Marriage Equality Round-Up 11/7/13

Written by scott on November 7th, 2013

New Marriage Equality MapHere’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!

USA: General Motors will extend benefits to same sex spouses of its employees. full story

USA: Joe.My.God has an updated marriage equality map for the USA. In Christmas colors. full story

USA: The Washington Post notes that advancing marriage equality is about to get harder, as advocates run up against states with constitutional bans. full story

USA: HRC is getting some flack for its initiative to go international, in large part because of who’s funding it. full story

USA, California: A Palm Springs theater owner who hosts a gay film festival is backtracking on donations she made to anti-gay Republicans. full story

USA, Illinois: The marriage equality law will have a big economic impact on the state. full story

USA, Florida: Equality Florida broke fundraising records at its Orlando gala this week. full story

USA, Illinois: Civil unions have been few and far between in Northwestern Illinois. full story

USA, Indiana: A tea party group in Indiana is throwing its weight behind a proposed constitutional ban on marriage equality. full story

USA, Maine: One year ago, Maine voters passed a marriage equality initiative in that state. full story

USA, Maryland: HRC is kicking in $25,000 to help pass a gender identity non-discrimination law. full story

USA. Missouri: The St. Louis Post Dispatch says Illinois embraces marriage equality. Missouri embraces discrimination. full story

USA, Missouri: profiles a gay couple in Missouri that has been organizing marriage equality bus trips to neighboring Iowa for years. full story

USA, New Mexico: The state insurance regulator ordered insurance companies to give married same-sex married couples the same discounts and benefits as straight married couples. full story

USA, Tennessee: A retired Evangelical Lutheran Church Bishop has changed his mind about marriage equality. full story

USA. Washington DC: DC is the next place to consider a ban on conversion therapy, following in the footsteps of California and New Jersey. full story


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