Marriage Equality Round-Up 1/4/13

Written by scott on January 4th, 2014

Gay Wedding RingsHere’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 gay man in a civil union may be deported to Pakistan. full story

Malta: A Catholic lawmaker says he has a moral duty to vote against the proposed civil unions bill. full story

UK, Northern Ireland: The UK government is sticking with a blood donation ban for gay men. full story

USA: The New Yorker has an interesting piece on interest rights. full story

USA: USAA will offer coverage to spouses of same sex service members under an agreement reached with Massachusetts AG Martha Coakley. full story

USA, California: A court has ordered the state to count 5,000 contested signatures in a petition drive against the CA’s new transgender student law, a move that could make the difference in the tight count to put a repeal initiative on the ballot in November. full story

USA, California: A radio station has named the Prop 8 plaintiffs as “Californians of the Year”. full story

USA, Idaho: Republicans are pledging to defend the state’s marriage equality ban in court. full story

USA, New York: An upstate town clerk continued to refuse to grant marriage licenses to same sex couples even after the marriage equality law went into effect. full story

USA, Tennessee: The Tennessee Equality Project has started a new campaign to encourage businesses to declare their support for LGBT equality. full story

USA, Texas: federal judge is allowing domestic partner benefits to proceed in Houston while the case is litigated in court. full story

USA, Utah: Lawyers for same sex couples seeking to overturn the marriage equality ban in Utah filed a brief with Justice Sonia Sotomayor Friday. full story


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