Marriage Equality Round-Up 11/5/13

Written by scott on November 5th, 2013

Gay WeddingHere’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!

Australia: The editors of the Sydney Morning Herald are calling on Prime Minister Tony Abbott to allow an open vote on the marriage equality bill. full story

Australia: Same-sex couples in the Australian Capital Territory will not be able to marry until four days after the High Court hearing on the issue. full story

UK: A new marriage tax allowance will benefit more than 400,000 Londoners, both gay and straight. full story

USA: Americablog takes a look at the states still defying the Federal government over benefits for gay National Guard members. full story

USA, Florida: The Florida National Guard will begin issuing full military benefits to same-sex married couples. full story

USA, Illinois: A delay on a pension reform deal is shifting attention in the Illinois House to the marriage equality bill. full story

USA, Maine: US Congressman and gubernatorial candidate Mike Michaud just came out. full story

USA, Mississippi: Governor Phil Bryan plans to defy the Department of Defense over benefits for gay National Guard members. full story

USA, Oklahoma: Governor Mary Fallin is charging that the Obama administration is trying to force the state to recognize gay marriage. full story

USA, New Jersey: A New Jersey family is suing the state for the right to put their gay son through conversion therapy, a practice state outlawed two months ago. Editor’s note: you are horrible parents. full story

USA, New Jersey: New Jersey family first, an anti-gay group, is throwing its support behind a Democrat who voted against marriage equality. full story


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