30th September 2013
US: New Jersey mayor prepares to marry first same-sex couple after judge’s equal marriage ruling 1
7:02 PM — The mayor of a town in the US state of New Jersey who was one of the first to perform a civil union ceremony back in 2007, said he has plans to marry of the the same couples on 21 October after a judge's ruling that same-sex marriage be made legal, comes into force.
US: Pastor put on ‘trial’ for officiating at his son’s same-sex wedding ceremony 15
6:48 PM — A pastor in the US state of Pennsylvania has been put on "trial", by his congregation after officiating at the same-sex wedding of his son.
US: Gay rights groups hope for swift ruling in Virginia equal marriage case
6:34 PM — A motion was filed on Monday for summary judgement asking the court in Virginia for a swift resolution to the challenge to the state's ban on equal marriage.
28th September 2013
Study: Over half of LGBT Hollywood actors have heard anti-gay slurs by directors and producers on set 9
2:24 PM — The improvement of the depiction of LGBT characters in films and television may have taken place on screen in past years, but a new study has found that it has not stopped LGBT actors from experiencing discrimination in Hollywood.
US: Major oil and gas company to extend health benefits to same-sex married couples 10
2:08 PM — A major US multinational oil and gas corporation has said it will offer benefits to legally married same-sex couples across the US for the first time, starting next week.
US: New Jersey Governor to appeal against judge’s ruling in favour of equal marriage 31
1:54 PM — The Governor of the US state of New Jersey has said he plans to appeal against a judge's ruling on Friday that the state-wide ban on equal marriage is unconstitutional.
27th September 2013
Judge rules that New Jersey must allow gay couples to marry 13
8:13 PM — A judge in the US state of New Jersey has ruled that the state should allow same-sex couples to marry.
US: Mississippi woman files petition to divorce wife married out of state 5
8:06 PM — A woman in the US state of Mississippi has filed a petition in the state to divorce the wife she married in San Francisco.
US: Judge rules that challenge to Illinois equal marriage ban can proceed 1
7:29 PM — A judge in Cook County, Illinois, has ruled that a lawsuit challenging the state's ban on equal marriage can proceed.
Modern Family producer: Same-sex proposal ‘was not about making a political statement’ 2
6:56 PM — A producer of ABC's hit television show Modern Family has said the season premier this week featuring a same-sex marriage proposal was not meant as a political statement.
US radio host: One federal appeals court judge constitutes an ‘over-representation’ of gay people 13
5:12 PM — A US radio host has claimed that the recent appointment of an openly gay man to serve on a federal appeals court, and her estimation that 2-3% of all judges are gay, constitutes an "over-representation.
Amazon and Ebay continue to sell ‘offensive’ Gay Best Friend inflatable doll 10
3:15 PM — Following criticism of Tesco for selling an inflatable “Gay Best Friend” doll – US online retailers Amazon and Ebay are facing pressure to remove the product from their websites.
26th September 2013
Television show Two and a Half Men to introduce bisexual female character this week 5
8:15 PM — Popular US television programme Two and a Half Men is this week to introduce a new bisexual female character.
Modern Family TV gay couple to wed as season premier features proposal
8:00 PM — Popular US television show Modern Family featured a same-sex marriage proposal this week after calls for the gay characters to get hitched.
Video: Lieutenant Governor nominee: ‘Homosexuality destroys families and gays are perverted’ 97
7:46 PM — Virginia Republican Lieutenant Governor nominee EW Jackson, who has previously said the minds of gay people are "perverted", and that homosexuality is a "horrible sin", was asked about his views in a live TV debate this week.
Video: Evangelist says ‘indirectly assisting’ Russia with anti-gay law ‘one of my proudest moments’ 32
7:43 PM — Anti-gay evangelist Scott Lively has claimed that he "indirectly" helped to "craft" Russia's anti-gay law, and said it was "one of the proudest moments" of his career.
Video: Pentagon highlights extension of benefits to same-sex military couples 1
7:23 PM — The US Department of Defense has released a video which highlights a case study of a same-sex military couple receiving equal benefits, following a change in policy earlier this month.
US: Washington National Cathedral to mark Matthew Shepard’s death with ‘Honouring LGBT Youth’ weekend 1
4:10 PM — Washington National Cathedral has announced that it will mark the fifteenth anniversary of Matthew Shepard's murder with a weekend of events to honour LGBT youth who have suffered bullying, discrimination and violence.
Pennsylvania: Gay couples challenge anti-equal marriage law in court 1
11:02 AM — 21 same-sex couples are calling on the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania to declare their marriages valid and the Pennsylvania Marriage Law unconstitutional.
Former US President George H Bush is official witness for same-sex marriage ceremony 18
8:20 AM — Former President George H Bush and his wife, Barbara, have served as two of the official witnesses at a same-sex marriage ceremony of two long standing friends.