Marriage Equality Round-Up 2/20/14

Written by scott on February 20th, 2014

Here’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!

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Photo by Braden Summers

Worldwide: New York-based photographer and visual artist Braden Summers traveled to four continents and six countries to document same sex love for his “All Love is Equal” project. Click the link for some of the beautiful images. full story

Australia: While a third of Australian marriages typically end in divorce, so far only 1.1% of same sex civil unions in the ACT ave been dissolved after 6 years. full story

Australia, WA: A marriage equality bill put forth by the Green Party got the go-ahead to move forward. full story

China: A gay activist is suing the Hunan Province after officials denied his request to register an LGBT advocacy group. full story

Mozambique: The country’s former President, Joaquim Chissano, is calling for gay rights in Africa. full story

Nigeria: An award-winning novelist slammed Africa’s anti-gay laws. full story

Russia: HRC released a new video slamming NOM’s Brian Brown, and evangelists Scott Lively, and Paul Cameron for their respective roles in pushing for Russia’s anti-gay propaganda law. full story

Uganda: Towleroad.com has 12 ways you can help the LGBT community in Uganda. full story

UK: A vicar in Northern London is protesting the Church of England’s ban on blessing same sex unions. full story

UK, Northern ireland: A UK Supreme Court judge defended marriage equality in a speech in Northern Ireland, saying “all love is equal.” full story

USA: HRC is calling for the recall of US ambassadors to Nigeria and Uganda in the wake of anti gay laws being passed in both countries. full story

USA: Anti-gay activists Scott Lively and Peter LaBarbera are teaming up to form the Coalition for Family Values, an anti-gay hate group dedicated to pushing more anti gay laws like those in Russia, Nigeria and Uganda. full story

USA: A new Harris Poll says that Americans think that LGBT citizens face the most discrimination in against in the way they are treated as human beings (62%) and in getting full equality (57%) of any minority class in the country. full story

USA: The transgender suicide rate is nearly nine times the US average, a new study found. full story

USA, Idaho: Same sex couples suing for marriage equality have asked for a quick decision in the case. full story

USA, Idaho: The judge in the case scheduled the hearing for May 5th. full story

USA, Indiana: NOM may sue to get the constitutional ban on marriage equality on the ballot this year. full story

USA, Kentucky: LGBT activists are unhappy about a new Louisville billboard urging gays to seek ex-gay therapy. full story

USA, Maryland: More than 150 transgender rights supporters held a lobby day and rally in Annapolis on Monday. full story

USA, Missouri: LGBT activists gathered in Jefferson City at the Capitol for their annual lobby day yesterday. full story

USA, Oregon: Oregon United for Marriage is throwing house parties to raise funds for the marriage equality ballot campaign. full story

USA, South Carolina: Virginia’s ruling for marriage equality could eventually take down South Carolina’s ban, too. full story

USA, Virginia: A judge in the second marriage equality case in the state is deciding how to proceed after the judge in the first case struck down the gay marriage ban. full story

 

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