Marriage Equality Round-Up 2/19/14

Written by scott on February 19th, 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!

Worldwide: The IOC may enforce a rule in the future that would ban countries with anti-gay laws from hosting the olympics. full story

Africa: Arabs4Tolerence looks at the wave of anti-gay fear and violence washing over Africa. full story

Iran: Iranian singer GooGoosh spoke out for same sex couples with a video for her song “Eden”. full story

Canada: The country is threatening to cut ties with Uganda over the country’s anti gay bill. full story

Denmark: During Eurovision this year, Copenhagen will play host to weddings of gay and straight couples. full story

Kenya: Some Members of Parliament are calling for enforcement of the country’s anti-gay laws. full story

Russia: The country’s constitutional court will review the country’s anti “gay propaganda” law. full story

Singapore: A secret guidebook created by a group of Singapore churches on how to lobby lawmakers against repealing the country’s sodomy law has been leaked online. full story

Taiwan: The Editor of a lesbian magazine came out during testimony at the legislature on LGBT rights. full story

Uganda: In addition to banning homosexuality, Uganda is also banning porn, mini skirts, and photos of couples (any couples) kissing. full story

USA, Ohio: Plaintiffs in the case to add their spouses names to their death certificates asked for an expedited hearing at the sixth circuit. full story

USA, Missouri: More than 2,000 students at the University of Missouri blocked the Westboro Baptist Church from entering the campus with a “wall of love.” full story

USA, Pennsylvania: LGBT activists are pursuing several strategies to bring marriage equality to Pennsylvania. full story

 

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