Marriage Equality Round-Up 2/17/14

Written by scott on February 17th, 2014

Big Gay Ice Cream Social - Miami BeachHere’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: LGBT people in anti-gay regions die an average of 12 years earlier than in places with more support. full story

Australia: Statistics show that same sex couples in civil unions divorce less than married straight couples. full story

Russia: A transgender former member of the Italian Parliament was detained in Sochi for holding up a Gay is OK banner. full story

Russia: Singer Rihanna endorsed the LGBT community in Russia, wearing a hat with the P6 logo – the Principle 6 campaign challenges Russia’s crackdown on gay rights. full story

USA: The Young Turks’ Cenk Uygur denounced Kansas’ anti gay “right to discriminate” bill. full story

USA: Chelsea Clinton says LGBT rights are “the unfinished business of the 21st century.” full story

USA: President Obama spoke out against Uganda’s anti gay bill, calling it an “affront” and a “step backwards” for Uganda and its LGBT community. full story

USA, Florida: LGBT activists are holding a “Big Gay Ice Cream Social” in Miami Beach on Saturday to raise money. full story

USA, Illinois: 34% of Illinois Republicans want the new marriage equality law to stand, while 6o% want it repealed, a new poll says. full story

USA, Indiana: The Senate debate on the proposed gay marriage ban was held largely behind closed doors. full story

USA, Minnesota: Opponents of marriage equality are taking out their anger on four GOP representatives who voted for it. full story

USA, Nebraska: A Unitarian Church in Lincoln held a rally to show its support of marriage equality. full story

USA, Utah: The plaintiffs in the marriage equality case in the state have gotten engaged. full story

 

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