30th June 2013
US: Former Boy Scout plans to create new youth group banning gay members 29
6:31 PM — John Stemberger, an attorney a former Scout responsible for setting up a group to oppose the Boy Scouts of America's (BSA) acceptance of gay members, has said he plans to start his own youth organisation.
29th June 2013
Alec Baldwin apologises to GLAAD for ‘toxic little queen’ comments 35
6:34 PM — Actor Alec Baldwin has posted an open letter to GLAAD apologising for comments he made about a Daily Mail journalist in which he called him a "toxic little queen".
Prop 8 supporters accuse court of ‘lawlessness’ for allowing resume of same-sex weddings 14
5:26 PM — Supporters of the now defunct Proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriages in the US state of California, have claimed that the courts have acted in a "lawless" way, following the resume of same-sex weddings in the state.
US: First weddings take place as same-sex marriages allowed to resume in California
3:19 PM — As pride events are kicking off all around the world, the US state of California has resumed issuing marriage licences to same-sex couples, following a Supreme Court ruling this week.
US: Court gives green light to allow same-sex weddings to resume immediately in California 4
1:15 AM — Same-sex couples wishing to marry in the US state of California have been pleasantly surprised, as a crucial stay has been lifted, meaning the state can immediately begin issuing marriage licenses to gay couples.
28th June 2013
Westboro Baptist Church to picket One Direction concert for being ‘fag-enabling peverts’ 27
5:48 PM — The adamantly homophobic Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) has said it will picket the concerts of boy band One Direction, deeming them "fag-enabling", because they "think it's funny... to grab each other's asses on stage".
US: Gay man adopts 73-year old partner to avoid inheritance tax 7
5:04 PM — A gay couple in the US say they have had to use adoption to avoid paying the inheritance tax that would be forced on them due to their state's lack of same-sex marriage laws.
Feature: How the Stonewall riots started the LGBT rights movement 12
4:04 PM — In the early hours of 28 June 1969 a relatively unassuming gay bar in the West Village of Manhattan became the epicentre of an event that changed the course of LGBT history.
President Obama: Same-sex marriages should be recognised across all American states 3
3:36 PM — In the wake of this week's US Supreme Court rulings in two key equal marriage cases, President Obama said in a speech that he believes all marriages should be valid across state borders.
The New Yorker features Sesame Street’s Bert and Ernie celebrating Supreme Court equal marriage rulings 1
2:59 PM — The New Yorker magazine has thrown its support behind the Supreme Court's decision to repeal a key section of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), earlier this week, by unveiling an equal marriage themed Sesame Street cover.
US: Bill to be introduced in Kansas would constitutionally ban equal marriage 16
12:50 AM — An amendment to the constitution of the US state of Kansas, to be introduced this week, would define marriage specifically as between one man and one woman.
Anna Wintour uses Twitter for the first time to commend Supreme Court for equal marriage rulings 4
12:30 AM — Anna Wintour has taken to Twitter for the first time, and was compelled to do so to congratulate the US on two Supreme Court rulings in favour of equal marriage.
27th June 2013
Chick-fil-A boss tweets, then deletes, message against repeal of DOMA 28
6:31 PM — The COO of US fast food restaurant Chick-fil-A posted a strong message opposing yesterday's strike-down of the Defense of Marriage Act, before deleting it.
Video: US House Democrat: ‘Who cares’ what Michele Bachmann thinks about DOMA? 10
5:36 PM — US House of Representatives Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, showed her approval for the strike-down of the Defense of Marriage Act yesterday by the US Supreme Court, and said that she did not care what Representative Michele Bachmann had to say.
Kristen Bell proposes to boyfriend Dax Shepard in solidarity with Prop 8 defeat 4
5:16 PM — Kristen Bell took to Twitter yesterday to ask her boyfriend, Dax Shepard to marry her. The couple had said they would not get married until same-sex couples in their state had the same right.
US: Legislation to fully repeal federal ban on same-sex marriage reintroduced 7
4:50 PM — A Senator and a Representative in the US, have reintroduced legislation to fully repeal the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), in the wake of it being deemed unconstitutional by the Supreme Court yesterday.
Video: Plaintiff in DOMA case Edith Windsor, throws support behind gay NY mayoral candidate 2
4:12 PM — After having succeeded in her court battle against the Defense of Marriage Act, which was struck down by the US Supreme Court yesterday, Edith Windsor has thrown her weight behind a candidate in the race for Mayor of New York.
US: New Jersey Governor says Supreme Court overturn of DOMA ‘was wrong’ 19
3:44 PM — The Governor of the US state of New Jersey has spoken out following the Supreme Court's strike-down of the Defense of Marriage Act to say that it "was wrong".
President of Senegal rebukes President Obama’s call for tolerance of gay people 13
1:55 PM — Just one day after the US Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, and undercut Proposition 8, President Obama made calls for tolerance whilst on a visit to Senegal, which were strongly rejected by the country's president.
US: Judge stops deportation of married gay man minutes after Supreme Court Strikes Down DOMA 5
1:12 PM — A New York City immigration judge immediately stopped the deportation of a gay Colombian man who is legally married to an American citizen soon after Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act.