25th July 2014
US: Same-sex marriage would bring $181.6 million to Texas over 3 years
4:09 PM — A new study says legalising same-sex marriage in Texas would generate an estimated $181.6 million dollars (£107,000,000) for the state's economy and create over 1,500 new jobs over three years.
24th July 2014
US: Arizona attorneys say same-sex marriage is not valid because couples cannot reproduce 18
11:18 PM — Arizona attorneys defend the state's same-sex marriage ban in court documents by saying it is justified because same-sex couples cannot reproduce without the help of a third person.
US: Legal briefs filed in Indiana and Wisconsin cases are majority anti-gay
11:12 PM — Marriage equality opponents have filed legal briefs citing everything from political theory to social stability to biblical text in the federal court cases concerning Indiana and Wisconsin's same-sex marriage bans.
US: Washington state program gives at-risk groups access to PrEP for no cost
10:11 PM — The Washington State Department of Health has started a drug assistance program that helps state residents at risk of HIV infections pay for expensive daily pill that could reduce the risk of contracting HIV.
US: HRC calls for stronger protection of transgender women 2
9:49 PM — The Human Rights Commission, in response to the murder of Mia Henderson in Baltimore, has called for stronger laws to protect transgender women.
US: Janet Mock is Marie Claire’s newest contributing editor
8:57 PM — Janet Mock is joining the US edition of Marie Claire magazine as a contributing editor.
US: Researchers successfully destroy HIV in human cells 2
6:44 PM — Temple University researchers in Philadelphia have destroyed HIV in human cells during laboratory tests.
US: Florida appeals court won’t lift same-sex marriage stay 1
5:22 PM — A Florida appeals court declined to intervene in the same-sex marriage case in Monroe County on Wednesday.
US: Michigan State LGBT Resource Center receives $1 million dollar gift
3:25 PM — An anonymous gift of $1 million dollars (£580,000) was given to Michigan State University’s LGBT Resource Center.
23rd July 2014
US: Anti-gay Republican wins GOP primary in Georgia 8
10:35 PM — Republican Jody Hice, a pastor who once claimed gay people have a secret plot to sodomise America's sons, won the Georgia 10th district GOP primary last night.
US: Wisconsin Attorney General says there is no fundamental right to same-sex marriage 15
9:51 PM — Wisconsin's Attorney General compared same-sex marriage to abortion Wednesday, arguing there is no fundamental right to either and calling state laws defining marriage as between one man and one woman “reasonable.”
US: Colorado judge rules once again that Boulder clerk can issue same-sex marriage licenses
8:48 PM — A Colorado state judge has again refused to stop Boulder’s clerk from issuing same-sex marriage licenses.
Laverne Cox: Whoopi Goldberg was “a huge inspiration to me as an actor” 1
7:53 PM — Actress Laverne Cox called Whoopi Goldberg an “inspiration as an actor” on her recent appearance on The View.
US: North Dakota couples ask judge to bypass trial in same-sex marriage lawsuit
6:26 PM — Seven same-sex couples challenging North Dakota's same-sex marriage ban are asking a judge to bypass a trial and issue an immediate ruling.
Olympic kayak hopeful talks of relief after coming out as gay 6
1:26 PM — An Olympic kayak hopeful has discussed coming out as gay, saying it was a relief, and that he had an overwhelmingly positive reaction.
22nd July 2014
US: Susan Sarandon supports marriage equality in new HRC video 1
10:57 PM — Susan Sarandon has voiced her support for marriage equality in a “Americans For Marriage Equality” video by the Human Rights Campaign.
US: Lesbian kicked out of Michigan water park for wearing men’s swimwear 18
10:07 PM — An Indiana woman claims she was kicked out of a Michigan water park because she is a lesbian and was wearing men's swimming trunks.
US: Maryland changes state employee health care to include transition-related services
9:44 PM — Maryland has change its state employee health care policy to include coverage for transition-related health care.
US: Idaho activists sentenced for protesting for LGBT rights 4
9:35 PM — Twenty three activists who were arrested this February in Idaho for peaceful protests were sentenced yesterday evening in the Idaho Statehouse courtroom in Boise's 4th District Court.
US: Republican congressman announces support of same-sex marriage 2
7:36 PM — Yesterday, newly-elected US Representative David Jolly — a Florida Republican — expressed his support of same-sex marriage.