Marriage Equality Round-Up 1/23/14

Written by scott on January 23rd, 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!

Australia: A four year old sent a letter to Prime Minister Tony Abbott, urging him to allow marriage equality. full story

Malawi: The UN has joined the fight against the country’s anti-gay law. full story

Russia: Elton John has offered to introduce Russian President Vladamir Putin to some members of the country’s LGBT community. full story

USA: Are we headed back to the Supreme Court soon for marriage equality? full story

USA: Indie-rock band Great Caesar has released a new song and video for marriage equality. full story

USA: Care looks at a new wave of laws that purport to protect religious liberty, at the expense of anti-discrimination laws. full story

USA, Nevada: The state’s Governor, Brian Sandoval, is urging a Federal Court to let the state keep its ban on same sex marriage. full story

USA, Florida: Palm Beach County will offer some tax relief to same sex couples. full story

USA, Idaho: A federal judge will allow the Idaho Attorney General to intervene in the marriage equality lawsuit there. full story

USA, Michigan: GLAD and the ACLU are joining a marriage equal;ity lawsuit in the state. full story

USA, Mississippi: The city of Starkville, Mississippi passed an inclusivity resolution recognizing its LGBT citizens. full story

USA, Missouri: Missouri’s Governor is calling for anti discrimination laws to protect LGBT citizens from workplace discrimination. full story

USA. Oregon: A federal judge has consolidated two marriage equality arguments into one. Oral arguments will be heard on April 23rd. full story

USA, Texas: Houston Mayor Annise Parker went after GOP critics of her recent wedding to her partner. full story

 

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  1. karen says:

    Would you consider including this in your news page? We have a solution for the many people struggling to find a different but equal option for what to call their lesbian spouse. Sharon is my “L-ife,” & in proclaiming this about each other, we realized it was the perfect way to refer to one another after recently marrying. “Wife” has such a male/female connotation, so many people have been in search of a different word that reflects this awesome changing time in our lives. “L-ife” is all encompassing, touching, positive, even tender. Our “L-ife At Last” FB pg, http://www.facebook.com/LifeAtLast, (& upcoming website) serves 2 purposes: First, to offer our new title as a solution to so many with a recent new identity, & secondly to celebrate ALL who support marriage equality. Will you please consider liking and sharing our page?
    Thank you.
    Karen Gatzke

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