1st August 2014
US: West Virginia couples ask judge to lift same-sex marriage stay
5:14 PM — Three same-sex couples challenging West Virginia's same-sex marriage ban are asking a judge to lift a stay put in place pending the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals decision on Virginia's marriage ban case.
31st July 2014
US: New Jersey judge dismisses challenges to gay conversion therapy ban 1
11:34 PM — A US District Court federal judge has dismissed the second challenge made on the state’s gay conversion therapy ban for the second time in the last nine months.
US: Couple marries in Washington D.C. after braving opposition in their home state 2
10:38 PM — A same-sex couple who braved an anti-LGBT rally to attempt to get a marriage license in North Carolina earlier this month legally wed in Washington D.C. this week.
US: Former Facebook President is donating to anti-gay Republicans 11
10:08 PM — Multi-billionaire Sean Parker, best known for creating the music service Napster and being Facebook's first president, is donating an average of six figures to anti-gay Republican candidates.
US: Nevada changes foster care regulations to allow HIV positive foster parents
9:15 PM — The Division of Child and Family Services in Nevada has revised its regulations for perspective foster parents, removing a requirement that stated foster parents are to be free of certain communicable diseases including HIV.
US: Chicago White Sox LGBT event causes some fans to call for a boycott 9
7:54 PM — A Chicago White Sox event intended to encourage LGBT fans to attend a White Sox baseball game next month has lead some fans to say they would boycott the game and the team.
US: South Carolina county denies same-sex marriage licenses
7:12 PM — Five-couples have had their requests for marriage licenses denied in Greenville, South Carolina this Wednesday.
US: Wisconsin Supreme Court rules in favour of domestic partnership registry
6:06 PM — Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday that a state law providing limited benefits to same-sex couples in domestic partnerships does not violate the state’s ban on same-sex marriages.
US: Trans teen stabbed on Washington D.C. train
4:56 PM — A 15-year-old transgender girl was stabbed by a man on board a Washington D.C. train on Wednesday afternoon, according to Transit Police.
30th July 2014
US: South Carolina equal rights groups petition for state to stop defending marriage ban
11:14 PM — South Carolina Equality and the ACLU of South Carolina launched a petition Wednesday asking Attorney General Alan Wilson to stop defending the state's ban on same-sex marriage.
US: Skateboarder Tony Hawk lends his support for same-sex marriage
10:37 PM — Professional skateboarder Tony Hawk recently stated his support for same-sex marriage by starring in a Human Rights Campaign video.
US: Anonymous website posts names and addresses of HERO opponents 3
10:36 PM — A new, anonymous campaign is posting the names and addresses of Houston Equal Rights Ordinance opponents by releasing petitions submitted against the ordinance online.
US: Activists calling for LGBT inclusion in immigration reform stage sit-in
8:25 PM — A group of LGBT activists have staged a sit-in on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, saying they won't leave the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus until the caucus issues a statement urging President Obama to include LGBT populations in potential executive action on immigration.
US: Oregon lesbian couple sues cab driver who left them stranded 1
6:42 PM — An Oregon lesbian couple has filed a lawsuit against a taxi cab driver who left them on the side of a motorway last summer because the couple displayed affection in his cab.
US: ACLU lawyers seek speedy ruling against North Carolina same-sex marriage ban
4:34 PM — Lawyers with the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina plan to return to court within the next week to seek a fast ruling in an attempt to quickly strike down of the state’s same-sex marriage ban.
29th July 2014
US: Nevada TV station gives transgender nine-year-old a platform 1
11:40 PM — In a piece detailing what Reno Pride meant to the LGBT community, Nevada news station KOLO 8 gave transgender nine-year-old Cee Cee Ott the opportunity to tell her story.
US: Colorado Supreme Court tells Boulder County to stop issuing same-sex marriage licenses
11:29 PM — Colorado Supreme Court has ordered Boulder County's clerk to stop issuing same-sex marriage licenses while an appeal from Colorado's attorney general is heard.
US: Former Florida Governor promises to ban LGBT discrimination if elected
10:32 PM — Former Florida Governor Charlie Crist announced last Tuesday that he will sign five executive orders benefiting the LGBT community on his first day back in office if he’s elected in November.
US: Wyoming same-sex marriage lawsuit will be allowed to go to trial
10:17 PM — A Wyoming judge has declined to summarily rule on the constitutionality of a state law that specifies marriage is limited to one man and one woman.
US: Equality Michigan petitions to end Michfest’s “womyn born womyn” intention 18
10:06 PM — Equality Michigan has started an online petition asking the Michigan Womyn's Music Festival to end their “womyn born womyn” intention that excludes transgender women from the event.