New South Wales Labor Won't Force MPs to Vote For Marriage Equality

The New South Wales Labor Party, part of the national Australian Labor Party, has voted to changes it rules in support of same-sex marriage. However, delegates of the state conference where the change was made voted against a motion which would have called on federal members of parliament to vote in support of… » 7/28/14 9:16pm Monday 9:16pm

Justice Dept. Urges SCOTUS to Rule Gay Marriage Bans Unconstitutional

In new remarks from Attorney General Eric Holder, the United States Justice Department will urge the Supreme Court to rule state bans on same-sex marriage unconstitutional after Utah state officers stated that they will ask the Supreme Court to overrule a lower court that concluded gay couples can legally marry in the… » 7/14/14 9:00pm 7/14/14 9:00pm

Biden Declares LGBT Rights More Important Than Cultural Traditions

Vice President Joe Biden, who has made a habit of getting out in front on LGBT issues for the Obama Administration, has expressed his belief, in his usual "plain-dealing, no-nonsense" style, that discrimination against LGBT individuals had no place in a civilised society, and that LGBT rights trumped local social… » 6/25/14 8:54pm 6/25/14 8:54pm

Obama Administration Sanctions Uganda for Anti-Gay Legislation

In an explanation on the White House website, two senior aides to President Barack Obama have outlined further United States restrictions in its bilateral relationship with the country of Uganda. The restrictions come over Uganda's passage of an extreme "Anti-Homosexuality Act" that criminalises LGBT individuals with… » 6/21/14 6:46pm 6/21/14 6:46pm

"Don't Say Gay" Tennessee Republican to be Lampooned in Musical

You remember state Sen. Stacey Campfield, don't you? He's the Tennessee lawmaker who tried to make it illegal in Tennessee for teachers to discuss anything about sexuality with their students, and then, because that wasn't enough, tried to make it so that if schools found out a student's orientation, the schools would… » 6/10/14 11:28pm 6/10/14 11:28pm

Turkey Now Wants to Build All Gay Prisons For 'Protection'

The current administration heading Turkey has announced plans to house gay prisoners in yet to be built all gay prisons. Gay rights groups in the country have expressed concerns about further marginalising LGBT+ persons in a society generally hostile to homosexuality, and where gay prisoners are usually housed in… » 4/19/14 2:51pm 4/19/14 2:51pm