4th September 2013
US: Pennsylvania court to hear arguments in case against clerk who issued same-sex marriage licences
12:41 PM — A court in the US state of Pennsylvania will today begin to hear arguments around the case of a county clerk who is being sued by the state because he issued marriage licences to same-sex couples.
Texas and Mississippi National Guard refuse to process gay couples’ benefits despite Pentagon directive 6
12:25 PM — The National Guard in the US states of Texas and Mississippi have refused to process benefits requests from Tuesday from same-sex couples, despite a directive from the Pentagon to do so.
US Priest: Christians should no longer ‘go gaily into the dark’ — the word gay has been ‘too distorted’ 32
11:28 AM — Father Paul Check, the director of a program which attempts to make gay Catholics live chaste lives, has said that Christians should now go "cheerfully" rather than "gaily" into the dark, as the word gay has been too "distorted."
US county clerk: I’m ‘on the right side of history’ by defying state ban on equal marriage 1
11:05 AM — A county clerk who is defying Pennsylvania's ban on same-sex marriage by issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples has said he is only doing what is right.
3rd September 2013
US: Surge of weddings expected as new leave for same-sex military couples to marry kicks in 1
6:30 PM — Beginning on Tuesday, gay members of the US Military are expected to begin emptying their savings, and taking up newly available leave put in place to allow same-sex couples to travel to a state which allows equal marriage.
Mother of Big Brother US contestant who made anti-gay slurs ‘disappointed’ at ‘inappropriate comments’ 4
6:09 PM — The mother of a Big Brother US contestant who was heavily criticised for making anti-gay and racist comments, has spoken out to voice her "disappointment" at the comments, but has hit out at CBS network, accusing it of taking advantage of the comments to gain ratings.
US radio host: People only accept being gay is not a choice because all gay people are lying about it 40
5:18 PM — A US radio host known for her anti-gay rhetoric has spoken out to claim that the only reason it is now widely accepted that being gay is not a choice is because gay people lie to "say so".
US: New couple joins battle for equal marriage in Ohio over death certificate listing
5:00 PM — A new plaintiff has joined the lawsuit to have same-sex marriages recognised in the US state of Ohio, despite a ban.
US: Gay couples claim a third of all marriage licenses in Minnesota 3
11:23 AM — An Associated Press survey has found that ever since same-sex couples have been allowed to marry in Minnesota, gay couples have received nearly a third of all marriage licenses in the state.
US: Oregon bakery which refused cake for same-sex wedding closes down 27
10:12 AM — Sweet Cakes, an Oregon Bakery sued in August for refusing to provide a wedding cake to a same-sex couple, has closed its doors.
2nd September 2013
US: Judge rules that Veterans Affairs agency must pay benefits to same-sex spouse 1
6:44 PM — A federal judge in the US has ruled that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) must pay equal benefits to a California veteran in a same-sex marriage.
US: Anti-gay evangelist Scott Lively warns Vladimir Putin Russian ‘gay propaganda’ laws are not enough 30
4:48 PM — Scott Lively, an anti-gay activist who previously supported the Ugandan 'kill the gays' bill, wrote an open latter to President Vladimir Putin this month telling him more can be done with Russia's notorious anti-gay laws.
US: Mary Cheney slams her sister’s opposition to same-sex marriage 6
12:07 PM — Mary Cheney, the lesbian daughter of former US vice-president Dick Cheney, has condemned her older sister, a Republican who is running for the Senate, for her opposition to same-sex marriage.
1st September 2013
Homophobic Big Brother contestant evicted to boos and soaring ratings 9
3:41 PM — A contestant on Big Brother US who made racist and homophobic slurs on live television was evicted on Thursday, and was met with boos when she denied any knowledge of making the comments.
First US Supreme Court Justice officiates at same-sex wedding 3
3:26 PM — US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Saturday became the first Supreme Court justice to officiate at the wedding of a gay couple.
Ultimate Fighting Championship boss unaware of Russian anti-gay law as he looks to establish show there 6
3:00 PM — The president of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has expressed a desire to set up a show in Russia, and when asked, said he had no knowledge of anti-gay legislation introduced in June.
31st August 2013
US: Women’s basketball star protests against same-sex marriage 64
1:39 PM — A Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) player has spoke out against an LGBT anti-discrimination bill in San Antonio, saying she does not support same-sex marriages.
US: Bar owner fined £250,000 for denying service to transgender patrons 18
1:01 PM — A bar owner in Oregon has been ordered to pay $400,000 (£250,000) in compensation to a group of trans women who he told to stop visiting because he didn’t want his business to be known as a “tranny bar.”
US: Gay high school student punched and choked by anti-gay bully on school bus 14
12:19 PM — A gay rights group has filed a complaint on behalf of a high school student whose mother says he was punched and choked by a football player because of his sexuality.
US: Gay sergeant who criticised ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’ policy dies in car accident 11
11:04 AM — Darren Manzella, a gay combat medic who was discharged from the US Army after criticising the military's "Don't Ask Don't Tell" policy, has died in a traffic accident.