congressman accused of urging Republicans not to fund gay candidates
6:20 PM — Virginia Representative Randy Forbes is under fire for allegedly urging his Republican Party colleagues not to support gay congressional candidates.
US: Court hears discrimination case over gay couple being refused wedding cake 1
4:54 PM — A Colorado court has heard a discrimination case brought against a baker who refused to provide a wedding cake to a same-sex couple.
US version of Morrissey’s autobiography edits account of same-sex relationship 11
1:14 PM — The US release of Morrissey's autobiography has reportedly omitted details about a two-year same-sex relationship and contains other edits.
Cameroon LGBT activist granted asylum in US after receiving death threats for taking part in film
12:06 PM — A Cameroonian LGBT activist has been reunited with her family in San Francisco after receiving death threats for appearing in a Human Rights Watch documentary.
Tom Daley: It was love at first sight when I met my boyfriend 96
8:00 AM — The British Olympic diving star Tom Daley has said that it was "love at first sight" when he met his boyfriend, although he has not confirmed who that is, despite speculation.
4th December 2013
US: Louisiana National Guard follows Texas in allowing same-sex couples to register for benefits
6:36 PM — The Louisiana National Guard has followed Texas in saying that it will immediately allow same-sex couples register for benefits.
US: Court hears discrimination case after bakery refused to make wedding cake for gay couple 6
3:59 PM — A judge in the Colorado Civil Rights Commission is today hearing arguments in a case filed against a bakery which refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple.
US: Challenge to Utah same-sex marriage ban to return to court 2
3:03 PM — A challenge to the US state of Utah's equal marriage ban is due back in court today.
Survey: 74% of Americans oppose Russia’s anti-gay laws, but 59% against Olympic boycott 12
1:59 PM — 74% of Americans oppose Russia's anti-gay legislation, but an overwhelming majority are against a US boycott of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, a poll has found.
Dick Cheney: I wish Mary Cheney hadn’t attacked her sister for not supporting equal marriage 16
12:57 PM — Dick Cheney says he’s “surprised” that Mary Cheney, his lesbian daughter, vented her fury at older sister Liz's opposition to equal marriage on Facebook.
3rd December 2013
US: Waitress who said she was denied tip for being gay suspended for investigation into alleged incident 13
7:28 PM — A waitress who said she was denied a tip by a family who said they did not agree with her "lifestyle", because she is gay, has been suspended pending an investigation into the incident by her employer as the family has said that was not the case.
American Apparel protests against Russia’s anti-gay laws 6
7:09 PM — LGBT campaign groups All Out and Athlete Ally have joined forces with American Apparel to produce Principle 6, a clothing line which challenges the anti-gay laws of Russia.
Johnny Weir: ‘I’ve never had someone call me a fag in Russia’ 27
6:31 PM — Retired Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir is facing criticism from some LGBT campaigners in the US who have accused him of turning a blind eye to LGBT persecution in Russia.
Obama announces $100 million initiative to find a cure for HIV 5
12:12 PM — President Barack Obama has announced a $100 million funding initiative by the US National Institutes of Health to find a cure for HIV.
2nd December 2013
US: Judge denies lesbian couple divorce, saying Mississippi does not recognise same-sex marriages 3
7:42 PM — A couple in the US state of Mississippi have been denied a divorce in their home state which does not allow or recognise same-sex marriages, as they married in San Francisco, where equal marriage is legal.
US: First same-sex weddings take place in Hawaii
3:27 PM — As the state's equal marriage law came into effect, same-sex couples began to marry today in Hawaii.
30th November 2013
Nike launches political action committee to push for equal marriage 1
1:20 PM — Nike has launched its own political action committee (PAC) in order to push for equal marriage in Oregon.
29th November 2013
US: Hawaii prepares to conduct first same-sex weddings 2
8:09 PM — The first same-sex marriages will take place in the US state of Hawaii on Monday.