Marriage Equality Round-Up 1/18/14

Written by scott on January 18th, 2014

Gay WeddingHere’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!

Europe: The European Parliament strongly condemned movements to criminalize homosexuality around the world. full story

India: Corporations are discussing the effects of the Supreme Court’s decriminalization of gay sex, and how to mitigate them for their employees. full story

Italy: A local branch of a French anti-gay group staged a rally in Rome against a proposed hate crimes bill. full story

Nigeria: Arrests of those perceived to be gay are increasing across the country. full story

Portugal: The country’s Parliament just approved a referendum on gay couples’ already limited rights to adopt. full story

Russia: The government plans to reintroduce a bill that would revoke parental rights for same sex couples. full story

USA, Colorado: A mass civil unions ceremony is planned for Aspen Gay Ski Week. full story

USA, Connecticut: Another methodist minister will stand trial for officiating at a same sex wedding. full story

USA, Louisiana: One transgender woman called a councilman’s buff, when he wanted to repeal an LGBT rights ordinance, asking if he wanted to stone her to death. full story

USA, Massachusetts: A Federal court ruled that transgender inmates should have access to transition care while imprisoned. full story

USA, Massachusetts: The state of Massachusetts joins Maryland. Delaware, and the US Government ion recognizing the marriages of same sex couples from Utah. full story

USA, New York: Attorney General Eric Holder will headline a Human Rights Campaign gala in New York. full story

USA, North Carolina: One Democrat has joined the GOP effort to block Federal recognition of same sex marriages in states that don’t allow them. full story

USA, Oregon: The Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries ruled that Sweet Cakes by Melissa violated a gay couple’s civil rights by refusing to bake them a wedding cake. full story

USA, South Carolina: A proposed law in South Carolina would let legally married same sex couples file taxes jointly in the state. full story

USA, Utah: State officials are asking for a ten day extension to file their briefs in the marriage equality case at the Tenth Circuit. full story

USA, Utah: A new documentary, The Case Against 8, will premiere at Sundance this weekend. full story


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