Marriage Equality Round-Up 2/18/15

Written by scott on February 18th, 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!

Cameroon: A gay rights activist has been arrested by police, and could face up to five years in prison just for being gay. full story

Ecuador: A transgender woman filed a lawsuit to force the country to recognize her gender. full story

Italy: Arizona’s anti-gay Alliance Defending Freedom is filing an amicus brief with the European Court of Human Rights over a lawsuit from an Italian couple seeking marriage equality in their country. full story

Italy: Matteo Renzi, the new Prime Minister in Italy, supports civil unions for same sex couples. full story

Russia: The IOC defended Russia’s arrest of an Italian gay rights activist, claiming she was not detained, but only removed from an arena. full story

USA: A survey of 51 professional football players fund that 86% would be ok with a gay team-mate, although 25% wouldn’t want to shower with him. full story

USA, Colorado: Lawmakers approved a bill in the house to let legally married same sex couples file their state taxes jointly. full story

USA, Idaho: The state Capitol saw another rally for LGBT rights on Monday. full story

USA, Kansas: Hndreds rallied in Topeka yesterday against the “Right to Discriminate” bill. full story

USA, Michigan: Governor Rick Snyder (R) asked a federal court to uphold the state’s ban on gay marriage. full story

USA, Pennsylvania: Same sex couples plan to request marriage licenses today in Philadelphia. full story

USA, Texas: Marriage equality lawsuits in Texas could help Gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis. full story

 

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