Marriage Equality Round-Up 11/2/13

Written by scott on November 2nd, 2013

Gay RightsHere’s our daily quick round-up of the 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!

UK, Northern Ireland: The Northern Ireland Alliance Party Assembly Member Stephen Farry said the country’s Equality Commission should have spoken out in support of equal marriage sooner.
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USA: The ENDA vote in the Senate is set to test the GOP’s much vaunted “re-branding”. full story

USA: The ENDA legislation is getting a boost from bipartisanship. full story

USA: Almost 41K people have signed a petition urging Senate Republicans to get behind ENDA. full story

USA: Marriage equality activists are eying all 50 states. full story

USA: HRC reports that Republicans who support workplace protections for LGBT workers are re-elcted 91% of the time. full story

USA, Indiana: The Indiana National Guard has said it will start processing benefit claims for same sex partners of National Guard soldiers, in the wake of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel’s assertion that states must follow the law. full story

USA, Iowa: Gay rights ally Zach Wahls will be honored with the Elizabeth Birch Award. full story

USA, Maryland: Remember Sam Arora, the turncoat democrat who went from sponsoring the marriage equality bill to voting against it? He’s retiring. full story

USA, Massachusetts: Harvard Law School held a symposium on marriage equality on October 18th. full story

USA, New Jersey: New Jersey lawmakers may leave things alone rather than officially legalizing marriage equality, as any bill could add more restrictions. full story

USA, New York: A gay couple is set to get married at Westpoint. full story

USA, Ohio: Will GOP Senator Rob Portman vote for ENDA in the US Senate? full story

USA, Texas: Baylor University’s Student Body President just vetoed a change that would have removed “homosexual acts” from a list of banned behaviors. full story

USA, Virginia: Democratic Attorney General Mark Herring is talking about his support for marriage equality. full story

USA, West Virginia: The West Virginia National Guard is at odds with the Department of Defense on benefits for National Guard Members. full story


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