Marriage Equality Round-Up 2/22/14

Written by scott on February 22nd, 2014

Gay Wedding - HandsHere’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!

Germany: A lawsuit seeking to open up adoption rights to LGBT couples has been dismissed on a technicality. full story

Russia: A judge has ruled that an LGBT social network doesn’t violate the country’s “gay propaganda” ban full story

Uganda: Has President Museveni signed the anti-gay law yet? it’s unclear, but he says of the US can prove people are born gay, the country might revisit the issue. Fat chance they’d actually do so. full story

UK, England: A London rally against Nigeria’s anti-gay laws was held this week. full story

UK, Wales: There will be no gay Queens in Wales. Hey, you know what we mean. full story

Vatican: Cardinal Raymond Burke says Pope Francis is still adamantly opposed to abortion and marriage equality. full story

USA: The Daily beast takes a look at Justice Kennedy’s role in the marriage equality fight, and other issues central to the country today. full story

USA, California: A group of west coast Methodist churches are bucking the church leadership and pushing for allowing same sex weddings in their cathedrals. full story

USA, Idaho: LGBT activists were once again arrested in Boise yesterday. full story

USA, Indiana: An anti-gay state Senator has been demoted after opposing party leadership on the decision to approve the gay marriage ban without an amendment. full story

USA, Indiana: NOM has backed down in Indiana, and won’t sue to try to force the marriage equality ban onto the 2014 ballot. full story

USA, Indiana: Governor Mike Pence, who once called for a Federal Amendment to ban marriage equality, is falling back on the state’s rights argument. full story

USA, New Mexico: The legislature adjourned without acting on a proposed marriage equality ban. full story

USA, North Carolina: Two transgender women have won their case to legally change their names. full story

USA, Oregon: Oregon United for Marriage has temporarily suspended its ballot campaign while it awaits a court ruling on marriage equality. full story

USA, Texas: Mayor Mike Rawlings is once again blocking a pro-LGBT resolution. full story

 

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