Marriage Equality Round-Up 2/15/14

Written by scott on February 15th, 2014

Bigot BingoHere’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!

Worldwide: Cities around the world held protests against Russia’s anti gay laws yesterday. full story

Nigeria: An angry mob attacked 14 suspected gays, dragging them from their homes in an effort to “cleanse” their neighborhood. full story

Russia: Grindr use has tripled in Sochi since the Olympic Games rolled into town. full story

Uganda: After hemming and hawing, Uganda’s President is now saying he will sign the country’s draconian new anti gay bill. full story

UK: The Church of England will not allow same sex weddings by clergy, but will let them offer post-wedding prayers for same sex couples. full story

UK, Scotland: First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond calls the legalization of marriage equality “one of the proudest days in the history of Scotland.” full story

USA: Since the Windsor and Prop 8 Supreme Court decisions last year, four federal judges have ruled against state gay marriage bans. full story

USA: Joe Jervis cooked up a great Bigot Bingo card. full story

USA: Per Press Secretary Jay Carney, the White House has no comment at this time on the possibility that the US Supreme Court will consider a marriage equality case again soon. full story

USA: 20 members of congress posed for the NoH8 campaign this week – 19 Democrats and 1 Republican. full story

USA, Idaho: LGBT activists in Idaho asked for marriage licenses in a Valentine’s Day protest.full story

USA, Indiana: It turns out that one of the main advocates for Indiana’s ban on marriage equality, Senator Mike Delph, has a gay brother. full story

USA, Kansas: Senate President Susan Wagle says the Senate will likely narrow the focus of the “Right to Discriminate” bill passed by the house. full story

USA, Pennsylvania: Gay activists demanded marriage licenses in Gettysburg and other cities across Pennsylvania yesterday. full story

USA, Texas: Gay activists held a rally for marriage equality in Houston yesterday. full story

USA, Texas: In the wake of a court decision, two lesbian couples (each with a transgender partner) got married in a Dallas courthouse. full story

USA, Washington: The state House just passed a bill to ban conversion therapy for LGBT youth by a stunning 94-4 vote. full story

USA, Washington DC: Edie Windsor visited President Barack Obama in the Oval Office. full story

USA, Wisconsin: State Senator Mike Carpenter (D-Milwaukee) has penned an editorial for marriage equality in the Journal-Sentinel. full story

USA, Wyoming: After voting down a bill to legalize marriage equality, the state legislature also voted down a bill that would have specifically blocked recognition of legal same sex marriage from other states. full story

 

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