Marriage Equality Round-Up 11/22/13

Written by scott on November 22nd, 2013

Blake SkjellerupHere’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!

Israel: Israel is unlikely to legalize marriage equality anytime soon. Here’s why. full story

Peru: A Peruvian lawmaker is being ridiculed for supporting LGBT rights. full story

Russia: Openly gay speed skater Blake Skjellerup plans to be himself in Russia during the Winter Games. full story

Russia: Vladamir Putin, of all people, is calling for tolerance toward everyone, including gays. full story

UK, Ireland: The Tory Vice Chair thinks it’s “ludicrous” that same sex couples will cease being married when they go from England, Scotland or Wales to Northern Ireland after next year. full story

UK, Scotland: Openly gay Aberdeen minister Scott Rennie is speaking out in support of the marriage equality bill. full story

USA: Dot429 has advice for same sex couples on claiming a tax refund retroactively, now that the US government recognizes our marriages. full story

USA: Radio Host and ex-Fear Factor host Joe Rogan called marriage equality opponents “weak-ass bitches”. full story

USA, Georgia: Ironically, Georgia’s ban on marriage equality is being used to keep same sex couples married. full story

USA, Indiana: New Albany’s city council just voted to oppose the proposed marriage equality ban. full story

USA, Massachusetts: The state Supreme Court Justice who authored Massachusetts’ landmark marriage equality ruling a decade ago is speaking out. full story

USA, Texas: The State is digging in its heels on the National Guard issue. full story


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