26th February 2014
Poll: Jewish Americans more likely to support equal marriage 17
5:57 PM — According to a recent survey of religious groups, Jewish people are most in favour of equal marriage in the US.
Michael Sam tells Republican lobbyist he’d need a time machine to get rid of gays in the NFL 1
5:06 PM — Responding to a Republican lobbyist who suggested that gays should be banned from the NFL, Michael Sam told him just what he'd need to do it.
Second Illinois county begins issuing gay marriage licences early
4:20 PM — A second county in the US state of Illinois has begun issuing marriage licences to same-sex couples early.
Republican lobbyist loses clients over wanting to ban openly gay NFL players 7
3:42 PM — A Republican lobbyist who called for openly gay NFL players to be banned because of shower situations has begun to lose clients.
US: Delta Airlines latest to lobby against Arizona bill to legalise anti-gay discrimination 1
3:23 PM — Delta Airlines has joined other big businesses including Apple and Marriott International in lobbying Arizona's Governor to veto a bill to legalise anti-gay discrimination.
Jason Collins’ shirt commemorating murdered gay teen tops sales in NBA online store 6
1:02 PM — Openly gay NBA star Jason Collins has made the decision to wear the number 98 shirt for his new team in commemoration of murdered gay teenager Matthew Shepard.
25th February 2014
Arizona may lose 2015 Super Bowl if bill to legalise anti-gay discrimination becomes law 13
7:36 PM — The US state of Arizona could run the risk of losing the Super Bowl if a law is enacted to allow business owners to legally discriminate against gay people.
Republican wants to ban openly gay NFL players because of showering situation 31
7:28 PM — A Republican lobbyist is in favour of banning openly gay players from America's National Football League.
Video: Senator claims he’s ‘never heard of discrimination’ in Arizona 13
7:24 PM — An Arizona Senator has claimed that he does not know any residents of his state who would discriminate against anyone.
US Attorney General: States should be ‘suspicious’ of gay marriage bans
5:53 PM — The US Attorney General Eric Holder has spoken out to say that any state Attorney General should be "suspicious" of any bill which specifically bans gay couples from marrying.
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer: ‘I will do the right thing’ on gay discrimination bill 8
3:15 PM — The Governor of Arizona has said she is still looking at the legislation which would allow business owners to discriminate against gay people, saying she will "do the right thing".
Apple, American Airlines and Marriott urge Arizona to veto bill to legalise anti-gay discrimination 3
1:44 PM — Several multinational companies have given extra weight to a campaign to have Arizona's Governor veto a bill to specifically legalise anti-gay discrimination by any business owner claiming to be religious.
Several countries cut aid to Uganda over anti-gay law 49
12:32 PM — One day after Uganda's President signed into law a bill making homosexuality punishable with life imprisonment, several countries have already said they will cut aid to the country.
John Kerry: America will now review its relations with Uganda over its anti-gay law 8
10:59 AM — US Secretary of State John Kerry says his country is now reviewing its relations with Uganda, following President Yoweri Museveni’s decision to sign anti-gay legislation.
24th February 2014
Arizona Republicans who voted for anti-gay legislation call for Governor to veto it 9
7:38 PM — Amid voices of concern over a bill to legalise anti-gay discrimination by Arizona's religious business owners, were those of three Republican state Senators who voted for the bill, admitting they made a "mistake".
Evangelist Scott Lively calls for homosexuality to be defined as a ‘mental illness’ 164
7:13 PM — An anti-gay evangelist from the US has called for the reinstatement of homosexuality as a "mental illness" in the eyes of the American Psychiatric Association.
White House reiterates commitment to push Uganda to repeal ‘abhorrent’ anti-gay law 3
6:49 PM — Criticising Uganda's new anti-gay law, the White House has reiterated its commitment to having the law repealed, calling it "abhorrent", and "a step backwards".
Gay NFL star dies after battle with pneumonia 3
6:21 PM — Roy Simmons, the second retired former NFL player to come out as gay and the first player ever to come out publicly as being HIV positive, has died at the age of 57.
Alec Baldwin hits out at ‘Gay Department of Justice’ as he quits public life 14
2:22 PM — Actor Alec Baldwin has written an article for New York Magazine’s Vulture blog stating his intention to leave public life, and concentrate on his family following last year's alleged homophobic spat with a photographer.
23rd February 2014
Jason Collins signs deal to become first openly-gay, active NBA player 7
8:56 PM — Openly gay basketball star Jason Collins on Sunday evening signed a deal to officially become the first openly-gay active player in the NBA.