Marriage Equality Round-Up 11/12/13

Written by scott on November 12th, 2013

Gay Wedding RingsHere’s our daily quick round-up of the marriage equality and LGBT rights stories that don’t warrant a full posting on the blog, or that we just didn’t have time to add. We’re able to get more news and analysis to you this way every day – enjoy!

Bangladesh: The Bangladeshi Government officially recognized a third gender yesterday. full story

Ireland: The Irish Minister for Justice and Equality says that laws that prevent same-sex couples from adopting are discriminatory. full story

USA: National Guard offices in six states are still refusing to process benefit requests for same-sex couples. full story

USA: A group of US senators is urging the International Olympic Committee speak out against Russia’s anti-gay laws. full story

USA: Gay former Episcopalian Bishop Gene Robinson is astounded at the progress that gay rights have made in the last 10 years. full story

USA, Alabama: The state’s only openly gay representative talks about her recent wedding and about marriage equality in Alabama. full story

USA, California: Members of Russia’s LGBT community visited the Castro this week. full story

USA, California: Jonathan Moscone, openly-gay son of the late Mayor George Moscone, just just married his partner at San Francisco City Hall. full story

USA, California: Actress Meredith Baxter just got her marriage license to marry her partner in Beverly Hills. full story

USA, Indiana: Ball State University faculty members are pushing the school’s Senate to join a coalition fighting the proposed constitutional ban on marriage equality in the state. full story

USA, Oklahoma: Oklahoma’s state tax commission has turned down a number of same-sex couples’ requests to file jointly as married on their taxes. full story

USA, West Virginia: One state is backing down in the controversy over benefits for married same-sex National Guard couples – West Virginia is now processing applications for these couples. full story


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