Marriage Equality Round-Up 12/4/13

Written by scott on December 4th, 2013

Gay Wedding - HandsHere’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!

Australia: An anonymous donor has pledged to match $20,000AUD to Australian Marriage Equality. full story

Australia: Will the weddings of same-sex couples married later this week in the Australian Capital Territory be invalidated shortly after? full story

Russia: According to a new poll, the vast majority of Americans disapprove of Russia’s anti-gay laws, but also think there shouldn’t be a boycott. full story

UK, Scotland: A group of independent celebrants wants to see the Scottish marriage equality bill amended to allow secular celebrants to marry same-sex couples. full story

USA: Freedom to Marry’s Evan Wolfson answers a few questions about marriage equality for the New Yorker. full story

USA: A survey sent out by the Vatican that includes questions on divorce, single parent families, and same-sex marriage is being withheld by US bishops. full story

USA, Arizona: a technology business lobbying group is adding LGBT equality to its agenda. full story

USA, Louisiana: Louisiana’s National Guard has announced that it will begin to process benefits for same-sex couples. full story

USA, Minnesota: A pastor who lost his church after supporting marriage equality now has a new flock and a new mission. full story

USA, Minnesota: A petition may have kick-started a bill to ban conversion therapy in the state. full story

USA, Nebraska: A Nebraska County is considering extending benefits to same-sex couples. full story

USA, Tennessee: An anti-gay group has collected enough signatures to put a repeal of Chattanooga’s domestic benefits ordinance on the ballot. full story

USA, Virginia: The AP profiles the couple challenging Virginia’s ban on marriage equality. full story


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