Marriage Equality Round-Up 1/31/14

Written by scott on January 31st, 2014

Barneys Transgender ShootHere’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!

China: That Billionaire in Hong Kong who wanted to pay some man to marry his lesbian daughter has retracted the offer after she sent him an open letter. full story

Commonwealth: The Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma issued a statement on protecting the dignity of the LGBT community across the commonwealth. full story

Russia: The government has fined a publication for violating the country’s so-called “gay propaganda” ban. full story

Russia: PlanetRomeo, one of the oldest and largest gay dating and social networking platforms in the world, just surveyed 1,526 Russian users on how these laws influence them in their daily life. full story

UK: Two UK Archbishops have written a letter to Nigeria in opposition to its anti gay laws. full story

UK: Amnesty International sent a group of ballet dancers to protest Russia’s anti-gay laws outside the London embassy. full story

Uruguay: Keanu Reeves has stepped into the marriage equality fight in the country. full story

USA: Macklemore and Ryan Lewis have released an anti-discrimination PSA. full story

USA: Sen. Brian Schatz has introduced legislation that would insure that veterans discharged for being gay were given the designation of “honorable discharge”. full story

USA, California: A proposed law would allow transgender citizens to have their gender listed on their death certificates. full story

USA, Florida: Three Florida mayors are sending a letter to Russia criticizing the country’s anti-gay laws. full story

USA, Kansas: A gay rights group in the state is seeking the repeal of Kansas’s ban on marriage equality. full story

USA, New York: Barneys New York has partnered with the National Center for Transgender Equality on a spring campaign featuring transgender models. full story

USA, Ohio: The Statehouse hosted 23 weddings in 2013, but gays aren’t allowed. full story

USA, Pennsylvania: The Washington Blade profiles a PA couple suing for marriage equality. full story

USA, Pennsylvania: A new poll says that 72% in PA favor passing a law outlawing such discrimination full story

USA, Utah: A lesbian couple with a baby on the way next week is suing the state to recognize their marriage. full story

USA, Virginia: Republicans in the House extended an amazing anti-gay-rights spree, killing a proposed gay cure ban in committee. full story


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