Marriage Equality Round-Up 1/22/14

Written by scott on January 22nd, 2014

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!

Russia: Security personnel at the Sochi Olympics tackled a teen for waving a rainbow flag during the Torch Relay. full story

UK, Ireland: Irish Equality Minister Alan Shatter says gay and lesbian couples will get equal parenting rights whether or not a marriage equality referendum passes. full story

UK, England: Prime Minister David Cameron mocked a UKIP party member who said flooding in the UK was God’s payback for the marriage equality bill. full story

USA: Singer Patti LaBelle is standing up for marriage equality. full story

USA: Actor Bryan Cranston, of Breaking Bad and Malcolm in the Middle Fame, is also speaking out for marriage equality. full story

USA, California: Potential jurors can’t be dismissed because they are gay, according to a new Ninth Circuit decision. full story

USA, Colorado: A bill to let legally married same sex couples file joint tax returns passed the state Senate 18-16. full story

USA, Oklahoma: A congressman who is openly hostile to LGBT rights is running for the US Senate. full story

USA, Washington: The Principal of a Catholic High School that fired a popular gay vice principal after he married his partner has resigned. full story

 

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